Pat Nurse has kicked off #Octabber to counter the government’s Stoptober campaign.
Bloggers in general are invited to join this for October. You can click either the badge or the link to see what this is about and are welcome, indeed encouraged, to run the badge on your blog. Readers in general are invited to mention it in casual conversation in your corner of the world.
Seaside Sourpuss. at my place, has posted this piece of apoplectica on the government campaign:
I did write a long post about this, yesterday, but I fell asleep before I could finish it*.
It really isn’t hard to understand why the Stop Smoking Nazi’s would suddenly unleash some kind of mass quit smoking month.
I reckon the whole ‘Lock the fags away and we will save lives’ failed. In fact I know it did. Just like every single smoker told them it would. So how do you make a much hyped and very expensive mistake into a resounding success, in less than 12 months?.
Well you could run a short, sharp government funded quit smoking program, for 4 weeks. You could register every idiot that signed up and then claim, 6 months down the line, that if they didn’t smoke for 28 days they’d quit, forever, and it was all down to the ‘doors’. Which would make the doors a winner, and plain packaging the next logical step.
In reality it would be a shit load of bollocks, but the Daily Mail would eat it right up, and the government funded puritanical arsewipes would gain another foothold in their quest to remove anything they didn’t approve of, from the lives of people that pay their wages.
*You can hunt out the new stories, I really can’t be arsed.
I would add this – my father died of emphyzema and my mother of asthma related to smoking – bronchitis has also now begun with me. Therefore I should be a staunch anti-smoking campaigner. However, the way this thing has been taken over and mishandled by the government and semi-governmental nazis is a disgrace and this national socialism needs to be opposed with great vigour.
Hence I’m supporting this campaign of #Octabber and will ask Longrider and Julia if we can run the badge in our sidebar.