The BBC Have Your Say forums are an almost unending source of distress for any half way sane observer, but occasionally I feel moved to comment. Today’s question: Would you like to see calorie counts on menus?
The responses are predictable; “no” to the nanny state, telling us what to eat, where we can pollute everyone else’s air with smoke, which side of the road to drive on etc. As usual the ultra-liberal politically correct namby-pamby left wing propaganda machine that is the BBC tries to present the story as some kind of positive thing, as if giving people useful information about the food they are shovelling into their foaming mouths is anything other than a fascist boot kicking them in the ‘nads. Ignorance really is bliss apparently.
Unfortunately this seems to be a trend on the HYS forums these days. I try to believe that the Daily Hate Mail reading hate mongers and the moronic Sun readers don’t make up the majority of the population, but they are the two most popular papers in the UK… Two Minutes Hate anyone?