The 21st Century seeing George Orwell’s “1984” come to life?

In the late 1990’s they lowered the Body Mass Index (BMI). I was under the impression that it was lowered “just because” but apparently it was lowered to fall into line with European BMI set by the World Health Organization (WHO):

In 1998, the U.S. National Institutes of Health brought U.S. definitions into line with World Health Organization guidelines, lowering the normal/overweight cut-off from BMI 27.8 to BMI 25. This had the effect of redefining approximately 30 million Americans, previously “technically healthy” to “technically overweight”.

Of course, there are different rules for some, and recognition that body types need to be considered (apparently, except in countries where all body types are common):

It also recommends lowering the normal/overweight threshold for South East Asian body types to around BMI 23, and expects further revisions to emerge from clinical studies of different body types.

In Singapore, the BMI cut-off figures were revised in 2005 with an emphasis on health risks instead of weight. Adults whose BMI is between 18.5 and 22.9 have a low risk of developing heart disease and other health problems such as diabetes. Those with a BMI between 23 and 27.4 are at moderate risk while those with a BMI of 27.5 and above are at high risk of heart disease and other health problems.[1]

However, for us Americans, it just classified more of us (30 million) as overweight or obese. How healthy you are no longer matters, the result was the newest pandemic creating the War on Obesity.

I swear, do these people actually get paid to make this stuff up just to have something different to do?

Of course, IF you have no conspiracy theory tendencies, you might think you were paranoid for wondering what they were up to with all this. Being a smoker under attack from Tobacco Control activists, I have the advantage to be able to envision where all this might lead. You might call it paranoia but unfortunately, to date, all has happened as I “imagined” it would.

Sandy Szwarc catches up with the latest and greatest in “food education”, that is, forcing people to do what “public health” thinks is good for them. What about locking children up to make them eat what “public health” wants?

What about frisking children and confiscating what mothers have prepared for them to eat during the day? Enough already? No, if you think that the health bastards are finished with that, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

“The London Times was reporting that schools were monitoring each child’s food intake, using computers, and including dietary assessments on children’s report cards; and mothers were finding the lunches they’d packed for their kids inspected and any offending cookies removed. Kids responded by boycotting the school canteen and turned to food from vendors outside the school wall. Some were joking that the only way to get kids to abide by the government’s rigid new ideas of healthy eating would be to lock them up and force them to eat what government officials say.

Lo and behold another ‘vision’ coming to life. The UK seems to be on a roll here though.

SCHOOLCHILDREN should be locked in during lunch breaks to keep them away from junk food, a report into healthy eating said yesterday.

Glasgow Council has also been urged to tackle Scotland’s obesity crisis by banning fattening snacks and drinks from packed lunches.

Am I the only one who finds all this to be nothing more than step-by-step policies to slowly get us used to NOT being allowed to choose for ourselves, think for ourselves? Has so-called Public Health turned into the Borg and we are slowly and insidiously being assimilated?

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~ by swfreedomlover on November 28, 2007.

One Response to “The 21st Century seeing George Orwell’s “1984” come to life?”

  1. Damn but I love your posts!

    Not that I’m paranoid or anything, but if they are out to getcha, they will! I agree with you whole-heartedly in saying that this is just a way for them to get us used to the idea of someone else controlling us.

    BTW, have you noticed how close to Nazi Germany and Hitler todays policies are becoming? Not that I’m a conspiracy nut or anything, but I was reading about it and since GW’s great grandfather was Hitler’s banker, doesn’t it seem like “he” thinks all this is a good idea???? Oh, and that is where the bush’s money came from. Funny that…….

    Be afraid, Be VERY AFRAID!

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