The Coming War On Tea and Coffee

Brigitte drew attention to something that a spokesman for the Stuttgart Oktoberfest said recently:

“Smoking is part of socializing.

This is of course perfectly true. And smoking bans are attacks on society, on conviviality, on community, on friendship. Smoking bans shatter society, shatter community, shatter friendship.

Why do the antismokers want to shatter society? My best guess is that they want to shatter society so that they can remake it in some utopian new form. They believe that, in order to create a new world, they must first shatter the old world, much in the same way as before some new edifice can be erected, the previous one must be demolished.

Why the urge to construct a revolutionary new society? The answer perhaps is that we are living in an industrial revolution, with new technologies continually replacing old ones. and this has fed an expectation that, sooner or later, this industrial revolution will result in a social revolution as well. Sooner or later, these neo-Marxist revolutionaries believe, the old society will be replaced by a new society in the exact same way that the postal system is being replaced by the world wide web.

And in this they are probably correct. But why do these revolutionaries always seem to believe that they must intervene in the process, and force change to happen? Why won’t they just sit back and let it happen of its own accord? Why is there an endless succession of Lenins and Maos and Pol Pots and Castros, all of whom are usually very successful at shattering the existing social order, but invariably totally unsuccessful in creating a new society?

The short answer is that they haven’t a clue what they’re doing. It’s generally very easy to break things, but far harder to make things. And so while they can usually manage to shatter a society, they can never manage to construct a new one.

And that’s what we’re seeing with smoking bans: the preliminary shattering of society that precedes the inevitable failure to construct a new one.

And it’s a global revolution that they’ve embarked on, given the innumerable smoking bans all over the world that are shattering convivial societies everywhere in the world. The United Nations and the World Health Organisation are not trying to improve public health: they have embarked upon a global socio-political revolution.

It’s not just smoking that’s under attack by these prohibitionists. They also have their sights set on alcohol. And on more or less every kind of food, including meat, fat, sugar, salt, soda. And these are all attacks on existing social norms, and upon existing society. For how else do people normally meet, except around tables laden with food and drink and tobacco and tea and coffee? Public Health England is launching an attack on the whole of English society.

What haven’t they yet attacked?

Two things that have yet to come under attack are tea and coffee. Why haven’t they attacked those? Why aren’t we being told every day that we are just as much tea and coffee addicts as we are addicted to tobacco and alcohol and meat and sugar and salt?

It shouldn’t be too difficult for them to demonise tea and coffee. All it needs is another Dull and Hell study to show (using statistics, of course) that drinking more than one or two cups a day causes cancer, heart disease, impotence, and premature senility. They’re perfectly capable of knocking up such studies in a single afternoon. After all, it’s what they’ve been doing with vaping. And then they’ll put health warnings on tea bags, and hide them behind shutters. And tea and coffee will be removed from restaurant menus. And people will be offered milk or water instead (because they can’t offer them wine or beer or soda, can they?).

The answer, most likely, is that there are simply far too many tea and coffee drinkers at present. It was impossible to ban smoking while most people still smoked, and smoking bans could only be introduced when smoking prevalence had fallen to 25% or less of the population.

But there can be no doubt that The War On Tea and Coffee is coming soon, given that everything else is already under concerted attack.

The correct response is to disbelieve everything these bullies say, about everything (including carbon dioxide). And that’s where we’re heading: a world in which authorities and experts of every kind are no longer believed, no longer trusted.

Is Hillary Clinton going to run for President again?

“Look, there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again,” Clinton said. “And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game.”

“Again”? Doesn’t that suggest that she’s planning another bid? Many people believe that none of the current cast of Democratic candidates has the ability to defeat Trump next year, and so they’re propping up the corpse of Hillary in her coffin, and starting to resuscitate her. She’ll be a living dead candidate, a zombie nightmare candidate. Just when you thought she was dead, she’ll come stumbling back, falling over again and again (just like before). After all, it’s still Her Turn.

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13 Responses to The Coming War On Tea and Coffee

  1. garyk30 says:

    Interesting presentation.

