Smokers are stupid. A Study Done By People With No Vested Interest Honestly has proved it. A study in which the conclusion was certainly not forgone. Oh, heaven forbid the antismokers should stoop so low. Again.
The final scores, on average?
Smoker average IQ, 94
Nonsmoker average IQ, 101
A difference of seven points. If you've taken more than one IQ test, you'll know that your score can vary by far more than that even between days. It is not a precise test. Seven points is not a big difference and certainly not significant.
Researchers in Israel took data from more than 20,000 healthy men before, during and after they spent time in the Israeli military.
Right. So joining the army carries no risk that needs to be assessed by an individual, but smoking does. If Israel has conscription, which seems likely since they are at perpetual war, then they have taken a normal healthy young man and put him into a situation where he can expect to be shot at. In that situation, is his assessment of the risk associated with smoking more likely to be determined by his IQ, or by the chance that he might be blown to bits tomorrow anyway?
IQ scores in a healthy population of young men fall between 84 and 116, but those who smoked more than a pack of cigarettes a day averaged just 90 between them.
What? What? That is a healthy population of young dolts. A range that extends only up to 116 includes nobody who will be going on to become a doctor - I hope! I beat that when I was 16. And I am not a medic.
Look, you fuckers. We smokers know you don't like us, okay? We know you despise us and regard us as less than dogshit on your shoe. We know you think of us as subhuman freaks who should be carted off to camps and exterminated. We know we have no support among any of the main political groups. Even those who are incensed at attacks on other minority groups, even the members of those minority groups, regard smokers as a legitimate whipping boy.
Iain Dale is mightily incensed at Chris Grayling mentioning that owners of private premises should be allowed to choose what they allow on their premises. Iain Dale insists that his own minority group - gays - have rights that transcend the choices of private property owners. Read his article and you'll probably agree with it. Replace all the references to sexuality with references to smoking and see how it reads then. So some places don't let gay people do gay things inside. NO places let smokers smoke indoors. They are not allowed to allow it. They are not even allowed to allow smokers to smoke in an enclosed area outdoors even when no non-smokers are present. You want my sympathy, Iain? Forget it. Your party hates me, and you are happy to leave me legally ostracised while campaigning for yourself to be legally accepted.
In his piece on Labour's 'eighties' gaffe, Iain Dale has list after list of things that were better in the eighties. On no list do the words 'smoking allowed' appear. On no list will you find 'smokers not being continually shat on over and over again just to make some Righteous little prick enjoy a moment of smug self-satisfaction'.
Frank Davis puts it very clearly. You cannot expect the pariah to care when you, too, find yourself put upon. Especially not if you are among those who have been kicking us all along.
So am I stupid? Let me put it this way. I once looked at MENSA's website with a view to trying for membership. On the front page it said 'Did you know that only one in fifty are in the top two percent?'. Really. It said that. I thought 'These people are morons' and when I found out they expected me to pay to be let in, I thought 'No, I'm not stupid enough for that'. So now, you antismoking Nazis, you know what you are dealing with. Call me stupid. Underestimate me. Ignore me. Pretend I'm not there. It will make the next stage easier.
If you are black, female, gay, Asian, Muslim, anything, you are protected by law against discrimination. If you smoke, discrimination against you is enshrined in law. There is an election coming up and all the main parties support that discrimination. Every smoker must be made aware that the party they vote for might well be one that hates them, that regards them as filthy stupid vermin and wants them exterminated. Every smoker must be made to see this.
No compromise, no discussion. A total reversal of the smoking ban with a total elimination of all 'No smoking' signs from all public spaces. A legal requirement to allow smoking on private premises whether the owner likes it or not. Exactly the same rights as demanded by every other minority out there with no exceptions. Not one. Prosecution for refusal. There will be no permission to have 'non-smoking areas' anywhere at any time. Displaying a 'no smoking' sign will have the same penalty as displaying a 'no Gypsies' sign.
There is no evidence at all for harm caused by second hand smoke. It is lies.
The 'smoking causes cancer' meme, now that smokers have been invigorated into actually looking into it, is at best tenuous. Many things cause cancer. The smoking link is not as proven as it has been claimed.
Third hand smoke is a sick and stupid joke.
Now we are to be regarded as mentally deficient if we smoke. This is too much. We have put up with a hell of a lot here, we have put up with being banned everywhere, we have put up with being forced outside then being told we are costing money and polluting Righteous diesel-filled air by being outside, we have put up with fake coughs and snide remarks, we have even put up with businesses being allowed to say they will not employ smokers. Enough.
Smoker's groups like Freedom2Choose and Forest have been content to act on the defensive so far. It is time to go on the offensive.
No compromise. Those who oppose us offer none and accept none, so we should offer none either. A total acceptance of smoking enshrined in law is the only goal here. Total. No exceptions and no opt-outs. We are a minority, respect us or go to jail. It works for everyone else.
Fake coughing is hate crime. Snide remarks are hate speech. Claiming smokers are stupid defined only on the fact that they smoke is discrimination.
It's not just smokers, you know.
"People with lower IQs are not only prone to addictions such as smoking. These same people are more likely to have obesity, nutrition and narcotics issues.
If you drink, smoke, or are even the teeniest bit overweight, all three main parties hate you. They consider you too stupid to decide for yourself how you want to live. Are you really going to vote for someone who wants you dead?
If you live on a Labour sink estate and cope with it by dosing up on ex-legal highs or hemp or the starry powders or the booze or the fags, you are voting for a party that wants you eradicated.
If you are a Tory voter who enjoys a snort at the weekend, your party wants you exterminated. You are voting for your own transportation to the camps.
They will not stop with smokers, and nobody will help us because everyone who is not a smoker thinks like CAMRA - 'Oh, those are just the smokers. They won't come for me next'.
On one side, the Devil of government. On the other, the deep blue sea of denial.
Smokers, they will not stop and we can expect no help. We have to stop them. There is no point waiting for reinforcements. They are not coming.
Tomorrow I'll visit that Freedom2Choose forum again and see if I can't fire things up a little.