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Stogie Video: Fascism Healthier than Smoking?!

13 Nov 2006

Since people who want to tell us where, when, and if we can smoke seem to be a dime a dozen these days, we spend considerable time covering smoking bans and the health fascists who want to impose them on us.

Often, in the course of that coverage, we call the people pushing such bans “do-gooders” – along with other less flattering names – in reference to the fact that while wrong, we generally think that these are sane people who are well-intentioned. That characterization – which in no way is an excuse for their attempts to impose their misguided values on others – was challenged by the video below.

In the clip a group called Bureaucrash organized a peaceful smoke-in outside the doors of the 13th World Conference on Tobacco while wearing T-shirts that said “Smoking is Healthier than Fascism” in an effort to engage in constructive debate and conversation. (As you probably suspect, despite the cool name, the World Conference on Tobacco is not a big party for smokers, but a dry gathering full of doom and gloom about “tobacco control” – the euphemism of choice for deciding how to stop people from being allowed to choose to smoke.)

Without spoiling the ending, lets just say that one conference attendee took issue with the notion that smoking is healthier than fascism. Enjoy.

Click here to watch the video.

-Patrick S

Drew Estate

6 Responses to “Stogie Video: Fascism Healthier than Smoking?!”

  1. Anonymous Monday, November 13, 2006 at 6:35 am #

    NO WAY!

    Did she really just say that smoking has killed way more people than fascism?

    That's unbelievable!

  2. Nick Monday, November 13, 2006 at 6:51 am #

    Speechless…

  3. Raymond Monday, November 13, 2006 at 7:15 am #

    What a bitch!

  4. Anonymous Monday, November 13, 2006 at 7:42 am #

    That video says it like it is!

  5. James Day Monday, November 13, 2006 at 7:14 pm #

    I always believe in seeing the best in people. To say that woman was stupid would be immature. To say that she was ignorant would be condescending. I say we give her the benefit of the doubt and say she was just DRUNK. There is no way anyone, regardless of ideology, would say something like that sober.

    Hey Patricks! are you featuring their t-shirts? I'll be the first to buy some from your website if you are.

  6. Patrick S Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 5:05 am #

    James-
    We sell some pretty sweet t-shirts but not this one. However, I'm sure the fine people at Bureaucrash would be happy to sell you one:
    http://store.bureaucrashcontraband.com/sf1t.html