“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Joseph Goebbels Minister of Propaganda Nazi Germany
We will now talk about the extent that the activists will go to, to repress the truth and repress dissent. They will stop at nothing to discredit and destroy the careers of anyone who dares to publish dissenting reports. Here is an article in Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations that discuss this. .
These stories show the willingness of epidemiologists to embrace such anti-scientific influences bodes ill for the field’s reputation as a legitimate science.
Two of the people in this article James E. Enstrom and Michael Siegel have compaired the anti-smoking movement is a McCarthyistic movement where groupthink dominates, dissent is not allowed, and no groups have the courage to publicly challenge other groups and risk being viewed as “traitors” to the cause.
Both are non-smokers and Michael Siegel openly favors a ban but is against using junk science and out and out lies to get there. He believes in the integrity of his profession. Click on their names for more info.