Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Tony Hindle (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 03:14:29 +0100

In message <>,
Tim Rhodes <> writes
>Tony, have you thought about playing the race card instead? No better way
>to start a riot, you know!

>Tobacco sales are going down in Europe and America, but Tobacco Inc.'s
>profits are on the rise because of the new markets in Asia.

Yeah, as someone already mentioned this is contemporary evil.

> <Tobacco is
>the opium of the 20th century.>

Nice meme. Heres a thought, I have heard that scientists are
equally split over which is the most addictive, nicotine or heroin. It
looks like the technology for the opium wars of the 20th century is more
Same with the arms trade. I am sure all this same old shit will
carry on until the end of the world. A few well chosen murders would
make things more interesting though.

> So why not call for the 90s equivalent of
>the Opium Wars? Portray Tobacco Inc. as the re-emergence of colonial
>imperialism and call for its censure on human rights grounds.

Excellent idea but I cant do anything about it.

> That should
>play well in Britain. (You've got a Labor govt. at the moment, don't you?

Yes but they seem fairly right wing.

> Besides, how many tobacco farmers are there in the U.K.?)

I take your point. America has more pro smoking lobby interest
Tell me Tim, if you ever got lung cancer would you consider
taking one out? I suggest that if you didnt it would be an immoral act
and you strike me as a morally virtuous person.

Tony Hindle.