Thursday, May 17, 2007

Never Thin Enough for the Obesity Warriors

So, they've terrorized the population into becoming practically anorexic, demonizing anyone who resists their scare tactics as weak-willed, slothful, and disgusting. They've duped the public into thinking that we're in the midst of a deadly epidemic of fat people, and that even a gram of adipose tissue will cause an untimely demise. I would have thought that they'd be satisfied with that, wouldn't you?

Since the tactic worked so well, and many people are starving and exercising themselves into a shape that is considered acceptable so that they don't have to feel like moral failures, it wasn't enough anymore. We can't have people NOT living in fear, right? Were they counting on the American people to shrug their shoulders and continue on with their "overweight" lives? Because now that eating disordered behavior is trumpted as healthy (without giving the behavior that label), inflicting an epidemic of insidious mental illness on the public, they've declared that thin people are "fat inside".

Yes, that's right, even if you are thin, you are still fat on the inside. And they aren't speaking figuratively.

Thin People May Be Fat Inside

"If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble. Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas — invisible to the naked eye — could be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin.

'Being thin doesn't automatically mean you're not fat,' said Dr. Jimmy Bell, a professor of molecular imaging at Imperial College, London."

A professor of molecular imaging. Not a medical doctor, but someone who takes pictures of people's guts. No, he wouldn't have any vested interest in convincing people to get their innards unnecessarily scanned, not at all!

Look, fat is not cancerous growth. It is not abnormal. Your body produces it for a REASON. It's not just storage for times of famine. It secretes hormones, cushions and insulates the body, and generates heat to help you fight infection or keep you from hypothermia.

It's not going to be enough until they have each and every one of us on a treadmill 18 hours a day, with nothing but nasty protein bars to eat and barely-flavored, aspartame-sweetened vitamin water to drink. Fifty lashes for anyone whose body produces a fat cell! We must be a nation of neurotic skeletons, or we're all going to DIE!

Fat is the new sex. Christianity has been replaced by the Cult of Health, with similarly misguided and unreasonable dogma that forbids just about anything that generates joy and contentment. Contented and happy people are much harder to scare into submission than fearful, anxious ones. Just as condemning people for homosexuality or being liberal in the name of God has nothing to do with the teachings of Christ, condemning them for being fat has nothing to do with the promotion of true health.

Enough is enough.

1 comment:

Laura Collins said...

Absolutely true - you've nailed it!!