Will We Never Be Free?

H/T Dick Puddlecote for this from the Irish Independent:

Will we never be free?

Will we always be shackled by the killjoys, the bullies and the eternal-life fantasists of the health lobby?

In the last few years, they have managed to effectively criminalise smoking in all but the most narrowly defined places.

The damage done to pubs was immense – and whether our overlords want to admit it or not, pubs still provide the life blood of Irish society. We’ve also seen increased onslaughts on drinkers in a drive which seems to be partly motivated by smug, messianic zeal and partly just because they can…

…Let me state that this is not about smoking. It was never about smoking. Since the smoking ban all those years ago, both sides of the debate have made the mistake of assuming it was only about cigarettes.

In fact, it has always been about so much more than that.

Smoking was just the Trojan horse the bullies could use to get inside the citadel and start dictating the terms of everything else to everyone else.

If we had managed to stop them at the gates, and had successfully fought the ban then, we’d be living in a more hassle-free environment now.

Good stuff. And good to see it appearing in a newspaper, for once.

It appeared in an Irish newspaper, but it could have appeared in an English or Scottish newspaper. Or more or less any European newspaper. Or any newspaper anywhere in the world. Because the same killjoys and bullies and cranks are everywhere. It’s global.

And it’s all being run by the globalist WHO and the globalist UN. In tandem with the globalist IPCC with its global warming scare. And a globalist political elite which seeks to abolish nation states, open borders to everyone, and maybe even replace Christianity with Islam (as I was wondering last night).

The global war on smoking is just one small element of a global war on pretty much everything. And individual governments are somehow powerless in the face of this global onslaught. The Irish government is probably entirely powerless to prevent it. Just like the British government, and pretty much every other government in the world. They all get their orders, and they all obey them.

However Brexit may have been a shot across the bows of the globalists. The British people didn’t obey the orders they’d been given. And it gave hope to ordinary people everywhere that they could maybe regain their lost political sovereignty.

But really what happens next depends on the outcome of the US Presidential election in November. It’s a straight battle between a globalist and an anti-globalist.

If Hillary Clinton wins, the globalist agenda will be re-enforced. There’ll be more bans, more migrants, more Islam, more global warming alarmism, and more stupid, pointless, murderous wars. And most likely Brexit will be overturned.

If Donald Trump wins, well, who knows? But I suspect that it would be a far greater setback for the globalist cause than Brexit. Donald Trump may not be any friend of smokers (although his running mate is), but he’s anti-migrants, anti-Islam, anti-global warming alarmism, anti-war, and most likely anti-UN. And he’ll uphold Brexit. And probably encourage other countries to escape from the EU.

Current forecasts are that Hillary Clinton will win. She has always been tipped to win. It’s Her Turn, and it’s supposed to be a coronation. But I continue to think, as I’ve always thought, that Donald Trump is going to win. I wish I’d put a bet on it. I think that the American people are going to do what the British people did, and disobey the orders being screamed at them by more or less every media outlet and pundit and self-appointed authority. I think they’re going to vote against globalism because most Americans are no more globalist in their inclinations than most Britons or Scots or Irish.

And if Trump wins, then maybe – just maybe – we’ll begin to see freedom being restored, and the killjoys and bullies routed.

Unless, of course, Trump is promptly assassinated. Or turns out to actually be a closet globalist.

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38 Responses to Will We Never Be Free?

  1. garyk30 says:

    Interesting times to live in.

  2. harleyrider1978 says:

    they got trump up by 2 points now

  3. harleyrider1978 says:

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  4. harleyrider1978 says:
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  6. harleyrider1978 says:

    Oh Ya Even the kids love the rebel flag and a general lee. Me at dukes fest

  7. cherie79 says:

    At least we lived at a time we were largely free, the young people today have not really known it as we did. I don’t know what’s happened to rebellion! we fought against attempts to tell us what to but people seem much more passive now.

  8. Rose says:

    I see that the author has moved to write over the latest antitobacco move in Ireland.

    “Under Simon Harris, the Department of Health wants to introduce legislation outlawing the vending machines because, its says: “Machines by their very presence help to advertise and promote tobacco products.”

    Article 13 FCTC
    Retail sale and display

    14 Vending machines should be banned because they constitute by their very presence a means of advertising or promotion under the terms of the Convention.”

    Click to access article_13.pdf

    Harley dear, as I see that you have already signed in, could you point out to him that this Simon Harris is only obeying orders, almost word for word in this case.

    • Frank Davis says:

      That’s a great example of how they get their orders, and then obey them. The orders were written into the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, of which Britain and Ireland are signatories. What any ordinary voting Englishman or Irishman might think of those orders is unimportant.

      The FCTC “treaty” should be torn up and thrown away. I still don’t know exactly who signed it on Britain’s behalf. Somebody must have.

      • Rose says:

        Junican attempted to find out who signed it in 2011.

        Who signed the UK up to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control?

