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.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor
Class of drugs
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a class of drugs that inhibit the activity of one or both monoamine oxidase enzymes: monoamine oxidase A and monoamine oxidase B. They are best known as powerful anti-depressants, as well as effective therapeutic agents for panic disorder and social phobia. Wikipedia
Mechanism of action: Enzyme inhibitor
Biological target: Monoamine oxidase enzymes: MAO-A and/or MAO-B
Even the WHO is beginning to recognise that in it’s own insulting way
FCTC/COP/5/9 Annex 3 page 12
“Researchers have found a marked decrease in the levels of monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the brains and peripheral organs of smokers . MAO is an important enzyme responsible for breaking down dopamine.
The decrease in MAO results in higher dopamine levels and may be another reason that smokers continue to smoke, i.e. to sustain the high dopamine levels that lead to the desire for repeated drug use.
It has been suggested that this change is likely to be caused by a substance in tobacco smoke other than nicotine.
Certain tobacco constituents are reported to be MAO inhibitors, such as 2,3,6-trimethyl-1-4-naphthoquinone …”
Click to access FCTC_COP5_9-en.pdf
MAOIs are antidepressants.
Ban Smoking in prisons without the real substitutes – Prisons go Boom – acknowledge the real substitutes -, Anti Tobacco goes Boom.
Scary thing is; they may actually believe that is what the truth is.
I’m not following the current Brexit stuff very closely
Well I have been following it very closely since the first rumour of a possible referendum.
When I was young and gullible and believed that politicians were truthful and basically meant well, I made a terrible mistake and urged on by my employers (the import taxes on British goods had been crippling) voted to stay in the Common Market.
It wasn’t long before I realised my mistake and I have waited 40 years to correct it.
This is what I was told.
This pamphlet is being sent by the Government to every household in Britain. We hope that it will help you to decide how to cast your vote in the coming Referendum on the European Community (Common Market).
Please read it. Please discuss it with your family and your friends.
We have tried here to answer some of the important questions you may be asking, with natural anxiety, about the historic choice that now faces all of us.
We explain why the Government, after long, hard negotiations, are recommending to the British people that we should remain a member of the European Community.
We do not pretend, and never have pretended, that we got everything we wanted in these negotiations. But we did get big and significant improvements on the previous terms.
We confidently believe that these better terms can give Britain a New Deal in Europe. A Deal that will help us, help the Commonwealth, and help our partners in Europe.”
Sound familiar? Time has shown it to be a tissue of lies.
The same “They” are trying with all their concerted might to undo the US election of 2016
Yes, tobacco control and its ‘healthist’ allies rely on propaganda and lies to further their hate campaigns and persecution of smokers. Newspeak dominates, studies are manipulated, ‘fake news’ replaces facts. Just look at the prison smoking ban; the antismokers at ASH and their allies in the media ignore facts and claim the bans didn’t result in riots. This despite documented reports , often in the same newspapers, official reports from HM Inspectorate of Prisons antismoking activists claim there e have been no riots or outbreaks of violence. There have been documented prison riots at HMP Leicester, HMP Erlestoke, HMP Drake Hall, HMP Cardiff, HMP Birmingham, and notably HMP Haverigg in the UK and Metropolitan Remand Center (Melbourne) in Australia. These bans have low compliance (inmates continue to smoke despite the ban), fuel a black market for tobacco, and contribute to the use of other illicit substances. Despite these factors antismokers claim success in imposing the draconian bans. Alternative facts are the mainstay of tobacco control. Exposing these lies and expressing dissent ins essential to fighting the infantatization on the populace. The goal of tobacco control and the broader ‘public health’ machine isn’t health; the goal is totalitarian control.
The on-line Scottish Sun article; https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/3551143/smoking-jail-expert-for-against-scotland/
A quote from Simon Clark in the article you linked:
Very much on-topic, as Arnott and her ilk literally view smokers as children. So much so that they believe that smokers should forced to quit smoking and instead be pacified with children’s toys and activities like jigsaw puzzles and coloring books. How much more blatantly can they infantilize smokers?
There is also plenty of infantilisation promoted in TV ads and the like. Daily. Globally.