reply to post by truthinfact
You cannot blame 100% TPTB for the obesity thing. In fact you can only blame a small percent; the majority of the onus falls upon the people. There
ARE healthy(er) choices in the food department, but they are rarely chosen. It is also rare that obesity is a "disorder". While some people do
actually have metabolic dysfunctions, the vast majority do not, and are just fat.
It doesnt even really come down to exercise either... you can literally eat your way slim in most cases, and not do any strenuous physical exercise.
What you do is cut out carbohydrates 100% (no sugars, and nothing that is a precursor to sugar, like pasta), and the weight will fly off, or rather,
out of you.
But more specifically on topic, TPTB are simply taking advantage of the natural idiocy of the masses and their inability to make healthy choices with
the lives. TPTB are facilitators of the publics will in most cases unfortunately, and in this case, it is the will of the public to collectively
become fat, lazy, stupid, and easily herded and slaughtered.
Anecdotally, ever go to the vending machine in the office, or the gym, or whatever, and it was empty? ...Well, mostly
empty, as in all the
peanut butter cups, honey buns, and crystallized sugar discs are all gone, but the columns of pretzels and healthy potato chips are all still full?
Yeah... the vast majority of people choose to be obese. So while the PTB are taking advantage of the situation, they are not designers of the
situation, they are the facilitators, giving the people exactly what the demand: fatty, sugary, horribly unhealthy foods that the public gobbles up
and demands more and more of.
edit on 2/20/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)