American Automatons

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Posted in category Boobus

Going out in public is a perpetual onslaught of negative externalities. So many people cannot walk or perform basic functions. Walking from the parking lot to the store has become the “new marathon.” Half the grocery shopper population has to lean on their grocery carts in order to keep the wheels turning. So many people walk around in these deadpan, spaced-out diabetic comas, staring into nowhere. And then there are the multitude of women who waddle, with these morbidly obese cellulite creations called legs.

What a bunch of heathens Americans have become. Obese, sickly, slothful, deadpan, Pharma-juiced, Mountain Dew-addicted, & … unaccountable.

The political establishment has enslaved their brains, the industrial food machine has bought and paid for their souls and their loyalty, and the medical establishment has their functionality on remote control.

And they vote. In the end, the productive people are screwed.

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17 Responses to American Automatons

  1. me says:

    July 7th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Damn! I believe this goes under the heading of, “We all think it, you said it!” :)

  2. DavidBrennan says:

    July 9th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Tom Naughton (of ‘Fat Head’ fame, which you, Karen, introduced many of us to via LRC, which lead eventually to my current Primal/Paleo health) has a very good and interesting counter-argument.

    Naughton called the essence of your post the “fat, lazy slob theory” of why Americans are fat (or something like that). He basically goes (and I’m paraphrasing from memory): “The fat, lazy slob theory says that, for hundreds of years, Americans were industrious and healthy. Then, all of the sudden around 1970, they woke up and go, ‘We’re all going to be fat and lazy now!’”

    No, that can’t be all there is to it. Instead, he point out how, of the two fuel sources the body can use: sugar or fat, sugar is the only one which self-perpetuates: you need more and more and more and more of it (unless you’re the rare person who can keep constant and absolute monitoring of your glucose levels, which would be way more trouble than it’s worth). And it’s been since our good friends behind the scenes in Washington D.C. ordered George McGovern to declare saturated fats unhealthy that sugar consumption has skyrocketed. This has continuously increased peoples’ need for sugar, as their insulin sensitivity decreases as they eat more of it.

    So, Naughton says, people aren’t fat because they’re eating….they’re eating because they’re fat. It’s a much more forgiving way of looking at the problem and, I believe, a more accurate way of looking at it.

    I believe he makes this argument in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exi7O1li_wA

    I think that us gentiles are just so trusting by nature that people just cannot except that they’ve been lied to. (And I do not believe that this whole pro-sugar, anti-saturated fat agenda of the past 40 years was one big “mistake”. I believe it was done with the current health and infertility epidemic firmly in mind.) I know WONDERFUL people with great hearts and productive jobs who simply can not accept that saturated fat is healthy or that whole grains are unhealthy. Hell, MOST people I know are like that: good-spirits, but just gullible to a fault. When America was run predominantly by Christians, this gullibility was not a problem because others did not exploit it; we were much more homogenous and in sync with each other. Now, over the past 80 years or so (certainly since the FDR administration) the levers of power in the U.S. are not controlled by Christians at all, and so these good people are assuming that the people in power have the same innate values as them, when they don’t at all.

    Anyway, that’s just a more forgiving outlook on the American health disaster. (If that makes any sense!)

  3. Tommy Udo says:

    July 13th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    The ubiquity of the shopping cart attached to a motorized chair, seen at almost all large stores today, is a reflection of the sedentism and obesity that has become the norm for so many people. When I was growing up in the ’60s these things didn’t exist because they weren’t needed.

  4. Karen De Coster says:

    July 14th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    David – actually, that notion was first put out by Gary Taubes, in his two books. Naughton is just repeating it. That’s why the Industrial-Subsidized Food Machine is so evil.

  5. M. Terry says:

    July 15th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    My wife – who just took a seminar in Las Vegas – repeated a phrase from the move The Sixth Sense: ” I see fat people everywhere…”

    Many people will ask her why she looks so good – her skin, her shape, etc, and are immediately not interested when she tells them how easy it is, how she does not suffer from food cravings, and loves her lifestyle.

    One woman ever said “but I just LOVE cupcakes…”

    Good heavens. Everyone’s seen the junk the fat people load their shopping carts with. Tommy Udo stated it perfectly. They’d rather ride to get their cartons of sodas than waddle through the store and actually burn a calorie or two.

  6. DavidBrennan says:

    July 16th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Karen,

    Since you’re already familiar with that dynamic (people eating high carb junk out of necessity rather than character defects), then I guess the question is why you would write this unforgivingly mocking post about them.

