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The Junk Food Jihad

The Junk Food Jihad

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Published by Ian Thorpe
Government's must have grown tired of all those wars, the war in terror, war on smoking, war on drugs, war on crime, war on anti - social behaviour and the one they will never win, the war on alcohol . The have dubbed the latest social engineering project 'the campaign against obesity.'
I can't help feeling they missed a trick, The Joihad Against Junk Food has a certain ring to it.
But why have the elite taken against 'junk food' a concept for which their is no accepted definition. Well there has been talk of a tax on fatty foods but that went quiet when it was pointed out pate de fois gras, Chateaubriand, Steak Diane and other gourmet treats were very fatty.
The real reason for the hatred of burgers, pizza, fish and chips, fried chicken and other cheap, tasty foods is of course snobbery and the contempt with which the intellectually superior left regard the working classes.
Government's must have grown tired of all those wars, the war in terror, war on smoking, war on drugs, war on crime, war on anti - social behaviour and the one they will never win, the war on alcohol . The have dubbed the latest social engineering project 'the campaign against obesity.'
I can't help feeling they missed a trick, The Joihad Against Junk Food has a certain ring to it.
But why have the elite taken against 'junk food' a concept for which their is no accepted definition. Well there has been talk of a tax on fatty foods but that went quiet when it was pointed out pate de fois gras, Chateaubriand, Steak Diane and other gourmet treats were very fatty.
The real reason for the hatred of burgers, pizza, fish and chips, fried chicken and other cheap, tasty foods is of course snobbery and the contempt with which the intellectually superior left regard the working classes.

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War On Terror, War On Drugs, Jihad Against Junk Food by Ian R ThorpeGovernments and their friends who make up the “academic elite” seem to bevery keen to go to war these days - especially against we, the people, who electedthem. We have had the war on smoking, the war on carbon dioxide, the war on antisocial behaviour and the war on drugs. The war on alcohol is in full swing, now theyare talking about a war on obesity.
Get yer gnashers round that 
 
And what is the purpose of these wars? An excuse to raise taxes of course. A fattax is one of the proposals being considered.The Thought Police are relentless in their witch hunts against smoking, alcoholand now junk food and obesity as they drive forward their campaign to turn us allinto needy, pathetically dependent, infantile conformists. Having virtually demonisedtobacco and made progress along the same prohibitionist road towards makingalcohol such a social evil those who insist on having a drink will meekly accept thekind of punitive taxes imposed on smokers who refuse to give up their pleasure theyare now turning their attention to "junk food".When you hear the words “junk food”, what image comes to mind? I bet it’sgreasy hamburgers and chips, maybe fried chicken, pizza, gloopy pink milk shakes, bumper bags of salty crisps, king-size bars of chocolate. All those things identified as being full of fat and sugar in fact. Why do we not also think of Porc Calvados servedwith Dauphinoise potatoes and choux fleur (cauliflower) with bechamel sauce, whichis easily as fatty as any similar sized portion of burger and fries, pizza or fish andchips. Why do we not consider that great delicacy so beloved of gourmets, pate defoie gras as junk food. Fois Gras is French for “fat liver”. Why do we not recoil inhorror from fancy chocolate desserts served in expensive restaurants the way we aretold we should shun Mars Bars for their sugar content and calorie count?What is it that makes junk food sodisgusting to so many people who think they have "more refined taste."Snobbery, that's what. Junk food isnot actually a proper scientific termdesigned to measure a foodstuff’s dodgy,synthesised or highly processed content,it is the descriptor used when someonewants to express their disdain for theeating habits of people they consider to be of a lower class, the underclass. Junk foodis eaten by all those check shirt wearing, six pack chugging, trailer park dwelling
Gourmet chocolate desserts, healthier thanice cream
 
Americans and their British binge drinking, chain smoking, sink estate domiciledcounterparts, who have made a career out of claiming social security benefits.As my birthday treat my family took me to a favourite Italian restaurant last night(and as an extra special treat I was allowed to pay - ell it's the thought that counts.)We ate well, stuffed mushrooms, Gamberttini (garlic shrimps) and Minestrone for starters, two Lasagne, Chicken Cacciatore, Canelloni and Bass in a tomato sauce asmain courses. No desserts and two of the starters were split between two people, the portions are not small. A side order of garlic pizza bread. We were all stuffed whenwe left. The fats and salt in those dishes is no less fattening or blood pressure raisingthan in a Big Mac and fries so where does the disapproval of people who enjoy whatthey can afford come from.The reason for writing this is once again as thestories below sensational headlines are telling usthere will be an intergovernmental “war on junk food”, as an as a supranational group of interfering busybodies from the self appointed academic eliteexperts warn of a growing “obesity epidemic”, theofficial busybodies are gunning for “the poor.” Andonce again the news reports of an obesity epidemic are accompanied, not by photosof grinning middle-class folk like my family tucking into rich, tasty dishes in aswanky restaurant, but by photos of lardy working class men in ill fitting jeans, andwomen with muffin tops hanging over too tight leggings, licking ice-cream cones,wolfing down huge pizzas or burgers or slurping industrial quantities of milk shake.“Junk food” is code word for stuff eaten by “them”, the lowlifes. The food “we” theeducated and affluent eat is fine. At a time when it is no longer PC to use either of thes-words to describe the lower orders – “scum” or “slackers” – the snobs of the newelite are forced to find other ways to demean those they consider beneath contempt,the undeserving poor, the masses, proles, the great unwashed, to express their fear and loathing of the strange semi housetrained sub species that inhabits municipalhousing estates and inner cities.
 
 Porc Calvados, cream and apple brandy sauce

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