Caffeine. Dude, don’t blaspheme my “morning binky” ! What’s next, rabid tea-baggers coming for all my “Constant Comment” teabags ? You’ll have to wrest my precious alkaloids “from my cold, dead hands!”
But … relying on the Flagellation Deployment Avatars (FDA) to do anything other than decimate and destroy whatever delicate matters of natural rights to autonomy and civil liberties surrounding potentially mood altering human activities they get their mitts on forms circular firing squads between various declared demon-molecules. Fashionable ways to wind up a bloated, sweaty corpse from a million sinful indulgences rule the day. The festooned, uniformed scrambled-eggs teams over at the CDC are even more bellicose.
Sacred Cows: One shall not question if the following “endanger the public morals”:
Sucrose: (or Fructose component ~13 times more reactive than Glucose component);
Ethanol: Very harmful, and associated with well over 100,000 annual deaths in the U.S;
NSAIDs: ~17,000 annual deaths from internal bleeding, not counting those associated with kidney and liver damage, and those associated with cardiovascular events (and not a single physician or distributor blamed);
Tylenol: ~17,000 annual hosp. admits for Acetaminophen poisoning. Liver failures/death;
Firearms: People appreciate the ability to blow holes in and end the lives of self/others;
Environmental Carnage: Is and will dwarf any/all less ubiquitous potential/real toxicities.
In modern performance of the ancient ritual of scapegoating worries away, real threats and true scourges becomes the occurrences of folks privately pleasuring themselves. Authoritarian restrictive control of pleasure is a key element in the administration of pain. Autonomy threatens wage-slavery, commerce, and revenue-extraction activities. They won’t let you die (they care so much about first extracting all your assets)
Festooned autocrats at FDA/CDC stand ready to intervene, “saving us from ourselves”. They engender and thrive upon learned helplessness of the populace to validate their roles. Where would we be were it not for their unctuous soirees into our bodies and minds ? Such ham-fisted moral-nanny life-coach zealot-clone infestations “make US great again” !