ALCOHOL & GAMBLING
On the eve of Clover Moore and Malcolm Turnbull’s meeting about cleaning up the Kings Cross I restate earlier writings about this deadly serious matter which is manifesting across the city, state and nation. Readily evidenced in road rage, street thuggery, to violent physical assaults upon the operators of our public transport system.
Displaying such blatant ignorance to suggest that the non running of public transport in late evening early mornings is sheer and utter baloney regardless of how thin one slices it, it remains baloney.
After Counselling alcoholics, gamblers, particularly problem gambling and compulsive behaviour clients for the past 15 years I see virtually no progress to these very sad social indictments being knowingly and deliberately thrust into and upon the community by the evil merchants perpetrating abuse veiled beneath and behind the shroud of entertainment.
Gambling and alcohol lobbies are culpable organisations festered with slothful individuals who benefit from the pain and loss of psychologically wounded people, from whom they take massive financial benefits from the very flesh and blood of these traumatised individuals who are seldom if ever supplied the essential therapy to attend to the inborn psychological turmoil from which the poor souls find refuge in alcohol and gambling, especially poker machines.
If advertising did not sell cars and drinks and hamburgers then Toyota, Coke, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC, Woolworths Coles & Co would not advertise would they?
Just look at the Clubs deceitful advertising claim about them being part of the solution (to the problem they created) with improved self exclusion programs. Excuse us for seeking your attention but when one already is infected by the HIV virus no amount of exclusion will treat the patient. Identical situation for the treatment of psychological traumatised gamblers who have been snared by the insidious sensory penetration of electronic stimuli activating false hope.
Therefore of the two vices we see GAMBLING is the most wicked and destructive avenue because it is condoned as acceptable by governments who have themselves become dependent upon the taxes there to be gleaned. A gambler may spend all day and night at their vice and walk out into the street “appearing “ to be sober, mean while innocent families, children and society as a whole are penalised. Where as if a person spends the day drinking they will generally fall over or go to sleep.
STOP PRESS : August 6. 2012. Clubs NSW & Clubs Australia do a deal to get the Salvation Army to roll the wheels to pretentiously trial having a Chaplin present in the Pokie dens of the clubs. Almost as if we have turned full circle and the money changers have invited Jesus back into the temple. This reeks.
Of course anger and testosterone does often swell more than the ego of the dumbed down minds, and here is where the responsible service and supervision of alcohol and gambling is not being attended to by the licensee who repeatedly turn blind eyes to their already influenced victims.
For a moment consider the tobacco industries influence in sport, when evidence of smoking damaging health was proven and repeatedly denied, we had tobacco companies pumping sport eg The Winfield Cup in rugby league and any where else they could possibly raise a bill board.
With the outing of tobacco we saw the same criminal minds and desperate organisations capture the joy of youthful exuberance with alcohol, through the addictive patronage of the Toohey’s Cup for under 21s, and Carlton United as major sponsors of rugby’s Queensland Reds and promoting Bundaburg Rum as “the spirit of rugby league”.
Now in 2012 we cannot attend or view a game of football without being bombarded with prices from the board, how to lay a bet, on line, over the phone, or by text from your mobile.
Look at Penrith’s “Have a Bet stadium”, South Sydney club sponsorship, and where latest up to the minute prices have actually become part of the callers “fillers” for which we presume there would be “cash for comment” back handers paid to some willing behind the scenes hand a la the Jones-Laws sagas which led to significant fines being issued by the Federal Court for repetitive breeches of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
You see from my comments I am incensed by the pretensive behaviour of our law makers, politician, police, and sports corporate executives who choose to close their eyes to the real problems within our society. For these supposed authorities to then denigrate and destroy the occasional “starring” or identified individual such as Sonny Bill Williams, Willie Mason, Ben Cousins, Andrew Johns, Tim Smith, Bret Stewart, Benji Marshall, Todd Carney, and hosts of other well known business men and sporting individuals through out the world including the late Kerry Packer, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, and even John Singleton to name just a few, is utterly wrong and more evil than any behaviour mis-demeanor any of these individuals may ever commit.
