Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Mandatory Betterment Class

Lileks, reacting to Mayor Bloomberg's latest campaign and to those who approve of it:
.... A culture that redefines food choices as moral issues will demonize the people who don’t share the tastes of the priest class. A culture that elevates eating to some holistic act of ethical self-definition - localvore, low-carbon-impact food, fair trade, artisanal cheese - will find the casual carefree choices of the less-enlightened as an affront to their belief system. Leave it to Americans to invent a Puritan strain of Epicurianism. ....
[A bit unfair to the Puritans, but we get the point.]

LILEKS (James) :: The Bleat