Wow, I must say that I am absolutely stunned by this thread, the comments posted and the direction it has taken. Most of all, I’m stunned at
everyone on this thread and can’t believe this is on ATS based on what I have been reading here. This site is filled with brilliant people, the
smartest people I have ever “known”, people who absolutely impress me to no end based on their outlook, intelligence, their dedication to research
and thinking for themselves. But most importantly, their undying commitment to seek the truth.
Most everyone is here because they know there is always “more than meets the eye” to everything. They don’t trust GOVT because they know they
can’t, they don’t trust the FDA because they know they can’t, and they know that there is always a truth or agenda that we are not being told.
That’s what this site is, that’s what almost every thread on this site is about, doubting the “facts” we’ve been sold and exposing the
truth. Yet, when it comes to the “obesity epidemic” everyone, even here falls right in line. No questioning, no doubting, no researching, just
This “epidemic” has been pushed on us by the same GOVT that no one here trusts. The GOVT that likes to find (create) illegitimate reasons to tax
us for everything they can. The same GOVT that everyone here questions. The same FDA that everyone here knows has no interest in us being healthy. You
know the FDA that hides and suppresses natural cures for cancer and thousands of other diseases. The FDA that forces companies to add chemicals and
additives that are poisonous to the human body to almost every item we consume. The same FDA that everyone here questions. And the same businesses
and business practices that push epidemics and medications for the sole purpose of making billions of dollars at our expense. Yet, for some reason
when it comes to the “Obesity epidemic” they are trustworthy?
I expect this from the general public, I don’t understand it, but I expect it. I expect them to buy into everything. But not the people on this
site. That fact that the people on ATS don’t even question the validity of this tells me that the GOVT has accomplished exactly what they set out
to do. It also says that there IS a biased against overweight people.
I remember not too long ago when I was a kid, well I guess it was kind of a while ago. We were told that everyone is an individual, be proud of who
you are. Today, you can only be proud if you look the way the GOVT says you should look, eat what the GOVT says you should eat and and exercise more
than the next person. If not, you are ruining the world, or as Michelle O says, you are the biggest threat to national security. That statement by the
way, should tell you a lot about this “epidemic”. You are also unattractive, undeserving of love, lazy, irresponsible and so on. So much for
feeling proud of yourself. It’s so bad now that even men talk about diets and make self-deprecating jokes about how fat they are. I remember going
to work when guys talked about woman and sports, the good ol days.
In 1998, 35 million people went to sleep fine and woke up the next day overweight because the GOVT decided to change their definition of overweight.
That’s how you create an epidemic. Then you tell everyone how unhealthy they are. Then you get them to pay thousands of dollars for diet programs
and food over the course of their life. (95% of people who lose weight gain it all back plus more within 2 years). They are now customers for life.
Then you sell pills for it. Then you charge more for their insurance. Then you tax all the food that causes the “obesity epidemic”. All the while
making people feel that the only way they can be attractive, healthy, and good to the earth is to continue to look a certain way. Meanwhile, people
who fall into the overweight category live an average of 7 years longer than those that fall into the “ideal” weight category.
This epidemic has been created to make money, prop up the medical care field, control what people eat and what people look like, and to allow 1 group
of people who fall in line to feel superior to those who don’t. Any time the GOVT pushes something on us this hard, you should know it has nothing
to do with what’s best for us, In fact, I challenge anyone to find 1 other thing that is supposed to be healthy for us, that the GOVT pushes this
hard. It doesn’t happen, they don’t do it. Not to this extent. I will leave just a few links to articles showing the other side of this story. The
side that gets buried, the side that most people here usually look for. For no one to question this when everything else is questioned, makes as much
sense as thinking this is the 1 thing GOVT is telling the truth about.