Britain\’s 220,000 doctors are demanding a 20% increase in the cost of sugary drinks, fewer fast food outlets near schools and a ban on unhealthy food in hospitals to prevent the country\’s spiralling obesity crisis becoming unresolvable.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is calling for action by ministers, the NHS, councils and food firms, as well as changes in parental behaviour, to break the cycle of \”generation after generation falling victim to obesity-related illnesses and death\”.
In a report spelling out the problem in stark terms, the academy says doctors are \”united in seeing the epidemic of obesity as the greatest public health crisis facing the UK.
Not that Trotsky particularly worried about obesity. But this is still Trotskyite.
The revolutionary vanguard, the small class that really understands the problem, self-selects to get on the committees. And then whatever the committee says is what all doctors say: must be, see, for democratic centralism says that whatever the committee says is what all members say. They are indeed the enlightened who know all, \’coz they\’re on the committee, see? How could it be otherwise?
No one at all has consulted all 220,000 doctors in the country. But the one GP whose colleagues agree is too stupid to be allowed to see patients, the one who actually adores committee work, has been selected to sit on the Lower Barsetshire GP\’s Committee To Think About Things. Which votes, along with the others too stupid to practise, for the All Barsetshire Committee To Consider Things which then selects from among its members for the East South Midlands Committee To Consider Things and so on up to the august personages who get to vote for those who sit upon the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Committee To Consider Things who will tell us that they speak for all doctors.
Which they don\’t: this is an example of Worstall\’s Law. All organisations will end up being run by those who positively enjoy committee meetings.
And what Trotskyism does for you as a method of political organisation is concentrate power in the top committee. And you\’ve got to pass through all those lower committees to get there. Something that will only be done by those who do enjoy committee life more than a real one.
And thus are we ruled.