    While I totally understand the impulse to sneeringly mock unhealthy people, personally, all I have to do is think about the many overweight people I know who have great souls, and I stop myself from being too harsh. There are wonderful people who innocently trust the government and mainstream media’s pied piper call to low fat/high carb diets. (For instance, Mort Zuckerman’s US News & World Report – the “expert” source for ranking things – telling its trusting readers that the paleo diet is the WORST diet among 22 sampled….in both 2011 and 2012. So where is it better to direct the anger: at our friends and family who wish us well but are simply trusting, or else at these Zionist media elitists – who do NOT practice what they preach with their diet tips to Americans – and the industrial food conglomerates? It’s a rhetorical question, to me.)

    I don’t expect a reply. It’s just food for thought.

  7. Karen De Coster says:

    July 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    David – anger? Who is angry? I am an observer. I process everything I see. I think, I analyze, I process, I research, I conclude. I also opine. That is how I am wired, and that is why I can be paid to opinion write, as well as fact write. I fear that folks have become so soft, so tenderized, so politically correct, that any strong tone, anywhere, is automatically assumed to be anger (in other words, a problem on my part for … observing and being brutally honest).

    And yes, I do mock. But, as you say, “There are wonderful people who innocently trust the government and mainstream media’s pied piper call to low fat/high carb diets.” Of course that’s true(!), but being objective, that is being an automaton. They are automatons. So I don’t think we disagree; I think you take issue with my tone, as some folks have for a long time. But I won’t change – it’s who I am as a writer. I write what other people won’t dare to write.

  8. DavidBrennan says:

    July 16th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Karen,

    I don’t know what crowd you’ve been hanging with, but when you say that people have become “soft, so tenderized….” with political talk, I have to wonder what country you’re living in. Americans LOVE barking out nasty declarative statements nowadays! I mean….just go to any newspaper or blog and read the comments: 98% of comments will be absolutist in tone, and emotionally extreme. Seriously: just go on over to Freep or DetNews.com and scroll through the comments. “Soft” is the last adjective that comes to mind – although I’m sure that there’s a lot of mental and sexual softness among the male consumers of the American media….but that’s different. (I believe that this is actually the result of a divide and conquer strategy by the Zionists, but that’s kind of off the subject.)

    So I think your writing is awesome and I like the way you’re “wired” – I still laugh when I think back to your epic posts about the idiot “Cereality” restaurant chain – but if you think that mockery of unnamed Average Joes is what distinguishes your writing, my opinion is that you have a fundamental misunderstanding of the appeal of your articles. You observe things which are either ignored or else in opposition to the mainstream media’s worldview, and so that makes your writing unique write off the bat. Then, the writing is very crisp and filled with a playfully misanthropic tone. Finally, there seems to be a deep honesty and lack of condescending content (see: Albom, Mitch), or ulterior motives (see: any NY Times/Washtington Post/LA Times columnist).

    So I definitely wouldn’t want you to change as a writer! I’m just saying that, in this one post, the anger was directed at the wrong people (naive average Joes rather than the cunning powerful elite). And, remember, these same people now MUST eat the way they do and “waddle” the way they do!

    I guess I’m just saying that it’d probably be both better and more honest if you directed your mockery at the specific elites at the source of the problem rather than all the victims of it. (Though I do agree that, ultimately, it is each individual’s job to learn the truth about health for themselves. But that’s EXTREMELY hard to find when every time they seek solutions the media and government point them deeper into the swamp.)

  9. Karen De Coster says:

    July 17th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    David – you used the wrong word again: “anger.” I’m not angry, but I already explained why I do what I do. You are not wired like me, so you cannot relate. And I am not wired like you. But that’s okay.

    As to “soft,” you are using the wrong definitions. Americans are perpetually offended, always whining, always looking for Govt to protect them, always demanding political correctness, always living the safety nazi lifestyle and trying to force it upon others, etc. Mitch Albom? Can I be honest? The man is a pussy, and stupid to boot. He is appalling. I am no Mitch Albom, and thank God. I have a vastly different audience.

    Remember, you can’t tell me how to write any more than I can tell you what exercises to do, what books to read, how to cook your steak, or how to treat your wife or mother.

    I will continue to mock folks of all kinds – I write what I see, and surely, the “average Joe” makes for a great observation party. I don’t misunderstand “the appeal” of my articles, because (1) I don’t think about appeal; I just write what I see, opine, think, and/or fact check, and let my audience decide based on their own subjective views, and (2) If you were getting my emails, you’d know that for every one person who complains about my tone (or perhaps who I mock), there are 20 or 30 others writing me with the exact opposite opinion. A big spread from negative to positive. Good? I suppose.

    That said, if something isn’t your cup of tea, that’s okay. We may be like-minded but not always in agreement on approach or tone.

    Mostly, I do attack the Govt and elites, but also, the totalitarianism of the masses (and their sanction of the state) cannot be let untouched.

