Tag Archives: morality

A Deepening Moral Vacuum

Hat tip to Smokingscot for this story: Algonquin students vent over permanent smoking ban Students’ association says majority opposes blanket ban on tobacco, pot smoking Some students at Algonquin College’s Ottawa campus are fuming over the possibility of a permanent, blanket … Continue reading

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Harm, Hurt, Pain, and Grief

I began listening yesterday to a podcast of Chris Snowdon in conversation with James Delingpole. Near the beginning, Snowdon’s new book, Killjoys, got plugged: Eating sugary food, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities. But politicians still use the law … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Appearances

I read somewhere recently that when Martin Luther King was shot dead in Memphis in 1968, he was out on his hotel balcony smoking a cigarette, and afterwards somebody removed the cigarette in order to “preserve his image as a … Continue reading

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Self-Denial

Yesterday I quoted from a recent article by Chris Snowdon. In the same piece he wrote: there is more religious influence in the ‘public health’ crusade against alcohol than most people realise, The above link takes one to a 2015 … Continue reading

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A New Voice: Stephen Hicks

One of the current features of life (for me at least) is the emergence of new voices, usually via the internet. Jordan Peterson was/is one such figure. And yesterday I spent a while listening to someone who seems to be … Continue reading

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Fighting an Army of Bullies

In a thoughtful response to me yesterday, Dmitry wrote: “We should make life hell for them just like they made life hell for us. Many of them should be sent to prison. Some of them should even be executed.”. You … Continue reading

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Tell Them They’re Not Welcome Anymore, Anywhere

I’m a silent driver. I hardly ever use my car horn. I see people going too fast, or too slow, or cutting corners, but I never feel the need to express indignation about it – even if what they’ve just … Continue reading

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