To loot and micromanage the people who provide us with food, liberals are following the playbook they used to do the same to the tobacco industry. Sometimes they follow it a bit too literally — as with the campaign against passive overeating:
Health experts blame passive overeating for global pandemic, warning in the Lancet that governments must tackle obesity now.
The dangers of passive smoking are exaggerated well beyond the point of absurdity, but at least the basic concept of second-hand smoke isn’t completely nonsensical. Apparently we’re being asked to believe that the very existence of foods regarded by our rulers as too tasty and affordable to be politically correct will make us fall prey to the obesity epidemic they’ve invented, regardless of what we choose to eat.
With tedious predictability, the article goes on to demand that the government use coercive measures to prevent private industry from providing us with food we want at a price we can afford.
Next we can expect a wave of multi-$billion lawsuits against food producers by people who blame their health problems on overeating. Our sanctimonious liberal overlords won’t be happy until we’re subsisting off government-issued generic cream of wheat.
Hat tip: David Thompson.