No Peace In Our Time


Katy Perry encouraged the citizens of Manchester to “choose love” instead of hate, “even when it’s difficult,” during her appearance at the #OneLoveManchester benefit concert on Sunday, before encouraging the audience to touch the person next to them and say, “I love you.”

“Thank you for having me. I’m so honored and humbled to be here tonight to share and spread love,” proclaimed Perry on stage. “Thank you Ariana so much for your incredible courage and your strength, and for inviting me to participate this evening.”

“It’s not easy to always choose love, is it? Especially in moments like these, right?” she continued. “It can be the most difficult thing to do. But love conquers fear and love conquers hate. And this love that you choose will give you strength, and it’s our greatest power.”

Katy Perry ought to know better. She’s a smoker, and she meets hatred every day. She meets institutionalised hatred in every No Smoking sign she sees.  When did her love and her strength and her courage last defeat a single one of those No Smoking signs?

And I keep, courtesy of Michael McFadden, a veritable Wall of Hate spewed out by antismokers.

Hate conquered love a long time ago in the UK. To be precise, hate conquered love on 1 July 2007, when Britain’s smokers were “exiled to the outdoors” courtesy of all the smoke-hating and smoker-hating MPs in parliament, egged on by smoke-hating and smoker-hating zealots in institutions like ASH and the BMA and the RCP and the WHO.

Let’s be quite clear about this: if you hate smoke, then you also hate smokers. The war on smoking, and the war on smokers, is systematic, organised, institutionalised hatred intended to eradicate smoking, and to eradicate smokers.

And now I hate all the smoke-hating bastards in ASH and the BMA and the RCP and the WHO just as much as they hate me. And I want to destroy all their institutions and their systematic, organised, institutionalised hatred of smokers (and drinkers and fat people). I want to raise a global army to defeat them.

We live in the reign of hatred. Hatred is everywhere. Antismoking hatred is part and parcel of political correctness. And political correctness is organised, systematic hatred of almost everything. And it’s organised, systematic hatred that’s coming from people who claim to love everybody, and claim to want to “include” everybody – even while they’re busy excluding them, and exiling them to the outdoors.

Political correctness is hatred of capitalism, hatred of industry, hatred of commerce, hatred of wealth, hatred of one’s home country, hatred of its religion, hatred of its culture, hatred of everything about it. What else was Kathy Griffin’s severed head but an expression of her hatred of her own President? Isn’t that a supreme form of hatred?

Islamic terrorism is also an expression of hatred, of course. If it’s allied with political correctness, it’s because it hates most of the things that the politically correct hate – including smoking. That’s why they’re natural allies. Both of them want to destroy Western civilisation. And what else was Kathy Griffin’s severed head but an expression of solidarity with Islamic terrorists that chop of people’s heads?

And the hatred is mutual. They hate us, and we hate them. You have to hate people if you’re going to lock them all up.

Fox News, the right-wing US cable news channel, has apologised to its audience after Nigel Farage and Katie Hopkins discussed internment camps for Muslims in Britain.

The former Ukip leader said calls for such a drastic move would grow unless the government takes “genuine action” to shut down the terror threat, but Hopkins went further, actually saying, “we do need internment camps”.

Britain has used internment sporadically in the past, including to hold citizens of enemy nations during the world wars, but its most recent mass use was to arrest 1,981 Northern Irish people, mostly suspected of links to violent republicanism, between 1971 and 1975.

I quite understand all the Katy Perrys. People don’t want to hate each other. People don’t want war. They’ll do everything they possibly can to maintain peace in our time. It was not dishonourable, in 1938, of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to have tried to maintain peace in his time. He was a Katy Perry of the 1930s.

But in the end people have to recognise when peaceful co-existence has become impossible. And people do recognise, very slowly, and very unwillingly. Even Neville Chamberlain realised it. It was he who declared war in 1939, before he stepped down in favour of a Winston Churchill who had nothing to offer the British people but “blood, toil, tears, and sweat”.

And what happened then is happening again today. The internment camps are coming. The Nigel Farage/Churchill realists are going to outnumber the Katy Perry/Chamberlain idealists. And if they don’t now, they soon will.


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26 Responses to No Peace In Our Time

  1. Rose says:

    While we are quoting Churchill.

    “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

    Tobacco is only a plant, but if you let them take one popular and commonly used plant without one hell of a fight, they’ll come back and take control of more whenever they feel like it.

    Now they’ve got their greedy fingers out for sugar and salt and fat and alcohol, they’ve already got the herbs.

    New EU regulations on herbal medicines come into force
    “New European Union rules have come into force banning hundreds of traditional herbal remedies.The EU law aims to protect consumers from possible damaging side-effects of over-the-counter herbal medicines.
    For the first time, new regulations will allow only long-established and quality-controlled medicines to be sold.”

