ocialist-greens have a mission, to save naughty mankind from itself.
The issue can be gigantic or trivial, just so long as they are saving mankind from its sins.
Their biggest triumph was to save the planet from overheating. With nothing more than evidence-free scientific rubbish and outright fraud, they persuaded governments that the cause of the claimed overheating was carbon dioxide. Thousands of genuine research papers showing there is no catastrophic overheating arrived too late – the only overheating was in government. Billions of taxpayers dollars were squandered on solar panels doomed to crack, and windmills fated to rust; leaving massive unemployment and misery for hundreds of thousands. It would have created less chaos and misery if they had mulched the money and spread it on gardens.
The shambles created did not diminish socialist fervour, they simply renewed older campaigns like plastic bags – and obesity.
Enter the crazed lefty Mayor of New York – Mayor Bloomberg.
This galah plans to ban large sized soft drinks and iced teas in restaurants, cafes, and sporting fixtures. But not alcohol – you can skull a gallon of whiskey if you like – it’s not fattening like say, a large Coke, to this drongo. It doesn’t lead to obesity.
What’s more he won’t ban drinking two small ones which are bigger than one big one!!!
The fact that the ban will have zero effect is immaterial. The sanctimonious inner glow is what the green left wants.
Can’t happen here?
What about Turnbull and his light bulbs?
Turnbull filled Australian homes with mercury laden expensive and ugly light bulbs – without asking. And got a tingle down the leg thinking how good it was for Australia. Nothing whatever has happened to the weather since these things were forced on Australia. Nobody in the Lame Stream Media carries reports that Co2 is down as a result. Not even that failed tipster, Flannery is claiming a victory.
Bloomberg, mayoral clown, revelling in the applause from his lefty media mates, slid off the rock of sanity to chortle how he celebrates Donut Day, and wants a huge statue of a donut put in Central Park.
A monument to himself, no doubt.
Most donuts have the same calorific count as the drink he wants to ban. But donuts are fine, soft drinks are not. It is much worse than the religious objections to certain food and drink.
Bloomberg justifies his nanny-state interventions by pointing to the social costs of obesity, but there is no direct causal link between obesity and 20-ounce soft drinks with sugar in them, and neither would it be anyone’s business at all except for the lust for increasing government control and saving mankind from its choices. Bloomberg’s insistence on dictating consumer choices has a more direct connection to an assumption that government should control lives for their own good.
The rabid dingbattery of conflicting positions does not affect people like Bloomberg or Turnbull, as socially minded self appointed saviours of mankind they are impregnated with Orwellian Doublethink. For example
Forbidding abortion is bad because government shouldn’t tell people what they can and can’t do with their bodies.
But forbidding fattening drinks is good because well, uh, because…we’ll get back to you on that.