The Mysterious Voice of Violence
Author: Søren Højbjerg
Article Published: 05/09/2008
During the course of history, movements have achieved political goals. In a great number of cases, the force of violence has played a role.
In my previous piece, we analyzed the effects of the violent factions of the Civil Rights Movement.
Let us now analyze the violent goals of our enemies. These are primarily 'tobacco control' and the propaganda branch of 'public health.'
Tobacco Control Violence
The ultimate goal of tobacco control is to gain control of the police as a means of violence. The police force is the armed civil division of the government. The tobacco control crafters do not want to get dirty hands. They want to stay in their warm, dry offices, dreaming up schemes about how to persecute tobacco users. They want police officers to perform the actions of violence against tobacco users.
This requires control over legislation. The actions of the tobacco control 'movement' have been pushing to achieve this goal since its inception in the 1950s.
Today, tobacco control has partly achieved these goals. Various government agencies have dictatorial powers over the production of tobacco products. If the producers do not obey the commands of the agents, the government has legislative powers to close the production. The police enables the government to employ violent action in order to force such a closure. So we see that tobacco control already has a measure of violent control over tobacco production facilities.
The violence is not limited to production of tobacco products. Through various legislative means, the use of tobacco has been prohibited from a great many locations. The tobacco user is thus already a potential victim of tobacco control violence. The armed force of the government, the police, already has powers to enforce the prohibitions. Violation of these prohibitions may result in fines or fees. He who refuses to pay such fines, ultimately faces the risk of confrontation with the police, and therefore violence. Thus tobacco control already has the power to apply violent action against the users of tobacco.
One of the hallmarks of a persecuted class of citizens is their exposure to extortion.
In countries of socialist or social 'democratic' organisation, the class of capitalists is extorted through government taxation. The 'evil' capitalists must pay high taxes because the material wealth they control has been 'stolen' from the 'working class.' It is of course extortion. It is only possible because of the daemonization of the small minority of capitalists.
Tobacco users, especially smokers, are subject to similar arrangements in all nations where there is some measure of 'tobacco control.' The role of tobacco control is to fabricate massive amounts of negative propaganda about smokers. This paves the way for cigarette taxes, which are in fact nothing but government extortion of smokers. The persecutors in 'tobacco control' usually end up with an arrangement that allows them a share of the extortions. This will be in the form of payments for 'smoking cessation programs' and 'education about the dangers of smoking.' These are euphemisms for negative propaganda against tobacco users.
We see that the violence against a class of citizens almost always paves the way for economic extortion.
The Emancipation of the American Drinker
In 1920 the United States introduced a prohibition on commercial sales and consumption of alcoholic beverages. In the space of just 14 years, the American Drinker absolved himself from this prohibition. How did this happen?
First we must examine how the prohibition came about. This was of course due to the excellent propaganda effects of the 'temperance' movement, i.e. the alcohol prohibitionists. The idea of prohibition was promoted with all sorts of negative propaganda about alcohol, drunkenness, the 'children,' the 'family,' death, disease, and 'economic costs,' combined with positive propaganda about the wonders of the prohibition society. The great human herd of Americans were seduced into believing that alcohol prohibition would lead to heaven on earth. The masses were too stupid and lazy to bother checking the soundness of the prohibition utopia. They allowed themselves to be fooled into believing that any resistance against the prohibition would quickly be quelled with a few kind words from the local police officer.
Of course the 'temperance' crafters did not plan to get their hands dirty. They planned to use police violence as a means of obtaining their utopian goals. All 'temperate' prohibitionists have such plans. They want to spend all day in their warm, dry offices, dreaming up lies against their victims. None of these sanctimonious crusaders would dream of enforcing their own tyranny. That is the job of the police.
So what happened in 1920, when the prohibition was institutionalised?
Magically, the American Drinkers got down to the business of emancipating themselves from the tyranny of 'temperance'. They cooperated with hard-nosed entrepreneurs, 'bootleggers,' who provided the alcoholic beverages. The American Drinkers brought their hard-earned dollars to the 'speakeasy' and paid for the alcohol they desired. The 'bootleggers' took care of the police.
Thus the American Drinkers spoke the voice of violation and the 'bootleggers' spoke the voice of violence. This synergy was the foundation of victory.
After 13 years of this language of violation and violence, the human masses 'listened' to the perfectly reasonable demands of the American Drinkers. Forgotten were all the empty promises of the 'temperance' movement. The daffodil-flowered utopia turned out to be a battlefield littered with bloody corpses. In 1934 prohibition ended.
The American Drinker was a very responsible warrior. He did not achieve 'victory at all costs.' He achieved 'victory at the lowest possible cost.' There were no orgies of violence, like those of the Marxists and Facists. The War of Emancipation of The American Drinker cost a few thousand dead. It was a low cost war. It achieved its goal in just 14 years. Not even the Civil Rights Movement achieved its goals in such a short space of time.
If we, the smokers, do not soon learn to achieve our goals through peaceful cooperation, we will have to default to the methods developed by the American Drinker. We will have to employ the mysterious voice of violence.