The Skinner has a video from the soon-to-be-denormalised vapers that is a heartfelt plea to band together to stop their denormalisation.
It’s not going to work. Talking to MPs, and especially the EU, is like instructing a Polish plumber using reversed Mandarin. You’ll just get a blank look and then they’ll do what they were going to do anyway. There is one enormous difference – the Polish plumber would get the job done right. MPs and the EU are incapable of such a thing.
The speaker talks of ‘conspiracy theories’ involving the Pharmers trying to wipe out Electrofags. It’s not a conspiracy theory. It’s not even a theory. Of course they want to wipe out the competition and the easy way to do that is by installing laws they can afford to comply with, while their little competitors can’t.
There is not a damn thing the vapers can say or do to stop it.
It is, however, laudable that they make this valiant, if inevitably futile, attempt. The speaker (who has an Electrofag that appears to have been constructed from the remains of a crashed Dalek) also makes the point that vapers are also voters.
Well… so are smokers. All of us, since the age for buying baccy was raised to 18, are voters. And any smoker who still votes for one of the smoker-hating parties is most definitely insane.
Why did we not have this rallying cry, this demand for action, before the smoking ban?
I think it’s because we didn’t see it coming.
The propaganda was for a ban on smoking in places that served food. That caused little to no objection, since nobody can smoke and eat at the same time. Okay, we’ll have lunch in the cafe and go to the pub next door for a pint and a smoke. Not a problem. The full ban on all public places, even private clubs, was sneaked in later. Sneaked is the right word here. We did not see it coming so could not raise objections.
The vapers can see it coming. Subliminally for most, since there are vapers who hate smokers and many of them think themselves superior (don’t try to deny it, you definitely do), but they are all ex-smokers and they saw it happen once before. Electrofag was a response to the ban, all vapers have been through this once and even if they pretend to be antismoking now, they know, oh they know what is coming. Denormalisation. For them, it’s ‘again’.
Don’t piddle about talking to MPs. Waste of time. All of them. They will do what the EU tells them to do, they have no minds of their own. They have been selected on the basis of their malleability and gullibility, expect no sense from any of them.
Grow tobacco. It’s easy. It grows here, north of Aberdeen, It’ll take a couple of years to get the best of it and to get a good e-juice extraction will take longer. Start now. Hell, start the easy way – buy some leaves and try extracting. You don’t have to wait until your plants are ready next autumn, you can start extracting as soon as your bag of leaves arrives.
We smokers started after the ban, years after. We were still reeling from its effects and had to start trying to grow and cure our own baccy when the ban was already in place. It took me three years to get a decent yield and I still only get a couple of months’ worth. It’ll take years more before I can be self-sufficient. If I had seen the ban coming I’d have started much, much sooner.
Vapers, your ban is coming. Start preparing now. Grow the herb, dry, shred and extract the leaves. Don’t bother about ‘how much nicotine’, that is a red herring. Dilute if necessary to get a flavour and strength you like.
Smokers should have started earlier but we didn’t see the rapid escalation of denormalisation and government-sponsored hate before it happened.
It is coming for you vapers now and you have no such excuse. The path the cretins in power are taking is clear, sponsored by Pharmer and Puritan alike. You cannot stop it.
You can, however, easily dodge around it. It took the smokers a long time to find that way.
You have pre-warning on your side. Don’t ignore it.