The Bloomberg administration is now taking the term “food police” to new depths, blocking food donations to all government-run facilities that serve the city’s homeless.Equally distasteful is how blithely the world's most cosseting nanny can summarily prohibit one of humanity's most endearing qualities, that of charitable giving to the less well off, creating unnecessary waste into the bargain.
In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans.
DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond says the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers. A new interagency document controls what can be served at facilities — dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.
All, seemingly, because Bloomberg - like most health fanatics - is so hideously arrogant that he assumes authority over the lives and diets of others at the expense of common sense, reason and plain courtesy.
What do I care?
However altruistic and caring Bloomberg and his ilk believe themselves to be, they're simply evil control freaks. It is those fighting against them who are on the side of the angels.