29 Jun 2017

And Then No Slope In Sight...

You remember that slippery slope we were all told by those ban this an’ that folk just doesn’t exist? Remember that? All they wanted was a little bit o’ this and a little bit o’ that and they’d be happy and shut up and leave us alone. Remember? We all knew that just wasn’t true and we’d soon be on a Cresta Run of nanny nonsense.

Well, it seems we’re now hurtling down yet another slope into the unreal realm of doctors wanting ‘scary’ cigarette style health warnings on the packaging for sweets. Read that and try not to shake your head in dismay as to our direction of travel.

You know wot? If smoking, drinking, sugar, fat and anything holding the slightest pleasure could result in the slightest risk of knocking a few years of your life and with us repeatedly being told that the good ol’ NHS is in dire financial trouble and doctors are finding it increasingly hard to cope with a growing population exacerbated by the fact that folk are living longer, wouldn’t it make more sense if all these poor, overworked doctors totally changed direction and actively and positively promoted smoking, drinking, sugar, fat and anything holding the slightest pleasure?

On the other hand, if these fuss-buckets had been around  to hold my hand when I was growing up, maybe I’d be eighty by now and not just seventy.

I’ve just gone over that last sentence and it sure did sound smarter in my head than it reads... What the hay; I’m sure you know what I mean.

Quote;  James Russell Lowell.

“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warnings.”

              Thomas Sowell.

“All too often when liberals cite statistics, they forget the statisticians' warning that correlation is not causation.”

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