Michael Bloomberg seems to be a nasty piece of work:
Shocking new claims about Michael Bloomberg’s treatment of women have surfaced in a new upcoming book, “The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: Innovation, Money and Politics”, that is set to be released on September 10, according to the Daily Mail.
The 77 year old, who is worth upwards of $55 billion, was once accused of telling a female employee to “kill it” after she revealed she was pregnant. He reportedly also said he would “do her” about a woman while in a deposition and was accused by another woman of calling women “meat”.
He’s not the only antismoker who treats women badly:
A former UC San Francisco doctoral researcher Wednesday filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by a prominent tobacco control activist and tenured UCSF professor Stanton Glantz that spanned nearly two years.
The lawsuit also alleges that Glantz retaliated against his former mentee, Eunice Neeley, after she complained about him to the university’s administration by removing Neeley’s name from a research paper.
Neeley accused Glantz of consistent inappropriate behavior that included staring at her body, making comments directed at Neeley referencing sex, making sexual remarks about other women to Neeley while at the workplace, and making racist remarks about Neeley, who is black.
Perhaps it just comes naturally. After all, if you ‘ll quite happily make life as hard as you can for smokers (like Michael Bloomberg did with the smokers of New York City), you’ll quite likely treat everyone else just as badly.
Antismokers are all basically extremely nasty people.
Hillary Clinton is another example, of course. Which is probably why Americans would vote for almost anybody else but her.
And perhaps it’s what will catch up with them all in the end, as everyone gets to realise that the people working in Public Health are all just nasty, bullying thugs who are doing their level best to make life unpleasant for everyone else,
If there’s anything good in life – alcohol, tobacco, sugar, chocolate, salt, meat – these people are the first to try to ban it or suppress it. That’s all they ever do. They never do anything nice. In fact, they’re probably completely incapable of doing anything nice.
In the end, they make themselves too many enemies:
Girolamo Savonarola, Dominican friar and puritan fanatic, became moral dictator of the city of Florence when the Medici were temporarily driven out in 1494. Sent to Florence originally a dozen years before, he made a reputation for austerity and learning, and became prior of the convent of St Mark (where his rooms can still be seen). A visionary, prophet and formidably effective hellfire preacher, obsessed with human wickedness and convinced that the wrath of God was about to fall upon the earth, he detested practically every form of pleasure and relaxation.
His opponents called Savonarola and his followers ‘Snivellers’ and he grimly disapproved of jokes and frivolity, of poetry and inns, of sex (especially the homosexual variety), of gambling, of fine clothes and jewellery and luxury of every sort. He denounced the works of Boccaccio, nude paintings, pictures of pagan deities and the whole humanistic culture of the Italian Renaissance. He called for laws against vice and laxity. He put an end to the carnivals and festivals the Florentines traditionally enjoyed, substituting religious festivals instead, and employed street urchins as a junior gestapo to sniff out luxurious and suspect items. In the famous ‘bonfire of the vanities’ in 1497 he had gaming tables and packs of cards, carnival masks, mirrors, ornaments, nude statues and supposedly indecent books and pictures burned in the street. The friar also disapproved of profiteering financiers and businessmen.
Not surprisingly, Savonarola made many powerful enemies…
It will be no different today than it was back then.