The War on Energy Drinks

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Posted in category Lifestyle Fascism

Since the New York Attorney General can’t possibly have enough wars to conduct against personal choice and lifestyle, here goes another one: the war on energy drinks. This is from the Wall Street Journal:

New York’s attorney general is investigating whether the multibillion-dollar energy-drink industry is deceiving consumers with misstatements about the ingredients and health value of its products.

…If energy-drink makers are found to have violated certain New York state laws regulating food and drugs, they could be forced to pay civil fines and penalties, and to change their labeling and marketing.

This is a criminal investigation straight from the bowels of Bloomberg.

First off, I think that the obsession with these beverages on the part of the sugar-addicted masses is another great tragedy of an American society that shuns – and also attacks – great, healthy food traditions while embracing the freakish poisons of the Industrial Machine, along with its lies and myths. People are so easily swayed by mythical marketing blitzes, it is unfortunate that they can’t see the forest for the trees. And yes, it is unfortunate that so many people place so little emphasis on their own health.

However, a big part of the freedom of choice is to choose your own poison, or, to make your own judgments as to what is or isn’t poison and therefore decide that you are right even if you are factually wrong. After all, it can be said that your preferences end where my nose begins. As the quote on my website states, from voluntaryist Auberon Herbert, “By what right do men exercise power over each other?”

In this age of unlimited tyranny and the unlimited appetite to control others, most folks don’t even bat an eyelash at these obnoxious power grabs aimed at dictating and/or limiting the personal choices of individuals that involve no aggression and make no one a victim. On that note, do read the excellent book by Larken Rose: How to be a Successful Tyrant (The Megalomaniac Manifesto).

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2 Responses to The War on Energy Drinks

  1. jeannie queenie says:

    August 29th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    “By what right do men exercise power over each other?” One could also say, “By what right does govt have to align itself with big ag and push crap food on the masses?”…and then, ‘by what right, does anyone have to push any old crap on others, including energy drinks which don’t live up to the claims..and often are damaging? Or, by what right do the Chinese have to produce faux american drugs, by duplicating perfectly the looks of the faux drug and a perfect label and bottle that looks exactly like the real american drug..what right does anyone have…to rip off another human being, especially when it can result in death or sickness?

  2. M. Terry says:

    September 1st, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    People should be able to discern without government intervention what’s good for them. It shouldn’t be up to the nanny state to decide. Just take a look a the umpteen variations of the government “food pyramid.”

    Government would, I’m sure, love to make paleo/primal illegal, in keeping with their “war on milk” and “war or supplements.” They’re always looking for a new war and new ways to control the sheeple, with the blessings of statist busybodies.

    Caveat emptor. Leave the busybodies OUT of my business. I can read labels and make my own choices and decisions.

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