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2009-09-08 - 17:48:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Personal: |

"Won't anyone think of the adults?"

First they came for the cigarette advertising and sponsorship.
"Because it is unhealthy" they said.
"Because it attracts children" they said.
but I didn't mind as I don't smoke or watch F1 racing,
even though I am an adult.

Then they came for the alcohol advertising and sponsorship
"Because it is unhealthy" they said.
"Because it attracts children" they said.
and I did mind because I like a drink occasionally
because I am an adult.

Then they came for the chocolate advertising and sponsorship
"Because it is unhealthy" they said.
"Because it attracts children" they said.
and I did mind because I like chocolate
both now as an adult and when I was a child

And the sports venues fell into disuse
And the music festivals and big events closed down
through lack of sponsorship
and because people didn't see the point any more.
and the world became a sad and sorry place.

All because of 'the children'.


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