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.