  2. Timothy Goodacre says:

    Germany, Austria,and Switzerland are great places to smoke. Plenty of fellow smokers. Great tobacconists, plenty of choice, and compared to Nanny State UK very reasonable prices.

  3. slugbop007 says:

    There will probably be a war on meat shortly as well. Some Vegans are as fanatical as climate change believers and anti-tobacco neurotics.

    slugbop007

    • Joe L. says:

      The war on meat began years ago. Meat is now being attacked not only by healthists, but also by climate change alarmists. Like smoking, they have promoted the fear that red meat (and very recently,
      chicken as well
      ) causes cancer and heart disease. However, it is now claimed that the methane released from cow farts is contributing to anthropogenic climate change.

      • Frank Davis says:

        https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/09/22/eating-meat-could-banned-like-smoking-says-top-barrister-calls/

        Eating meat could be banned like smoking, one of Britain’s foremost barristers has predicted, as he called for the offence of ‘ecocide’ to be introduced to prosecute those who damage the nature on a massive scale.

        Michael Mansfield QC warned that the farming of livestock for meat was destroying the planet and called for legislation to criminalise those who cause global warming and the wilful destruction of wildlife . In a message delivered at the launch of the Vegan Now campaign, which encourages people to stop eating meat and dairy, Mansfield said he had a ‘single message’ to make ecocide a crime.

        • Smoking Lamp says:

          It really is a war of ten ‘prohibitionists’ against all. Smoking, vaping, alcohol, sugar, meat, you name it they will attack it to gain power. And it is all based on a foundation of lies and deceit. Just as the second hand smoke stories were clever rises designed to force their agenda, we now see that their attack on meat is based on false data. “One expert says findings by international experts represent ‘egregious abuse of evidence’” at The Guardian: “Row after research claims red meat poses no health risk,” https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/sep/30/research-red-meat-poses-no-health-risk

  4. AndyDan says:

    They’ll never go after coffee. I’ve got “progressives” in my family, and I’ve noticed how they’re constantly drinking it. Coffee is actually quite a potent stimulant, and it wouldn’t surprise me if it was actually harmful in large doses. Tea is different however. Not as strong as coffee, but more refreshing. The growth of Britain as an industrial nation was built on tea, beer, tobacco and meat, so all those things are fair game for our enemies.

    • They’ll never go after coffee.

      One reason they’ll never go after coffee would have to be that stomach cancer has been on the wane as early as the 1950s (and even before that time, with the notable and intriguing exception of Japan), so there was no need for a scapegoat back then for that, and anyway it would have been counter-intuitive to pin the blame for it on smoking, whereas the ‘directly into the lungs’ misconception is alive and well as we speak, and as I write these lines.

      And I’ve read somewhere that even dried tea leaves contain the infamous (supposedly carcinogenic) benzo|a]pyrene… and recently heard on a French radio broadcast that gorillas could face extinction because of the extension of tea plantations in Africa! So I’m not too sure about that assumption of yours! :)

    • Joe L. says:

      Never say never. Right now, coffee is fashionable and acceptable, just like tobacco once was. There have already been plenty of “studies” published which claim that coffee causes cancer. It’s only a matter of time before coffee falls out of favor with the Progressives (and the pharmaceutical industry develops Caffeine Replacement Therapy products), and it will get the tobacco treatment.

  5. RdM says:

    “Caffeine is known to improve memory and the speed with which our brains process information. It binds to some of the same receptors as adenosine, a compound that promotes sleep, amongst other things. ”

    https://www.chemistryworld.com/features/chemistry-in-every-cup/3004537.article

    If they ever manage to propagandize and mobilize gullible public reaction against coffee drinking
    “1000 chemicals in a cup of coffee, stinky breath, stained teeth, useless layabouts drinking it”
    then they will medicalise a CRT replacement “therapy”, pharma produced caffeine pill.

    Oh, wait, they already have one;- look up No-Doz

    https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-57343/no-doz-oral/details

    So as the equivalent of vaping, instead of enjoying the rich aromas of real coffee, you could be advised to take a caffeine pill with a cup of hot water … in some future dystopia.

    Be very afraid… guard and act against it! ;=})

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