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Fat: England’s Brave New World Of Libertarian Paternalism

by | 23rd, October 2007

“UNVEILED: radical prescription for our health crisis,” says the Independent’s front-page headline.

“LETTERS TO PARENTS OF OBESE KIDS.” As ever, the accompanying picture of the fat child is of a fat ginger child with pale skin.

“EXERCISE HOUR FOR EMPLOYEES”; “SEPARATE QUEUES TO BUY ALCOHOL”; ZERO TOLERANCE ON SALT IN FOOD”; FREE FRUIT FOR OFFICES”; “FAT KIDS BANNED FROM SCHOOL PHOTOS.”

The last point was made up. Fat kids will not be banned, just placed at the rear behind the taller blonder children and tweaked by computers to resemble decent people. It is a process known as ‘Conditioning’.

The plan is the

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