Here are three examples from just one day.
Want to make a fortune? Invest in #tobacco & #alcohol: best roi 2000-2013 @martinmckee @mikakosinska @borgton http://t.co/EQJhfzFKFQ
— Anne Hoel (@Anne_Hoel) December 8, 2013
It's not investment advice being given here, it's expressing disdain that popular products should be so successful. Something should be done about this, obviously.
Because the personal prejudices of a handful of extremists should trump the enjoyment of life by billions of people. Only organic quinoa farmers, owners of craft shops, and recycled tie-dye clothing vendors should succeed in this brave new world desired by George 'Scrooge' Monbiot and his swooning fans.
The poor can go hang too.
Help 'Crisis' homeless charity replace funding from Japan Tobacco International @crisis_uk @rcplondon @COPDdoc http://t.co/ra4decaNhJ
— Paul Belcher (@PaulJBelcher) December 8, 2013
Many people like buying tobacco, hence the success of the product; and people definitely like the homeless being helped, especially if it comes through profits from stuff which is being bought anyway. That's a win/win in anyone's book (even some psycho anti-smokers) surely?
Not good enough for the public health industry, though. Better the homeless stay that way and decrease the surplus population rather than accept donations from the extremists' ever-growing list of unapproved legal sources.
And. lastly, how very dare businesses offer the public things they quite like!
WH Smith's just offered me deals on confectionary & gave me Big Mac vouchers. How's the Responsibility Deal going? pic.twitter.com/dNXcG6ccX4
— Gabriel Scally (@GabrielScally) December 8, 2013
Sweets? Popular fast food? Shocking, I tell ya', quite shocking! WH Smiths ought to be ashamed of themselves for understanding what their customers enjoy.
They should, instead, bow to the will of a tiny minority of insipid, joyless tax-spongers who think their Grinch-like view of the world merits taking money from the likes of WH Smiths ... and using it to destroy them.
Will politicians stand up for the public and tax-paying businesses on issues like this, or will they pander to the most intolerant, self-important and anti-social members of our society? Well, what do you think?