I can understand this comment as it comes from someone who emphasizes french fry and soda quotas as principle foci of governing. Bloomberg is apparently completely clueless about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I happen to value my life so I can pursue happiness and liberty. Someone trying to kill me is not conducive to this world view. A reasonable explanation of Bloomberg's blather is that he must view us as cattle, to be herded around, given what we need, and told not to get out of the pen. The concept of an individual wanting to protect his/her life, or the life of others is completely foreign to the french fry policeman. He just doesn't get it.