  10. DavidBrennan says:

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:22 am

    (Just to be clear, when I mentioned Mitch Albom, I was citing his patronizing tone as an example of what your writing is NOT like, not saying you two are alike.)

    It’s all cool. It definitely doesn’t seem like that sort of, “Everybody in the world sucks except for me and you, my audience!” nonsense is common or defines your posts or anything. Maybe that’s why this one article stuck out so much, because it was unusually broad in its target and nasty in its content.

    And I also agree with your point that people need to mind their own business and not try and coerce their lifestyles onto others. But, obviously, if I didn’t agree with that, then I’d never read this site or LRC, and I’d be one EXTREMELY frustrated primal/paleo adherent considering the S.A.D.!

  11. Karen De Coster says:

    July 18th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    David – I am surprised you think Albom is patronizing? Maybe (and I just haven’t noticed), but his hyper-sensitive, femininity always turned me off. A feeler, not a thinker.

  12. Otaddy says:

    July 21st, 2012 at 11:37 am

    This is another reason why I hate summer, because then I have to look at these people!

    What is worse, is listening or having to talk to these people.  Nothing but TV talk, pop-culture nonsense, and worn out catch-phrases.  

    This is why I dread most parties and summertime activities.  I am lucky to have a National Park in my backyard (literally) with a nice shady trail for hiking.  Quiet and peaceful.  

  13. Devin87 says:

    July 24th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I’ve found that most of the people who attack and insult fat people have never been fat in their lives. They were born on the finish line and think they won the race and that they’ve therefore earned the right to tell others how to win the race and mock those who don’t. It’s ridiculous.

  14. Karen De Coster says:

    July 25th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Devin – born on the finish line? Really? Wow. Life works that way? Good luck or bad luck, eh? I guess that does it. Lifestyle has nothing to do with anything, and the science of why we are fat is replaced by luck.

    By the way, iw asn’;t atatcking “fat people.” I was attacking the system (I guess you need to understand my views prior to jumping the emotional gun), and the automatons who accet that system controlling them. And generally, the masses do accept and invite the system and its controlling mechanisms.

  15. Devin 87 says:

    August 25th, 2012 at 1:23 am

    It’s not a matter of “luck”– it’s genetics. Some people are prone to be more sensitive to certain hormones than others. When those who can eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce start feeling like this inborn trait somehow makes them morally superior to all those fat people who must be lazy slobs with no self-discipline, that’s a problem.

    And as for the science of why we’re fat– that’s the biggest joke in the history of science. The very basis of it is lies and deception. It’s propagated not by scientific integrity so much as whoever says what the government wants to hear gets the funding and anyone who publishes anything to the contrary gets black listed.

  16. Karen De Coster says:

    August 25th, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Devin, outside of a very small percentage of people, it’s not a genetic problem. It’s a problem of food and lifestyle. “Genetics” don’t suddenly change, after 2+ million years, and over a 40-year span. WHY do people continue to put forth this ridiculous argument? Read Gary Taubes: “Why We Get Fat.”

  17. jeannie queenie says:

    August 26th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    @Devin—”When those who can eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce start feeling like this inborn trait somehow makes them morally superior to all those fat people who must be lazy slobs with no self-discipline, that’s a problem.” Lordie, lordie, where on earth did you ever get that idea? I used to be one of those who could eat anything I wanted and never gain an ounce…in fact, in my teens I cried myself to sleep sometimes as I consumed over 3,000 calories a day and could not gain weight. Never in a 1,000 years did I feel superior to anyone, au contraire, the gals who had the thick calves and extra weight I viewed as lucky. But wow, has that all changed…fifty years later and five kids later, I am thrilled that I didn’t start out as so many of my cohorts did…they only continued to gain, and although a woman’s hormones change after giving birth, I wouldn’t trade my bod now for anyone I know of my age. It’s like this..when you wear a size ten, are still slender, don’t have tree stumps for legs, have a diff of 12″ between your waist and bust, and have kept your skin, hair looking good and exercised regularly, and can easily bend over and put your hands flat on the floor, I’m happy to say that I was once that skinny kid.

    Although not skinny anymore, having guys 20 years younger checking you out, does keep the spring in the walk, the glint in the eye and loving one’s life. One other aspect not mentioned above is the sheer stress levels in today’s women’s lives…if a mom works outside the home, commutes a couple hours and does an 8 hour office day, chance is she is sitting on her arse all that time, hurries up a dinner after getting home, picks up fast food, or chooses easy to fix foods often laden with all the wrong stuff. She and her family end up undernourished, more stressed and more fat..sort of like rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat..the whole merry go round of american lives are conducive to this circus of chronically sick, fat, miserable people going in a circle.

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