Health Care -- The Trojan Horse for Fascism

Every time I write that government funded health care and health nannyism are becoming a Trojan horse for fascism, I get several emails telling me I am being a paranoid flake.  So I will have to just keep posting this kind of thing (from England), via Overlawyered:

SOCIAL workers are placing obese children on the child protection
register alongside victims thought to be at risk of sexual or physical

In extreme cases children have been placed in foster care because
their parents have contributed to the health problems of their
offspring by failing to respond to medical advice.

intervention of social services in what was previously regarded as a
private matter is likely to raise concerns about the emergence of the
"fat police".

Some doctors even advocate taking legal action against parents for
illtreating their children by feeding them so much that they develop
health problems.

Dr Russell Viner, a consultant paediatrician at Great Ormond Street
and University College London hospitals, said: "In my practice, I can
think of about 10 or 15 cases in which child protection action has been
taken because of obesity. We now constantly get letters from social
workers about child protection due to childhood obesity."

One Comment

  1. individualist:

    That's pretty bad. Here in Ontario, and I assume other places too, there is a movement towards tailoring massive gov't programs to attack health at its roots. Google "social determinants of health." Based on correlations of poverty, education, neighbourhood, etc. these programs would work for the end goal of good health. Talk about social engineering... sounds like Cuba.

    It is an example of how the public health system, and therefore society, ends up essentially "owning" your health. It completely rationalizes the imposition of sin taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, bans on unpasteurized milk (a farmer was recently arrested), laws banning raw fish in shushi joints, etc. And it won't stop there.