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I'm proud to be a stereotype

First, we take Berlin
The freedom to smoke in private establishments has become a signature issue for proper liberals. It is one that we should continue to push, not because it is the most popular, but because it is one of the most flagrant attacks against the ability of people to choose the kind of life one wants to lead.
While most smokers in other European capitals have caved in under pressure from their governments, the Germans have simply ignored the legislation.
Onerous government legislation combined with public subservience has dramatically undermined that most glorious of stereotypes: The freeborn Englishman.
In this country schools are indoctrinating generation after generation to hate smokers. A counterculture is being formed in reaction to the nanny state, which might in time subvert the statist status quo. But better to turn off the tap of hate, relax, and live and let live (or die for that matter). If not, we might as well be learning German.

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What a reversal of behaviour!
We were always told that the Germans were the most docile obeyers of orders.
Now it is the craven, politically correct Brits.
Canvassing in the '95 election, I was horrified at the number of times people asked me "Am I allowed to say that?"
Fear of the Thought Police and officialdom runs deep nowadays.
A South African friend remarked some years ago "I think the British people have been tamed" How right that is!

What a reversal of behaviour!
We were always told that the Germans were the most docile obeyers of orders.
Now it is the craven, politically correct Brits.
Canvassing in the '95 election, I was horrified at the number of times people asked me "Am I allowed to say that?"
Fear of the Thought Police and offcialdom runs deep nowadays.
A South African friend remarked some years ago "I think the British people have been tamed" How right that is!

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