Tuesday, 15 November 2011

It seems protesting is bad for your health - and must be banned


The Mayor of New York has form. He is a high priest of the Church of Public Health, a fan of the ban, an obsessor about health risks. And he has deemed protesting to be unhealthy:

Police wearing helmets and carrying shields evicted protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement early on Tuesday from the park in New York City’s financial district where they have camped since September, dismantling their tent city and arresting about 70 people.

Authorities declared that the continued occupation of Zuccotti Park - which had become a sea of tents, tarps and protest signs with hundreds of demonstrators sleeping there - posed a health and safety threat. 

Another triumph for the health fascists!


1 comment:

JohnLoony said...

The context of the quote suggests that he is concerned about the health of the general public, not the protesters themselves - so it is health democracy rather than health fascism.