Ah, the image. Fat Boy Grim, the skeleton in the stretchy tracksuit cowl. Chubby phalanges gripping a scythe dripping with bacon fat and gravy. The ultimate in doublethnk – an obese fleshless skeleton.
This is the lunatic mind of Stanley Blue, a name I could not have made up but wish I had, who lectures in social totalitarianism in Manchester. This makes him an Expert who Says and the drones will follow every contradictory and logic-purged word he utters.
Smoking and drinking alcohol are social habits that must be tackled by public health officials.
No. They are personal choices. Fair enough, tell people that most of them are likely to suffer ill effects if they overdo those things but the choice of whether or not to do them remains with the individual. Public health officials are, by definition, pompous, self-important and utterly useless in any real situation morons. If they could do a real job and/or had any self respect at all they would not be public health officials. I will not be dictated to by self-defined gits.
Warnings are fair enough when they are backed by real science. However, you eventually realise that all this new obesity has been caused by the NHS telling people ‘fat is bad, eat cereals’ while knowing all along that pig farmers fatten up pigs for market by… feeding them cereals.
Also, with a bit of the old 70’s real-education school biology, knowing that animal and especially plant fats are not human fats and will not go straight to your hips…
Still, there are warnings that could be given out. If you have a sedentary job you don’t need to eat as much as someone who carries a hod of bricks up ten floors of scaffolding for eght hours a day. Eat more than you use and you get fatter. It’s basic arithmetic. It’s not even pocket science.
None of it is the same for everyone. I need a lot of salt in my diet. Many people need a lot less. My little job has me moving for the entire shift. The previous job had me siitting down all day. I burn off a lot more daily calories than I used to. There is no ‘British Standard Human’ even for an individual. On that basis, ‘Public health’ and its insistence on one-size-fits-all is not only completely bonkers, it is actually dangerous.
Fortunately the Religion of the Standard Body will only kill the stupid. Those of us with enough intelligence to be able to point both eyes in the same direction will ignore it all. Only the drones will listen and die. The obedient they want to keep are the only ones they will kill. There is a flaw in the plan…
So now we are on to food control using the tobacco template that was only for tobacco and had no slippery slope attached. The dopes believed it and supported it.
Fatties enjoyed picking on smokers. Well I hope you foilks had fun because it’s smokertime for you now. You are going to experience all that we have experienced. Even if your only transgression is fish and chips once a month.
Eventually, and soon, you will turn to the smokers you hated and say ‘You learned how to deal with denormalisation. Help us’.
We’ll whisper ‘No.’ We saw it all coming and we are prepared. You are not – your problem.
Repeal the smoking ban. No compromise, you never wanted any. Repeal it entirely.
Then maybe we’ll talk.