My heartiest congratulations to the farmers in Afghanistan.
Farmers here in Ireland never stop whinging, moaning and complaining. The weather is too cold. Or it's too hot. Or it's too dry or too wet. And if they're not bitching about the weather they're bitching about supermarket prices or high taxation or the colour of the moon or any fucking thing they can think of. And these same farmers get massive tractor loads of cash from the tax payer [via the EU, naturally] for not growing things.
Meanwhile in Afghanistan, without any interference from the EU and without a mention of the weather, manage to increase their national crop by 36%.
Of course the EU are miffed by this. They want the Afghan farmers to switch to producing saffron, rose oil and grapes. There is only one tiny little problem with this, that the EU may have missed – it is none of their fucking business.
They may have overlooked the minor fact that Afghanistan is not, never was and is never likely to be a member of the EU but still they somehow feel entitled to decide what the Afghan farmers should grow? And so what if a million Afghans are addicted to heroin? It's still none of the EU's business and anyway that sounds suspiciously like their 3,000,000 dying from second hand smoke and shit like that. How does the EU know how many Afghans are addicted? They don't. They're making up headlines for the gutter press again.
More to the point would be for the Afghan farmers to come over to Europe to teach the farmers here how to grow things.
And maybe Afghanistan would like to invade Europe to depose the dictatorship here?
Just a thought….