The daughter sent me a link this morning to a Farcebook item.
And indeed they are.
I actually was saddened by them. What saddened me was the apparent desire for people to be regulated within an inch of their lives. The commonest phrase throughout is "it should be made illegal", whether it is smoking in the home or smoking while pregnant, the drones bleat on as if somehow making something illegal is going to solve the problems of the world.
For some reason the main call is for making it illegal to smoke while pregnant. Why? How would that work? Are the police supposed to stop women in the street and force them to take a pregnancy test? Countless generations were reared by smoking mothers and no one batted an eyelid, but suddenly we must think of the cheeeldren all the time?
It is a known tactic in warfare for an army to use civilians as a human shield while advancing. This is precisely the tactic being used by the Nannies. Remove the cheeeldren from the equation and they are left with nothing but hollow arguments.
Our K8 put forward a simple question –
Big brother, can you show me some hard evidence that passive smoking actually causes pneumonia and secondary infections? While you're at it, could you please research the use of bleach and other harmful household cleaning products and demonstrate how aspiration of same are probably more harmful and most likely to blame for the increased incidences of cancer and asthma in young children? Thanks!
Indeed wherever you look in a modern home there are chemicals throughout. Clothing, carpets and furniture are full of flame retardant chemicals. The cupboard under the sink is packed with bleach, polishes, soap powders, fabric conditioners and a moxy load of sprays all containing potentially lethal chemicals. Then there are air fresheners, fly sprays and other shit all designed to "protect" us [and our cheeeldren] when all they really do is fill us with chemicals causing allergies and destroying any chance of a child building a natural immunity. On top of all that, we are encouraged to hermetically seal our homes so that all those chemicals are confined. Maybe we should make it illegal for a child to be reared at home?
Another point which is largely overlooked is that traveling in a car is in itself technically unhealthy. Any journey involved moving through an environment of toxic exhaust fumes which are far more lethal than any whisp of cigarette smoke. So we subject the kids to an atmosphere of carcinogenic fumes and then complain about smoking?
Of course, amongst the comments we have the real sheep – those so beloved of the Nanny State – who will bleat anything they are told without question.
My sister has just been diagnosed with Leukemia and the main cause of it is smoking so if anyone out there take one thing out of this message please stop smoking and think of your own health and your little children!!!!
Oh sweet fuck! Sister smokes and has Leukemia, ergo Leukemia is caused by cigarettes? No chance of hereditary factors, other environmental factors or sheer bad luck then?
i know if someone smoke in car worst to kids and dog & cat too by reasearch in Scotland
A tabloid reader if ever I saw one. Show 'em the word "research" and it is immediately cast in stone.
I really shouldn't read these comment streams.
They're bad for my health.