I’m not giving you approval or condemnation. I get to have an opinion, too. And your cartoon seems to smack the same tone of pettiness you’re telling me I’m engaged in. No worries from me.
I could, for instance, listen to just one side of an issue that affects all of us here- vaping.
I could read all of the literature put out by the government, BT, and BP that vilifies vaping and shows how bad it is for the public. I could then decide that they are correct, and that vaping is just as dangerous, nay more so even, than smoking. There is plenty of data out there that they use to support their position. And along with their position comes the call for regulation and elimination.
I could also, after digesting that side of the vaping ‘argument’, go in search of counter-information about vaping. I could read the studies and opinions that are presented here and elsewhere. Indeed, these arguments seem to show vaping in quite a good light. A safe, effective smoking cessation tool and a fun, harmless hobby. The folks on that side of the argument want nothing from us. All they want is proper information and clarification. But the government wants regulation, invasion of personal space, and erosion of freedoms. That’s a big red flag for me.
It is the same path as Climate Change. Those who are wringing their hands raw and shouting the loudest are the ones who stand to profit the most from it. Financially and power both. The government is telling me I have to give up my rights and my money to ‘fix’ the future, and there is NO other alternative. I and the rest of my fellow waterbags are doomed if we don’t take action. This, despite much evidence to the contrary, and the basic fact that their reasoning is fundamentally flawed by a nearly complete lack of supporting data.
So, in short, if the Government says there is only one side of the argument, and the result is massive erosion of freedom and personal wealth, I’m going to be rightfully skeptical.
See? Told you there’d be hard feelings. Not from me though…