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America's Moral Schizophrenia

Robyn51 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 12:33 PM
hmmmm...let's see.... You are a spoiled, little man, living off the money that your daddy (a smarter man than you!) made and had the sense to leave in the hands of money managers and bankers so that you could live your little frat boy life. But now, the "good life" doesn't serve you so well- it isn't "cultured". So what is an aging frat boy, with little to do, do now? Why, he runs for mayor of NY! Yeah! That's the ticket!

schiz·o·phre·ni·a – a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.

By now most people have heard about New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's battle to ban Big Gulps in the Big Apple. According to the Bloomberg's Health Commisioner, Thomas Farley:

We have a crisis of obesity. People often go with the default choice, and if the default choice is something which is very unhealthy and is feeding into that health crisis, it's appropriate for the government to say, "No, we think the default choice should be healthier."

In the eco-conscious, health-obsessed culture that characterizes America's urbane elites,...