Monday 1 December 2014

Aha, The ‘Nobody Needs…’ Argument

“I cannot see why alcohol so strong is sold in liquor stores,” the girl’s grandfather Kevin McLean told the Western Australian local newspaper The Sunday Times.
No one needs to buy alcohol that strong. It should be taken off the shelves so this doesn’t happen to any other family. We want it banned Australia-wide and we would like to see it an offence to sell it.”
Yes, there’s sympathy for their personal tragedy, but I cannot fathom why they believe that this gives them any right whatsoever to demand that something they personally don’t wish to buy or use be banned, or why they should be used by the usual suspects to demand to have a say over what other citizens ‘need’....
Her mother Belinda Bicknell said she was outraged that the drink had not been banned, despite a call to do so by the Australian Medical Association two years ago.
And those blighters should be ignored as well!


Furor Teutonicus said...

I can partly see the point of some of the more reasonable comments there.

Aye. A warning would be an idea.

.....or an ADVERT?

Ian Hills said...

I liked the link page comment "Let's just introduce a complete global ban on stupid behaviour."

Image the number of quango jobs THAT kind of law would generate.

Ed P said...

The Bansturbators will never get it: education encourages sensible decisions, bans bypass thought. Any child over ten (who's been to school) should have a basic understanding of what 97% means.

I'm sorry for the family's loss, but such ignorance is difficult to comprehend.

selsey.steve said...

Darwin's Laws still operate, it would appear.

JuliaM said...

"Aye. A warning would be an idea."

It's unlikely anyone would read it!

"Image the number of quango jobs THAT kind of law would generate."

I think we're fast approaching critical mass already!

"Darwin's Laws still operate, it would appear."

I suppose this is Darwin by proxy?