Forgive me. I’m pretty fired up so this turned into a bit of a rant. That happens when my government starts discussing ways to track how much television I choose to watch. Seriously.
The info-babe* on the news yesterday morning touted a new study that shows we may need to change our diet… Hold your breath – Yet again.
I turned the TV off before the story aired.
Have you ever noticed that there’s a new study that comes out suggesting dietary changes so often that you can’t possibly finish the food you bought to follow the suggestions of the last study that’s been replaced by a shiny new one?
Look at coffee alone! It’s good! No, it causes cancer! No, it’s good again because they fudged the cancer study! Drink it in moderation, then a month later, as long as you’re under a gallon a day (an exaggeration of course) it’s all good! No wait, it’s bad again! Oh, hang on, now it’s great again! Coffee drinkers rejoice, at least until next week when it’ll be bad again. They need to do a study on the stress caused by their incessant changes, methinks.
Forgive me for not caring anymore.
What I missed, because the info-babe teased it as a new study, was that this was the US Bureaucracy chiming in by claiming we should be eating a plant-based diet. Of course, that’d be stupid because I am, and forever will be, on a meat-based diet. I would literally eat a horse before I would go on a plant-based diet. I would raise puppies and kittens and eat them before I give up meat. Hey, come to think of it, maybe that’s the real reason the Chinese communists eat dog…their government wanted them on a plant-based diet maybe? Point is, this isn’t some new study. This is the government laying out what they want to force us to do… BIG difference.
Look folks, I was raised by a nurse who knows a fuck of a lot more about nutrition than some damned bureaucratic mess that wants to be everyone’s nanny… Not only that, my doctor, during my last checkup, said (and I quote for you bureaucratic twits who might be reading this), “Whatever it is you’re doing, keep doing it”.
So I’ll tell you something chatting class, including all of the info-babes*, bureaucrats, legislators, ad-nauseam; you need to go on an ass-based diet. Meaning, specifically, eat my ass. I’ll even get you a silver spoon, you dopes.
Your report didn’t even take into account the more than year-old information that too little salt is far worse for the health than too much by calling for taxes on those snack foods you deem high sugar and “high salt”. Here’s an idea:
God Almighty! Keep the Change.
See America, they always get elected with platitudes: “We need to transform America”, Americans need to eat better to beat this obesity crisis”, is what they say on the stump. Unfortunately that bullshit always ends up looking like this: We’re going to force you to do what we want – and if you don’t eat right and watch too much TV (the report calls for federal TV tracking devices too), guess who doesn’t get that angioplasty. Make no mistake folks, this is the Obama Administration, Big Government at its finest and better than half of you voted for this shit. The advisory committee works under the Department of Health and Human Services, or the directing body of Obamacare. One way or another, they always come up with a way to take away everyone’s freedom. “You’re too stupid, we have to tell you how much TV to watch, and track it for you“? “You have to eat plants”? This is the best these idiots have to fight obesity?
Now, here’s the best part of the report I linked above from the Washington state Free Beacon (oh, the irony):
DGAC concluded that in order to achieve its goal of a population-wide “culture of health,” personal health must become a “human right.”
“In such a culture, preventing diet- and physical activity-related diseases and health problems would be much more highly valued, the resources and services needed to achieve and maintain health would become a realized human right across all population strata, the needs and preferences of the individual would be seriously considered, and individuals and their families/households would be actively engaged in promoting their personal health and managing their preventive health services and activities,” they said.
Now let’s look at what that last paragraph really means when you take away the fluff (we’ll just gloss over the fact that in the Bill of Rights, we are born with our rights, they are not granted by the government – it matters):
“In such a culture, preventing diet- and physical activity-related diseases and health problems would be much more highly valued than people’s freedom, the resources and services needed to achieve and maintain health would
become a realized human right across all population strata be paid for by the people who will be forced to comply by being tracked and taxed, the needs and preferences of the individual would be seriously considered though the freedom to do as one chooses must be given up entirely for “the greater good” of what the bureaucracy believes is best, and individuals and their families/households would be actively engaged in promoting their personal health and managing their preventive health services and activities, or we will tax them into complicity if they don’t do as they’re told” they said.
Folks, call your Congressman. Immediately. Especially if he or she is a Democrat… This is their fault, make no mistake.
* I use the term “info-babe” loosely and is intended as gender non-specific. I recently referred to Brian Williams as an info-babe in one of my posts so don’t head to the comments section to whine sexism. If you’re still offended after my taking the time to explain the context, kindly piss up a rope. If you’re a woman, that would be one helluva feat, though a bit messy. Wear a raincoat maybe?