A short post – I must to bed.
We are in danger of equating ‘terror’ with bombs and bullets. But, historically, terror using bombs and bullets has always been short-lived. Terror is far more affective if it is started slowly and built up over time.
The word ‘Terror’ is unusually clear in its meaning. We all know what it feels like to be terrified, even if that terror is small scale. For example, you might be terrified if your car broke down on a motorway. Why? Because their are enormous risks and you do not know what to expect. At the other end of the scale was the calmness of the astronauts in the space shuttle when their air supply broke down. They rigged something up.
The use of terror is well known. It really is odd how the use of terror by Public Health has gone unobserved for so long. Perhaps its use regarding ecigs has made it more visible.
To be a ‘Terrorist’ requires only that the person seeks to impose intense fear, for that is what terror is. It is intense fear. “I was terrified” means much more than “I was afraid”.
But what is most important is that a mild fear has been projected to politicians as terror. That is why we have smoking bans, and it is why politicians have no defence against it. The terror is encapsulated, deliberately, by the ‘no safe level’ of SHS meme.
The whole anti-smoker organisation is a terrorist organisation. It promotes intense fear. Even worse is that it promotes persecution.