Disillusioned Discordian

Liverpool: Eurpoean city of health facism 2008
March 17, 2008, 1:20 pm
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There is somewhat fine line between a state that supports people choosing to be healthy and a state that forces people to be healthy. Freedoms of the individual to choose to do things like smoke and drink probably should be balanced against the large tobacco, fast food and alcohol producers that persuade that their products are the solution to our ills. It’s an issue which touches on a couple thousand years of debate within philosophy on the subject of free will vs determinism. Still under the banner of ‘paternal liberalism’ officials all over the country are now on  a moral crusade to save us Britons from our mistaken choices and set us on the path to health, happiness in order that we can fully contribute our economic value to the nations GDP.

Governments that try to remove what they consider to be ‘negative’ influences always restrict people’s freedoms. When it was named European city of culture 2008 someone should have told Liverpool council that it wasn’t meant to focus on the European tradition of fascistic totalitarian regimes…. Apparently they want to reclassify ‘denigrate’ films containing the hated and forbidden capitalist Jew pastime of smoking, as certificate 18s. Saving the future generation of the scouse race from the sinister influences of films which include the likes of the great corrupter of youth ‘Peter the Pan’ and the evil 101 damnations (both of which show cartoon representations of people blowing the devil’s smoke from their mouths).


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I don’t think these leftist totalitarians get the irony in banning the Marx Brothers, do they!? Groucho was right when he said that ‘Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies’

Comment by Scunnered, O'Aberdein

Well they are not known for their sense of Irony 🙂 Although it’s hard to think of anything glamorous about Marx Brothers, Fidel Castro or George Galloway so perhaps they are ok as they probably put people off smoking. I wonder if films showing people eating fast food or not taking enough exercise are next, or maybe films which show people living a high carbon life style. There is no logically end to where you should stop censoring things once you start down this route.

Comment by moon23

Aren’t films that ‘show people living a high carbon life style’ about their smoking?….or have I been making a wrong assumption for years?

Comment by Scunnered, O'Aberdein

no smoking is a ‘high on carbon lifestyle’. This censorship could also include films that portray patio heaters in a glamorous light. Also films that show casual ‘littering’ should be made 18’s or banned.

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