Thursday, 15 October 2009

Hello Passive Drinking - Global And Official


Minimum alcohol pricing? Pah! It's a mere speck in comparison with what's to come.

WHO launches worldwide war on booze

I once suggested to some beardy tossbag from CAMRA that he should throw his weight behind objecting to tobacco prohibition because his vice was next. He piffled that drinkers were too numerous to be subject to the same denormalisation.

May God rot his middle class pompous paunch if he doesn't now realise that he was disastrously wrong.

Marvel in the new righteous front, backed up with the full force of the World Health Organisation.

HUMANITY's relationship with alcohol has never been easy. Now it is about to undergo as great a change as our attitude to tobacco, which has seen smoking plummet from the height of cool to the lowest of unpleasant habits.

That at least is the hope of the World Health Organization, which, between now and January, will be honing its draft of the first global strategy on reducing health damage from alcohol abuse, the fifth leading cause of premature death and disability worldwide.

Unveiled last week in Geneva, Switzerland, the document is the culmination of talks between representatives from the WHO's 193 member states. "It is a landmark document," says Peter Anderson, a health consultant and adviser on alcohol to the WHO and the European Union.

Hmmm. Such wild triumphalism rings a bell.

The similarities don't end there, either.

Sally Casswell of Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand, who helped produce the WHO document says a focus on passive drinking is key to winning public acceptance for more stringent alcohol legislation. "It challenges the neoliberal ideology which promotes the drinker's freedom to choose his or her own behaviour," she says.

And the lines are drawn against the nay-sayers too.

Others are sceptical of the [drinks] industry's contribution to the debate. Robin Room of the University of Melbourne, Australia, who studies the legislation on recreational drugs, fears that some parts of the WHO document may already have been watered down to appease the industry, especially those seeking to restrict marketing.

How very dare they defend their evil drug!

I'll say it again. You simply cannot pick and choose which freedoms you like and which you don't. You either stand up to all of the dictatorial bullying, or you will inevitably become a target.

The drinks industry had better get those screens ready, the anti-alcohol steamroller is on its way.

Now, cast your mind back ... when was the last time you voted for the WHO, exactly?




11 comments:

Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs said...

Who is this unelected superbody?

Sarge? No...

Rosemary the telephone operator? No...

Or a bunch of collective evil bitches that suck life out of parties, bullied at school because they weren't normal and seeking to revenge the world because they can't get laid by baboons?

Could be.

Anonymous said...

As one who no longer frequents
pubs since the smoking ban came in,
and does not drink at home ,I will
fully support any campaign that
kicks the white feather brigade in the bollocks. The thought of
velvet clad,bell ringing CAMRA
loons paying £5+ for a gill of
straw coloured organic mead does
indeed elevate my spiritual being.
The sight of rain sodden,prancing
social workers and teachers doing
their Olde Englande stick knocking
routine outside shut down thatched
sheepsheds gives great fire to my
Viking soul.The primitive bits in me aspire to that golden day when
England's idiots are lobbed into
the same bog whence Lymdowe Pete
was dragged.

Beowulf Tabernacle
prays for the day

Dick the Prick said...

What the fuck is passive drinking? Can we abolish passive bullshitting too? The utter contemptible, jobsworth, illiterate, anal, disgusting 'I know more than you and shall talk endless bollox' wankers. Passive drinking could happen when I piss down their neck after severing it with a 7 iron. This is what happens when the state gets too big and fuckwits get to university when they should have been cleaning bogs - aaarrggghhhh

BTS said...

It was quite gratifying to see that most of the comments relating to the article are against further state intervention based on these unelected arseholes petty vengeances. There were however a few idiots:

"I worked in a bar for 4 years and I've an alcoholic brother and mother. You people who act like there is no harm from alcohol are wrong. Just because most people drink responsibly most of the time doesn't undo all of the people killed by a few drunk drivers. You will protest any war that kills a few hundred soldier but a few thousand killed by drunks, acceptable losses."

I'm not quite sure about that chap's train of thought. Perhaps it was a stream of consciousness..?

And look. Lardy Donaldson. Again. What a cunt.

Angry Exile said...

If I knew where Robin Room of the University of Melbourne lived I'd be tempted to go and piss in his hedge and throw up in his letter box, the sanctimonious prick. These bastards will never be happy, never. I've quit smoking and drinking, and I know damn well that when these parasitical fun vampires have bullied and cajoled the rest of you they'll come after me again because I eat too much red meat or drive an unsocial car or have terrible dress sense. Mark my words, if the fuckers aren't stopped soon it'll be 'secondary mismatching shoes' or 'secondary loud tie wearing' one of these days, and then before you know it we'll all be wearing clothes that differ only as much as necessary to designate our function in society.

Pogo said...

