As the collectivist, neo-Communist (or neo-Fascist, if you like… we are all confused, anyway) mentality spreads like a cancer across the West, catering to the collective health promotion becomes the essential ticket that any shyster needs to be ‘believed’
It is quite simple: those who don’t promote health are bad people, those who do promote it are good people, candidates for position of power.
Push red button, get banana.
On the basis of such infallible simian logic, here comes the mayor of an Italian city with a ludicrous copycat idea that has failed abundantly wherever it has been tried: pay people to be “healthy”.
"Men living in the northwestern Italian town of Varallo will receive 50 euros ($70) for losing 4 kg (9 pounds) in a month, Mayor Gianluca Buonanno said. Women will get the same amount for shedding 3 kg (7 pounds). If they can keep the weight off for 5 months, they will get another 200 euros ($280)”.
It goes without say that the money is public – and if you have an objection to that, you can always be a good citizen who believes in the democratic ways, and write a petition. City Hall needs toilet paper.
Of course, this article cannot end without reciting the credo of public health: “Around 35 percent of Italians are overweight or obese, according to European Union figures, with waistlines expanding as the country’s healthy Mediterranean diet has given way to processed foods rich in fat, sugar and salt.”
Of course again that is a fraud – and to prove it to yourself, the next time you land in The Beautiful Country just take a look around: three to four people out of ten should be clearly overweight. What do you say? You never saw that? Well, you must be blind: public health says so, thus it must be true since it is written in junk science.
After all, isn’t it true that “smoking kills” because it is written on the packs?…