Where is this prohibitionism going to end?
We all know it started with the smokers. They just wanted smoking stopped on aircraft and they wanted smoke free railway carriages. Over the years that has crept up the scale, with increasing bans to a level that was only an anti-smoker’s wet dream a few years ago.
The latest from Japan – “We have reached a conclusion that smokers are not fit for the education sector,” This is essentially a statement that smokers are somehow some kind of inferior being and a sub-class of humanity. Suppose the statement was “We have reached a conclusion that Jews are not fit for the education sector” or “We have reached a conclusion that niggers are not fit for the education sector“. There would be an international outcry, yet no one gives a shit for the smoker nowadays, so it’s perfectly fine to class smokers as unfit for employment for no other reason than they enjoy a cigarette.
Having hounded smokers into the ground they are now starting on other areas. Following the Tobacco Template to the letter they are starting with advertising [which is leading to some really amusing unintended consequences!]. Soon the bans will creep in and they will go from minor restrictions, through major restrictions and ultimately outright bans.
Where is this going to end?
I can see a world where tobacco and alcohol will be all but banned everywhere. Food will be bland and unappetising. You will be banned from any medical treatment or employment if you ever smoked or drank or if your BMI is anything over deemed “normal”. Those who the Health Police declare “unfit” will become outcasts from society. Those who fail to meet government guidelines on exercise will find themselves penalised through some form of taxation.
Big Brother will monitor all lifestyles, penalising all who fail to meet the standard.
George Orwell was bang on the mark.