@Dick the Prick Passive drinking could happen when I piss down their neck after severing it with a 7 iron.

What a dreadful, inhumane thing to say!

It should be at least a 9 iron or a wedge!

Snowdon said...

Great post, you eagle-eyed fellow. I've stolen it here.

Curmudgeon said...

"drinkers were too numerous to be subject to the same denormalisation."

Hmm, while undoubtedly a much higher proportion of the adult population drink some alcohol than smoke, it would be interesting to know how many considered themselves more than "light" or "social" drinkers. That would bring the gap a lot closer.

And a key part of the denormalisation process is to split the less committed off from the herd.

banned said...

Let them try, bootlegging hooch is a lot simpler than dealing in heroin as America found to its cost.

kif lesurfeur said...

DEFINITION PASSIVE DRINKING (VERSION 11.3 summarized by Georges Domert ,France): alcohol is 50% to 60% of crime and offences & 20% of homicides (by studying alcohol-related crimes, there are e.g. sexual assault); add to this 10000 deaths/year rescences by passive alcohol: affecting the faetus of pregnant women (defects), road accidents , domestic violence, child & abused adolescance (beaten, school problems...), the workmen & finally fights in nightclubs, bars - pubs, holiday outdoor municipal (alcohol is associated with in 50% of the fights in general);Follow visible depression syndrome in number of cases of victims of passive alcohol, with cases very serious affected by the moral harassment (threats to break the figure, death threats, mockery-humour character reprehensible & aggressive-, insults, forced alcoholism as a pretext to the unjustified sale of narcotics & cannabis, reprimendes at work, hazing etc. characterized by of debility , madness or squizophrenie).Many authors (cancer trials) show the links between depression and an increase in the frequency of cancers and early mortality (cancer by passive Lac.); thus proven mortality can also result in suicides.The alcoholic désocialise teetotal entourage, the terrorizing and bungling his happiness. "."Binge drinking exhausts the means of our hospitals, generating chaos in our streets and spreading fear in our communities, supported the Prime Minister David Cameron to the United Kingdom.Finally, we must specify the nuisance sounds remarkable competing pub Irish but just as possible in the simple neighbourhood of neighborhood or residential.Same for odours, sometimes some alcoholics feel the "ammonia"; not to mention the vomissents & some degradation - breaks due to States of drunkenness.On the beach: the residents sleep.Plantar morning bathers hemorrhage due to revellers (videos United-States_BLOGONS sur la plage) sometimes bulky waste.ALCOHOL KILLS (approximately amounted deaths preventable/century) & specific labels indicating the dangers should be affixed on each bottle.Finally alcohol should be banned in public places except special derogation, with obligation to protect people sober, tolerant of alcohol in confined & separated places.

kif lesurfeur said...

DEFINITION PASSIVE DRINKING (VERSION 11.3 summarized by Georges Domert ,France): alcohol is 50% to 60% of crime and offences & 20% of homicides (by studying alcohol-related crimes, there are e.g. sexual assault); add to this 10000 deaths/year rescences by passive drinking : affecting the faetus of pregnant women (defects), road accidents , domestic violence, child & abused adolescance (beaten, school problems...), the workmen & finally fights in nightclubs, bars - pubs, holiday outdoor municipal (alcohol is associated with in 50% of the fights in general);Follow visible depression syndrome in number of cases of victims of passive alcohol, with cases very serious affected by the moral harassment (threats to break the figure, death threats, mockery-humour character reprehensible & aggressive-, insults, forced alcoholism as a pretext to the unjustified sale of narcotics & cannabis, reprimendes at work, hazing etc. characterized by of debility , madness or squizophrenie).Many authors (cancer trials) show the links between depression and an increase in the frequency of cancers and early mortality (cancer by passive Lac.); thus proven mortality can also result in suicides.The alcoholic désocialise teetotal entourage, the terrorizing and bungling his happiness. "."Binge drinking exhausts the means of our hospitals, generating chaos in our streets and spreading fear in our communities, supported the Prime Minister David Cameron to the United Kingdom.Finally, we must specify the noise pollution remarkable competing pub Irish but just as possible in the simple neighbourhood of neighborhood or residential.Same for odours, sometimes some alcoholics feel the "ammonia"; not to mention the vomissents & some degradation - breaks due to States of drunkenness.On the beach: the residents sleep.Plantar morning bathers hemorrhage due to revellers (videos United-States_BLOGONS sur la plage) sometimes bulky waste.ALCOHOL KILLS (approximately 200.000.000 deaths preventable/century) & specific labels indicating the dangers should be affixed on each bottle.Finally alcohol should be banned in public places except special derogation, with obligation to protect teetotal people , tolerant of alcohol in confined & separated places.

Sorry for traduction (using web)