    It’s amazing what they’ve managed to grab in just ten years.

    • nisakiman says:

      One would assume that if sense prevails, on leaving the EU those herbal remedies will become available again. Or will they? The problem I see with Brexit is that we are told that all EU regulations will be absorbed into UK law initially, and then dispensed with as seen fit. Which brings us to the next problem, which is that regulators hate deregulating anything, because they are in effect deregulating themselves out of a job, not to mention that in the case of herbal remedies, the pharmaceutical companies (who I suspect are behind the regulating of herbal remedies in the first place) will be lobbying hard to keep those regulations in place.

      As far as I know, the EU laws concerning herbal remedies have yet to impact Greece, just as the smoking bans have yet to be implemented. Only a short while ago I was in a pharmacy which specialised in natural remedies, and nothing seemed to indicate that it was anything but business as usual.

      And so, herbal medicine is a universal practice among all the world’s traditional medical systems, which developed systems or models of herbal healing based on the holistic healing principles and concepts inherent to that system. Greek Medicine is no exception to this rule, and bases its own system of herbal medicine upon its core concepts: the Four Basic Qualities, the Four Elements, the Four Humors and the Four Temperaments. The practical details of Greek Medicine’s system of herbal healing grew out of the accumulated clinical experience of generations of Greek physicians.

      Herbal Medicine course in Greece A one week live-in course in Nea Makri hosted by Nea Guinea

      There are still quite a few pharmacies here which when you go in are very much like the apothecaries of old, with floor to ceiling shelves with jars of herbs and powders and racks of small wooden drawers containing who-knows-what. I can’t see them taking any notice of any diktats handed down from Brussels telling them that only licensed medicines can be sold. The Greeks don’t really respond to diktat very well.

      • Rose says:

        I heard about the impending ban on herbal medicine about the same time as I heard about the prospective smoking ban, but I chose to study tobacco which I enjoy every day rather than herbal medicines that I don’t take at all.

        However, as far as I remember, that was one step too far for the Conservatives and they managed to throw a spanner in Pharma’s works and get our herbalists off the hook to some extent.

        Allergic to freedom
        Why is Europe taking up arms against herbal remedies?
        Dan Hannan

        “No, the real reason that the government is obliging all herbal practitioners to sell only approved products is that it is carrying out instructions from Brussels. The ban was voted through the European Parliament seven years ago but, as so often, Eurocrats built in a delay, knowing that national ministers were far more likely to agree to an unpopular measure that would blow up in the laps of their successors.

        To be fair, Conservative ministers are now doing their best to mitigate a proposal which, in opposition, they rejected. Under the government’s scheme, herbalists would be invited to register with a professional association which could then license their merchandise collectively, instead of obliging each individual practitioner to spend tens of thousands of pounds on product approval.”

        “The third reason for the ban is, however, the most powerful. Whenever an apparently absurd law of this kind emanates from the EU, ask yourself cui bono — whose interest does it serve? In this case, there is no mystery: the directive was openly lobbied for by large pharmaceutical companies, which saw an opportunity to put their smaller rivals out of business.”

        “Since 2011, products have to be registered with the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and granted a traditional herbal registration (THR) before going on sale. The MHRA usually requires drugs to be of sufficient quality, safety and effectiveness but, in the case of herbal medicines, it recognised the difficulty in providing evidence of effectiveness and asked only for proof of quality and safety and patient information. Reassuringly, registration means that hundreds of potentially dangerous products have been banned.

        However, herbal practitioners don’t need a licence to supply medicines that they create on their own premises following one-to-one consultations, as long as they don’t contain banned substances”

      • Rose says:

        Codex–what’s all the fuss?


        The internet is saturated with misinformation about The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). A brief review of recent Codex actions indicates that Codex is not at all like the organization being portrayed on the web.”

        “A casual search of the internet, using the search term “Codex Alimentarius,” will yield almost a million hits, the vast majority of which are anti-Codex screeds, filled with misinterpretations and misinformation. Many allege that Codex will deny access, or already has, to dietary supplements and that common foods such as garlic will be classified as drugs, available only by prescription.

        These alleged actions are seen as the work of a vast international conspiracy of the multinational pharmaceutical companies. Many see Codex as one component of a “new world order,” whose primary agenda is population control.”

        Codex what?

