17 Jun 2020

And Then, Normality...

As this nasty bout of flue eases and various restrictions start to be lifted, the MSM are continually at pains to point out that we’re slowly moving towards a new normal as certain restrictions may well be with us for the foreseeable future.

This reminded me of yet another very old post and made me realize that the folk who were probably best prepared and able to handle those draconian flue restrictions were – come on! Who do you think? The lonely elderly? People of colour? The LGBQUETY community? Squirrels? No, it was those much maligned folk of smoke.

Remember a while ago when a few folk decided they didn’t like smoking so demanded nobody should be allowed to smoke in so many places? Remember? Thanks to the MSM program of smoker vilification, nobody wanted to be any closer to a smoker than four meters, never mind two. They were not welcome, or indeed allowed to light-up in any places of entertainment so many didn’t even enter. 

So there you have it. Folk of smoke were well used to being  ‘unsociably distanced’ long before it became fashionable and have been living their lives with many  draconian restrictions for years and are well adjusted to wot they can and can’t do. And now the new flue restrictions have come to one and all and as a shock and a bummer to those that previously only wished, nay, demanded restrictions on others but not themselves. Eat it up suckers!

According to the MSM, many folk are suffering severe mental problems owing to the lock-up, isolation and distancing ‘regulations’. It would be the height of poetic justice, would it not, if some of those ‘suffering’ mental anxiety where some of the self-same folk who demanded the isolation and shunning of smokers...

Okay, I vape and don’t use tobacco no more but remember the ‘I don’t like it so you shouldn’t be allowed to do it’ brigade include vapers in their hatred of many forms of enjoyment as well so I quote from yet another old post:

   Some people will choose to smoke and drink. Some will die youngish, some will die very old. Some folk will choose to eat a lot of what they like, some will die youngish, some will die very old. This could go on for ever with everything, right?
   Then there are those who will live what the state decrees to be a safe, protected and healthy lifestyle. Surprisingly, some will die youngish and some will die very old.
   However, it’s a 100% certainty we’re all going to die and as the last lap gets underway, some will be wondering what they missed and why, while others will be wishing they’d done just that little bit more.
   So to all you, “it’s bad for you! I don’t like it so you can’t do it, it’s not healthy so we have to stop it now!”  fellows, let me assure you that while you’re possibly just passed ‘Go’ on life’s highway and it looks like a long, almost never ending road ahead with time aplenty to foist your pettiness upon others, try to take on-board wot’s below....
   Trust me, when you get to my end of the road two things will become obvious. One, it’s cluttered to hell an’ back with tin cans and two, when you look over your shoulder, back down the road of life, you’ll be amazed at just how short a journey it actually was. Then you’ll realise, too late, what a complete and total waste of your brief time it was being so miserable, hating the enjoyment of others and trying to foist your misery on those who had a little zest for life and were attempting, against all the odds, to enjoy their brief moment in the sun.

Quote;  Albert Camus.

“I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea.”

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