It’s not actually necessary to sport a toothbrush moustache, invade Poland, in order to be guilty of fascist behaviour. Attempting to use the law to force others do as you insist, not as they desire, comes under that rubric. Like, for example, spotting that milkshakes have more sugar in them than you think good for people, thus they must be banned. The correct answer to this sort of claim is that you should go boil your head, of course it is. For, if we prefer to be fatty lardbuckets then that’s our decision and our lookout. You don’t get to decide that for us.
This really should not be all that difficult to understand. This modern world insists that all consenting adults do indeed get to choose who they have sex with and how. That consenting adults get to decide even the configuration of their own genitals. If this is to be so then what we put on a spoon to then ingest is up to us too, right?
Freakshakes and milkshakes which contain “grotesque” levels of sugar and calories should be banned, according to a campaign group.
Some of the worst offending items available in UK restaurants contain more than half of an adults daily recommended sugar intake and more than 150g of sugar, which is equivalent to 39 teaspoons of sugar or as much sugar as in 14.7 KitKats.
Quite why consuming half of the recommended daily intake is a problem isn’t certain. That recommended daily intake being the amount it is recommended we should intake each day, yes?
Thirty-nine teaspoons of sugar is more than six times the recommended amount for a ten-year-old and more than four cans of Coke. So-called freakshakes, believed to have originated in Australia, are milkshakes with assorted toppings, often cream, cake, sauce or sweets.
Well, obviously, ban all things Antipodean, why not, who knows the terror visited upon society by Kylie Minogue. But if it is true that 150 grammes of sugar must be banned then what about those shops that sell 1,000 gramme bags of the stuff?
Action on Sugar chairman Graham MacGregor, professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at London’s Queen Mary University, said that does not go far enough.
“These very high calorie drinks, if consumed on a daily basis, would result in children becoming obese and suffering from tooth decay – that is not acceptable,” he said.
“These high calorie milkshakes need to be reduced immediately below 300kcal per serving.”
And that’s the sort of health fascism which should – and will – be met with a two word answer, one that ends in ff. For it’s simply not his job to determine what it is that we eat. It’s our job and he can go boil his head.
What are we, adults in a free country or what?