I haven’t mentioned the Jimmy Savile business up until now.
Frankly I haven’t been that pushed one way or another.
However, like a lingering fart, it is a topic that just seems to refuse to go away.
I was pondering the whole business today when something struck me – the parallels that can be drawn between the Jimmy Savile business and smoking. As a cigar smoker, I’m sure he would approve.
Whether Savile is guilty or not is totally irrelevant, he has been tried and convicted without a single word in his defence. The man is dead and is therefore the perfect target for the righteous to label him as a predatory paedophile. In the mind of the sheeple, he is guilty and that is the end of the story. Dead men can’t defend themselves and I have heard precious few calling for a fair hearing.
And this is where the parallel arises with smoking.
The entire Savile “trial” has been a one dimensional affair. The media have decided he is guilty and the spoon-fed sheeple have lapped it up. The same goes for the whole smoking business. The media set the agenda and then put it up for all its worth without a single voice crying stop – where’s the evidence. There is no discussion. There is no debate. Savile is an evil paedophile and second hand smoke kills. End of story.
The sheeple lap it up for various reasons. Saving the world from paedophiles is a good thing and so is saving lives, so they go along with the media as it gives them the feel-good factor. By reading the supposedly condemning evidence they will agree with it without question because they feel that by nodding sagely and mindlessly accepting what they read, that they are making the world a better place.
So far, I have seen no evidence that Savile is guilty, just as I have seen no evidence that secondhand smoke is anything other than a minor irritant. It is all rumour, innuendo, unsubstantiated claims and word of mouth. There is no hard evidence.
We aren’t going to see any documentaries giving the opposing view. “Exposure” are not going to give the Savile side of the story. Horizon are not going to debunk the secondhand smoke myth. Speak out for Savile and you are now branded a kiddy-fiddler. Speak out against the Tobacco Control Industry and you are a stooge of the tobacco companies. The media has spoken and the sheeple believe.
In trial by media there is always a case for the prosecution.
There is rarely a case for the defence.
It is always a case of “guilty as charged”.