Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Viaduct Villians
The Pub. Dying a Slow Death
Many of us young people won't remember but about 30 years ago, Liverpool used to be absolutely bouncing on Thursday nights. Fridays were a blast and the weekend was incredible. Every pub in Liverpool had a welcome. There were some dodgy ones. There were some real shithole pubs. But they all had character and characters.
In many cases around the country they were the centre of the community. Some were dirty, smelly, smoky and rough. But they were ours and part of the countries legacy.
Every road you'd go down there would be people out and about and having a great time.
And it's nearly gone. Nowadays when you go past most pubs not on a Friday/Saturday - they are pale remnants. Most of the best ones are living on the edge. Many are forced to close by local councils seeking the land to sell on. The price of ale goes up and the pubs struggle to survive.
Is it a good thing? Is it good for people's health? Given the state of the country and the state of pensions then who really wants to be living into their 90s or even late 80s? Every man and woman have their time and living longer just brings problems for everyone.
What's wrong with living fast and dying if not young then at a respectable age? What's wrong with history, tradition, culture and history? What's wrong with our pubs and why are subsequent Governments - Labour and Tory - so desperate to shut them down, fuck communities up and tell US what WE can DO. Fuckers. What's it got to fucking do with them what I or anyone else does?
I even saw some Tory bitch the other day having a go at pensioners for drinking. I mean. What the fuck. They've worked all their life and they finally retire and want to relax and enjoy their lives and they have some wet tart from down south telling them to fuck off and sit in their homes rotting, having no fun and doing nothing til they die. Bitch.
Andy3000, your thoughts?