The WHO Knows Where to Put the Cork


The World Health Organization continues its relentless march toward behavioral control in the name of "health" with a new study pointing out that drinking alcohol can be bad for you.

To show where they think they are going with this, the report explicitly compares demon rum's ill effects with those of the demon weed tobacco, already under fire from many governments and the WHO in an extraordinary example of health-obsessed regulatory social change that would have seemed impossible from the vantage point of 20 years ago. So this is doubtless merely one early volley in a ramped-up war against against our ability to choose to sell, buy, and drink the "unhealthy" substance.

I wrote an extended study of how the WHO pursues an agenda of social control under the guise of concern for health for Reason back in our January 2002 issue, and you can read it here.