        “Towards the end of March 2011, I became curious about the World Health Authority’s ‘Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’. This was because, until a couple of years ago (when I first became acquainted with anti-ban sites), I had never heard of it. Now that is odd, because I consider myself to be ‘widely read’. I have, in the last few months, read the Framework documents. My curiosity led me to make a couple of enquiries by Freedom of Information Act. I was curious about who signed us up to it, and who knew anything about it at the time.

        The relevant part of the reply was –

        “The Department does not hold this information. After a review of the relevant files held by the Department, we are not in a position to advise the name of the person who signed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on behalf of the United Kingdom.

        From our files, we can tell that once agreement had been reached to become a Party to the FCTC, the relevant documents were signed on behalf of the United Kingdom by a duly authorised official from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

        Should you wish to know the name of the person who signed the FCTC, you may wish to contact the FCO, who may hold the relevant information. Details on how to contact the FCO can be found on their website at: http://www.fco.gov.uk/foi


        But I don’t think he followed it up

        However we do know that whoever signed it was most likely sent by Jack Straw.

        Foreign & Commonwealth Secretary (2001–2006)
        https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Straw

        The UK was signed up to the FCTC in 2003 and it was ratified in 2004

        16 Dec 2004


        “Statistics out today show that there are around 1.2 million fewer smokers in England since the Smoking Kills White Paper in 1998”

        “On the same day as these statistics were published, the UK ratified the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.”

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      FCTC GAG ORDERS TO KEEP THE PEOPLE QUIET and have no debate the same as banning commenters…………

      fctc gag order guidelines

      11. The broad array of strategies and tactics used
      by the tobacco industry to interfere with
      the setting and implementing of tobacco control mea
      sures, such as those that Parties to the
      Convention are required to implement, is documented
      by a vast body of evidence. The
      measures recommended in these guidelines aim at pro
      tecting against interference not only by
      the tobacco industry but also, as appropriate, by o
      rganizations and individuals that work to
      further the interests of the tobacco industry.
      12. While the measures recommended in these guideli
      nes should be applied by Parties as
      broadly as necessary, in order best to achieve the
      objectives of Article 5.3 of the Convention,
      Parties are strongly urged to implement measures be
      yond those recommended in these
      guidelines when adapting them to their specific cir

    • beobrigitte says:

      “Under Simon Harris, the Department of Health wants to introduce legislation outlawing the vending machines because, its says: “Machines by their very presence help to advertise and promote tobacco products.”
      Try and use one of them in Germany when you don’t have a German bank account…..
      It’s so much easier to get cigarettes/tobacco from the (wonderfully booming EU) black market!

      DeASH, eat your heart out!

  9. wobbler2012 says:

    Can’t see Brexit being overturned if Hill Dog wins though. Also can’t see much changing if Trump manages to win either to be honest. We are too far down the line for anything to change, we should have stood up for ourselves when the insane smoking ban came in in 2007, we didn’t, so we deserve everything we get from now onwards. And it’s going to get a lot lot worse too.

    • Frank Davis says:

      So we’re Doomed.

      Doomed, I tell you.


      (in the Scottish accent of Private Frazer in Dad’s Army)

      I’ve only just realised that Doomed and Damned mean the exact same thing. They are in fact the same word.

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        Politics is a funny dog,one day and forever that dog just lies there wont do nothing. It wont hunt,it wont even runway when kicked or beaten. It gets fed just enuf scraps to hang around. Then more old dogs show up and then more and more. Before long theres so many dogs that wont do nothing and theres not enuf scraps for even one old dog to eat.

        So the dogs end up in a pack,they go on the rampage hunting anything they can find to eat and it matters not what the pack gets as long as its something to eat. Then they lay around until somebody challenges the pecking order and the dog fight breaks out!

        Whose top dog after the fight Does the pack still eat,do they still put up with being kicked around. Or does the new leader of the pack teach them how to be individual dogs who can hunt on their own,find their own home where they get their needs met with love and kindness. It doesn’t change that their still a dog but it sure shows what One dog can do for all the others.

  10. Lecroix says:

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  11. jameshigham says:

    If Donald Trump wins, well, who knows? But I suspect that it would be a far greater setback for the globalist cause than Brexit. D

    Possibly because it starts immediately, while Brexit will start in 2020, if at all.

    • beobrigitte says:

      Interesting. One of my offspring on the continent told me that they already lost British customers. My other offspring, in the meantime, is adding the continent to the customer crowd….
      The globalists first look after their own purse. Not a good time to be a globalist right now by the looks of it.

      • Some French bloke says:

        In a phrase such as “in recent decades, we’ve witnessed the rise to power of a global dictatorship of false probabilities”, the words “dictatorship” and “false” sound more ominous and worrisome to me than the rather innocuous word “global”, while the words “power” and “probability” remain problematic. The world, including life on earth, has been “global” long before we came to gradually realize it was, so why in the aforementioned world should the process of becoming ‘global thinkers’ entail the endorsement of every diktat from a dangerously deluded global elite who happens to be running things at the moment?

