Friday, October 30, 2009

The Center for Selfish Consumer Freedom

Has anyone seen this website?

The Center for Consumer Freedom

They are here to dispel the lies from the various 'do-gooders' of the world.

The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. We believe that the consumer is King. And Queen.

A growing cabal of activists has meddled in Americans’ lives in recent years. They include self-anointed "food police," health campaigners, trial lawyers, personal-finance do-gooders, animal-rights misanthropes, and meddling bureaucrats.

Their common denominator? They all claim to know "what's best for you." In reality, they’re eroding our basic freedoms—the freedom to buy what we want, eat what we want, drink what we want, and raise our children as we see fit. When they push ordinary Americans around, we're here to push back.

Whilst they claim they are against personal finance do-gooders, trial lawyers, and meddling bureaucrats - all of the sections and articles on their website are based around food and animal products. So really, the only lawyers, bureaucrats and finance types that they are against are the ones who have a problem with the food industry. And anyone who has ever taken the time to look into the food industry in depth will see there are plenty of causes for concern.

Some of their points:

Do you have a bias?
Yes! We believe that only you know what's best for you. When activists try to force you to live according to their vision of society, we don’t take it lying down.

So what exactly is "consumer freedom"?
Consumer freedom is the right of adults and parents to choose how they live their lives, what they eat and drink, how they manage their finances, and how they enjoy themselves.

Do you guys support gluttony?
Of course not! No one would endorse the "Super Size Me" diet. Like all things in life, moderation is key. Eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of physical activity is crucial. Unfortunately, Americans have been force-fed a diet of bloated statistics hyping the problem of obesity. Those statistics have been used by Big Brother government bureaucrats and greedy trial lawyers to justify a host of noxious "solutions," like extra taxes on certain foods and lawsuits against anyone who grows, makes, or serves anything tasty.

I wonder if they also promote and encourage you to do as you wish in all aspects of life? Who cares if child abuse is wrong - you know what's best and others should let you live your life how you see fit. Who cares about sweatshop children making your clothes, it's your life, right? What does it matter if your activities pollute and destroy the environment, it's all about you and nobody has any right to tell you what to do.

They claim people know best what's right for them - yet are publishing article after weak article with a bias against a healthy lifestyle and opposed to animal welfare or rights.

They are a not-for-profit organisation funded by over 100 companies and individuals... despite saying they are fully disclosing who funds them they don't actually tell you who because the contributors want to remain anonymous . But it's not so hard to guess is it?



  1. Yes, I know about them...I've actually written a post about them on my blog a while back. Here it is if you are interested: blog

    It was supposed to be a series...maybe I'll pick it up again where I left of and delve into the topic a little deeper :D

  2. Thanks for the link, I enjoyed your post. Sponsored by the tobacco industry? Aren't they just horrific? How dishonest and misleading.