I wasn’t going to bother tonight because I have been to the pub, but I have decided to bother.
Some time ago, the anti-smoking Zealots invented the word ‘Denormalise’. I suppose that they thought that it was a great wheeze to do so. Further, they have recently invented the word ‘Renormalise’, which, in effect, counters their previously invented word ‘Denormalise’.
In reality, there are only two words in the English language which describe real situations – ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’. It is a case of ‘is’ or ‘is not’. But even though that is true, it is possible to include ‘more normal’ and ‘more abnormal’, and even ‘most normal’ and ‘most abnormal’.
Those words describe ‘states of being’. They are adjectives and not verbs.
A word such as ‘denormalise’ turns an adjective into a verb – a change from a description to an action. I suppose that the inhabitants of Pompeii would have preferred to have been able to ‘denormalise’ Mount Vesuvius. The denormalisation of Mount Vesuvius would have required a ‘miracle’. That is, you cannot ‘denormalise’ the normal. That idea is a contradiction in terms.
But what is becoming more apparent and amusing is that the Zealots are becoming recognised as ‘abnormal’ in their quest to ‘denormalise’ and ‘renormalise’. I mean – they are crazy. Their smarty-farty language is rebounding upon them. Their mental processes are ‘abnormal’. Anti-smoking is becoming more and more abnormal.Why? Because smokers are human beings and ought not to be subject to anti-human denormalisation or renormalisation. The idea that a Small Gang can decide what is normal and what is abnormal is contrary to every principle of human cooperation that has ever been devised.
The Anti-smoker movement is equivalent to a Pro-slavery movement. Words like ‘denormalise’ and ‘renormalise’ reveal it. In themselves, such words mean’objectification’. Smokers are objects and not human beings, and might as well be slaves, and publicans were forced to ejects these ‘objects’ from their premises. But, if that publican was himself a smoker, then he himself was an ‘object’, being forced to exclude other ‘objects’.
And yet Cameron et al are demanding that we must all reconcile ourselves to being objects in the wonderful superhuman entity known as the EU. We might as well live in Communist Russia.
Finally, we smokers have every right that can be imagined to be left alone and not persecuted by sin taxes and smoking bans. It seems clear to me that persons with doctorates should be doing the jobs which they are experts at, and not punishing smokers or fatties. If they do behave in that way, then they are not doing their job.
I have been thrutching about trying to find ‘the idea’. It has something to do with language. Imagine the idea of ‘hot’ language as compared with ‘cold’ language.
Enough for tonight.