Any cult needs to cut off it’s believers from their fundamental Rights such as free speech, enhanced independence of the individual (e.g. weapons, vehicles), movement, due process at law etc.
The Left hand path of the dialectic is usually used to remove these Rights. The Right hand will return them in a watered down, ineffectual form as ‘privileges’ that only the State can grant or revoke.
When the truth about health risks finally caught up with corporate oligarchs of the tobacco industry a clever switch was made. If taxation can no longer be pumped out of people’s own choices regarding how they live their life, smoking can at least be made as another new vehicle for removing your rights … all in the name of ‘protecting’ us from ourselves, of course.
[14 Nov 2017]
Brainwashed people with no understanding of history think it’s alright if the state abuses fundamental rights as long as they are ‘polite’ – it’s good to see that some people have the courage to say ‘no’, even to overwhelming power