Your Body, Your Choice? Really?
The Food Police are at it again.
I gotta say right here and now that I hate…no…I LOATHE these people and wish them nothing but the absolute rock-bottom worst life has to offer. Really…I do. Example:
Personally, I don’t think this is even legal but I’m sure some numb-nut judge will say ‘ok’ somewhere along the line because this ‘good for you’. And, according to the Food Police, NO, YOU are NOT anywhere near as capable of making decisions for YOURSELF as THEY ARE so…suck it up. After all, don’t you know that the BIGGEST PROBLEM FACING THIS COUNTRY is…obesity.
Trust me honey, if that’s the biggest thing you have to worry about in your little life you are one lucky son of a bitch.
So the obvious solution is simply to fill your own container with an amount of soda/sugared drink you feel is appropriate for you and walk around town with it. Me? Whenever I get to NYC, I’ll need a wheelbarrow to carry around my cup. I’ll do it just to spite them. With the sole exception of the movie theater where hubby and I share a large popcorn and soda, I NEVER order a ‘super sized’ anything…I simply can’t eat/drink that much. BUT that doesn’t mean I have the ‘right’ or that I should even think about attempting to stop someone else from doing it.
It’s all getting so far out of hand. These are the same people who will tell that ‘growth hormones’ are ‘perfectly safe’. That immunizations are ‘perfectly safe’ yet they never look backward to see if there’s any correlation between this ‘sudden rise in obesity’ and, well, those two things. These are the same people who will tell you to never take your eye off your kids while saying those same kids don’t get enough exercise and sunshine. BTW, it’s hard for a parent to do both, yes there are sports and structured activities like that but they’re nowhere near as effective as plain old ‘free play’. Anyone out there remember just running around, getting lost in the woods/at the beach, going out the door at 10am on a Saturday morning and coming home just as dinner’s being set on the table? There were no cell phones so no one called to remind you, you had a watch or the sun and knew enough to get your ass home on time.
The Food Police will tell you that they’re tired of paying for other people to ruin their health…or something equally stupid. Hey, numb-nuts! I HAVE insurance. You ARE NOT paying for it. Can I now EAT whatever I WANT? BTW, no matter what you do, numb-nuts, your insurance premiums will NEVER go DOWN. Not ever. No matter what. Welcome to the Free Market System.
But I suppose this is just the natural progression of the things I warned about when the Food Police started out as the Smoking Police and came after the average smoker with Rob Reiner-like vengeance. I told people then it wouldn’t stop there. Once smokers were driven out of town on a rail these bullies would turn their attention in other directions and they did; they’re scrutinizing your dinner plate now.
Aren’t you better off for it?
Now they want to ‘portion control’ all your meals and worse than that they actually believe they are somehow entitled to do it. They would also like to put ‘sin taxes’ on junk food. Well, how about they force organic growers to LOWER their prices? At Stop & Shop the other day I had my choice between ‘organic’ strawberries and regular ol’ strawberries. Same size container. One was $4.99 and the other $2.99….anybody wanna guess which was which? How about the Food Police force meat producers to stop using ‘pink slime’ and calling it “100% natural”. What about those growth hormones? How are they really effecting the ever-changing growing bodies of our youth? I hear-tell the average age to begin menstruation has dropped from 12 to 10! 10! But that can’t possibly have anything to do with the hormones in the beef they eat. Nah, no way. Must be some other ‘environmental factor’….aw, hell, just blame it on Global Warming, why not?
Food is the New Religion with the Food Police the new Crusaders/Knights Templar and leaders of the Spanish Inquisition. Damn it, if you don’t bow down to them, you ungrateful little prick, they will run roughshod over you! If you don’t attend the Church of the Whole Foods then you’re going to Junk Food Hell!
And it’ll be hot down there in Junk Food Hell, so I might need that Super-Sized Coke. Better stock up now. After all, one day the Food Police may actually turn their attention to my most beloved soft-drink, that truly American Icon, Coca-Cola and try to TAKE IT AWAY.
Well….My Husband, Maybe
My Dog, No
My COKE! FUCK YOU ASSHOLE! NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!