Lets Make Some Predictions
In Order Not To Lose The Habit

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December 15, 2003 - Nowadays, and on the health issue, it is quite easy to play Nostradamus - and so far, we at FORCES have predicted the future better than he did. Let's have some fun just before the Christmas holidays with predictions about coffee. We should begin by noting that coffee is being now "studied" at the EU level: here is a link with the EU Fifth Framework Programme. One might ask: "What's wrong with that?" Nothing at all. Nevertheless, we can already say, without a shade of doubt, that within a very few years coffee will end up the way tobacco did. The health activists and "public health", while happily conning us on smoking (and obesity as well) must create new "epidemics" and threats to justify the ongoing flux of money they command and their suppression of freedom of choice - to say nothing of cultural conditioning. In short, the machine created for smoking must be kept well lubricated, and diversification (together with false advertisement) is the soul of the contemporary medical mafias' business.

BELIEVE IT: IT'S COMING

This is not a satire, nor it is a joke
Health warnings on a deadly substance that addicts and kills millions
Caffeine delivery device
Seeds of evil

The beginning of the end of coffee will come this January, when the conclusions of the European "study" on coffee and health are made known to us poor, sick little people. Tremors of "concern" over coffee have been with us for several years now, and we have covered the issue quite a lot on our pages. At the beginning of 2004 we will discover, therefore, that coffee has negative effects on health - starting with cardiovascular disease - if taken in excess of 2-3 cups a day; they have to start slow. Later it will be discovered - thanks to the usual interview-based junk science statistics - that people take in "dangerous" amounts of caffeine, which in turn causes a huge number of deaths and diseases. How will that be calculated? With the same con-science used for various statistical attributions, reinforced by the opinions of "experts" -- the very same techniques used today to con us on smoking or obesity. Once the discovery is acknowledged (with the ritual  "surprise" of the self-appointed "expert-researchers"), the "prevention" mechanism kicks in: media fanfare, long sequences of white-coated clowns who state that "there is no doubt" that "coffee kills", followed by the tiresome farce of public debate over the freedom to drink coffee; all that is necessary to start the erosion of people's incredulity, their wallets and their lifestyles. This will go on for about one year as a preliminary round.

The fact that not even one death from "caffeine addiction" is scientifically demonstrable will do no good (as it didn't do any good in the smoking debate). The statistical and emotional framework of "public health" is already firmly in place thanks to the antitobacco frauds, and is currently expanding to obesity. That notwithstanding, several junk science studies  (oops, sorry - pieces of scientific research) will be produced (at first for and against, then just against: that is necessary to show the "preponderance of the evidence") on the issue, accompanied by great happiness among the grant junkies. At this point the precautionary principle will be invoked, according to which coffee producers will have to prove that coffee does not hurt people, and thus prove their innocence. And even in the impossible case that a negative can be proven, the precautionary principle still protects the immunity of the criminals who use it with the "emergency clause": it is not necessary to procure scientific proof that something is dangerous to regulate, tax or forbid: suspicion is enough. (This perverse principle is underwritten by the United Nations, and adhered to by the USA, Europe, and several other nations. It is also one of the pillars for health scares through the shameful "scientific" scams and policies of the World Health Organization mafiosos).

This is when the demonisation of the coffee industry will begin in earnest; Big Coffee will be brought down to the level of Philip Morris -- whose marketing, as we all know, is now based on the mea culpa/boot licking of "public health" and on bending over to whatever statistical fraud antismokers feel like making up -- today. Those who oppose anti-coffee will (of course) demonstrate themselves as either irreparably addicted to the "drug" (thus badly in need of cessation therapies), or despicable individuals paid off by the coffee industry, which (as everyone will be convinced by then) makes money by making sick and killing its customers.

At this point it will only be natural for ministers of health to intervene with a variety of actions: appeals to the media to silence opposition on the basis of "responsible information", and say only bad things about coffee; when coffee "addicts" are shown, the mass-media's job will be to make them look either sick or like lunatics and to make the health cons look good. In the meantime, parasites such as Stanton Glantz will get millions of pharmaceutical dollars to count coffees instead of cigarettes in the movies, and to push for the limitation first (and the elimination second) of coffee advertisement, to fight yet another product "harmful to health". This will be done with the cooperation of legal sharks such as John Banzhaff and his gangs, who will smell blood in the water once again. Furthermore, a minimum age will be established for coffee or (caffeine-based) Coca-Cola drinking to protect the children, of course. And, as usual, the ministries of health (eternal marionettes of the Pharma-industry) will use the resources of the taxpayers to promote Pharma-remedies through propaganda.

The inevitable will come next: while the WHO gang produces a document that legitimises all the frauds about coffee and calls for yet another international framework convention against what kills (_____ put the millions of deaths per year here), a super-tax on coffee will be imposed by various governments to compensate for the social costs attributed to coffee addiction by the "experts".

