god bless capitalism

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.

WC

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9 thoughts on “god bless capitalism

  1. Hi WC,

    I thought about trying to tap that market, but for some reason the school authorities don’t like me hanging out in a trench coat near the playground.

    the Grit

    Hey Grit,
    Word of advice: Lose the trenchcoat and get a clownsuit. Dress for success I always say. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  2. Hmmmmmmmm I can see the pedophiles lips smacking now…come here little one I have some candy πŸ˜‰

    Keep it clean, Ger. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  3. Just as prisons cutting out tobacco in prisons have created a more lucrative business in selling contraband tobacco over drugs, the banning of junkfood could cause the drug pushers to deal in the more lucrative Snicker Bar black market.

    Interesting thought…I wonder if that would increase or decrease the traffic over the border????
    WC

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  4. Oh my gosh. Enterprising little devils. LOL. Although it really isn’t funny so I shouldn’t laugh. What I find the most amazing though is that people feed their babies, nutritious, natural, unadulterated baby foods – straight fruits and veggies with no added sugars or colors, or high quality meats and stews. But after the kids are into the finger food age, it seems it is just so easy to buy those things that “seem” healthy to please them but they really aren’t so healthy – those sugary yogurts in pretty colors, candy bars or snacks in 100-calorie packs. Is it just a case of lazy brains? It’s not much work to wash an apple or shell some nuts for a snack. I dunno. **sigh** Go capitalism.

    LOL Teens. Maybe once the kids start walking and talking the parents just surrender and give them what they want? It’s a theory… πŸ˜‰
    A

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  5. Hell, I’m not going to get a job. I’m just going to start filling my daughter’s backpack full of goodies and make her go to work. Ha! Thanks for the idea.

    Honestly, her school is still in the “transitioning” phase; we’ve managed to yank the soda machines but, unfortunately, it’s been a downhill battle to get the menu geared toward the healthier side. The kids all line up when they offer funnel cakes and packages of chocolate covered donuts so I guess the backpack full of Snickers couldn’t compete with that.

    Yeah, snickers probably wouldn’t do the job – but if her backpack can handle a 12 pack of coke, you may have something there. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  6. Ohh love that post unfortanately all schools have not done anything for it yet πŸ˜‰ How are you annie?

    Hi Kaylee,
    I’m good – how are you?
    A

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  7. When will the Nanny state learn that when something is not readily available, it becomes seductive? Whoo Hoo, just imagine when it becomes illegal to sell snickers or getting busted for it? ROFL! Maybe they should ban walking then the rebel in them would rise up and walk!! LOL!

    I am afraid my waist is long gone and my hiney well, let’s just say we are one large apple!

    Yeah, it prohibition all over again – but now they’ve included pretty much anything that’s fun. Can you imagine the Candy Police? Puts a whole new spin on The Candy Man Can, don’t it? πŸ˜†
    WC

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  8. A can of coke and a couple of twinkies… reminds me of a joke but I’ll be a good boy and keep it clean πŸ˜‰

    Good man! πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  9. An underground movement selling candy in schools? Sounds like something from The Daily Show. πŸ˜‰

    I agree as well about not banning junk food; it just makes it more attractive to kids if they know they’re not supposed to have it. It’s like telling someone not to think about sex; it’s the first thing they’ll think of and in about two seconds.

    There’s still talk of banning junk food ads on TV but all these ideas keep skirting the issue. It’s about moderation and comes back to parents; they’re giving kids money to buy the food and they’re the ones who don’t say no when they’re out. It’s hard to work and raise a family but if they want their kids to have a healthier lifestyle, it has to start with them. Instead the government’s trying to fill the void… like we need the government in more of our lives.

    Hope you had a great Easter, Annie! You’ve made me hungry now. πŸ™‚

    Hey CJ!
    As always, you are dead on and totally get the point. You always get a whole lot more of what you’re trying to avoid by avoiding it. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
    A

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