Nanny Bloomberg gets PWNED

Glenn Reynolds and James Lileks on Bloomberg. And it’s not pretty…

James Lileks gives Mike Bloomberg a brutal dressing-down.

”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.

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