Killing Us With Their "Concern"
Thomas A. Droleskey
The penultimate food fascist has struck again!
Yes, Michael Rubens Bloomberg, the Mayor and Chief Nanny of the People's Republic of the City of New York, has struck again.
You remember Michael Rubens Bloomberg, don't you?
Come on, try real hard.
Sure, there you go now. You remember.
Right you are!
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is the self-described "billionaire playboy" who supports the chemical and surgical assassination of innocent preborn children in their mothers' wombs.
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is the egregious irritant of a human being who has promoted one evil after during the 3,805 dreadful days in which he, who vacations on his own private jet to his mansion on the island of Bermuda, a British overseas territory, where he spends most of his weekends. Indeed, Bloomberg, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, is more a resident of Bermuda than he is of the City of New York.
Do you want a reminder of some of the egregious things that Bloomberg has done in the past 3,805 days? Of course you do.
Michael Bloomberg was once sued by a female employee of his Bloomberg
financial and media conglomerate for harassment when he responded as
follows upon learning she was expecting a child, "Kill it! Kill it!"
(See New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Testifies in Pregnancy Discrimination Case .)
This episode was even too much for the pro-abort protege of Ralph
Nader, Mark Green, who brought it up in a campaign advertisement when
running as the Democrat Party nominee for Mayor of the City of New York,
New York, in 2001 against Bloomberg, who had the endorsement of
Republican Party even though he had been a lifelong Democrat until
earlier that year and declared himself in 2008 to be an "independent."
One of the first things that Michael Bloomberg attempted to do as Mayor
of the City of New York in 2002 was to impose mandatory training in
methods of surgical baby-killing in all of the obstetrics/gynecological
residency programs in all of the city's public hospitals, permitting no
one to opt out of the program as a matter of conscience (see Kathryn Jean Lopez on Med Students and Abortion).
Bloomberg, as is well known, is also an anti-smoking
fascist who has campaign vigorously as the quintessential food nazi to
ban transfat cooking oil in restaurants, trying also to ban
salt shakers from the tables of restaurants, believe it or not. Sure,
those who commit what are Mortal Sins in the objective order of things
in their own lives and who promote such sins under cover of the civil
law in the name of "human rights" have an inner drive, whether or not
they realize it, to "prove" to themselves and to the world that they are
"good" and "moral" human beings who have our bodily concerns so much at
heart that they can seek to impose under the cover of the civil law
what they "know" is best for us even though we are too dumb to recognize
this on our own.
Spurred on by his "success" at having his own fascist measures adopted by other municipalities around the the United States of America, Bloomberg is now in attack mode over one of the most critical issues of the day, mind you: sugary drinks! What a man. What a leader. What a leader among men.
Yes, what a noble and fearless leader among the ranks of of the men who are intent on making themselves into "gods" in this life, heedless of the fact that those who believe themselves to be "gods" in this life will pay for their perdition in Hell for all eternity.
Here is what Nanny Bloomy is up to now:
Gas guzzlers, McMansions, Walmart, Costco: If one thing is certain about
American consumer culture it is that bigger is better, especially if it
So more than a few New Yorkers took it especially hard Thursday when they learned that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wanted to take away their plus-size sodas in restaurants, movie
theaters, stadiums, arenas and mobile food carts, as a way, he said, of
Patrick Piatt, 48, and his wife Linda Perez, 46, who were eating at a
Wendy’s on 125th Street in Harlem, said they got more value by buying
and sharing their 20-ounce lemonade, which would be four ounces too many
once the new rules take effect. “For him to dictate, he’s outstepping
his bounds,” Ms. Perez said. Her husband said that Mr. Bloomberg was
looking down on them: “This is a man who has two standards. One for him
and one for everyone else.”
Another diner, Monica Dauphine, 44, who was sharing a 32-ounce Sprite,
gave the mayor credit for his good intentions, but said: “You can’t
force it. It’s like dictatorship. I’m sorry, but if you want to be
obese, you want to be obese.”
Reaction to the proposal came from many fronts on Thursday, falling
along two general tracks. The idea was either sound health policy rooted
in research, or a perfect illustration of a supersize government gone
Some health experts said there might be some correlation between
restrictions on soft drinks — many locales, including New York, already
ban or limit them from schools — and a leveling off, or in some places
even a decline, in childhood obesity. But one researcher whose work was
cited by City Hall in defense of the policy said in an interview
Thursday that he did not think it would work.
