Here in the land of nuts and twigs there has been quite the push to overcome childhood obesity. The banning of junkfood (the original crack) has become law in many California schools and I suspect, elsewhere.
Now, naturally, this is the perfect solution because I mean, heck if you can’t get it at school, then clearly you can’t get it anywhere else right? This too, will of course result in svelte, fit and healthy children and leaves the parents to do nothing and continue ignoring their children and letting the state take care of their children’s health. Right?
Who knew that if you didn’t have junkfood, candy and the like around you wouldn’t get fat. That must mean then, that all I have to do is nix that stuff in my life and voila, I too, can have a cute little bootie, instead of a fat ass and my health will return to perfection.
Oh wait a minute….I already do that and yet….nope, my ass still has it’s own zip code. Hmm….could there be more to it than that?
Anyway, in this case, the cardinal rule of Captialism – ‘Give the people what they want and they will come running’ – seems to reign supreme. As shown by this article.
Ban candy and junkfood from schools? No fricking way. All they did was create a need that apparently has been met. In fact, it seems we now have some budding entreprenuers sprouting up left and right, albeit underground, to fill that need. Yep, jonesing for a snickers? How about some skittles? Chips anyone? Well then, step into my backpack, I got what you need and today we have a two-fer.
These kids are cleaning up, because even they can see that the public will always come when you offer them something they want. Regardless of rules and how much the government wants to tell you what to do, what you can and cannot eat, think, go, believe. Seems that capitalism still lives. And I say, God bless it.