by Jeff Davis
The rebellion against Michelle Obama’s Buchenwald diet in the public schools is spreading.
The U. K. Daily Mail reports: “Students returning back to school after the summer vacation are finding out what First Lady Michelle Obama’s new rules for healthy eating in schools, truly mean. Gone are the the signs marketing high-sugar sodas to thirsty kids, so too are the fattening chips and chocolate. Instead, those having cravings for all-things-fattening will have to make do with protein bars, vegetable snacks, bottles of mineral water and diet soda.”
Did anyone ever tell Michelle, that growing kids need lots of calories? The ban on tasty snacks doesn’t end there; there’s a limit on the quantity and the quality involved.
“Mrs Obama’s new rules, which were approved by her husband’s administration, now see vending machines across the country featuring healthier options in an overall effort to fight obesity. With many schools back in session, teens have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at the lack of options that the new vending machines provide.”
If you think this is bad, just wait until ObamaCare takes over the health care industry.
“’Michelle Obama is single-handedly ruining my life by changing school lunch and the vending machines,’ tweeted one student who was craving calories.”
“’How about Michelle Obama quit worrying about the vending machines and worry about how terrible school lunches are. Like that’s cardboard,’ tweeted another angry student.”
“Some students seem to have taken matters into their own hands, however, and are starting to bring in their favorite sugary snacks from outside of school.”
This may actually be a good thing. It will teach kids about the values of the free enterprise system.
“’Smuggling junk food in my purse to school because there’s only healthy food in the vending machines,’ wrote one Twitter user.”
“The new rules phase out the advertising of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day and ensure that other promotions in schools are in line with health standards that already apply to school foods. That means a scoreboard at a high school football or basketball game eventually is no longer allowed to advertise Coca-Cola, for example, but it could advertise Diet Coke or Dasani water, which is also owned by Coca-Cola Co. The same rules apply to the front of vending machines. Cups, posters and menu boards which promote foods that don’t meet the standards have been phased out.”
George Orwell’s bleak vision of the future is alive and well in the American public school system.
Granted, the American diet is crappy and kids eat too much bad stuff. But that’s not the point here. The point is an increasingly totalitarian neo-Marxist state removing all element of choice and free will from its people and forcing them to eat what it tells them to eat.
Given the long tradition of corruption among Democrats, a few bribes from the broccoli farmers of America could doom millions of children to eating that every day.
Nevertheless, I have infinite faith in the ability of American teenagers to evade adult authority and to do and eat things that are bad for them. It’s an old American tradition, and it will educate them to the fact that the government is NOT their friend.