A bit of an uncharacteristic wail of despair from Chris Snowdon:
The asshole on the left begins by saying “We are in the midst of the biggest public health crisis in the history of the world.” He’s not talking about the Black Death, cholera, influenza, malaria or even cigarette smoking. He’s talking about people drinking fizzy drinks in North America. The guy is either ignorant or insane or a liar. This one statement is enough to discredit him and yet he has made another video in which he says: “Fructose is ethanol without the buzz … fructose is poison.” That video has had nearly two million hits on Youtube. It’s over. The morons have won. (my emphases)
I wonder how many of the hits have been coming from incredulous viewers like Chris Snowdon (and me)?
But anyway, if you listen to the clip’s opening statement, it is itself a howl of despair.
“We are in the midst of the biggest public health crisis in the history of the world. And nobody even gets it. Nobody understands how important this is. Because they don’t consider it public health; they consider it personal responsibility.”
Nobody understands us! Nobody believes us! They’re really not any different from Richard Branson and James Hansen and Ted Turner et al., currently swanning around the Antarctic, wondering why nobody seems to believe in global warming any more, and blaming the evil oil companies for spreading disinformation just like the evil tobacco companies before them.
They’re losing it. Someone like me now has zero trust in any of these “health experts”. I automatically dismiss everything they say. All of it. Every last crumb and calorie and tumbler of “distilled sugar”. And I didn’t used to be so totally dismissive. Really I didn’t.
And I doubt that I’m alone. Curmudgeon reported a few days back that even a former chairman of CAMRA is showing signs of rising from his grave waking up.
“The anti-alcohol mob poses a serious threat. I said several years ago that once the do-gooders had sorted out the tobacco industry they would move on to alcohol.
Well, it’s come true. The best body to stand up to the health fascists is CAMRA, but one has to ask the question. Has CAMRA got the balls for it?”
“Health fascists”? I thought it was just people like me that used language like that. And in answer to his question: No, they don’t.
There can hardly be anyone in the western hemisphere who hasn’t woken up by now just what a bunch of utter Nazis these health zealots really are. Just watch the video to see how they’re planning to double the price of soda to stop people drinking it. People may have laughed when the smokers got driven from their pubs, but I doubt there are quite so many laughing now.
And yet these Nazis have managed to squander their credibility despite having huge budgets, total media control, and 100% support from every government everywhere.
I don’t think they’ve won. I think they’ve lost. I think they’ve squandered the entire credibility of the medical profession on their insane health scares. Their authority is draining away by the year, by the month, and perhaps even by the day. And it’s going to take decades for the medical profession to recover what’s been lost, like some noble family whose scion has just bet all their money on Mr BandyLegs at 100 to 1 in the 3:30 at Newmarket, and lost it.
People like me are way past paying any attention to them. We’ve moved on to wonder how much they told us, back when we used to trust them, is going to turn out to have been yet more lies – but lies we swallowed and lies we will have to cough back up.
We’re moving into an era of collapsed belief and trust in authority. And it’s not just medical authorities, but every other species of authority as well. I mean, do you trust climate scientists? Do you believe that the politicians trying to hold the EU together have the first clue what they’re doing? No? Me neither. Join the club. It’s standing room only these days.
“You can’t trust anybody,” is going to be the watchword in years to come.
And all this before the impending global crash and depression has really even got started. If they’ve already been losing public trust when they had zillions of dollars to spend on government-sponsored media campaigns, how much more trust are they going to lose once the money spigot gets turned off, and they lose all their public funding?
But when they’re gone, it’s going to be people like me who’ll still be around. Angry people who lost their pubs and their communities and their friends because of what these bastards did to them. We’re not going to forget. Nor are we going to forgive.