It’s funny isn’t it? When there is any hint of Government intervention into the lives of those with privilege it becomes screams of ‘nanny state’ and ‘political correctness gone mad’, but when it is aimed at the poorest and weakest within society, it passes with silent approval.
Personal responsibility becomes the catch cry of those who want to limit that intervention to those they deem morally deserving of punishment.
The latest idea to get CYFs to take obese children off their parents is an extreme level of state intervention, yet it’s being considered. Rather than focus on corporate responsibility, and demand those fast food and big sugar industries cop a tax and limit their advertising ability, the focus is on punishing the families of those who are obese.
Seeing as obesity is increasingly a poverty issue, allowing the State another tool to punish the poor seems social cruelty as opposed to beneficial policy.
We have a serious health issue when it comes to obesity, but to target the victims of it rather than the pushers is moralistic judgemental bullshit that if aimed at any other sector of society would be decried.