reply to post by TiredofControlFreaks
You didn't stand up for the smokers - now the smokers can sit back and laugh at all of you!
TIRED OF CONTROL FREAKS
A great post, you put it all so well.
No doubt, 10 or 20 years from now, people might look back on things you said and wonder, as the minority drinkers are pushed around, perhaps thrown in
jail, fined to the hilt, etc. I can see the writing on the wall.
Obviously, society needs to protect itself from flagrant abusers, of whatever it might be. But moderate use should never be a crime, and that is what
is not too far down the road.
Where do we draw the lines? Who gets to draw them? At least with the era of strict driving under the influence prohibitions, there was some
"science" perhaps beneath the laws. Certainly, there is a level where people become "impaired", and public safety could be said to be at risk.
But when a disease is invoked to control people, they're getting rather personal!
And I think they're wrong mostly anyway.
As other posters have said, anything can "cause" cancer. And yet, it's really just a way of
looking at a thing.
Not so long ago, cancer was rare
. Even just a century ago, cancer was RARE. Sure, the modern cancer industry can explain away anything,
wishing that cancer was only formerly "rare" because of shorter life-spans, or not diagnosed, etc.
"What if" cancer really was rare a century ago, for plain-old common sense reasons instead? Such as, a world far less polluted, people eating
natural foods, the average person physically working (not just slumped in a chair in front of a screen), etc.
Yes, cancer is getting more prevalent in the population, but chances are pretty good that humans on average don't really drink alcohol anymore than
we did a century ago.
One thing is great about organizations like Cancer Councils: It sure is nice for the big companies cranking out food with no nutritional value, and
corporations polluting everything they touch, and the medical establishment! They aren't at fault! Listen to your Cancer experts! It's not your
corporations hurting you! It's US! We drink too much ("even one is too much"), we smoke too much, etc.
NO. We don't really do any more of any of these things than we did formerly. It's absurd really, especially in historical context.
SO, what IS the problem then, why so much cancer? Well...
Do we eat too much, especially modern convenience foods that aren't even healthy to begin with? Probably.
Do we fail to exercise as much as we should. No doubt, collectively, modern people have it easy.
These things make far more sense explaining things like "cancer", than silly observations made by "officials" who serve their masters, and have
BUT, we do reap what we sow, and smokers were thrown in front of the bus not so long ago. Maybe it's our turn now.