There was I saying cheerio until Monday 29th December and along comes an extremely troubling piece of news which the Daily Telegraph reports in its usual sloppy way.
It appears that scientists are working on a substitute to alcohol and also a bonus of a 'switch-off' pill to immediately 'sober' one up.
The new alcohol is being developed by a team at Imperial College London, led by Professor David Nutt, Britain's top drugs expert who was recently sacked as a government adviser for his comments about cannabis and ecstasy.
" Ideally, like alcohol, it should be tasteless and colourless, leaving those characteristics to the drink it’s in. Eventually it would be used to replace the alcohol content in beer, wine and spirits and the recovered ethanol (the chemical name for alcohol) could be sold as fuel. Professor Nutt believes that the new drug, which would need licensing, could have a dramatic effect on society and improve the nation's health."
So if it is tasteless and colourless and could have a dramatic effect on society, how long before some 'government scientist' develops something that can be fed to society, without their knowledge, to 'condition' them to accept without question whatever they are told?
Far-fetched? Let us wait and see....................