Tag Archives: morality

The Virtue of Poverty

Yesterday Roobeedoo drew attention to a news report: Man ‘whose throat was slit for cigarette’ named as dad who doted on his daughter It’s not at all clear what happened. But it seems that this was an argument between two smokers. … Continue reading

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Private and Public Morality

Some things I read stick in mind, and bubble back up into consciousness days later, like dead bodies washed up on beaches. This one from Dick Puddlecote: They simply can’t bear to imagine people enjoying themselves, so every festive period … Continue reading

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Moral Crusades Fuel Mounting Anger

Every day seems to bring news of a new stabbing or killing: “In the moments leading to the violent killing, both men appeared to be involved in an altercation lasting three minutes. Nothing justified the extraordinary violence that followed and … Continue reading

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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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