I have two children (and two former step children from a previous relationship) my children are young and I have hope that one day they will grow into strong minded independent people.
Unfortunately I also see and understand how hard it can be for children to reach their full potential. We have a terrible education system that programs instead of teaches, the entertainment industry is corrupt and corruptive to say the least and I feel that children face a massive challenge in staying independent, creative and ambitious.
What I find most concerning is the drinking mentality that our children inherit, that may sound hypocritical from somebody that smokes cannabis on a daily basis but I believe cannabis and alcohol are two very different experiences. For example when smoking cannabis we can still walk, talk and think (no matter how much we smoke) its very different when we are consuming alcohol. I wonder how many arrests, fights, bad night stands and even death cannabis causes daily, not a lot I would not have thought.
That is definitely not the case with alcohol, alcohol makes people fat, stupid and incapable of even basic thinking and tasks.
So why are they so keen to push this negative mentality/drug on to our youth? By they I mean the entertainment industry, schools, society in general and sometimes even parents, in the case of parents I believe misguided ignorance of the real dangers of alcohol is much the cause. But the political elite see how much money the alcohol industry is worth and the fact that alcohol makes people stupid (both long term and short term) and therefore easier to control.
The NFYFC or National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs also pass this stupefying mentality on to our youth, in fact just this weekend the local to me NFYFC took the local kids to a dance, 16 year olds were allowed to enter this dance but not allowed to buy alcoholic drinks! Everybody else however could buy alcohol a bit disturbing when we think 26 is the maximum age for to be a young farmer and this particular dance had no age limit and there was probably a vast array of other drugs bought in by clubbers because it was a Saturday night and a nightclub! I see this sort of action as businesses (in this case charities because the NFYFC has the nerve to call itself a charity) pushing dangerous drugs on to people that are not even legally old enough to drink. In my opinion this sort of action sounds sinister on many levels, why do you want 16 year olds there? I bet I can think of a reason! I know we as a society are not so obsessed with age gaps anymore because love is love (as long as its legal and involving two adults or at least two over 16s) but this sort of an event could lead to a 16 year old ending up drunk (somebody will get them drinks) and took advantage of. As I am sure the organizers of the NFYFC know.
If the NFYFC (who I have heard some pretty disturbing stories from but they are not my stories to tell lucky for the NFYFC because if they were I would be telling them) are going to allow 16 year olds at events they should get rid of the drugs EVEN THE LEGAL ONES because they are still drugs that kill thousands of people weekly they should also operate as a business not a charity.
I believe that parents should unite against this negative mentality that is pushed on to our youth because its in the interest of our youth, we would not allow drug dealers to act this way and the punishment would be harsh if they did so why allow businesses to act this way?