James White is a 21-year old student who has just found his five minutes of fame, and I’m not quite sure that White is revelling in the spotlight?
Like all young kids in the Western world, White no doubt drinks alcohol because it is the right thing to do. He has taken his first sip, the liquid has entered his body and he is now hooked like millions who have gone before him.
One day, White decides to go out for a night on the town with his mates. He is only drinking in moderation but as some people know, you cannot drink in moderation. Drink follows drink and eventually White has consumed so much that he doesn’t know what he is doing.
White has a pet hamster that he used to call ‘1,2,3,4’. I use the past tense because the poor hamster has died. So how did ‘1,2,3,4’ meet its demise? Did it die of old age? Did the cat get hold of it? Did it die of starvation? No…it died because James White thought it would be hilarious if he cooked it.
To be fair to White, he didn’t realise what he was doing because he wasn’t in control of his actions. Interestingly, people who drink alcohol tend to quietly ignore this fact and instead focus on the joyous components that alcohol provides you with.
Tell me again what were they exactly?
“What, I f***ing fried it? I fried it?” White said after the police were called to his home.
If you are still in a state of disbelief then just look at the photo James.
This is the sort of idiocy that can occur when you consume alcohol. The poison renders you senseless and it is the reason that the vast majority of all of our crimes, including rape, happens when people have consumed vast quantities of alcohol. But it’s not only White who is a class ‘A’ idiot in this case.
When sentencing, Judge Roy Anderson, awarded White with 120 hours of community service, £1,000 in costs and told him that he could not own any pets for the next eight years. So what exactly are we doing about the cause of the fried rodent? Did it leap into the pan because it wanted a suntan, or did a drunken fool place it into the pan? Wasn’t alcohol to blame somewhere here? The defence certainly thought so:
“His drunken foolishness had tragic consequences for the hamster,” Defending barrister, Kevin Blount, told the Sun newspaper.
This is why this country is so fucked up and why nothing will ever change. A kid gets drunk and kills a rodent and is told to do community service and banned from keeping pets? Where is his counselling for alcohol abuse? Who is helping this kid so he doesn’t do it again? Who is explaining to this kid that drinking alcohol offers him no benefits whatsoever?
He wasn’t banned from drinking was he? That’s like letting someone stab someone to death but allowing them to keep the knife. Remember this kid couldn’t remember frying his hamster, so how on earth will he remember not to fry his goldfish?
It’s exactly the same for drink driving offences in this country as well. People get drunk, drive a car, smash said car into a lamppost and receive a fine, community service and told to re-sit their driving test – absolutely nothing about alcohol prevention.
Even the criminal system cannot see the alcohol trap for what it is.