        “According to Wikipedia “The Codex Alimentarius (Latin for “food code” or “food book”) is a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety under the aegis of consumer protection. These texts are developed and maintained by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a body that was established in 1963 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Commission’s main aims are stated as being to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the international food trade. The Codex Alimentarius is recognized by the World Trade Organization as an international reference point for the resolution of disputes concerning food safety and consumer protection.” Doesn’t this sound great? “Food safety, consumer protection, fair trade…” And look who is behind this reference work: respectable institutions like WHO, UN, WTO! Where can I sign to support this honorable 40 plus year project?

        Who is the driving force behind this Codex? In fact, Codex is a playground for multi-national corporations interested in food and health defined by their standards. The five constituents that benefit from Codex are Big Pharma, Big Bio-Techna, Big-Chema, Big Medica, and Big Agra biz.

        Here is the story told by Rima E. Laibow, M.D. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College. In 2004 she left her successful medical practice to battle Codex Alimentarius and educate the public about this enormous health threat: The Codex is a pharmaceutical initiative that stems from the German death camps. Its history is quite interesting. The system employed in the German death camps was created and implemented by I. G. Farben (Interessen-Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie, also called I.G. Farbenfabriken). I. G. Farben was a German conglomerate of companies during World War II, the great Nazi combine that included pharmaceuticals, chemicals, munitions, mining and other heavy industries all combined under a single directorship.

        The over-manager of I. G. Farben, Fritz ter Meer, and twenty-six other I. G. Farben employees were deeply involved in what the Germans called “the killing of useless eaters” or people who had lives not worth living. They provided the chemicals that were injected into the hearts of death camp prisoners, as well as having manufactured the gas, Zyklon B, used to kill them.

        After World War II, they were incarcerated for four years by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. While imprisoned, Fritz ter Meer hypothesized that food was the answer to gaining world power. He concluded that “he who controls food, can control the world…..”

        Sometimes I think I don’t read conspiracy theories nearly enough.

        • Roobeedoo2 says:

          So that’s modern food and tobacco controls rooted in Nazi Germany. Poignant observations, Rose, on today of all days…

        • nisakiman says:

          That, Rose, is one of the most interesting things I’ve come across in a long time. I thank you for that. I’ll study those links later.

          It’s a rather chilling concept.

        • Vlad says:

          I’ve read this before on Mattias Rath’s site I believe. He’s the (then) young German doctor who worked with Linus Pauling on vitamin C and heart disease theory. Very interesting. Together with the fact that tobacco is a highly potent medicinal plant, it comes as no surprise the viciousness of the Big Pharma led establishment against it.

        • Rose says:

          and especially medicine, Roobee.

          Which started with a young student called Henry Perkin messing up an experiment with coal tar and inventing a wonderful fabric dye called Mauvine, which eventually lead to the invention of antibiotics.

          But he could only get it patented in England.

          It’s an amazing story how a young students accidental invention turned into the massive German dye industry and then into medicine with the discovery of antibiotics. You’ll recognise some of the names.

          A very rough explanation.

          “To Geigy and Clavel, there seemed to be no reason not to try to out-Perkin Perkin, especially because the young Englishman had failed to secure patents in any countries except his own.”

          “Over the next ten years of frenetic activity along the Rhine, in Germany as well as Switzerland, the production of aniline dyes—purples, reds, and blacks first, then every color in the rainbow—transformed one small family firm after another into international colossi. By 1870, thanks to the new synthetic dyes, most of the companies that would dominate the chemical industry for the next century and a half had established themselves as global players. The list included Geigy, Bayer, Hoechst, Agfa (an acronym for Aktiengesellschaft für Anilinfabrikation, or the Corporation for Aniline Production), and the biggest of all, BASF, which stood for Badische Anilin-und Soda-Fabrik, or the Baden Aniline and Soda Factory. Alexander Clavel’s company prospered, too, especially after he sold it in 1873. Eleven years later, the company took the name Gesellschaft für Chemische Industrie im Basel, Society for Chemical Industry in Basel, or Ciba for short. The third great Basel dye maker, Sandoz, jumped into the game soon afterward, in 1886.

          The companies’ success began with the appropriation of Perkin’s big idea, but it did not end there.

          “In 1874, Perkin sold his dyeworks to Brooke, Simpson and Spiller. It continued operation under its new owners only until 1876, when it was sold to the tar makers Burt, Boulton and Haywood, the dye operations of which joined the British Alizarine Company. This in turn became part of ICI in 1931, and in more modern times became known as Zeneca,”

          History of Antibiotics
          ” By the end of the nineteenth century, the German chemical industry was manufacturing many synthetic coal tar dyes. Robert Koch was able to use these dyes to stain and to see hitherto invisible microbes.”

          “Another German, Paul Ehrlich, started experimenting to see if coal tar dyes could be swallowed and used as ‘magic bullets’ to kill specific bacteria.

