I came across a web site recently. Helpers.
I will be quite honest when I say that I cannot make head nor tail of it.
Judging by the garish colours, it’s aimed at young people. It even states that. Yet its central theme is a video that states that it is “unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15”. Weird.
Its aim apparently is to “educate” young people about the dangers of smoking –
“The series depicts 3 super-heroes who try to save smokers and non-smokers from the negative effects of tobacco”
but then admits that the tips and advice are “absurd” [their word, not mine].
I tried to watch the video, but again was at a loss as to its message. From what I could gather, people who smoke promptly go on the rampage with a chain saw and not only cut down every tree in sight but quite a few of the population too. This is strange, as I know quite a few smokers, and not one of them has ever committed a chain saw massacre. But then maybe I’m just hanging around with the wrong people?
The cartoon [for want of a better word] then dissolves into a surreal thing about radioactivity, beavers and mutant blobs. Again, I seem to be missing something here? Are smokers causing radioactive spills? It’s the first I have heard of it.
I even tried watching the fucking thing in Irish to see if it made any more sense. It didn’t
One interesting point is that apparently smokers, who are indulging in a perfectly legal pastime, are suddenly branded as “evil smokers”. So the youth of today [provided they are over 15?] are being taught that smokers are evil people? Holy fuck!
My first reaction was that the site was put up by someone with a weird sense of humour.
Then I ascribed it to some twisted sociopathic group [like ASH?].
Finally, I discovered who was behind it.
Your friends and mine – the EU.
Yes. This piece of surreal nonsense is funded by the European Union.
Those very same people to whom you gave a resounding vote of confidence in the Lisbon Treaty.
I did warn you.