There seems to be a growing trend for the Victims in society?
In the past, if you suffered a personal tragedy you kept quiet about it, but there seems to be a growing trend for people to suffer their tragedies in public with the specific intention of "making people aware" or just "doing something about it".
Much too often we hear of some person whose kid was knocked down by a car and immediately there is a campaign for tougher driving laws. Another favourite flavour is where someone dies of cancer and it is assumed that it was "the cigarettes what done it" so we get the grieving relatives appearing on television begging us to quit.
I have nothing against advertising – I completely ignore it but it really riles me to see these people pouring their hearts out in the middle of an ad break on television. They may assume that smoking did the damage but that's their opinion and I don't want that opinion rammed down my throat on a regular basis. In fact, the more their "heart rending" story is trotted out, the less respect I have for them. They are being used and abused by the Nanny State and we all know how I feel about the latter.
The latest glamour boy is some bloke who lost some weight on one of those ghastly reality programmes here in Ireland. Okay, he was grossly overweight and has shed a few stone but that doesn't make him a fucking expert on the so called "obesity crisis". Yet here he is egging on the sugar tax and of course making frequent references to "our cheeeldren".
He can fuck off. He is not an expert. His only qualification is that he was fat, and now is not so fat. Big fucking deal. If we were all 27 stone when we were 21 then there migt be a point to his article but he is just being trotted out as a poster-boy for the Nanny State.
What next? Alcoholics extolling the virtues of abstinance? People in the advanced stages of CJD, falling all over the place and begging us not to eat meat?
Why is it that these Victims are seen as role models? They have no qualifications or expertise. They may think they doing some kind of public service but they're not. They're just demeaning themselves.
Nanny State Stooges.