          Gerhard Domagk, a follower of Ehrlich, discovered that a red dye called Prontosil killed the Streptococcus microbe that causes blood poisoning when he tested it on mice! His own daughter suddenly became dangerously ill with blood poisoning after pricking her finger with a dirty needle. Domagk had no choice – he gave his beloved daughter the Prontosil, as yet untested on humans.

          She rapidly recovered – although her skin turned an interesting shade of red for a time!”

          “Sulfonamide drugs were the first antimicrobial drugs, and paved the way for the antibiotic revolution in medicine. The first sulfonamide, trade named Prontosil, was actually a prodrug.

          Experiments with Prontosil began in 1932 in the laboratories of Bayer AG, at that time a component of the huge German chemical trust IG Farben. The Bayer team believed that coal-tar dyes able to preferentially bind to bacteria and parasites might be used to target harmful organisms in the body.”

          Standard Oil was a major shareholder in I.G. Farben before the war.

          CHEMICALS: Who Owns Aniline?
          July 28, 1941

          “General Aniline is a desirable property. It is the second largest U.S. manufacturer of photographic equipment (after Eastman), and is tied for third place with American Cyanamid (after Allied Chemical and Du Pont) in the making of dye-stuffs”

          But it was formed under the auspices of I. G. Farbenindustrie, the great German dye trust, and it has prospered with the help of Farben skills and patents.

          General Aniline had some distinguished American directors when the Germans set it up in ’27. But Walter Clark Teagle, chairman of Standard Oil of N.J. (with which the Farben used to share patents) resigned from the Aniline board last year, and Edgar M. Clark (a Standard Oil man) and Edsel Ford followed suit early this month. As the U.S. got less & less neutral, the Nazi cloud over Aniline looked thicker every day.

          I. G. Chemie is on the British blacklist.”
          http: //,9171,795457,00.html

        • beobrigitte says:

          Thanks very much Rose! Hopefully your links will help me to tie up some lose ends.

  2. Smoking Lamp says:

    “The war on smoking, and the war on smokers, is systematic, organised, institutionalised hatred intended to eradicate smoking, and to eradicate smokers.”

    That sums it up pretty well. The war on smokers is the leading edge of as war to total global domination. Tobacco control is a front organization for the lifestyle controllers. Tobacco control must be destroyed!

  3. waltc says:

    Of the Munich pact, Churchill famously said, “They had to choose between war and dishonor. They chose dishonor; they shall have war.”

    Perry’s blatherings make me want to throw up –both my hands and my lunch. I wonder if she’d love the jihadi who was raping or stabbing her. Or if she thinks she could love him out of doing it. And the idea of mouthing “I love you” to a stranger in the next seat whom you neither know nor love, is the ultimate in treacly inauthenticity. Blech! I further think all those performers were just self-promoting narcissists, making it about themselves and topping their own virtue by spouting asinine anodyne bullshit. (Am I unkind? Very well, I’m unkind.)

  4. Fredrik Eich says:

    Another “smoker exiled to the outdoors” by the hate group ASH, killed by another hate group.

    “The web mogul [James McMullan] was last seen smoking a cigarette outside the Barrowboy and Banker pub on London Bridge when the attackers began massacring innocent revellers.”

  5. Joe L. says:

    We live in the reign of hatred. Hatred is everywhere.

    Yes we do; this era is most certainly the reign of hatred, and what makes it worse, I think most people don’t even realize how much (or truly why) they hate the people they hate. They have no idea the extent with which they have been conditioned to hate the groups of people they do. To harken back to yesterday, our society is teeming with “empty moral outrage.”

  6. If anyone would like to make a poster of the Wall Of Hate to hang in their living room or in their pub, just email me and I’ll send you the file. I got one through a few years ago, and even blown up to 3 feet by 4 feet it was still nice and clear — and quite impressive! (Hint: if you decide to get one from AP, sign up to their mailing list and wait for one of their 40/45/50% sales. The 50%ers are pretty rare though: usually just two or three holiday 24 hour sales in the course of a year. Hint 2: the basic posters are well made and GREAT. I have no idea about the upper crust offerings, though they’re likely of similar pleasing quality: heh, great for blowing up embarrassing/funny/nice family photos for Christmas Presents! LOL!

  7. beobrigitte says:

    And now I hate all the smoke-hating bastards in ASH and the BMA and the RCP and the WHO just as much as they hate me. And I want to destroy all their institutions and their systematic, organised, institutionalised hatred of smokers (and drinkers and fat people). I want to raise a global army to defeat them.

    I don’t think I have hate towards the greedy smoker-haters but I am angry with them. Very angry. I don’t think I will ever forgive them.

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