In the Reformation, new ideas about The Church (Science nowadays) and The King (The Corporations and his courtiers) were spread via the brand new invention of the Printing Press which made books available to common people. Once only the educated could read books. So us lot had to catch up. People who could read, read to people who couldn't. And we learned to read! Books were not simply accepted as nice, but considered really dangerous things. The idea that "The pen is mightier than the sword" was well known from antiquity. Ideas trump violence. To stop ideas spreading, books were burned - even in the 1930's this happened. And recently to humiliate an errant scientist, his book was burned with words.
In the Reformation, preaching (talking about) and publishing about the corruption in The Church was the trigger that changed people's minds and set them free from the ruling ideas of the day. Out of this change came Science. In the beginning it was a tool to use to check that our thinking was correct. It was a way to explore facts and test them. Science supported common sense and did away with myth and legend. Science says that it is better than Religion because it can change its Dogma and Creed if proved wrong. And real science can.
But The Church of Science nowadays, especially epidemiological science offered to us by the flunkies in Public Health and Governments, owing allegiance to The King Corporations, is not real. It's constructed to manipulate society for the benefit of themselves. Our new printing press is the Internet. It is the way ideas are spread faster than a twinkling of an eye. Embedded in the Internet are whole communities of people who question and challenge the way things are. One day, these groups will Reform The Church and The King, just as it happened so long ago.
With RESISTANCE we can change the ideas of society. Society has been groomed to believe that Second Hand Smoke is a killer of people and that because smokers breathe it out they can be treated as non-persons deprived of their right to speak out. There aren't even ghettos provided for smokers. This BASIC IDEA that you can purposefully marginalise a group of people for what they do which does not make them violent or injure anyone but themselves, by spreading the idea that the Church of Science incorrectly put about for the benefit of The King and his courtiers, is the main idea to expose.
I say that because the prevailing mood in Society is that Smoking is Bad. Vaping must be Bad because its just Smoking. Smoking needs to be re-instated as something that people do for pleasure. Smoking is normal in many people's lives. Not everyone wants to stop smoking - that they do is a myth. That half of all Smokers die from their Smoking is another myth. Smoking is an adult occupation and children should be allowed to see adults smoking otherwise it becomes secret and terribly terribly alluring.
So the Church of Science Creed of Smokers and Smoking needs to be challenged and exposed like the selling of indulgences was during the Reformation. RESISTANCE is demanding the TRUTH for smokers also so that society may realise how it has been duped into self righteous discrimination akin to the very worst in history. This could happen to us - and already is - as "Nicotine Addicts".
Vaping is modern smoking that is less harmful. The Church of Science has been very active to keep The King and courtiers in power. It knows the best way to twist society into attitudes against Vaping because it has done it all before towards Smokers. RESISTANCE is the same. Every dodgy article in the Media needs reporting to the Press Agency. Every ridiculous publication by Public Health needs a complaint to the Government.
RESISTANCE has already started - join up please!
Welcome to The World Vaping Organisation
We are a non-profit organisation. We are here to become the muscle of
vaping worldwide. We are here to defend against dubious politicians,
rogue scientists, controlled media, bias public organisations, and
anybody else who hides behind them. Our approach will be swift and
powerful, with a team of scientists as advisors, a small army of white
collar solicitors as executors, and a monstrous PR agency to spread our
NON VIOLENT RESISTANCE is entirely possible for us vapers. Remember we have been lumped in with smokers in the Smoking Ban just like all people who disagreed with The Church were called "Protestants" during the Reformation despite them being different from each other. Vapers and smokers are in the societal mind as ONE.
Besides defending ourselves with words, we could organise meet ups outside important buildings via social media. Vapers Flashmobs UK There is one planned outside BBC Broadcasting in your area at 11:00am on January 11th 2014. This is soliciting Press Coverage for vaping.
We could start now by deciding that in 2014, we will actively do SOMETHING to expose the corruption of The Church of Science and The King and courtiers in their ruling of us. We need to verbalise our displeasure about vaping legislation, vaping/smoking bans, lobby groups and share our personal experience that vaping is us still smoking, but in a safer fashion. We need to do this not to each other, but to the real people that surround us, our friends, our neighbours, our MP's our MEP's, our doctor, our dentist, our shop keeper, our womens' groups. our golf club, our Councillors, our sports clubs, our hairdresser, everywhere, anywhere. When someone says "When are you going to give that up?" don't let the smoker in you crumble - remember we were a smoker first and that smoking is a normal occupation for us. We are going to say proudly "I'm not going to give it up." THAT is RESISTANCE.
We can NOT slag off smokers and smoking. If we do this we are strengthening the perception that has been dripped into the societal mind that Smoking is evil and we are collaborating with our own enemy!
Thoreau was dead right when he pointed out that to fight for our issues whilst not correcting the issues that brought us to that point, is neither moral nor admirable.
Thoreau's 1848 essay "The only political duty of a man is to correct any injustice he directly
causes and to deny his cooperation to other injustice.">> "If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore
it to him though I drown myself....
... If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations,
I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting upon another
man’s shoulders. I must get off him first, that he may pursue his contemplations