July 01, 2003
here we go again
Kraft Foods sees what is coming and they think, "the rape of Big Tobacco, all over again, except this time WE'RE going to be raped. Surrender while there is still time!"
Kraft Foods Inc., the biggest U.S. maker of processed foods, on Tuesday said it would cap portion sizes, eliminate marketing in schools and reformulate some products as the food industry faces increasing legal blame for obesity and unhealthy eating trends.
The customers who buy Kraft products didn't ask for these "sweeping" changes. The Food police, along with self-appointed activist nannies and a slavering pack of trial lawyers convinced the company to change its ways and offer products that their consumers don't necessarily want.
Kraft isn't worried about obesity. Kraft is worried about being raped.
Most people didn't pay attention to the Tobacco Rape. They didn't smoke. They didn't give much of a shit about freedom, either, or they would have been howling at the top of their smoke-free lungs about that type of extortion by government. The dumbfucks should have known that it never stops once you allow it to start. We are far less free today than we were before the smoke-nazis had their way.
(Sometimes, people, you really need to stand up and defend behavior that you personally do not approve of because it protects YOUR RIGHTS down the road. I would beat the shit out of some fool that I saw burning the American flag. But I DO NOT want government to outlaw the practice. I am damn sure less afraid of that dick with the Bic and a can of lighter fluid than I am of my government. I can beat the dick's ass. I can't do that to the government.)
Give activists, lawyers and government an inch and they always take a mile. Then, they look around for ANOTHER mile to take. That's how it goes.
You never end up any safer or better off in the end. You just become less free.
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