The smoking ban was an act of cultural murder.
In England, on 1 July 2007, they murdered an old, friendly, convivial culture. And now friendship and conviviality have gone.
And they’ve been gradually murdering friendship and conviviality all over the world.
It’s not different from regicide. Kings are unifying figures. They bring peoples together.
And 30 January 1649 was the date of another murder. That was the day they murdered the King of England. And England has never ever been quite the same since.
21 January 1793 was the day when they murdered the King of France. And France has never ever been quite the same since.
And 17 July 1918 was the day they murdered the Tsar of Russia. And Russia has never ever been quite the same since.
And 22 November 1963 was the day they murdered the President of the United States. And the USA has never ever been quite the same since.
Murder seems to be the only thing they know how to do. These people are never able to make anything, They only know how to smash and break things.
Nobody should be too surprised if the world becomes a colder and darker and crueler place, once friendship and conviviality have been murdered. Nobody should be too surprised if everyone falls out with each other.
WW1 started with the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (and his wife) in Sarajevo. The end of the Roman Republic began with the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 BC
The UK smoking ban was preceded by another act of cultural murder: the fox hunting ban that came into force on 18 February 2005. So the smoking ban was one of several acts of cultural murder. You create your new society by murdering the old one.
But in fact you can never create a new society. You can only murder an old one. Once you’ve smashed the Ming vase, the broken pieces don’t combine and re-unite to form a new and improved Ming vase. All you’re left with are broken pieces.