I had dinner in a bar last night on the way to the movies and whilst I was eating the TV was on in the background. The news was playing. I didn’t really pay much attention until there was an item showing ‘headless fatties‘. Then the news reporter began talking about some guy with a plan to take obese children away from their parents and call child abuse.
This makes me so angry.
If you do even a little actual reading and examination of the studies on the obesity epidemic you find that it’s all so much crap. There is no actual science that supports it. Only those who are very obese, and correspondingly very thin, ie, those on the very fringes of the bell curve, are actually in any danger because of the size of their bodies.
The rest of us are healthy or not healthy, depending on our individual combinations of circumstances, genetics and lifestyle. If a person is overweight or even obese it does not indicate whether that person is healthy or not. Further being slender or normal weight does not actually indicate that a person is healthy.
So if we can lay aside the health issue, which we can, then what’s the whole basis of this argument. You’re fat. I don’t like the way you look. You’re ugly.
It makes me livid that some ignorant people out there would consider splitting up a family because they don’t like the way a person looks. Consider the realities of this. Basically you’re fat and ugly so I’m going to screw with your life, because you’re fat and ugly and you deserve it. I’m thin, therefore I’m such a better person than you, and you need to listen while I denigrate you and deny you your humanity based on the fact that I can’t stand the way you look.
Meanwhile, it seems the rest of the world is going to stand there and watch it happen with a pleased smile on their face. After all, we’re helping. WTF!
And you know what some fat people would actually go along with this because they feel really, really bad. They’ve been told their whole lives by a bunch of idiot, judgemental people that they’re basically a greasy, stain on society, and should hide themselves away until they change themselves to meet someone else’s idea of beauty.
I don’t see any difference between this shit and what Hitler or Stalin did. Lets pick a group of people, marginalise them, get the rest of society on my side, then let’s get ’em. I mean what exactly is it that these ‘experts’ plan on doing with the people who are fat? Herding them all into one big cage and starving them until they’re thin? Killing those who don’t loose weight? It’s insane.
Even crazier is how much harm this “fat is wrong” idea is doing to the world, and not just to the people who are fat.