Thursday, March 30, 2006
Watching television, then on comes an advert for a local liquor chain, offering a free bottle of wine when you buy 12 bottles.
Because we live with the legacy of cigarettes and liquor, it's ok to drink and smoke. Supposedly, successive governments make more money in tax from cigarette smokers than the costs of any resulting cancer treatment; so in actuality smokers are subsidizing the rest of us.
So when you take into account the damage that liquor causes to our society, isn't it absolutely stupid that it's still legal, unless, of course, the health system wouldn't survive without their taxes....
Imagine if we went back in time and changed a few things....
Cue new TV advert
Today at "tokers" With every third bag of crystal-meth, get a free bag of LSD-doped grass. For a limited time only.
The problem is never moderation, but excess. Often those left behind learn the lessons, instead of those setting the example.