Should ‘Public Health’ Be Called ‘Public Wellbeing’?

Ever since PHE (Public Health England) started to demand bans on certain foods and drinks, amongst lot of other similar demands, the thought has nagged away in my mind. For example, there is not a ‘band of weights’ between being overweight and being obese. There is a huge difference between the two. My three daughters (and my wife if I dare says) are all ‘overweight’, if the ‘standard’ of correct weight is determined by clothes models or many actresses of their age, but they are by no means ‘obese’. ‘Plump’ is a good word. Even better is ‘pleasantly plump’.

We must think about how long a period of time academics had to mull over their strategies for persecuting the people of the healthy, wealthy West.

We had a visit from the wife’s sister and her husband today. They are both retired and not short of funds. Not long ago, they went on holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia. They told us that there is no such thing as ‘Social Services’ over there; no such thing as ‘national health service’. People rely upon family. Living conditions are far from what we would describe as satisfactory, and yet the people are happy. I would imagine that, for most people there, if you come down with a ‘non-communicable’ disease, then your body either gets over it or you die. But the people are happy.

For some strange reason, a few academics decided to get their knickers in a twist about the West’s opulence. Since the West was in total control of the UN, it must have been an easy step to infiltrate the WHO with their own people. Thus, it is quite easy to see how funds from, say, the UK, intended to improve the lot of really impoverished people, could be expended on committees and such which discussed the ‘inequality’ between the healthy, wealth West and the rest of the world.

What could be easier than to pick on smoking as a terrible scourge worldwide and thus equalise the healthy, wealthy West with the rest of the world? The same epidemic exists everywhere! The reason that it exists everywhere is due to Tobcom advertising and promotion.

What is missing are questions about the expansion of academia. Why on earth are universities doing conducting courses on ‘gender inequalities’ etc at massive expense? I know that students have to take on debts to pay for the courses, but do those payments from students cover all the costs of academics and the university as a whole? What about grants from Big Pharma and such? I get an impression that such grants genuinely search for the truth, but that negative results are just not published. Why should they be? Only positive results see the light.

Lots of misconceptions would be avoided if ‘Public Health’ was called ‘Public Wellbeing’. At least the fraud of pretending that a reasonable level of alcohol consumption is deathly, as opposed by the statistical fact that moderate drinking is good for bodily health, as would the deathliness of enjoying tobacco. At least ‘Public Wellbeing’ would have to come clean about its motivation.

It has perplexed me for some time how it came to be that politicians were so gullible. Why did they accept the word of academics and other ‘experts’ that there was an ‘epidemic’ of SHS deaths and thus not only persecute smokers by ‘exiling them to the outdoors’ and massively defraud them via duties, criminalise publicans who did not enforce the smoking ban, and create a massive detestation of politicians amongst 25% of the population? It was not just Blair who introduced the smoking ban – it was almost all of Parliament of the time.

I would like to see a new Political Party, which could easily be a reformed Conservative Party or Labour Party. It does not matter which. The new party would oppose persecution and take active steps to reduce it. The duty on tobacco would be reduced and the same with alcohol and petrol. The simple idea is that EVERYONE must pay their fair share towards the maintenance of our civilisation. Sure, people who sit at home watching TV will not get into fights and finish up in A & E, but they might do so if they scald themselves with boiling water. Everyone must pay as equally as possible for the provision of ‘on tap’ services. I resent paying ‘road tax’ (even though it is now known as ‘vehicle tax’). The reason is that I hardly use my car at all. But I would accept that, even though I use my car very infrequently, the roads have to be maintained. How sad is it that the ‘road tax’ is now no more that an additional cost on motorists which has been swallowed up in general taxation?

I say again that I would rather vote for a political party which was always in opposition provided that it opposed strenuously. Members of such a party would never have voted for the smoking ban.

3 Responses to “Should ‘Public Health’ Be Called ‘Public Wellbeing’?”

  1. Timothy Goodacre Says:

    I totally agree with you Junican and would vote the same as you. Best wishes for 2019 !

  2. Some French bloke Says:

    pleasantly plump

    Talking about spare wheels, my 1980 dictionary (Petit Robert des noms communs) lists the word embonpoint (written solid), which happens to be the exact etymological opposite to the expression mal en point, which means “in a bad way” (and can be applied to a business, or to a person’s or animal’s health). On the other hand, it doesn’t include the word surpoids, which means overweight, and is common parlance nowadays in our beloved (?) and globally standardized MSM.

    -Needless to say, these days you hardly ever hear the word ’embonpoint’ anywhere. I suspect that very soon, only the most erudite dictionaries will include it.

    If traditional values still prevailed, most ‘overweight’ people would be considered not only ‘pleasantly’ plump but also healthily plump.

    (Disclaimer: I have no axe to grind there, my own ‘spare wheel’ – if I have any – is a bicycle’s).

    • junican Says:

      I did French at school. I remember the word ’embonpoint’ for some reason or other. Perhaps Moliere used it in his plays. I always vaguely translated it to mean ‘in good condition’ when referring to a nicely built female.
      I too am a skinny bugger.

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