So, the Washington Post is hyping a CALORIE TAX. The government just barred your kids from SODA at school. Fat Nannies are getting in gear all over the country to make you feel guilty for eating fast food or anything other than what they say are health choices.
It's no secret that fast food has been under attack for daring to give you a cheap, fast and convenient alternative to sit down and expensive restaurants. But the Fat Nannies are undaunted in the assault on your choices. So bad are they are guilting and extorting businesses that dare to impale your stomach with greasy french fries and slimy burgers that they've now successfully forced fast food establishments to both advertise against themselves by reminding you of how fattening their food choices are, and deceptively market unhealthy foods by showing pictures of healthy looking plates and telling you that their food is "freshly prepared."
I'm no fan of fast food, but I stand for your right to choose to eat it. Even though I haven't had a full meal at McDonald's in several years, I decided to slink on over on the down low and see how things were going for the conglomerate. Here's what I found:
Cheeseburger wrapper tells me how much fat and calories I just ate.
My cup tells me that all of the food I just ate was "freshly prepared." That's meant to make me think of my grandmother picking the lettuce and tomato on my burger out of her garden this morning, but we all know it just means that it just came out of the microwave.
Now my fries box reminds me again of how many calories and fat I just consumed.
Now my bag tells me that, just in case I missed it on every other wrapper or container, the amount of calories and fat I just consumed can be found at this website.
And because no nanny state assignment is complete, I am told that my bag is green. So if I happen to simply toss it out the window (Which I would never do) I shouldn't feel guilty because it's already 40% recycled.
We all know that "freshly prepared" means they just took it out of the microwave and threw it in the wrapper. It does not mean that the manager of the restaurant picked the lettuce and tomato on your Quarter Pounder out of her garden this morning.
We all know that there is nothing "green" about the fast food industry. We probably get more of our trash from them than any other source.
And we all know that the food options at any fast food restaurant aren't "healthy" in any way. Which is why you have to drink four gallons of water to get rid of that waxy taste on the roof of your mouth after downing the latest contortion of a hamburger.
But that's not the point. These restaurants have been forced into pretending to offer healthy options and pretending to be green by the militant forces of the Nanny society.
When will you demand that they leave you alone and let you choose based on the merits and your immediate needs/wants? If you get fat, so be it. It's your responsibility. It's time to tell the nanny state to leave us alone.