A Doctor wanks, earlier today
And off we jolly well go. Seconds away, round 274. The Ballbreaking Masturbators Anonymous have decided that our obstinate refusal to stop doing what we like is simply symptomatic of our incredible stupidity. Yes, we have no brains or free will, we are simply bovine herd animals, brainless puppets of the advertising industry.
The BBC obligingly parrot the BMA (Government) line here.
I'm not going to refer to this any further, leave alone waste my time fisking it. The usual suspects are all over it and in full flight. Anyone who reads this site knows my blogroll and if they want in depth incandescent fulminations on the topic, I'm quite sure they know who to see. Legiron has a nice piece up today on the mechanics of banning - a guide to practical bansturbation if you will.
No. I have a theory about all these fucking intolerable, unconscionable donkey-fellating arse-products. You know who I mean, the Donaldsons, the Gilmores, the Shenkers (oh, and there's a name to conjure with); all these unbearable, self satisfied, condescending, patrician cockdrips who plague us like some terrible rectal infestation.
Why do they do this? What drives them? I don't doubt that if asked, their answers would be somewhat along the lines of:
"I just want people to be healthy", or "I can't stand by while people ruin their lives", or even "The NHS is a common resource, we must take action now to preserve it". I think some of these desperate ball aches are so far gone they actually believe it.
Were you to raise a few salient points such as:
"People don't want you to interfere", or "You've advised them, isn't that sufficient?", then the rhubarb-rhubarb chorus would shift to:
"People don't always understand what's good for them" or "Education can only take matters so far, and then...(insert appropriate paternalistic crypto-fascist drivel here)".
You see, the problem with all these fucking people is that they're right. Oh, not 'right' as you and I understand the term, as in 'factually correct'. I mean the new, improved Right®, as in 'I'm right, and everyone else who doesn't see that and agree/comply in every particular NOW is a brainless fuckwit who is lower in evolutionary terms than whale-shit'. That sort of right.
That sort of right (Right®) can't be argued against because it doesn't recognise facts, logic, reason, humanity, compassion or fairness. It only recognises it's own fundamentalist frantically-masturbating-under-the-bedclothes rightness. It can't be negotiated with or accommodated for the same reasons. It is closed, sealed like some ghastly pseudo-moralistic cenotaph, a juggernaut festooned with junk science, creaking under it's intolerable load of bullshit and self-aggrandisement.
Which brings us back again to why. Why? If you don't buy into the compassionate, well meaning bollocks, and I certainly don't, what are we left with?
It can't be power, they already have it. Wealth? Not really, most of these individuals are doing very nicely thank you, at least by most people's standards. Honours? Regard? Hardly. They are professors, knights of the realm, OBE's, CBE's - you name it. Apart from Shenker of course, but as a stooge in a fakecharity he can expect something down the line no doubt.
So why? I can only offer one suggestion. This need to dominate, to control, to mould and to drive. This compulsion to interfere, to demonstrate the essential inferiority of anyone who is not one of their own, not in lockstep with their vision, their apotheosis of all that is Right®. What does it tell the rest of us? Those that are Wrong®?
Quite simply that they are mentally ill. It's the only thing that explains their hideous, narrow, violent misanthropy. Listen to the language they use as they advance their notions, how it drips with loathing and contempt for the untermenschen with their lager and their televisions, listen to them as they belittle our lives and our achievements and explain how we must be controlled, and corralled and bent to their vision, because they are Right® and the rest of us are Wrong®.
It's a form of megalomania. Once upon a time they might have claimed that they were Napoleon or Cæsar, now they are doctors and professors and only they are right.
Just listen to them, and then tell me I'm Wrong®.
BMA/Alcohol Concern conference earlier today