Merry Xmas to the Old Guard ... My middle finger to Wowser World

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2016-12-24 00:29

I've got no time, so simply, for Abstract Andrew and Guileless Grant, the New Puritan Front, this is a quick copy and paste of an old blog post of mine. Why? Here: http://www.solopassion.com/nod...

My blog became, in the end, one huge hit out at wowser world. You can read the whole post with clips, et al here: http://lifebehindtheirondrape....

And here it goes, hopefully, it comes out. Merry Xmas all. Drink up!

 

Political Subversion in a Wine Glass. Scarlett Johansson and the Context of Joy.

 

 

I raise my glass to those who enjoy life, acknowledging the ludicrous fact that glass heft up in the air is now a subversive act ...

 

Alcohol seems to be the theme here currently. On the back of this silly policing of New Zealand’s off-licencing regulation last month, and Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway’s wowser drink-drive bill of this month, comes nothing short of the death of the wine industry in France. Not by some disease in the vines, but via a disease called the joyless socialist mind, that has grown like a virus through their judiciary.
 
When will we wake up to the fact the statist do-gooder monsters of this piece, in seeking to destroy the joie de vivre of life itself, are pure evil? When even enjoying a glass of wine on camera is politically subversive, and this in France, once considered the home of wine, how over-regulated must our lives be in the West circa 2013? Even the Soviets were left alone to their vodka.
 
Moet & Chandon recently ran this series of photographs of Scarlett Johansson with their charming product in French glossy magazine Paris Match.Those pictures have now cost them a fine of thirty thousand pounds. This new French farce the product of their meddling socialist government, as interpreted by their meddling French judiciary. Just as the New Zealand judiciary have killed individual freedom in our tax courts, so have the French finally squeezed the last pips from life in that country. Quoting The Times:
 

 

“… wine drinking is being viewed by Gallic judges as an offence to common decency whose adverts should be censored.
 
Courts are interpreting French law as meaning that it is illegal to publish adverts of people enjoying wine.
 
Professionals are urging President Francois Hollonde [of 75% income tax infamy] to review what they say are crazy health and safety regulations.
 
 
Paris Match, the glossy magazine, also fell foul of the law when it ran an article about Scarlett Johansson taken by Moet & Chandon as part of an advertising campaign. The magazine was ordered to pay thirty thousand pounds in damages after a court ruled that the photos “show a famous young actress … with a flattering commentary that clearly goes beyond the authorised terms”.
 
The court said it was illegal to associate alcohol with a “festive context”.

 

 
The Free West didn’t end with a bang, it ended with that last sentence. There’s an offence to common decency here alright: but it’s sitting on the high-chairs where French judges arrogantly perch themselves. I have nothing but contempt for them.