Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ZenTiger Sweet Dreams

Somewhen in the distant future, perhaps as distant as the year 2014, sugar is an illegal substance, and possession of such is almost a capital crime. So it was portrayed by Judge Dredd, of 2000AD comic fame in "The Line" and other Judge Dredd stories written back in the 80's.

Tony Falkenstein thinks starting with a 20% tax on the wicked white powder is the way to go. MacDoctor explains in more rational terms why it is a bad idea: Sugar Sickness.

Why do so many (progressives*?) think that there isn't a problem that cannot be solved by a new tax and the strong arm of government?

Sweet dreams are made of these, who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

*Maybe Tony can drop in and explain his political stance to satisfy my curiosity on why people reach for the IRD when they see trouble. And perhaps explain why a mere 20% tax on some foods will sort out the obese. One wonders if Tony also needs to consider taxing too much TV watching, and taxing lack of exercise and perhaps even taxing poor life decisions? It's the combo of work-life-family-leisure imbalance surely?

2 comment(s):

Psycho Milt said...

I enjoyed those Judge Dredd stories in which the perps were arrested for sugar posession - just goes to show, even 30 years ago there were people who could think much bigger than Mr Falkenstein...

ZenTiger said...

I have a fair few issues of Joe and Tharg myself.

2000AD has been host to some mighty fine sci-fi authors: Alan Moore (The Watchmen, V for Vendetta), Pat Mills (Nemesis, Sláine and a big part of the creation of Dredd) and John Wagner (Dredd) and of course Alan Grant (a bit of everything).


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