Last month we covered the workings of the thought police’s youth wing as they set about the “re-education” of smokers in Civic.
According to the UC student e-zine NowUC it’s been a great success with over a thousand canberrans
renouncing the devil and all his works pledging to be good boys and girls and not litter.
Whitney Tomlinson, a campaign â€œeducatorâ€, informed smokers of the environmental impact of dropping cigarette butts. She said the public had reacted positively.
â€œThe goal was 10,000 pledges nation wide, our goal was 840 for the ACT and we reached that goal by the second day of the campaign so were now up to over 1000 pledges just for the ACT,â€
And how many of those who pledged were likely to toss their butts beforehand? How many give a damn about their pledge? How much is young Whitney earning? And would the city have ended up cleaner if we’d just set her and her cohorts to picking up the trash?