From Donald Trump’s inauguration address:
At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.
I wonder how many politicians in the political class believe anything at all like that? Hardly any, I imagine.
For most of them, as far as I can see, government is just a gravy train for their own enrichment. And that was what Trump was accusing most of the people standing behind him on the Capitol of having done: enrich themselves.
And if any of those people actually had any deep political convictions, it’s quite likely that they would have been almost exactly the opposite of Trump’s: that the citizens exist to serve the nation, that the citizens must be bent to serve the national will.
For what else is the purpose of state-sponsored Tobacco Control but to bend citizens to the national will, or the global will, or the will of the World Health Organisation? Tobacco Control sets out to restrict and control and reform the people. They are to be made to stop smoking. The goal of Public Health is to reform the people, create a healthy new people. The political elites, who regard themselves as expressing the national will, have determined that the people need to stop smoking, stop drinking, eat less, exercise more, and so on. They have a blueprint for a New Man, and they are using the resources of the state to bully and bludgeon everyone to fit the blueprint.
Tobacco Control has complete contempt for ordinary people. Tobacco Control has no interest whatsoever in what ordinary people might think. Tobacco Control sees people as a herd of cattle to be goaded and scared and stampeded in the direction they desire. Tobacco Control always knows better.
And what better evidence of it is there than the nasty little messages they now scrawl on every single tobacco pack? They are messages from Tobacco Control to every single smoker who lights up a cigarette. And they’re all one-way messages. There’s no answering back.
And if governments everywhere consent to support and fund Tobacco Control, it can only be because governments everywhere also believe that the people exist to serve the government or the nation, and that the people need to be re-educated to better serve. For they would make much better servants if they lost some weight, did some exercise, and stopped smoking and drinking. You don’t want a crew of fat slobs with beer bellies and fags hanging out of their mouths as the oarsmen chained to the oars of your trireme, do you? You do know that it is going to be triremes and quinqueremes once carbon fuels have been phased out, don’t you?
Donald Trump may be able to build the wall, and drain the swamp, and annihilate ISIS. But if he doesn’t destroy Tobacco Control, it will all be in vain. For smoking bans are the most accurate measure of the degree to which any people have fallen under the control of their governments – the governments that were supposed to serve them.
So I’m wondering whether Trump is going to revoke the White House smoking ban introduced by Hillary Clinton in January 1993 (right).
I was watching Trump signing papers in the White House, surrounded by friends and family, and handing out pens. Nobody was smoking.
I was also watching Nigel Farage speaking at a Donald Trump party. Nobody was smoking. Nobody was drinking either, as far as I could see. A ‘party’ for me is an event where people smoke and drink and talk, and maybe even sing and dance and flirt. If they don’t, then it’s not a ‘party’ – it’s a wake.
But maybe he was speaking before the party had started, or after the party was over?
It’s the same with Alex Jones Infowars. They’re up on hand-held camera there, fighting for the people against the globalists. But none of them ever smokes on camera. Although I’m pretty sure that Paul Joseph Watson smokes off-camera. And while none of them are smoking, they’re all still just as much under the No Smoking thumb of Tobacco Control as any TV presenter on CNN or Fox News or the BBC.