I’m not following the current Brexit stuff very closely, because I don’t think that the European political class is going to allow it to happen. In their view, it was a mistake to have ever asked Britons in 2016 whether they wanted to remain in the EU, because they gave the wrong answer. But since Parliament will be able to vote on Theresa May’s proposals, and as best I understand them, they amount to more or less staying in the EU, I expect Parliament to vote in favour of her proposals, because they’re too frightened of Brexit.
For it seems to me that if MPs in Parliament were frightened enough of tobacco smoke back in 2006 to vote for a pub smoking ban, they’ll be absolutely terrified of the prospect of Britain leaving the EU and sailing off into uncharted waters. It’s simply far too scary. It’s much scarier than tobacco smoke, and even global warming.
It follows on from what I was writing about yesterday, which was the growing infantilisation of Britain (and much of the rest of the world). And this infantilisation entails trusting doctors (about the terrible dangers of tobacco smoke), trusting climate scientists (about the terrible dangers of carbon dioxide), and trusting the politicians and pundits (about the terrible dangers of leaving the EU), and in general trusting all experts and authorities.
And I think this process of infantilisation is a perfectly deliberate policy, because if you can reduce a population to infancy, you’ll be able to make them do absolutely anything you want, simply by telling them any scare story that’s necessary, in order to shoo them in one desired direction or other. Of course the scare stories will all be fabrications, all lies, but that doesn’t matter so long it has the desired effect. For the European ruling political classes, the truth is whatever they want it to be.
So I expect Britain to be worse off after its non-Brexit than it was before, because we’ll remain members of the EU while having lost the right to vote within it. Britain will most likely become a European dependency, much like its American colonies once were, with no real say about anything.
And much the same will happen with other European states. Any attempt to break away from the EU will be met with punitive measures which will leave them worse off than they were before.
This is one way in which slavery comes. You leave the responsibility for everything to experts, doctors, scientists, politicians, priests. You do whatever they tell you to do. And you do it quickly, without asking questions.
I’ve been taking an interest in prison smoking bans and their accompanying riots. I’ve even written to my MP about them. For example:
A RIOT broke out at Cumbria’s only prison when a peaceful protest about a tobacco ban turned ugly.
Chris Snowdon draws attention to a piece by Deborah Arnott in the Sun:
According to Arnott, the prison riots that I’ve been reporting, and which were reported in many newspapers, simply never happened.
Fears of riots and unrest were unfounded, and after prisons went smoke-free the level of assualts and self-harm went down, not up.
That’s how it’s done. You just rewrite history. Truth is whatever you want it to be.