More Fat Is Good Thoughts
Posted by Steven Hayward
Yes indeed, Peter, the obesity epidemic is the final refutation (as if one more were needed) of Marxism. The Marxists used to say that the problem with capitalism is that it starved the poor. Now the problem with capitalism (McDonalds, KFC, Krispy Kreme) is that is makes us too fat. Go figure.
6:28 PM / December 12, 2003
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Sadly, the problem is real. Requiring fat-making fast food chains to let people realize the extent of the damage by including nutritional information - especially calorie counts - will probably help.
Yes, if obesity is our main domestic problem, then Bush wins hands down in November.
Hayward mentions McDonalds, KFC, and Crispy Creme. Every fat man knows that Wendys is superior to McDonalds.
As a formerly fat person (dropped 50 pounds in 2003), Id like to say that fast food did not get me there. Lack of exercise, lack of sound nutrition that included fast food, cheesecake, cookies, candy bars, doughnuts, pizza, ice cream and muffins in overabundance, and two and half years of sitting around reading volumes for grad school is what contributed to my weight gain. Im so glad the Marxists havent included laziness, too much TV and video games and time in front of the computer on their hit list. Heavens - cant we have any vices?