You have to despise them. You cannot reason with them because they have a fixed agenda. Reason does not come into it. Only the statements of mantras matters. Thus, the statement that ‘there is no safe level of second hand smoke’ relies entirely upon some sort of immediate affect of a whiff of tobacco smoke in the street, regardless of the cancerous emissions of diesel engines in that street. I suppose that, rationally, it is possible for a terribly weak person to walk down a street, be inundated with diesel fumes, and not drop dead until he/she encountered a whiff of tobacco smoke. The way that TC utilises these comparisons is to say, “The person who was exposed to masses of carcinogenic fumes from traffic fell down and died only because of the additional affect of a whiff of tobacco smoke”. That is, they claim that traffic is NECESSARY, whereas smoking is not. We have seen this many times before. But such a argument ignores Choice. Diesel engines are things, and do not involve ‘choice’. No diesel engine can decide whether to emit carcinogens or not. Thus, traffic is worse than smoking, since it is uncontrollable.
How can you not be amazed that such a minor thing as smoking can infect politicians with righteous zeal? It can only be that the politicians are the wrong sort of people. In the UK, many of them retired, or were forced to retire, because of the expenses scandal. The replacements were ‘placemen’.
What is incredible is that it has taken so long for politicians to understand that there is such an emotion as ‘enthusiasm’. ‘Enthusiasm’ is an emotion. It does not need ‘Reason’. Supporters of MUFC do not need reason at all. If MUFC lose a football match, it is because the players did not ‘try’ hard enough. ‘Trying’ is emotional, and has nothing to do with skill.
Many of the people who were killed in Paris were probably only outside because of the law which grabbed private property and turned into the property of TC Zealots. TC Zealots are probably responsible for many deaths.
The scandalous affects of the Zealots’ corrupting influence on politicians cannot be ignored. But, to be honest, one cannot ignore the willingness of politicians to be corrupted.
What a mess!