The Lefts Quandary Over Tobacco

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by: the Common Constitutionalist:

A rather odd convergence of stories and events is taking place this week and they all center on tobacco.

This week in Moscow, United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is holding the COP6, the sixth meeting of the Convention of the Parties to discuss the FCTC, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. That’s a lot of acronyms! I feel like I’m back in the Navy.

As is typical of the despots at the U.N., a completely inept and ineffective organization, it is unable to make a real contribution to mankind. It must instead look for phantoms to battle – straw dogs.

To the left, tobacco is a vilified substance. It’s an easy target, so why not go after it?

First they have to label tobacco use as a global epidemic, which they have. Now, because it’s an “epidemic”, its essential that control of the substance be ramped up – thus the COP6. Through COP6, the WHO hopes to limit worldwide tobacco consumption, the way liberals always do – by taxation, price increases and regulation.

As an aside: have you ever noticed that liberals, progressives, etc. understand that if you want less of something evil like tobacco or “dirty energy”, just increase its price, regulate it more heavily and tax it to death, yet they can’t equate the same principle to a loss of jobs, production or the private sector? Strange, isn’t it?

Anyway, true to form, they did just that on Tuesday of this week. The Blaze reported that the WHO, “removed members of the press and public from a meeting in Russia, then quickly adopted a recommendation calling for a huge tax hike on tobacco products around the world, one that would likely harm U.S. tobacco growers in Kentucky and North Carolina.” Remember this – I’ll circle back to it.

The Libyan delegate stated, “I don’t see the usefulness of having the public in these meetings.” And because of this “private meeting”, we’ll probably never discover how the various scoundrels voted. That’s awful handy, eh?

So we know the nannies at the United Nations wish to eradicate tobacco. No doubt, if they had their way, there would be no tobacco plants growing anywhere. Marijuana plants okay – but not tobacco.

The irony here is that the same substance the WHO wishes to outlaw and eradicate is what may save us all from death by Ebola.

As many already know, it’s the tobacco plant that is used to produce ZMapp, the miracle treatment for Ebola.

If this weren’t so serious, the irony would be delicious – that the idiots at the World “Health” Organization are attempting to tax and regulate out of existence the very substance that can potentially save thousands, hundreds of thousands, if not millions.

The process of “Pharming”, which is the introduction of modified antibodies to the leaves of tobacco plants, is being done by none other than “Big Tobacco” like Reynold American and Philip Morris in… Kentucky.

The ZMapp “plantibody” proteins made in Kentucky were what cured the infected American health workers last month.

As I said, this must be a real quandary for the “Big Tobacco” hating left and I’m sure, behind closed doors, they just can’t believe that a plant spawned by the devil himself can be our possible savior.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

7 comments on “The Lefts Quandary Over Tobacco

  1. The nature of liberals and especially progressives (of any kind) is to be walking, talking contradictions.

    They hate tobacco (because it’s US???) but now what? Dither, as usual. They also detest oil…but not so much the money or the 100,000 petrochemical products, many of which, are used in medical applications.

    You correctly call them, “a completely inept and ineffective organization,”. Unfortunately because of the “prestige” the UN offers all the idiots, tyrants and blowhard incompetents, they can also do damage and have done so. Toothless they may be but they’re progressive globalists to their marrow and are tenacious enough to gum us to death. They’re more than just a far left slush fund, more’s the pity.

  2. so taxing it even more than it already is may end up being a big payday for WHO in the end. I wonder who exactly will collect this tax and where it will go…into that big black hole that us serfs know nothing of,i guess. by the way, Libya sent a delegate? really? that ME country of chaos ( among many)? every time you think you’ve heard it all, along comes something new even more mind boggling.

  3. Author said in 7th paragraph that he’d ‘circle back to it.’ Circle is not complete…..

    PS: The UN is useless; get it off American soil.

  4. Ebola Drug Made From Tobacco Plant Saves U.S. Aid Workers

    A tiny San Diego-based company provided an experimental Ebola treatment for two Americans infected with the deadly virus in Liberia. The biotechnology drug, produced with tobacco plants, appears to be working.

    In an unusual twist of expedited drug access, Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., which has nine employees, released its experimental ZMapp drug, until now only tested on infected animals, for the two health workers. Kentucky BioProcessing LLC, a subsidiary of tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), manufactures the treatment for Mapp from tobacco plants.

    The first patient, Kent Brantly, a doctor, was flown from Liberia to Atlanta on Aug. 2, and is receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital. Nancy Writebol, an aid worker, is scheduled to arrive in Atlanta today and will be treated at the same hospital, according to the charity group she works with. Both are improving, according to relatives and supporters.

    Each patient received at least one dose of ZMapp in Liberia before coming to the U.S., according to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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