Seattle to Levy Fines for Throwing Food Waste in Garbage

Modern liberalism is unlike earlier forms of oligarchical collectivist totalitarianism (Nazism, communism, etc.) not only because of its trademark nauseating sanctimony, but because it is more complete. There is no aspect of your life too mundane not to afford liberals an opportunity to lord it over you — not even your garbage:

In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage.

Emblazoned with a red citation tag, violators will start to be fined anywhere from $1-$50 in July. For now, Seattle residents will be publicly shamed by the ‘Scarlet Letter’-like tags.

Food waste is supposed to be composted so you can put it on your garden. If you don’t have a garden or any place to compost rotting food because you live in a city (namely Seattle), get used to hiding your garbage from inspectors.

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The justification is the infinitesimal reduction in harmless but politically incorrect greenhouse gases that could theoretically result from the fines.

Think you are safe because you are fortunate enough not to live in a city run by authoritarian lunatics? Wrong. You still live in a country run by authoritarian lunatics:

The EPA has already begun a campaign to achieve laws similar to Seattle’s.

That virtually no one will be able to avoid violating a law against throwing food waste in the garbage is not a bug; it’s a feature. Only when all citizens are criminals does a government have total power.

On tips from Henry and Stormfax. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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