No smoking in public places today and forever more. I suggest we hit back by all cutting out booze (except homebrew and boozecruise bootleg) for a month, minimise driving and if you can stop smoking altogether (no prob for me.)
because make no mistake, the ban may be good for lungs but it is bad for freedom.
Nobody is suggesting that smoking is not every bit as bad for us as the anti lobby claims. Some of the effects are a tad overdramatised but all in all it is not going to enhance anybody’s life in any way. But our health is not the main point on the anti smoking lobby’s agenda.
Today ciggies, tomorrow the world.
Machiavelli reported a few months ago on the case in a town in which Nanny (an amalgam of do goodeing pokenose groups who are determined to protect us from all risk however slight)had persuaded the council to ban drinking in the street. The political correctness police subsequently raided a pub where, on a pleasant spring day, drinkers were sitting on an outside bench enjoying a pint.
“Gotcha,” cried Nanny, clapping her hag hands with glee,”you are abusing the freedom of non drinkers to enjoy public space.”
It turned out the bench was not in the street but on the pub forecourt or “beer garden.” Well there were window boxes.
But Nanny will not accept defeat gracefully and will not rest until drinking in public places is banned as smoking has been. And that will include while eating in pavement restaurants or taking a bottle of wine along on your picnic in the park.
See what I am getting at. Nanny claims to have the general good at heart but really she is on a power trip and the ultimate aim is to stop us all thinking for ourselves. Because if we lose the power to think for ourselves Nanny will have undisputed control.
Jeez, it reminds me of a scary Bette Davis movie.