So I’ve long claimed that part of the reason Democrats take many of the policy positions they do is due to an underlying superiority complex, a belief that they know better than most of the “useful idiots” out there that comprise much of the American population. anyone who has seen the ridiculous attempts to spin unpopular policy agendas got a whiff of this, but Caroline Heldman of Occidental College in whacked-out California says it the best when she was discussing people’s right to eat whatever they want (by the way, to those who are well acquainted with her, don’t tear your eyes out just yet):
I don’t even know what to say to her absurd comments. As in, she is educated and therefore knows better than to eat at McDonald’s. But all those dumb, uneducated slobs out there addicted to salty french fries and slaves to McDonald’s evil advertising schemes don’t know any better than to stuff their faces with Big Macs and milkshakes. Walter Williams refutes her liberal, elitist comments amazingly, but in the end I think they reveal a lot about the mindset of Democrats like her. They truly believe that they know better and therefore should have the right, ability and power to regulate the actions of the proletariat. I say, let them eat fries.
At the end of the day, many Democrats would take this issue because McDonald’s causes health issues that the taxpayers end up paying for in hospital bills. But then again, they’re pushing for government-funded healthcare and conservatives want privately funded and distributed healthcare. And this is one of the reasons why. When government pays for your doctor’s visits, taxpayers suddenly think they have a say in your taking part in actions that may be detrimental to your health. Loss of freedom is a slippery slope, my friend.