My attention has been drawn to to an NHS video which shows smokers being punched by invisible people. No doubt this is what antismokers would like to do to smokers. Or, more likely, would like other people to do to them. I suppose they think, in their crude way, that threats of violence will ‘encourage’ people to give up smoking. Can we look forward to videos depicting drinkers being beaten up? Or fat people?
What these people don’t seem to understand is that smokers are perfectly capable doing exactly the same to anti-smokers. Smokers are perfectly capable of hitting back, with extreme violence. The people who make these videos probably imagine that they can do so with impunity, and that the state (or in this case the NHS) has a monopoly on violence. But it doesn’t. It never has, and it never will.
These people are like vandals, tossing around lighted matches (or cigarettes) inside a house. Ha, ha. What fun to be a vandal. And paid by the government to boot. When they at last succeed in starting that fire, they will find themselves trapped in a burning building. Where are they going to run to? Or have they already got visas to Argentina and Paraguay, and the new identities to go with them?