According to socialmediapartnership.org.uk, this is one of the products of a combination seance, encounter group session and “interactive workshop with residents of the charity Trident Reach in Wednesbury…. The main objective for the workshop was to develop a poster campaign that would change peoples perception of knife crime, and making people aware of how lives are affected by carrying a weapon.” These feel-good exercises are nice and give everyone involved a wonderful sense of having “done something” . . .
Does anyone – in the West Midlands or anywhere else – really think seeing a poster like this will convince one local thug or gang member to leave his blade at home? But wait. Something positive came out of this after all. Andy Person from the Trident Reach charity proclaims that
The young people have really taken away a sense of achievement and we are hoping to do many more activities like this in the future, and now much more aware of the dangers of carrying a knife.
Translation: it was mostly mental masturbation funded by tax dollar grants. But you probably knew that.