Obesity Can’t Be Solved By Individuals Who Are Obese?Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Once again, the totalitarian U.S. government produces a series of “findings” showing that all of the assorted problems plaguing individuals in America are only getting worse, they can’t be solved on an individual basis, and therefore it’s a collective problem that demands an aggression intervention on the part of bureaucrats. This article from the Wall Street Journal actually states,
“Obesity and with it diabetes are the only major health problems that are getting worse in this country, and they’re getting worse rapidly,” he said.
Change is needed on many fronts, he added. “Reversing obesity is not going to be done successfully with individual effort.”
“He” refers to Thomas Friedan, the new director of the CDC (Center for Disease Control). Unfortunately for the wanna-bee Communannies in Washington, diabetes can only be attacked and eliminated on an individual basis. Period. One person’s diabetes is not the other person’s diabetes. Lifestyles among individuals are drastically different and therefore each case requires unique approaches that get at the root of each diabetic’s problems. Mostly, Americans are becoming diabetic due to their diet – fast foods, sugar-laden foods, processed foods, and overindulgence in the carbohydrates that continue to be dominant in the American diet.
Since we know that the modern explosion of diabetes is related to poor diet and inactivity, and each person’s diet and activity level is unique to him, how in the heck does diabetes become a problem to be collectively solved? By making such claims (propaganda), this is the only way government tyrants can turn weak-minded Americans into jelly and have them begging for intervention, laws, Big Pharma’s pills – anything that promises to cure what ails them.
Obesity has long been a major target because solving America’s fat problem, on an aggregate scale, would provide government with wide-ranging powers over individuals and their day-to-day lifestyles. Somewhere in there, I also smell the promise of big dollars for Big Pharma through the use of mandatory drugging for people who do not meet the government’s BMI standards, or some other similar criteria.