  12. Radical Rodent says:

    …maybe even replace Christianity with Islam…

    Interestingly, there is evidence that a muslim who recovers from a near-death experience quickly converts to Christianity. Odd, that.

  13. harleyrider1978 says:

    White Trash’ — The Original Underclass

    Waste people. Rubbish. Clay-eaters. Hillbillies. Two new books that reckon with the long, bleak history of the country’s white poor suggest their plight shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country off guard.

    Writing for National Review in March, the conservative provocateur Kevin Williamson shoveled scorn on the low-income white Republican voters who, as he saw it, were most responsible for the rise of Trump:

    Nothing happened to them. There wasn’t some awful disaster. There wasn’t a war or a famine or a plague or a foreign occupation. Even the economic changes of the past few decades do very little to explain the dysfunction and negligence — and the incomprehensible malice — of poor white America. So the gypsum business in Garbutt ain’t what it used to be. There is more to life in the 21st century than wallboard and cheap sentimentality about how the Man closed the factories down.

    The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs … The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin.

    Analysis on the left has been less gratuitously nasty but similarly harsh in its insinuation. Several prominent liberals have theorized that what’s driving rising mortality and drug and alcohol abuse among white Americans is, quite simply, despair over the loss of their perch in the country’s pecking order. “So what is happening?” asked Josh Marshall on his “Talking Points Memo” blog in December. “Let’s put this clearly,” he said in wrapping up his analysis of the dismal health data. “The stressor at work here is the perceived and real loss of the social and economic advantages of being white.”


    • harleyrider1978 says:

      The above so called white trash is the smokers of America. The left and the Rino right hate us all unless you have a 4 year BRAINWASHING DEGREE from some Ivey League socialist Brain Mill.

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  15. beobrigitte says:

    Will we always be shackled by the killjoys, the bullies and the eternal-life fantasists of the health lobby?
    The answer is NO.
    How I know this? It’s simple. The NHS is on it’s knees; the workload sends it’s staff into burnouts, being signed off work for at least 6 month to a year.
    Nevertheless, on Saturday I received a letter inviting (!) me to attend a 30 minute appointment. Reason? No idea, I guess it’s my date of birth and the fact that I’m a die hard smoker. I was to phone the health center to make this appointment and attend to have my bloods taken, fasting, of course, prior to that.
    I threw the thing in the bin.
    1. WHY would I want to make a REALLY sick person having to wait for an appointment (in 30 minutes the health center can see at least 5 SICK people who are desperate to see a medic/nurse?
    2. I accept that aging is a natural process.
    3. We are not designed to live eternally – at least not on this planet!
    4. I feel remarkably well for my age. AND I have taken up training for an American tough mudder. (Looks like I’m losing my advantage; my offspring has started training again…. *oh… crap*)
    5. Would the youngsters (who by now blame us baby-boomers for all their misfortune in the job market) REALLY WANT us longer than 90 years around? Our bodies may be fit and as healthy as a 90 year old can be but there is always a new kind of dementia looming. Kids, brace yourselves!!! And laugh at the oldies who look at little blue tablets but the fuck cannot remember what they are used for. In the meantime keep paying for us oldies. Because we are the smoking generation. And we already do LIVE LONGER!!! (food for thought, ey?)
    6. I’m an adult. And have been for a long time. And I WILL make an appointment with my GP WHEN I FEEL I NEED IT.
    It’s MY Life!!!!

    And with that I’m awaiting a phone call or simply lose my medical care at the local health center. I guess I’ll be doing in 10 years what everyone else does: GO TO A&E….

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  19. Dan says:

    “Unless, of course, Trump is promptly assassinated.” Why not? Probably because he’s just too high profile now – they’ve missed their chance as they did with Monica Lewinsky. Plenty of others weren’t so fortunate.

  20. smokingscot says:

    Just looked at the latest poll results 44.6 for Don, 43.5 for Hils. The poll indicates Don has a natural lead over his opponent and even when she appears to gain ground, the margin is very small.


    Don’s fired a bunch of his campaign staff and bought some of the brightest in the business. That tells me he’s very determined because talent doesn’t come cheap and who – in their correct mind – would risk all for what is an extremely short term contract?

    In plain English, those who join him at this late stage HAVE to get him into the hot seat, or phut goes the career.

    All the majority of savers want to hear is the next President will guarantee positive interest rates on bank deposits and a return to financial normality.

    First to pledge that, or even imply it, will be farting around in a flash helicopter, a monumental limo and their very own 747. Oh and they’ll have all the passwords to every kind of launch code.

    Just on his own, Don’ll be an effective nuclear deterrent!

  21. Smoking Lamp says:

    Well, the antismoking cult has shaped the environment to support smoking bans and attacks on smokers. Using lies, manipulating data, suppressing dissents, and enlisting intimidation they have framed smoking as a vile, hazardous criminal act. Of course this is far from the actual truth, but since their propaganda machine is well0funded, the media ex=choes their lies, and their meetings are held in secret the public believes and supports their lies due to fear. The anti tobacco lies need to be exposed!

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