Glenn Reynolds and James Lileks on Bloomberg. And it’s not pretty…
”A culture that redefines food choices as moral issues will demonize the people who don’t share the tastes of the priest class. A culture that elevates eating to some holistic act of ethical self-definition – localvore, low-carbon-impact food, fair trade, artisanal cheese – will find the casual carefree choices of the less-enlightened as an affront to their belief system. Leave it to Americans to invent a Puritan strain of Epicurianism.”
He’s even harder on Bloomberg-sycophants like David Frum, Frank Bruni, and Michael Tomasky.
”Send us a man on a horse, to keep us from eating like one … They’re talking about a burger and a Coke. This must mean that the American Graffiti movie is the equivalent of Triumph of the Will.”
Let me be clear. These people are not well-meaning do-gooders who have just gone a bit too far. They don’t actually “mean well” at all. They don’t mean well, they mean to be in control. They are power-fetishists, drunk on the joys of bossing the little people around. They are not good people. They are evil. They should be ashamed of themselves, but shame — like taxes — is for the little people.
Amen, Glenn. Amen.