The Public House - A Sight Hated By Socialists Everywhere .
A saccharine-sweet plea in the Guardian from Alan Johnson (a man so bland he is talked of as a future leader of the now-deceased Labour Party) for public support for his new anti-drinker laws .
The best early comment on this came from Moveanymountain -
"I thought we already had laws against beating the crap out of other people while drunk. And didn't we use to have ones against being drunk and disorderly?
So why precisely do we need new and probably unworkable laws?
You mean you don't have the spine to enforce the laws we have and so you're going to come up with some illiberal loss of even more of our rights which the drunken louts will ignore as they ignore all the other laws and which you won't have the spine to enforce either ?"
These illiberal b*****s don't believe in punishing criminals , only in controlling the rest of us and enforcing their evil , socialist creed as the sole means of public expression and thought . They can't stand the fact that drink frees us , however fleetingly , and has shaped the positive , expansionist thoughts and impulses of Britons for centuries .
Gie him strong drink until he wink,
That's sinking in despair;
An' liquor guid to fire his bluid,
That's prest wi' grief and care:
There let him bouse, an' deep carouse,
Wi' bumpers flowing o'er,
Till he forgets his loves or debts,
An' minds his griefs no more.
Solomon's Proverbs, xxxi. 6, 7.
From Scotch Drink (Robert Burns)
With Drink Socialism can't control us . Here's to it , for all its faults and (personal) dangers !
All Hail To The Ale !