posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by Dispo
Thanks for an interesting and well thought out reply once again. I think you're absolutely right about cars being ok because they make the government
and big business lots of money.. I just can't connect that up with the thibkibg behind banning smoking. A quick look around yields results that would
indicate that smoking costs the NHS around 2 billion pounds per year in medical bills but they receive around 10 billion a year from revenue derived
from tobacco products...
Also, recent figures suggest that alcohol related problems are costing the NHS around 25 billon, and that's not including the bill for policing and
dealing with the societal damage caused by alcohol. So, why, if these policies (or lack of - in the case of vehicular pollution) are motivated by
money alone, are they not pursuing alcohol use with the same aggression they did with smoking... I've never understood the motivation behind it.. We
all seem happy to accept that government and big business are, at best, good buddies and, at worst, one in the same, but, attacking the tobacco
companies (one of the biggest of big businesses, behind pharma and 'defence') doesn't fit with that picture... It's almost like someone pissed
the wrong people off and got nailed as a result... not that I'm one for big conspiracies... It just doesn't make sense to me. Also, if you're thē
kind of person who buys into the illogical NWO conspiracy to wipe us all out/break us down etc and use THAT as an explanation for them ignoring the
alcohol issue then, why wouldn't they just let people keep on smoking? Hell, why not encourage people to smoke indirectly? The only reason everyone
got so worked up over the smoking issue was because of the media hye they created to push their agenda.
Your assessment of our voting system is spot on, in particular the way in which the media drive politics and public opinion. I can hardly bring
myself to think of it these days because I alternate between embarrassment at spcietal stupidity, disgust with the human race and anger with the
mindless drongos that recite stupid fking phrases they heard on the latest car insurance advert....
Another big issue re: politics/voting is a complete lack of working class representation in the house of commons. They have systematically eliminated
all working class representation, starting with the decimation of the unions (now tigers with no teeth and even less balls) by one M. Thatcher and
continuing all te way to present day where we now have a Cambridge educated toff who's never known a hard day in his life making decisions that
seriously affect the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable members of society... One might begin to suspect that it's game, set and match...