“The Crazies” (2)

It has been reported that the tobacco control industry, England division, want tobacco taxes increased by at least 5%. That is what the ‘Unofficial Parliamentary Group of Anti-smoker Witch Hunters’ want, and these individuals have collectively screamed.

It is beyond comprehension that these ‘Witch Hunters’ want to punish the bewitched. For, is it not true, that ‘nicotine addiction’ is the equivalent of being bewitched? The last people to be punished are those who have been bewitched. Therefore, increasing taxes is the worst possible thing since it it punishes the wrong people.

We all know that to be true. But I propose a different slant. I propose that non-smokers, non-drinkers, and non-car users should pay ONLY their fair share of taxes. For too long, those who enjoy life have subsidised those who do not. It is time that the ‘miserables’ paid their fair share. For too long, these ‘miserables’ have wasted the time of doctors. “I have had a headache, doctor, for a whole day, therefore I must have brain cancer, doctor. PLEASE assure me that I do not have brain cancer and send me for tests, and give me some pills for the headaches”.

The ‘cognitive dissonance’ is manifest. Tobacco Control has lost the plot. It wishes to punish the poorest people and leave the wealthiest alone. But who are the wealthiest? Cognitive dissonance rears it’s head again. The wealthiest are those who want to punish the poorest.

Those people are a group. They cannot abide the idea that some people might chose to take up ecigs as a way to enjoy inhaling pleasant substances. They are a powerful group, but they have no power. There again rises ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ – they seem to be powerful, but have no power to make laws.

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In the UK, there is a simple answer to the unfairness of smokers subsidising non-smokers. What I propose is not a diminution of tobacco taxes, although that would be the most sensible thing. What I propose is a ‘health tax’.

Since tobacco enjoyment has been much reduced, and since hardly anyone goes to pubs any more, then it is obvious that those who do not indulge in such pursuits have to pay more. I REALLY LIKE THAT!!! Non-smokers and non-drinkers pay more

We smokers can giggle. We are immune. We KNOW that that the FCTC only applies to non-smokers.

You need to think about that.

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2 Responses to ““The Crazies” (2)”

  1. Some French Bloke Says:

    The problem is that the zealots’ army of drones do not perceive any “Cognitive Dissonance”, their state being one of painless domination. In practicality they experience nothing in particular, and the dissonance just lies dormant in the hinterland of their subconscious. Only for those that have done the relevant research is the paradox untenable, resulting in a sense of oppression, and the question then is “are we in a position to make the drones feel that pain?”.
    See Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, or the Anti-Dictator by Étienne de La Boétie (written circa 1552). According to Lew Rockwell, “To him, the great mystery of politics was obedience to rulers. Why in the world do people agree to be looted and otherwise oppressed by government overlords? It is not just fear, Boetie explains in “The Discourse on Voluntary Servitude,” for our consent is required. And that consent can be non-violently withdrawn.”

    • junican Says:

      So the persecution has been going on for centuries.
      There are those who seek safety and will endure almost anything to be safe. There is not a lot wrong with that, apart from the fact that it means having to conform to ‘advice’, even if that ‘advice’ is, in effect, ‘force’.
      We should accept that many people live in that way. We should discount them as role models.

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