Deliberate wickedness, dishonesty on behalf of the “minders” of society is unconscionable, culpable and derelict behaviour of the first order and simply must stop.
We need to deal with the dead, the wounded and dying before any more shots are fired. Then we need to review just what makes these super champions of sport and business tick.
Todd Carney give up as lost and unloved by the Sydney Roosters
Whilst these named sporting champions concentrate their attention on their sport or business talent they are empowered, not at all aware or conscious of any psychological disturbance. However when their gaming and working days are over their psyche is aggravated by an unidentified dis-ease, they sense an “empty aching need” (an unidentified psychological disturbance to be gratified) so they obsessively distract themselves through avoidance activities such as golf, alcohol, drugs, gamble, live racing, fancy cars, TV, computer games, face book, twitter, internet pornography, wives and sex too.
Whilst ever mentally occupied and engaged by such “pleasures” they avoid sensing the burning emptiness within.
Hence many of these highly competitive, starring individuals can never get enough of their medicine to adequately satisfy that endless aching need. Maybe because that sense leaves them somehow “never feeling good enough”, lying, buried deep within the unconscious of the psyche.
This unconscious founding, is an unidentified psychological “hitch hiker” which evolves with time to become virtually an “accent of behaviour”, established within the being of the individual as a consequence of some child hood wounding absorbed into schemas’ survival patterns as a consequence from any of multiple avenues of early life insecurity.
Devoid of secure adult mentors champions often run a muck.
Such sense of insecurity maybe transferred and established in the womb, in premature or difficult birth, from instinctual maternal separation, domestic or school yard intimidation, abuse, abandonment, exposure to or sensing violence, or outright cultural and emotional ignorance and neglect.
Vigilant awareness born from this sense of stress, or possible failure becomes a powerful motivator forever seeking attention.
It is in avoiding this disease (sense of stress) through concentrating on their special sport that most champions rise to the height of sporting brilliance during their early adult years. Devoid of mature adult mentors these champions occasionally run amuck to have their identity torn apart by the ever willing critics and festering media moguls. The super rich manage the media as we know only too well. Dis-ease (negative inborn stress) ultimately becomes disease, so society in ignorance labels these individuals as champions when their team is winning or drug addicts, gamblers, alcoholics or sex addicts depending on the media blaze of the day when life runs a muck.
Repeat offenders will be found cast out, filling the prison the hospital or cemeteries for those wounded champions prematurely left behind by this derelict society.
As we see in todays society with politicians directing the highly publicised, intermittent foray into “cleaning up the crosses” of wounded souls, arresting violent drunken louts yet they forever do nothing to actually address or counsel the child born trauma of these intoxicated wasted individuals.
Q. Does the law have sufficient care and courage to rein in the zealots of alcohol and the purveyors gambling casino culture?
A. Not likely too much money at stake there.
This certainly does pose a question for political consideration:
If one cannot safely operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol reading in excess of .05% alcohol then why would that responsibility not also apply to decisions about responsible gambling.
By turning a blind eye to the alcohol and gambling lobby it is obvious that politicians choose to ignore this club of gangsters and so just as the legend of yore taught us, the King still has has no clothes and the band plays Waltz in Matilda as the wounded soldiers and champions returned from war.
We build more hospitals, we build more jails, but we do absolutely nothing sincere about the TOXIC UNSUSTAINABLE psychological pollution of endless alcohol and gambling outlets destroying our society and taking over family lounge rooms and sporting stadiums.
No wonder veteran SAS Dad Michael Fox, recently had the courage to climb the Sydney harbour bridge because he desperately needed an opportunity to be heard and expose the fools of bureaucracy and their choking law.
He obviously is another champion who has never been understood.
Yes and like saviors before Michael and Todd Carney the mob wants to lynch them both for their effort.
If you would like to speak with me I would be happy to meet you and provide constructive avenues to recovery.
At Bondi Junction Counselling Service we believe that:
“when we can change the way we look at things
the things we look at change.”
Rod McClure JP