Chicken little or salami slicing

Something that I’ve been struggling with for a while is how to respond to the apparent constant salami slicing of our freedoms without sounding like chicken little, and I’m increasingly convinced that it cant be done. The problem is the creeping nature of the beast as so well expounded by Leg Iron “The Creeper is a slow and insidious technique. On trains, it started with one no-smoking carriage. On buses, it started with smokers at the back and upstairs on the double deckers. It was not a new technique even then because, as the Filthy Smoker’s post reminded me, it … Continue reading

Don’t eat that or well anything

Leg Iron has for a long time been talking about how the methods use to attack smokers are applied to drinkers, over weight people and everyone else really, especially high lighting the potential affects of all this reduce salt, reduce fat ban this that and the other plans on the mental well being of anyone actually forced to comply with them. Today the Devils Knife brings news that Japan has moved beyond just encouraging people to be more healthy but are now fining companies if their employee’s don’t match a government defined waist line (seemingly irrespective of any other considerations). … Continue reading

Appearance and aspiration will be subject to state control

They really can’t stop them selves it seems, proving that they can be just as keen on controlling every aspect of our lives as the last lot. To counter the cultural pressures of thin models our new equalities minister has it seems decreed that the new approved size and shape to aspire to is size 14 and buxom. She will apparently be holding a body confidence summit to try to persuade fashion editors to impose a new body fascism on the fairer sex in this country. No longer will they need to aspire to being thin, instead they’ll just have … Continue reading