Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fast food restrictionists get what they want, fail to move the needle on obesity

The conviction that people are malleable blobs of putty that the "Great and Good" can manipulate into poses that please their prideful egos is constantly being refuted by reality.  But because the "Great and the Good" have control of what they call "truth" and a magic money machine they are all but impermeable to said reality.  Witness the AGW jihad.  The ability of the elite left to do what it wants for a long period of time in the face of reality really calls into question the validity of Democracy.  When a small self replicating and blinkered elite can do as it pleases because it has control of the levers of power then small r republican governance fails.  As Kevin Williamson said:

The people who love American politics love it for the give-and-take, for the exchange of ideas, for the sport of it. The people who hate American politics hate it because of the lie at its heart: that this is still the self-governing republic created by Jefferson, Madison, et al., instead of a new, different kind of regime that is something new in the world but immediately familiar, something dishonest, something gaudy and contemptible.

"Dishonest, gaudy and contemptible."  Yup, that's just about it.

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