The wrong form of gluttony
As certain people of the medical persuasion continue to focus on our “obesity epidemic” as one of the worst horrors the human world has ever faced, the diet industry is making billions of dollars a year and funding the very studies that these “scientists” quote.
We are more than willing to criticise Western culture, but for one and only one thing: how fat we are. Forget the fact that the US alone (5% of the world’s population) consumes 25% of the world’s resources; forget that we throw tons of food waste into our dumps every year, forget that we are destroying entire ecosystems and promoting disease, starvation, and environmental catastrophe. Forget that our entire system is based on the flawed assumption that humans are naturally rational creatures who are competitive and out for profit, and would destroy our fellow human anytime the opportunity arose.
So yes. We are rational creatures. Except for the fact that we are too stupid to understand that the food we eat is killing us and making us fat ugly slobs, according to the media.
~ by owlcat on 24 August, 2010.