Well, I’ve said all I cared to say about the Health Care debacle. I had planned to write up a post about how we solve the problem, what I think the best steps are to take toward a more workable system. In fact, I had drafted a large part of it and was planning to post it tomorrow.
He says it best, and I love most of the piece…until he gets to the part about how our health problems are self-inflicted by overeating, not exercising and smoking.
Which is a popular opinion that I’m tired of tilting at just for the moment. I will ask this one thing of Mr. CEO of Whole Foods, though. And that is “if these fattening foods are so awful, why do you sell them in your store?” Seriously, Whole Foods sells ‘small’ gelato cups the size of a grapefruit and frosted cinnamon rolls as big as your head. And t
hey’re the only grocery store I’ve ever been in which sells chocolates behind a candy counterooops…scratch that. I forgot they did it in the Food Halls at Harrods. If that counts.
So preach on about how bad it is to be fat, but don’t hesitate to make money off those appetites and foods you demonise. Kinda cool how that happens.
I’m a bit upset at the small-mindedness over on Daily Kos, where they seem to think that this statement by the Whole Foods guy is some bloody betrayal of Progressivism. I just don’t understand this way of thinking–that unless you’re on Our Side you’re a blackguard. Although their threatened boycott of Whole Foods may mean that it’s less crowded the next time I go in for one of those Giant Gelati or Cranium Cinnamon Rolls.