Who was the youngest person that you ever knew who contracted lung cancer due to their smoking?
Michael J. McFadden, Author of “Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains” and “TobakkoNacht — The Antismoking Endgame”
Answered Tue [JR: That is 2019-Jun-25]
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Does that mean that NO ONE gets it at age thirty or thirty-five? No, but it means that so very, very few get it at that age that it is little short of psychotically paranoid to even have it enter your mind at such ages just because you have a pain or have a cough or have a funny feeling and you smoke. What the Antismokers want to do is make you believe a lie: i.e. that at that age you are at a “real risk” of getting lung cancer unless you stop immediately! In order to convince you to stop smoking “for your own good” even the Idealists among them (See my Signs of The Times article for a bit more on them at: Recognising Anti-Smoking Types — Sott.net) will feel that they are “justified” in “bending the truth a bit” if they think such “bending” will result in your quitting.
Where I differ is that I believe people should NOT be lied to and have fears and brain-worms injected into their lives because other people think they have the right to dictate what choices people around them make. Would you be better off healthwise if you didn’t drink alcohol in your life? Probably. Does that give me some sort of right to inject nightmares into you that are intended to pop up and haunt you every time you open a beer or sip a glass of chardonnay? No, it does not.
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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)
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I never heard the term “brain worms” before. Google seems to think it means “Neurocysticercosis”. Tape worms from uncooked pork.
I have heard the term “ear worm” to describe a song that you can’t get out of your head. I’ve been told that pretending to chew gum for a minute will stop an “ear worm”. Seems to work for me YMMV.
I use the term “meme”, mostly as part of the phrase “paradigms (perceptions) and memes (heuristics)”
A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. Wikipedia
which is a derivative of DNA term gene (I think?)
In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, British scientist Richard Dawkins defended his newly coined word meme, which he defined as “a unit of cultural transmission.” … “Meme” itself, like any good meme, caught on fairly quickly, spreading from person to person as it established itself in the language.
So I think Jasper McFadden’s “brain worm” is a meme!
But I like the idea of “injecting” into people. Laugh!
I thought this was an interesting insight and wish I’d learned about it younger in life.
I think many of our society’s “brain worms” or meme are false. “Democracy”, “government”, “health — health care — health care insurance”, “welfare”, and “warfare” are memes that are as false as the one Jasper McFadden rants about.
Some memes are falsified by physical evidence (i.e., “The Flat Earth”, “Columbus discovered America”, “the Holocaust didn’t happen”) but ones like “Democracy” are taught in Gooferment Skrules and seem to be impossible to “kill”. There’s no “chewing gum” to get bad memes out of “We, The Sheeple” consciousness.
A problem I see with no solution?
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N.B.: “Democracy” is a bad idea because counting noses (i.e., 51/49) doesn’t make for good choices that respect the rights of the 49%. And, when ALL noses are counted, you have the problem of “legitimacy”. Like when 50% of the people don’t vote and the vote is 26% to 24%, is that “legitimate”?
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