At least two candidates for next year’s mayoral race also came out
against the proposal Thursday, to varying degrees. Christine C. Quinn,
the City Council speaker, said that by limiting personal choice, rather
than promoting knowledge, “It seems to me to be more on the punitive
side of things.” And William C. Thompson Jr., the former city
comptroller who lost to Mr. Bloomberg in 2009, released a statement
saying: “This move does nothing to teach people about positive
nutritional values and sounds more like parlor talk than real solutions
for the obesity epidemic.”
The proposed ban — the first in the nation — would prohibit the sale of
any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces, though
consumers would not be prohibited from getting refills or multiple
servings. It would apply to virtually the entire range of drinks from
energy drinks to iced teas, but not to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy drinks and alcoholic beverages, or to
beverages sold in groceries or convenience stores. It would take effect
in March 2013, after public hearings.
Anticipating the reaction, the mayor’s office released a long list of
statements from supportive groups, like the United Way, the Center for
Science in the Public Interest and the Obesity Society, some of whom
longingly noted the bygone days of the six-ounce bottle. Kelly D.
Brownell director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale
University, said in an interview that he understood how consumers might
feel, because, “of course, Americans love value.”
But he hastened to add that he was on the mayor’s side, and that portion
control was critical to calorie control. Research, he said, shows that
though people believe they will eat just until they have satiated their
hunger, in reality, “when people are served more, they consume more.”
Dr. Brownell believes people will quickly become conditioned to the
16-ounce limit and not feel cheated. “You’ll set a new norm,” he said.
“Just like everybody in the country used to smoke, and there’s a new
There is evidence that a health-conscious public has turned against
sodas already, said Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the
Center for Science in the Public Interest, which has been leading the
charge against sugary sodas for many years. (To Gulp or to Sip? Debating a Crackdown on Big Sugary Drinks.)
Gee, aren't these the same people who have been telling us for over forty years now that "law doesn't change behavior," that restoring full legal protection to the innocent preborn would not change the "demand" for abortions, thus forcing women into the back allies?
Well, well, well. Never mind the fact that the late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a pioneer in the promotion of "safe and legal" baby-killing in the 1960s before he stopped presiding over the slaughter of the preborn for purely scientific reasons in 1973, documented in The Abortion Papers that he had collaborated with other pro-aborts in the 1960s to exaggerate and thus misrepresent the actual numbers of women who sought to kill their babies illegally annually.
Never mind the fact that various state laws permitting baby-killing in the late-1960s and the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1973, actually changed the behavior of Americans and thus created a demand for baby-killing that did not exist before.
No, no, no. Never mind the facts. Never mind the truth. The fascists of Nanny State, U.S.A., must keep to their lines about the civil law being unable to "change" the moral behavior of citizens in order to contend--and with a straight face, mind you--that it can be used successfully as a means of changing the dietary behavior of people as a means of helping them "preserve" their health.
These moronic ideologues are killing us with their "kindness."
The belief that we live in a "free" country is purely illusory. We are at the every whim of the petty caesars who are selected either by means of elections or by virtue of having been appointed to the fraudsters who get elected by convincing the unfortunate slaves of naturalism who march to the polls like good lemmings to believe the "sweet nothings" that they whisper into their ears.
Let it be stipulated that the manufactures of sugary drinks do indeed desire to addict us to their products. Human beings lived quite nicely for the better part of six thousand years without such beverages. These beverages were designed from the outset to be addictive.
Dr. John Pemberton developed something called Pemberton's French Wine Cola after the War between the States, modeling it after Vin Mariani, a Bordeaux wine with seven milligrams of cocaine in it. Believe or not, both Pope Leo XIII and his successor, Pope Saint Pius X, loved Vin Mariani. Pope Leo drank it daily. He didn't seem to suffer any ill-effects as he lived until he was ninety-three years of age.
Pemberton asked a druggist to experiment with a non-alcoholic beverage that would include coca leaves and kola nuts when the sale of alcoholic beverages was banned in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia. This is what led to the development of Coca-Cola.
As noted in There Is No Shortcut to Cure This Condition: A Catholic Man's Lifelong Battle of the Bulge, I became addicted to Coca-Cola as a child. My parents bought it by the case load so that their two sons could drink the beverage in those delightful six and one-half ounce glass bottles as they downed their case loads of Schaefer beer. I did not switch to the rat poison of diet soda and diet drinks, such as Diet Raspberry Snapple, and, quite famously, to the other rat poison known as saccharine.
