Obesity epidemic?

Have you heard of the obesity epidemic? Apparently you can catch obesity, and the people spreading obesity are evil corporate bastards:

It’s official: we’re a nation of idiots who can’t make decisions to save ourselves or take responsibility for our problems.

That’s according to two academics from Otago University, researchers in public health, Dr Gabrielle Jenkin and Penny Field, who specialise in the obesity epidemic.

Interviewed this week by Kathryn Ryan on National Radio, Field tossed off a comment which sent me into deep despair. Obesity, she said, was “not a problem with individual choice and self-discipline, which we’ve proved successfully doesn’t work”.

Instead it’s the fault of “big institutions and the market”.

Actually obesity is caused by fat bastards shoving food into their gob unassisted by anyone but themselves.

Instead of trying stupidly to tax sugar, or fat or something similar just tax the fat bastards. It is annoying when they sit on buses and trains and planes tacking far more space that a thinner person. Just start charging them more. Or allocate special fattie seats that give a worse ride and poorer conditions. That way other people can enjoy  a flight without a smelly fattie copping them in the rids with their massive overhang and elbows.

The reality is that there isn’t an obesity epidemic, there is an epidemic of stupid people stuffing their gobs though.


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