Dr Strangelove is, in my humble opinion, one of the most near-perfect movies ever made.
The only wee fault I can really pick with it is the fluoride thing
Fluoride is a fucking poison after all
As a fellow loon put it…
- If fluoride leaks into the air, it's a toxin.
- If fluoride leaks into rivers, it's a toxin.
- If States and Corporations put fluoride in your water, learn to love it, it's good for you.
And it always struck me as peculiar that a fully paid-up conspiraloon like Kubrick would so effectively damn anyone who has conceptual problems with drinking poison
Thanks to including a fluoride-obsessed nutcase, who is responsible for the destruction of the entire world, in such an excellent film Kubrick helped to kick objections to fluoridisation into touch for the next forty years
And because of Strangelove and because (most) British water supplies didn’t have fluorine-based crap dumped into them, most people in the UK haven’t been too concerned about the fluoride thing
Maybe we should now
Those twunts Gordon Brown and Alan Johnson are set on making fluoridisation of our water compulsory and are putting public money into promoting it
The almost perfect coincidence of timing with a government drive to do away with bottled water is, no doubt, entirely accidental
Even if the people who have campaigned passionately against fluoridisation of water for decades are wrong and fluoride doesn’t fuck up peoples' bones, brain chemistry and teeth, it defies common sense to believe that forcing the entire population to swallow a chemical just to prevent holes in kids' teeth, a chemical which is only supposed to work when applied externally anyway, is a good idea
Of course, the really interesting question is why do so many people in authority have such a hard-on for involuntarily medicating us all through our water supply?
Anyway, here’s a 30 minute long introduction to the Fluoridisation issue. It’s the best of the dissident material out there that I’ve seen to date and covers such amusing subjects as Edward Bernays ( = total c^nt) and the manufacture of consent, how to dispose of otherwise hard to handle industrial toxic waste by making people drink it, and the fine art of neutralising legitimate, science-based objections by using the power of the media to smear objectors as lunatics…
And here’s another film which isn’t anywhere near as comprehensive but does feature some superb Australasian accents
And if all this talk of fluoride, aspartame and all that other toxic filth governments and corporations are putting into our food and water for our benefit (a doped brain is a happy brain) really does scare the daylights out of you why not consider drawing those harmful toxins out of your body through your feet?
A top quote from the New Scientist at the end of this Q&A page on rumours about armies sticking compounds of that other fun halogen, bromine, into soldiers' tea…
“In the 19th century, bromide salts were used widely as sedatives to treat everything from epilepsy to sleeplessness. The bromide salts were said to "reduce the excitability of the brain". The normal dose was between 5 and 30 grains, which were taken several times a day (there are about 13 grains per gram). In the 19th century it was common for children of the upper classes to be flattered by the gift of a personal salt cellar for use at meals. They were led to believe this indicated their increasing status within the family group. The salt was in fact mixed with bromide to make the child better behaved.
Bromides are a sedative and the libido reduction is a side-effect. The use of bromide salts as a sleeping draught appears in the novels of Emile Zola, indicating their effects were recognised at some time in the 19th century.”