In a world gone mad, it is no where more evident of the decline in sanity than right here in our own country.
On September 20, 2011, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the wannna-be-president of the World Bank and aspiring Secretary General of the United Nations, gave what could be considered a campaign speech to the United Nations. The philanthropist mayor’s address sited his organization’s benevolence in trying to alter our private life style in every aspect, including smoking in public or on public property, requiring restaurants to post caloric intake of each food item, restricting salt in restaurants (you now have to ask for it) and by stating it is government’s responsibility to make healthy food available for all.
He bragged about controlling so much of what was once considered freedom and right of choice by many, implying we are too stupid to make wise decisions for ourselves so the government must do it for us. Of course, he has joined the fight – along with the White House – of the food police, outlawing anything that might even hint at being non-healthy and a contributor to non-communicable disease, such as heart problems, obesity and diabetes.
Meanwhile, on the other end of the continent at a Farm to Fork Dinner on an organic farm in Nevada – the Quail Hollow Farm, owned by the Bledsoe family – where a gathering of friends and neighbors were preparing to enjoy a farm grown meal around an open-air picnic table when they were rudely interrupted by the Gestapo Food Police in the form of one Mary Oaks, food inspector for the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD).
According to GFP Oaks, the food was not fit for human consumption because there were no packages with labels and the fresh vegetables had already been cut, therefore they were bio-hazard material! So what did she insist they do with all of this perfect food? Destroy it, of course, and to make sure that it was destroyed and not available to be fed to the animals on the farm, Oaks demanded that a bleach solution be poured over it. Ah, what a sensible thing to do. Thank God for the Gestapo Food Police. Mary Oaks’ mother must really be proud of her.
Once the Bledsoes overcame their shock, they called an attorney for the FTCLDF for advice, even though the food was already destroyed, and learned that if Oaks did not have a search or arrest warrant she would have to leave the property. She did so, screaming at the Bledsoes and threatening them with further legal action.
Wow! Insanity is running amuck in America. A mayor who wants to control every thing we do in his city as well as in other countries, and a over zealous health department employee that considers healthy, farm grown, organic food to be bio-hazardous. What next? Isn’t it interesting that these people who are so concerned for our health never ever speak about the genetically modified food that is being produced by corporate farms and forced down our gullets. Talk about unhealthy!
I remember when the State of Oklahoma, where I live, passed a seat belt law. The promise was that you would never ever be stopped for not wearing a seat belt and if you were stopped for another reason and it was discovered that you weren’t wearing a seat belt, the fine for the infraction would only be $5.00. Not a problem. Reasonable enough. Now there are signs on almost every corner that say, “Click it or Ticket.” Not so reasonable. While seat belts may be better and safer for me as a passenger or a driver, it is still my right as a free citizen to decide if I want to wear it or not. Or I think it should be. But what do I know.
Inch by tiny inch, we are losing our freedoms. Those little inches don’t amount to much until you put them all side-by-side and then you find out that the inch has turned into a foot and then into a yardstick and then you are completely duped and not a muddling sound was made.