Finding Something To Do

Chris Snowdon cites a typical example:

A world-first study has uncovered concerns that big tobacco companies are exploiting Twitter to regain the public’s trust.”

That sentence alone contains so much innuendo that it might just as well be describing old ladies with hooked noses, wearing black and a conical black hat, owning a black cat and riding through the skies on broomsticks.

If the ‘study’ is a world-first, it is because no one with any intelligence would have bothered to do it, other than to find something to do to justify receiving wages.

Such practices are exceedingly common in unaccountable bureaucracies.

So why are such practices not snipped in the bud? It can only be because the people who are supposed to snip these practices in the bud are part of the problem – they too want something to get paid for but something NOT to do. Or perhaps there is no such control.

If you were Chancellor of the Exchequer, and desperate to find addition funds for the NHS, what would you do? In asking that question, we must be aware that the problem is billions of pounds and not hundreds of thousands of pounds. The temptation is to ignore small costs and concentrate on big costs, and/or raise taxation.

The trouble with concentrating on big costs is that they are ‘big’ for a reason. They are big because they are necessary. EG, the number and cost of doctors and nurses in hospitals. But there must be myriads of costs which are unnecessary and, when added up, cost loads and loads of money.

Thus, ASH might command only half a million per an, but defunding ASH saves half a million. But that action would also saves the administrative costs of dealing with the ASH application for funding, which might well exceed to actual grant itself. Who knows?

Added together, the direct costs of Public Health, along with the indirect costs, are massive. Then add to that the costs of the WHO and its persecution of smokers via the FCTC. I say ‘persecution’ because ‘sin taxes’ are a feature of the WHO’s attack on smokers.

We have been deliberately distracted by TobCON into believing that there is a moral or ethical war going on between good and evil. Good is TobCON; bad is Tobcoms. There is no such war. It is artificial. The only people dropping bombs are TobCON people, and the are dropping bombs not on the Tobcoms, but upon ordinary, powerless people who enjoy tobacco.

There is a Gordian Knot, which politicians must cut. It is their fear of the medical profession and the cost of perpetuating guerrilla operations by a few of the practitioners of that profession, but who are not actually involved in practising medicine. They are ‘professors of Public Health’, who need lots of publicity to fill their courses in Unis.

For me, getting out of the EU is just a first step. We must somehow direct out Gov to cease to fund bureaucracies like the WHO, IPCC, etc. I hope that Trump in the USA SEES that imperative. Perhaps, if he did, news might spread about how those organisations are just leaches on our bodily fluids as ‘bodies of people’.

It is not that the UN must cease to exist. It is that, over the decades, it has become corrupt and wastes masses of money (via meetings and costs, and travel, and hotel costs, etc) discussing matters over which it has no possible control.

Again, we must consider Hayek’s contention that the decisions of billions of individuals cannot be projected, which is why the Communist ‘five year plans’ were doomed to failure. It isn’t just that you cannot project the demand for bread; it is also that you cannot project where and when bread will be most needed. There could be a surplus in one place and a deficit in another. Only a very active market everywhere can make the required adjustments needed at the time.

Tobacco Control has hit the buffers. It is frantic to find something to do to justify its funding. The pretence is that it needs to continue to exist because of tweets on twitter.

I do not know what to do about politics. The persecution of smokers has very definitely changed my view of what politicians do. Is bombing Syria justifiable? I do not see why it should be, in view of the Gov’s persecution of smokers. Is it OK to describe slightly plump school children as obese? No, it is not.

But is does not matter how school children are described. The only thing that matters is that the Zealots defunded and persecuted. TobCON needs to be persecuted.


3 Responses to “Finding Something To Do”

  1. Smoking Lamp Says:

    Jouncing, You are right. The tobacco control attack on tobacco companies using Twitter to present their pint of view is a classic propaganda measure designed to silence opposition. Tobacco control maintains its perceived legitimacy by bullying and censoring dissent. That itself points to corruption and is an indicator that their data is flawed (otherwise there would be no need to suppress alternative views). Tobacco control must be destroyed!

  2. Smoking Lamp Says:

    Jouncing, The spell check changed you name again, Now I know my keyboard is an antismoker! Forgive me. This I believe is the second time I’ve done that. These automatic editing features are an abomination on par with tobacco control since they both suppress human autonomy!

    • junican Says:

      ‘Jouncing’? I love it! But there is no such word in the Cambridge Dictionary.
      TC maintains itself by ‘top down’ control of ‘ETHICS’. Any Gov which refuses to enact laws which persecute smokers is UNETHICAL.

      The contrary idea that permitting smoking is ETHICAL is what TC is most frightened off.
      We must try our best to promote the idea that permitting smoking is ETHICAL.

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