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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What a Wonderful World!

BBC Reports:
Obesity needs to be tackled in the same way as climate change, a top nutritional scientist has said.

The chairman of the International Obesity Taskforce wants world leaders to agree a global pact to ensure that everyone is fed healthy food.

Professor Philip James said the challenge of obesity was so great that action was needed now, even without clear evidence of the best options.

Read it here.

No, this is not a Pythonesque satire -- these people seem to be entirely serious. This is where transnational crisis-mongering takes us. Global institutions are making a serious bid to control every aspect of our lives and to eradicate the national sovereignty that protects us from their authoritarian absurdities.

Three observations:

1. What a wonderful time this is in which we live! Only a generation ago we were beaing told that much of the world's population was at risk of dying from starvation. Now we worry about obesity. Give thanks to the inventors of genetically-modified food products. They have saved the world.

2. There is no limit to which the malevolent control freaks will go in their attempt to organize the world.

3. Credentialed scientific authority is at best a poor guide to public policy. Note that the call is for action despite admitted ignorance as to what would be the best option. Acting out of ignorance is a sure prescription for disaster.