Killing the Long Game
I live my life the way that I choose
Within a commonly accepted framework,
Both legal and moral.
My creeds are common sense,
Honesty and freedom of choice.
Am I consistent in my actions? Probably not,
But I try to do my best,
Keep myself to myself
And get on with living my life.
Is it necessary for me to set a good example?
Quite probably, but within narrow confines.
Should I dictate what others do,
And ostracise them if they don't comply?
So you will understand my loathing for the health-police fanatics
Who use guilt and the moral high-ground
To demonise imperfect lifestyles.
Indeed, I challenge the sense in their doctrines,
For they seek to preserve and extend life
When already there are not enough resources to go around.
So I say
Let us smoke, drink and live the life that we choose,
For there is a danger that dying later from nothing
Will end up killing us all.