All manner of processed salty and sugary foods and drinks are designed to "hook" us to become repeat customers of a particular product. Most of those processed foods have absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever, appealing principally to the taste buds in order to trigger brain sensors that will learn to crave for whichever product we eat and/or drink on a regular basis. No rational human being can deny the harm of junk food and of excessive amounts of sweet drinks.
That having been noted, however, there is a simple solution to food and/or drink addictions: don't purchase the product that has become something of a "comfort crutch," if you will. It's that simple.
We don't need laws.
We don't need Nanny Bloomberg or other such caesars who support evils that can cast both bodies and soul in Hell for all eternity to pass ordinances and laws that mandate human beings stop eating or drinking things that might prove detrimental to their bodily health over time.
It's that simple.
Nanny Bloomberg is a control maniac. He wants to control the lives and habits of New Yorkers.
Well, Michael Rubens Bloomberg, it's up to New Yorkers themselves to decide the quantity of sugary drinks they desire to purchase. Whatever happened to your vaunted "freedom of choice," Mikey, baby?
Oh, I see. It's only the "freedom" to "choose" what you and your fellow little caesars tell us we can do.
Mikey says "Kill it! Kill it!" His employee is supposed to obey.
Mikey says it's all right for people of the same gender to "marry" and to enjoy the same "civil rights" as men and women who are married, well, then, it's gotta be just swell, kind of okeydokey, I guess.
Mikey says cut out the trans-fats and take the salt shakers out of restaurants and limit the sale of sugary drinks to sixteen ounce cups and it's supposed to be time for us to bow down before him and the bevy of cultural "high priests and priestesses" in the naturalistic world of law and medicine and insurance and psychology and social work from whom he receives his omniscience on all things pertaining to our well-being.
I have only one thing to say to you, Mikey, and it's the line that the fictional cartoon character Boris Badenov uttered frequently to his comrade in crime, Natasha Fatale: "Sharrup you mouth."
This is all complete and utter madness of the like prophesied by Pope Gregory XVI in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832:
This shameful font of
indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which
claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It
spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and
over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to
religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When
all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of
truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to
ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke
ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to
devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption
of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a
pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows,
even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and
glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate
freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty. (Pope Leo XIII, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
We are living in the midst of the pestilence prophesied by Pope Gregory XVI. Madness is the very foundation of law, medicine, civil discourse, "education," science, art, entertainment and everything else in popular culture.
To be sure,
the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment require us to be vigilant in the care of the body, which is the dwelling place of the soul, which is, of course, the very life-giving principle of the body. The maintenance of one's physical existence, however, is not our raison d'etre as a Catholic understands that, to quote Saint Paul the Apostle, we
"have not here a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come" (Hebrews 13: 14). We might be required to lay down our lives in defense of the Holy Faith or in defense of our family members (or some other innocent human beings who may be in need of our efforts to defend their physical lives) or in defense of our own country in the prosecution of a just war or the defense of our borders. It is still nevertheless necessary, however, to take moderate, prudent measures to maintain bodily health, ever mindful of the truth that God will keep us alive for only as long as He wills and that He could take us in an vehicular accident or in the midst of a natural disaster or storm when we least expect to die.
Indeed, the widow of a former teacher of mine from Oyster Bay High School, who died at the age of forty-three on February 6, 1981, when serving as a volunteer fireman in Great Neck, New York, after suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage, said to me on the night of her husband's burial: "Bob had a little black book that contained all of the times and dates of his meetings. What we tend to forget is that God has a black book of his own. He's got your name and a date next to it. And He doesn't care who you are or what you are doing. He is going to call you when it is your time." This was a great statement of Faith from a new widow was was left at the age of thirty-eight with three young sons to raise. She knew that her husband, who was in excellent health and was not in the least bit overweight (his physician, Dr. Harold G. Rainey, who had been our family doctor when we lived in Great Neck, New York, from 1955 to 1965, told me at the teacher's wake that the man was in perfect health, not a sign of any health problems at all). Death will come for us in God's good time, which is why we must always be ready for the moment of our Particular Judgment by persevering in a state of Sanctifying Grace as a member of the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
That having been noted, however, we must take prudent, reasonable measures to to maintain bodily health so that we can discharge the duties of our state in life, avoiding the excess of gluttony and/or drunkenness in violation of the virtue of Temperance and avoiding the defect of worshiping the cult of the body to such an extent that we lose sight of the fact that God has given us food and drink to be pleasurable delights as the nature of sensible beings requires to be renewed in body and soul. Given our fallen human nature and its concupiscence, it is difficult to maintain a balance as food is indeed so pleasurable to some of us that the defects in our wills caused by failing to pursue the via media can lead us to let ourselves "go" to the point where one's body weight is causing people to stop you on the street and ask you to solve various crimes, believing that your Raymond Burr-like girth qualifies you for a remake of Perry Mason and/or, of course the late actor's far superior program, Ironside.
