The war on smoking is a cultural war. It’s got nothing to do with health.
The war on obesity is also a cultural war. That’s got nothing to do with health either.
And the war on carbon dioxide is another cultural war. It’s really got nothing to do with global warming. That, like “health”, is an excuse and a deception.
The war on carbon dioxide is a war on engines and machines. It’s a war on industry. It’s a war on the industrial revolution. It’s a war on the entire modern world that has emerged over the past 500 years or so.
It is in fact a war against progress, being waged by people who like to call themselves “progressives” (while hating every kind of progress). It’s a war on liberal societies by people who like to call themselves “liberals” (while being utterly illiberal).
We’re in a global cultural war. It’s a cultural war that’s being fought in Europe. It’s a cultural war that’s being fought in the USA. It’s a cultural war that’s being fought everywhere.
And it’s a war between “progressive” cultural elites and ordinary conservative, traditionalist people.
And it’s a war that the globalist, “progressive” cultural elites have started to lose.
They’d been winning for a long time. They’d been winning for 30 or 40 years or more. But now they’ve started to lose.
And they started to lose for at least one very simple reason: they simply made themselves too many enemies.
For when you’ve declared war on smoking, you’ve declared war on smokers. And when you’ve declared war on obesity, you’ve declared war on fat people. And when you’ve declared war on carbon dioxide, you’ve declared war on motorists and commuters and tourists and industrialists.
If smokers are 20 – 30% of the population, that’s a lot of enemies you’ve made for yourself. And if fat people (or slightly chubby people) are another 20 – 30% of the population, that’s a lot more enemies you’ve just made for yourself. Add in the motorists, and you’ve a whole bunch more enemies.
In fact, you’ve made pretty much everybody your enemy. And if you’ve made fat, smoking motorists enemies, they’ll be three times enemies of yours, and they’ll hate you with a powerful vengeance.
So the arrogant, bullying, hectoring, globalist progressive elites have simply made themselves far too many enemies, and they’re facing a mounting nationalist, traditionalist, conservative, populist tide, made up of ordinary people who have had enough of the progressive elites for a multiplicity of different reasons.
And Emmanuel Macron is perhaps the personification of an arrogant, bullying, hectoring, globalist, progressive elitist.
No wonder that most French people can’t stand him. In the smokiest country in the world, the antismoker Macron wants to make French people stop smoking:
Tourists visiting France frequently cite smoking as the first culture shock they experience when they set foot on French soil, or perhaps simply when they step on a discarded cigarette butt.
A survey by travel website Tripadvisor revealed that users found that France was by far the “smokiest” country in the world.
Is it any wonder that the smokiest country in the world is in revolt against its arrogant, bullying, hectoring, globalist, progressivist, political elites.
The same revolt is breaking out everywhere. Because the elites have made themselves too many enemies everywhere. They’ve trampled on far too many people, and thereby created an overwhelming majority of opposition to them, and rendered themselves into a dwindling minority.