Originally posted by KayEm
I am shocked at the pure discrimination and tone of your post. If you had come off simply saying that it just wasn't healthy, and offered up some
legitimate ideas as to how the overwieght issue could be corrected. I might have agreed with you.
Kay, we've had our ups and downs, but recognize that this is the Rant area. One which people do not always bring logical discussions, but rather
"let off some steam".
But rather then genuine concern and love you display nothing but hate, and I can never condone that.
Ok, I'll admit, I don't actually hate fat people. I am just extremely angry that they get the lisence they get and the total lack of accountability
for the actions that lead to consiquences which are shocking to say the least. If I decided to slowly poisen my child so they would become deformed,
socially less accepted, less successful people with extreme health risks and have to battle the poisen their whole lives, I would be IN JAIL and you
Another thing I find offensive is that once again, it's allright to discriminate against the overweight. It's the last legal discrimination
in this country and I find that VERY offensive.
I do not buy the idea that it is a disease akin to cancer. That is a boat load of crap for the majority of people who are in fact fat. How can one
discriminate against those who put themselves in the situation knowingly?
The gang mentality trend of beating up the victim is very much in obvious evidence here.
I feel little pain for a "victim" who is one of their own volition. They are not "put upon" by some great monolith force feeding them twinkies,
that is just rediculous to say the least.
Why don't those of you who say "why don't they eat more fresh meats, veggies" etc go out and buy them for these families then, since it's
been proven that the overweight are most often the poor and the poor often can't afford these highly perishable foods which also happen to be the
most expensive. The poor are often overweight because they must spend their food dollar on those foods which will tend to stick around the longest.
Such as ultra fattening top ramen noodles and potatoes and all that prepackaged/processed crap.
This is a total cop out, and fundamentally untrue. I personally can provide a healthy dinner for my wife and kids (two of them) for the cost of ONE
extra value meal at McDonalds. Buying crap is not less expensive than buying healthy alternatives as fruits and such are not the only keys to
All you naturally thin anorexic types seem to find so much fun in attacking the overweight and then whenever somebody turns the tables and
calls you stick thin cadavers with no brains or substance you can't seem to handle it.
That's just us "imperfect" people getting our own back.
What I can't handle, is the systematic abuse of our children (which in and of itself has PROPOGATED the entire problem in the first place) who in
turn further the problem to their kids.
I can not back or feel sorry for those who damage themselves, their kids, and the country by living common sense free, being wasteful with money, and
being mentally (if not physically) lazy.
But again, if you want to have a rational conversation, surely "RANT" is not the place to address the issue. I am more than happy to discuss the
ABUSE of children by these people in another section.