Contrary to what the lords of the world believe, you see, there is no guarantee that following a certain regimen of physical exercise and eating a diet prescribed by the Food Police is going to make one "fit" and "healthy." Many are the consequences of Original Sin and our own Actual Sins upon the human body. Mere mortals, contingent beings who did not create themselves and whose bodies are destined one day for the corruption of the grave until the General Resurrection at the General Judgment of the living and the dead on the Last Day, cannot guarantee themselves one more day of live by any of their plans and schemes. We cannot be obsessed with storing up "merit" with the Food Police and Exercise Nazis so that we can live a life that meets with their condescending approval, free of fear of being taxed for eating the "wrong" foods and drinking the "wrong" drinks and having a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is unacceptable to the governing elites. We can take care of ourselves without the interference of those governing elites as we seek the pursue the via media as it pertains to the interior life of the soul and the reasoned, proportioned care of the body which receives its very animation from the soul.
Ah, you see, the governing elites know better than we do. They have long desired for the opportunity to be in a position to dictate to ordinary Americans how much they should weigh and what they should eat. They long for the day when they can impose taxes upon those foods considered by the Food Police and Exercise Nazis to be "unhealthy," meaning, of course, that we are too stupid to control our appetites without their "enlightened" control over our lives, too hard-headed to recognize that many great delicacies, even if consumed in moderation, that God has given us to be pleasurable delights in and of themselves are actually "bad" for us because they say so.
Efforts on the part of Food Police and Exercise Nazis to control our lives coexists at the same time as the food industry has been given free rein by politicians of both of our major organized crime families of naturalism, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, to corrupt our food supply by means of various poisons and chemicals and additives and preservatives that are designed to make us, as noted above, addicted to various products that will make us sick over the course of time as our bodies get programmed to crave things that will make us sick, sometimes unto death itself.
The very seeds used to plant our crops have been "genetically modified," thus altering almost the entirety of our food supply. Lobbyists representing firms such as Con-Agra want to make it next to impossible for small family farmers to become fully self-reliant and independent of their tampered products. It is going to be increasingly more difficult in the years to come to find genetically pure seeds of crops such as corn and soy and wheat without having to purchase them on what will be the equivalent of a black market for seeds and non-genetically modified food products. The Food Police and Exercise Nazis, although they support supposedly organic farmers and stores where organically grown or manufactured products are sold, have no intention to tampering with Big Agriculture's control over our food supply.
Instead, of course, the Food Police and Exercise Nazis must focus on us in order to convince us that we just don't know how to curb our appetites or our thirsts by ourselves in cooperation with the graces sent to us by Our Lady, that we need their beneficent "help" to lead "better" lives so that we can be more productive "worker bees" for consumers who are enslaved to multinational corporations and that we will "donate" more of our income, much of which is, at least for many Americans who are in debt, already confiscated by means of usurious interest rates, to them by means of taxation, enabling them to be better able to "monitor" our "health" so that we won't be "burdens" on the health care system. This yet another attempt on the part of the crypto-Marxists who govern us at the present time to impose an agenda straight from the Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
Behold the rotten fruit of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the rise of the naturalism of Judeo-Masonry. There is one and only one antidote to this madness: Catholicism. There is one and only path out of this madness and to the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and of Christendom in the world: Our Lady's Fatima Message and the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart.
As we begin the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the month of June, let us renew our pledges on this First Friday and Ember Day in the Octave of Pentecost to live more penitentially as men and women who are totally consecrated to this Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary out of which It was formed., offering up the penances we must endure in these our times in reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world, being careful as ever to pray as many Rosaries as we can each day, praying, of course, for the conversion of the likes of Michael Rubens Bloomberg and his fellow Food Fascists and Exercise Nazis in the civil state, including those in the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama, and those who control our popular culture as filial piety for our nation and the Spiritual Works of Mercy require us to do.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Angela Merici, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints