The few of you who bother to read the comments on this site may have noticed a link there yesterday.
It was an Irish Times report that I had read, but I had to wait until my blood cooled below boiling point before I could mention it.
There are so many things wrong with this that I don’t know where to start.
What really worries me about this is that the idiot who suggested it – Moosajee Bhamjee – is a respected member of society and an ex TD [member of parliament]. He presumably therefore has the ears of the Minister for Sickness and ill-health. Even more worrying is that this is just the kind of mindless crazy thing they would implement without even mentioning it to the public. Maybe they have already started, but judging by my reactions, they haven’t introduced it in my area yet.
I’m no medic but from my meagre knowledge, lithium is used to treat Bipolar Disorder [or Manic Depression as some of us call it]. So he wants to dump this drug into the water supply so we are all forced to drink it, whether we have Bipolar or not. Has he wondered how it would react with any other medications we might legally [or illegally] be taking? Has he considered how some people drink a lot more water than others? Does he realise that by contaminating the water supply he is also contaminating the whole food chain? Has he even wondered at the moral implications of drugging an entire population?
What scares me most is that this would be a typical Nanny/Bully State reaction to a relatively small problem. The number of suicides here is horrendous – 600 per year – but as a percentage of the whole population, it is a relatively small number. I can just hear them though, crying out that “if it will save one life it will be worth it”. It is the catchphrase of the Bully State and is used to impose the most draconian laws on us.
To be honest, it’s not the act of forcing a drug on us that worries me…
It’s that fact that someone would even suggest it.