This has nothing to do with smoking and everything to do with our times. In our times, emotions have replaced reason, fear has replaced logic and, in the worst cases, distorted reality has replaced truth. To stay in tune with the main FORCES theme that means, for example, that if smoking MAY kill a handful people who abuse the pleasure, those few become millions and millions of made up (“attributed”) yearly deaths to scare people off smoking altogether, in spite of the fact that it hasn’t been scientifically demonstrated that even the handful of people who MAY have been killed by absurd excesses were actually killed by smoking.
Exaggeration and deception have become THE mass communication in the 21st century.
This is so because of the belief that “shock” therapy can persuade the sceptical to agree with the framers of the issues. The issue framers cannot demonstrate their beliefs rationally and scientifically, so deception is the only possible way to further their agendas, up to the point of forbidding or making something mandatory.
What is not understood is that people develop tolerance, and they need bigger and bigger “shocks” all the time. Furthermore, not all people are stupid, and many understand that there is deception, thus no longer believe any message altogether – the old cry wolf story. Again for the smoking issue, the ignorant people have been already scared into quitting; the smart ones no longer believe “public health”. That is dangerous – both for freedom and real Public Health; but, on the other hand, can anyone go on believing and obeying con artists?
We present our readers with yet another huge exaggeration, this time from a different breed of paranoid fear mongers; the “save the planet” environmentalists, twin brothers of Tobacco Control. Just look at how they exaggerate reality and lie to stop what they don’t like: progress. We let the images and the short comments do the work; the rest is self explanatory. As you scroll, think of the black lungs "public health" says that smokers have – lungs so black that not even the worst possible condition of coal mining in bygone times could create.
FIRST, do you know what ANWR is?
ANWR = Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Now a comparison
And some perspective.
NOTE WHERE THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AREA IS
(it’s in the ANWR Coastal Plain)
THIS IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS, LIBERALS AND GREENS SHOW YOU WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT ANWR and they are right these ARE photographs of ANWR
ISN’T ANWR BEAUTIFUL? WHY SHOULD WE DRILL HERE (AND DESTROY) THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE?
WELL, THAT’S NOT EXACTLY THE TRUTH
Do you remember the map?
The map showed that the proposed drilling area is in the ANWR Coastal Plain.
Do those photographs look like a coastal plain to you?
WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE!
THAT IS NOT WHERE DRILLING IS PROPOSED!
THIS IS WHAT THE PROPOSED EXPLORATION AREA ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE WINTER
AND THIS IS WHAT IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE SUMMER.
HERE ARE A COUPLE SCREEN SHOTS FROM GOOGLE EARTH
AS YOU CAN SEE, THE AREA WHERE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT DRILLING IS A BARREN WASTELAND.
OH, AND THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE EFFECT ON THE LOCAL WILDLIFE.
HERE IS A PHOTO (SHOT DURING THE SUMMER) OF THE
DEPLETED WILDLIFE SITUATION CREATED BY DRILLING AROUND PRUDHOE BAY
DON’T YOU THINK THAT THE CARIBOU REALLY HATE THAT DRILLING?
HERE’S THAT SAME SPOT DURING THE WINTER
HEY, THIS BEAR SEEMS TO REALLY HATE THE PIPELINE NEAR PRUDHOE BAY.