Health Nazis and Nanny gang up on kids
The health Nazis and their allies in the Nanny state are teaming up to bash kids around a bit. If there is one thing these Puritans hate it is pleasure. The Time of London reports that the health Nazis are now working to put a stop to ice cream trucks because "ice creams are too much of a danger to children's health." They report:
Under an amendment to the Education and Inspection Bill to be put forward this week, local authorities will be given new powers to stop ice-cream vans from operating near school gates. The move comes as operators claim that they are already being forced out of business by an over-zealous health lobby.Under an amendment to the Education and Inspection Bill to be put forward this week, local authorities will be given new powers to stop ice-cream vans from operating near school gates. The move comes as operators claim that they are already being forced out of business by an over-zealous health lobby.
Various regulators at the local level have already started banning ice cream trucks in specific areas generall the high traffic areas where they attract customers. One health Nazi complained that while the government is spending millions to promote healthy food in school "kids are rushing to spend their money on food from mobile vans." In other words: "We have ways of forcing you to do what we demand, damn it!" I'm not sure if this venial bureaucrat is more upset they are buying ice cream or spending their own money. After all these thus in government think that they should spend all the money people earn.
Now ice cream itself is not deadly. And I doubt the typical kid could eat enough to harm him. The problem is the entire diet not ice cream now and then. Basically they are saying that since ice cream is just one factor in a larger problem it should be banned because the total problem leads to obesity which leads to health problems and death. Okay, I get that. If it leads to death ban it!
From 1958 to 1962 government policy in China lead to the deaths of 38,000,000. The Soviet government killed some 62,000,000 people. The government of Nazi Germany instituted policies that lead to the deaths of about 21,000,ooo people. The government of the Kymer Rouge killed about 2,000,000. The government of Idi Amin in Uganda killed around 11,000,000. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. So we know that around the world government kills lots of people. Government has killed more people in the last century than smoking or ice cream combined. For the sake of our health shouldn't we ban government? I know from personal experience that on several occassions I have said to myself: "Gee, I'd like more ice cream." But in all my life I've never thought, "Boy, I wish we had more government."