Monday, 21 August 2017

Nicotine Wars: Another Puritan Initiative Doomed to Fail



Another Anglo-Morality Drive...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent promise (July 2017) to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to ‘non-addictive levels’ highlights the insane Puritanism still ruling the Anglosphere. Not only is the FDA’s plan doomed to failure, needlessly criminalizing nicotine will create innumerable opportunities for organized crime to exploit. But hey, let’s not let facts get in the way of another doomed morality drive!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced a “multi-year roadmap” to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive levels in a new effort to help smokers kick the habit and prevent smoking-related diseases and deaths in America.

The move marks the first time the FDA has specifically taken aim at nicotine, a naturally occurring chemical in tobacco that makes smoking pleasurable. Experts, since 1994, have argued that reducing nicotine in cigarettes could help curb cigarette smoke addiction.

The FDA, in its statement, cited the more than 480,000 deaths every year and the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on health care and lost productivity as a result of smoking. The agency also went further in setting its sights on preventing younger smokers.

“Lowering nicotine levels could decrease the likelihood that future generations become addicted to cigarettes and allow more currently addicted smokers to quit,” the statement read.

As we know, the latent Puritanism that defines Anglo-Saxon culture often lapses into deluded fantasy – the infantile denial of reality itself. In turn, this tendency to fantasy leads to ridiculous and unworkable policies like this one. We had a war on alcohol, we have ongoing wars on prostitution and drugs and now we have a war on tobacco, too. When will these demented puritans realize their misguided attempts to curtail personal freedom never work?

As with other Anglo-American wars against the reality of human nature, the FDA's initiative is doomed to failure before it starts. Instead of rationally accepting that people will always drink, smoke, use drugs and fuck whores, the Anglo-Feminist Matrix assumes human nature is perfectible (according to their warped standards). Unfortunately for them, human nature cannot be scoured of sensuality by white-light rhetoric; the human quest for sensual pleasure is inescapable. No healthy human male can live happily without occasionally slaking his innate desire for ecstatic oblivion: such is life. 


Prohibition - now THAT really worked!

Yet the authorities never learn. Are they simply retarded? The war on drugs is a total failure, as was Prohibition – yet still the Anglo-American Establishment refuses to leave its puritanical fantasies in the seventeenth century, where they belong. Instead they prefer to treat America’s citizens like retarded seven-year olds, curtailing their right to choice and pleasure. The poltroons seem to think everyone would live forever if only they shunned tobacco. Given the inescapable fact of human mortality, the thrill of a good nicotine hit weighs favourably against a few more weeks of miserable old age.  But of course, the crabbed Anglo-Saxon mind struggles to grasp that such a moment of pleasure can outweigh a decade of misery. 

Pleasure Must be Abolished...

In any case, the FDA’s proposal is hopelessly unrealistic and might well lead to societal collapse. Western economies are struggling to provide adequate elder support as it is, without millions more living into unhealthy old age. The infrastructure of modern industrial societies assumes a certain demographic consistency – in short, a cull – or order to function. Any savings made by reducing smoking related illnesses will be lost against the burgeoning costs of elder care. Seen in this light, death is not an enemy to be fought but rather an essential ally of progress and civilization.

Besides, the FDA’s nicotine ban is completely pointless. If tobacco manufacturers cannot supply the nicotine consumers want and crave, the Black Market will. Doubtless criminals of every stripe are itching for the FDA’s nicotine ban to begin. Tobacco will join drugs and prostitution as one of their big earners. And like ‘cut’ drugs and STD-raddled whores, their illicit cigarettes will doubtless be full of toxic impurities and infinitely worse than the high quality products presently furnished by the tobacco industry. Alternatively, people will just smoke more to get the hit they crave. This occurred in the UK, where people smoked huge quantities of ‘Lite’ cigarettes to compensate for their low nicotine content. But of course, facts cease to matter when the Anglo-American establishment is pursuing one of its doomed ‘morality drives’. 

Criminalization lets criminals corrupt pleasure for gain

Ultimately, the proposed FDA ban reveals the Disneyland mentality of the Anglo-American Establishment – repressive, self-destructive and utterly out of touch with consensus reality. The most terrifying thing is how the post-feminist population of the United States have taken this pernicious statism lying down, without so much as a whimper. Back in the day, Americans reached for their muskets when freedom was threatened. Now, only Big Tobacco is daring to stand up for choice and liberty. That the FDA’s absurd proposals have arisen during a Republican administration only underscores the authoritarian depths to which America has fallen.

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