A guest post by John Watson.This was posted on a National Newspaper’s comments forum by a person whose friends and family no doubt believe him to be a kind, considerate and decent man, judge for yourself:
"Smokers are the MOST SELFISH people ever.Remember Peter’s words when next you read of a nurse murdered because she was forced to go off hospital grounds to smoke, a precedent has been set for that already, by inciting violence Peter you imply it is her own fault, that she deserved her fate perhaps, would you like to offer her still grieving relatives that as consolation as they relive the horror of that fateful day?
They want to smoke, though they KNOW it irritates non-smokers.
These are the same men that grab girls' butts knowing it annoys them. Why? Cause they will hurt ANYONE if it makes them feel good.
It's time we started abusing smokers physically. Give them some of their own medicine. Heck, it would make me feel good, which is the only justification a smoker ever needed to hurt people.
- Peter Payne, London, UK, 30/7/2010 19:42"
Nursing assistant Cheryl Moss, murdered because she was forced to go outside for a cigarette. R.I.P. Cheryl.
Remember too when a pub goer is beaten or murdered outside a pub when having a smoke like the soldier fresh home from the Afghan war, Peter, why don’t you go and tell his wife and child it was for the good of the bar staff, that he died saving their lives from smokers!
Peter likens smokers to men who ‘grab girl’s butts knowing it annoys them’ he does not mention 75% of them may well be non smokers, He says it’s because smokers will hurt anyone if it feels good, wrong most violent offences may well have been committed by non smokers, 75% of the population are non smokers. I wonder how long it will be before the authorities magically produce statistics that say otherwise.
He advocates physical violence against one quarter of the population, which makes him no different to those who cheered the SA when they beat up on Hitler’s political opponents, who clapped and cheered the SS as they goose-stepped down the Unter den Linden in Berlin, or ridiculed and savagely beat some defenceless Jewess or elderly Jew.
He clearly supports those who exhibited rapture when the Nuremberg decrees forced Jews out of work and into ghetto housing in conditions unfit for human habitation, just as he supports the smoking shelters in which the law says are not fit to keep pigs in, No doubt he believes smoker’s should be unable to earn a living as some companies are beginning to do!
All those measures are directly comparable to Nazi Ideology. The government know this yet they still condone it, they commit to laws that 50 million died trying to prevent, and they pay lip service to the men and women who fought while implementing the very laws that the survivors friends died, often alone, often in great pain or slowly in a lifeboat hundreds of miles from land with little prospect of rescue, to protect us from. How much more contempt does the anti smoking lobby and Her Majesties Government want to pour onto the survivors heads?
Less than Three months into the coalition government and they decide to alienate a part of the population by offering choice to the pubic, large numbers of people sought to repeal the smoking ban so they snatched it away despite its clear popularity before the Great Repeal Bill even becomes law!
What does that say about the NHS who encourages this thinking by rewriting legislation to keep the modern day equivalent to Jews, the smoker off of hospital grounds?
What does it say about those who work for ASH, those who create these latter day Nazi policies and the politicians who rubber stamp them and make them law?
The unholy Quartet of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler and Julius Streicher must be having a fine celebration down there in Hell, The Fourth Reich has arrived, it lives in the heart of the old enemy, England! Spawned by ASH, legitimised by politicians, and executed by the likes of the author of the opening quote.
Of course Peter has the freedom to express his opinion, no matter how vile, as a former serviceman I would defend his freedom to do so to the death, whether I like his words or not, I will also condemn them if I believe them to be wrong.
Sadly he is not willing to allow smokers the freedom to smoke in their own establishments away from non smokers. Not for him is fairness or equality, to him and all those like him smokers are no different than the Jews were to the Nazis, Untermenschen.
Welcome to the Fourth Reich.