Stand by for shows with repentant coffee drinkers, TV interviews in hospitals with the victims of Big Coffee, and calls for mandatory warnings on coffee packs. After all, coffee is a huge target market: almost 90% of the population of the world drinks it (what an epidemic!) and that population needs therapy! But it will not end there: stand by for junk science associations with cancer (probably stomach and liver, but let's not forget the bladder!) as well; they'll start slowly -- almost timidly at first -- and then they will gradually increase, to enable the various body part and cancer societies to access millions of public dollars: somebody must pay for the new Mercedeses driven by the upper echelon of some of today's "non-profits"!

At that point, the coffee drinker won't be able to help feeling guilty towards himself and society. His children will be coming home brainwashed and authorised by "public health" to disrespect him and ma once again (for their own good). Automatic coffee dispensers will be under attack, and will disappear from airports and schools, while the smell of coffee will turn out to be as disgusting tomorrow as the smell of cigarettes is today. Passive coffee? Never underestimate the criminals of contemporary "public health": they'll find a way to make it stick. The storm troopers that today burst into restaurants without a warrant (they don't need any: they are "public health") searching for ashtrays will have yet another duty. Indeed, fascism has finally found a way to get rid of all those useless constitutional and juridical protections that are only good for slowing down the speedy recovery of us sick people: it is called public health, the supreme expression of that therapeutic state Hitler dreamt of so much for so long. Are you smiling, Adolph?...

Go on, keep laughing and say that we are exaggerating. You did that for cigarettes, hamburgers and alcohol. Come on, deny it. Actually, we'll do it for you: here is a list of ready-made excuses to use at the proper time, to justify your cowardice, laziness and negligence -- to say nothing of your fear of authority. This list will help you feel better about letting real fascists run your life -- without having to bother to "hang 'em high".

EXCUSES AND JUSTIFICATIONS TO USE FOR NOT REACTING TO THE SUPPRESSION OF COFFEE, AND TO BEND OVER ONCE AGAIN TO THE  FASCISTS IN WHITE COATS

YESTERDAY FOR SMOKING

TOMORROW FOR COFFEE

> IN THE PRELIMINARY PHASES OF THE FRAUD <

"It will never happen here."

"It will never happen here."

"Nooo... Philip Morris will take care of silencing those lunatics..."

"Nooo... Coca Cola will take care of silencing those lunatics..."

"You've got to be kidding... with all the money the government makes on it..."

"You've got to be kidding... with all the money the government makes on it..."

"You are joking: everybody does it. One thing is safety belts, another is smoking! "

"You are joking: everybody does it. One thing is smoking, another is coffee! "

> WHILE THE FRAUD AND DEMONISATION CAMPAIGN IS IN PROGRESS <

"It's just a trend: don't worry, it's gonna go away."

"It's just a trend: don't worry, it's gonna go away."

"We must use tolerance and courtesy to win the public relation campaign, and show that the antismoking health nuts are fanatics; people will understand."

"We must use tolerance and courtesy to win the public relation campaign, and show that the anticoffee health nuts are fanatics; people will understand."

"It is all a farce: they'll never dare endanger so many jobs, are you kidding?..."

"It is all a farce: they'll never dare endanger so many jobs, are you kidding?..."

"We are in (put here the country where you live): you'll see, they'll change this folly at the last moment with some backdoor manoeuvre."

"We are in (put here the country where you live): you'll see, they'll change this folly at the last moment with some backdoor manoeuvre."

> AFTER THE DEMONISATION AND PROHIBITION IS COMPLETE, OR IS WELL ON ITS WAY <

"I don't care about them: I'll keep having my cigarette in hiding."

"I don't care about them: I'll keep having my coffee in hiding."

"And what can I do about it...?!" (variation: "That's the way it is - sigh - get used to it.")

"And what can I do about it...?!" (variation: "That's the way it is - sigh - get used to it.")

"After all, it's for my own good."

"After all, it's for my own good."

"What do you wanna do, start a civil war for a cigarette? It's not worth it!"

"What do you wanna do, start a civil war for a coffee? It's not worth it!"

"We have to respect the rights of others."

"We have to respect the rights of others."

"All doctors say it... can they all be wrong?..."

"All doctors say it... can they all be wrong?..."

"After all, we cannot stay behind other countries."

"After all, we cannot stay behind other countries."

"I smoke too much anyway."

"I drink too many coffees anyway."

"Look, we are a democracy: we've got to do what the majority says. Unfortunately I smoke, but I don't want to bother others - and certainly I don't do it in front of the children!"

"Look, we are a democracy: we've got to do what the majority says. Unfortunately I drink coffee, but I don't want to bother others - and certainly I don't do it in front of the children!"

Gian Turci
FORCES Italiana, president
FORCES International
, C.E.O.


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