First they came for the smokers, then the fatties….

After reading this story regarding how some brain trusts over at Nature magazine think that sugar should be regulated like a controlled substance, I regret not buying the 3o pound sack of sugar at Costco yesterday.  I am going to need a much bigger place for all the stockpiling I need to do – lightbulbs, ammo, and now twinkies. 

The authors of this fascist idea of course have the best of intentions – they want to alleviate the “worldwide health crisis” of obesity related disorders.  What a strange new world we live in where our “crisis” is too much food.  The starving peasants of the middle ages I’m sure would happily exchange our “crisis” for their own. 

But I think I take back my earlier remark about the nanny-staters having good intentions.  I don’t think that is the case anymore.  I think these are people who love interfering and controlling other people’s lives, and just love finding benevelont reasons to wrap their fascism up in a pretty package.

How sad that I will become a criminal for buying black market sugar, high pressure shower heads and toilets, and incandescent lightbulbs.  Bizarro world.

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One Response to First they came for the smokers, then the fatties….

  1. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
    ― C.S Lewis

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