Let me start by saying that I am slightly overweight. I am more than a little self conscious about it. With that being said, who's business is it? Let me give you a hint, as of this past week, I fell like making my self heavier on purpose, just as a way to tell Mayor Bloomberg, and everyone of the other nannies I have seen on the television lately to @#$* off, and mind their own gosh darned business.
I have watched one, "expert," after another take to the air waves to tell me that sugar, is the root of all evil in our world today. I guess that part of me is happy to see that wealth has been moved to second place on the liberal's list of things to demagogue. Never mind the fact that sugar occurs naturally in every single living thing found in our universe, and is the most basic food source found for all living animals on our planet. Never mind that thousands of years of evolutionary behavior have us craving sugar from the moment we are born. Never mind the fact that nature in its infinite wisdom has seen fit to make certain that the the first taste buds to develop on our tongues are those that can detect sugar. Let us put all of that aside and stipulate for just one moment that every thing said by the following panel of, "experts," is true.
For my friends at TPN, follow this link to the following Fox News Panel.
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Even if sugar is the scary health risk that these very fine folks say it is. How does that lead to the government enacting legislation of this sort? This is another one of those, "finding out what's in it," moments. The Obamacare law has led to its next logical step even before any of the benefits have kicked in. Governments get to legislate behaviors which they believe will promote the communal health. Since our health care is now pooled and paid for by the community at large, being overweight is now an affront not only to ourselves, but to society as a whole. And while it may or may not be true that my second favorite beverage, Coke, may double the caloric value of my lunch, and that may make it far more difficult for me to lose weight and in turn be more aesthetically pleasing for the rest of you to look upon, that remains my problem, and not yours. So, for all of the beautiful people out there who have been sucking down the NutraSweet laden beverages, and pretending that it tastes just as good, screw you hippy!
Personally, I find the concept of self appointed nannies who are willing to force me into behaving in a way that they find superior to be far more dangerous to our society than the fact that many of us need to visit the gym a few times per week. As long as my behavior does not place anyone else's life in danger, than it remains, according to the Tenth Amendment, my concern only. Literally, where does any of this end? The only discomfort in my personal life that I dislike more than the fact that weight is a problem, is the prospect of other people intruding themselves into my personal business. This is the reason why, as a general rule, I so fervently dislike the political left. Self righteous twits who seem predisposed to minding my business rather than looking in a mirror is the antithesis of every thing our nation was founded upon. The United States of America was created as a bastion of freedom from those very dolts who feel as though they are some sort of predetermined elites chosen by fate to rule over the rest of us.
I would rather be fat than insufferable. Tomorrow morning, I could always go to the gym and start my diet, all on my own. Tomorrow morning, these same people will still be insufferable jerks, attempting to inflict themselves upon the rest of us. Which would you rather do without?
Cross Posted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.