The World Health Organisation is one of several unelected Puritan pompous nannying groups who tell governments what to do. The people you vote for get their orders from people you didn’t vote for and who you have probably never heard of. These people are never held to account for their actions or pronouncements because there is no mechanism in place to do it.
In short, they do as they damn well please, they order your elected representatives around and here is not a damn thing any of us can do about it.
Our elected representatives could do something about it. They could question who these people are, who put them into power and on whose authority they presume to dictate to sovereign governments how they should legislate.
They could do that. Or they could roll over and let their masters tickle their tummies. You already know which option they have chosen.
The current ‘smoking’ is sugar, of course. The sugar tax, soon to join tobacco and alcohol duty on the annual tax-collecting escalator. Think it’s going to stop there? Why would it stop? Nothing else has.
The WHO believes that it is the primary responsibility of governments to ‘tackle the obesogenic environment’. In other words, the unelected WHO wants your elected representatives to tell you how you should live and what you should eat. Are you okay with that?
Are you okay with the sugar tax being extended to other foods? Think that won’t happen?
If it’s not clear in that image, the line is in the article.
What’s an unhealthy food? It’s what the WHO say it is. You and I don’t get to decide what we like, the WHO will do that for us and the government will direct taxation under WHO orders to make sure we are all doing as the WHO tell us to do.
Once this sugar tax is in place, a sausage tax, pie tax, fish and chips tax, curry tax and many others will follow. Within a few months. As with the smoking template, as soon as they get their way on one thing they immediately move on to the next.
MacDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken will be taxed out of business. Nobody will be able to afford to go there. Fish and chip shops will die, the same way the pubs died. All those curry shops, burger vans, ice cream vans, all priced out of any chance of profitability and all soon to be gone.
Then we can live on carrots and tofu and all live long and extraordinarily sad and dull lives. Won’t it be great? Won’t it be fun? We can watch those WHO folk and our elected representatives drinking, smoking and eating the stuff we can’t afford and know that we are paying for them to do it through the taxes they take from us.
That’s the future. Not the distant future, it’s the next year or so.
If you don’t believe it can happen, you really haven’t been paying attention these last few years, have you?