The government says about 36% of us are fat. Obese, not pleasingly plump. These hapless folk (there’s a genetic element) are the new social rejects. Government helped convert despised ‘niggers’ to ‘African Americans with a place in line ahead of whites under ‘affirmative action’. But fat people are degraded by both everybody not fat and government too. So far, it’s a form of discrimination the government joins rather than condemns.
See, nobody blamed black folks for being black, but many blame fat folks for being fat. And look down on them as a result. Just greedy right? It’s their own fault! Well, as we learn more genetics, evidently not so much. Fat runs in families, we all see that. So maybe DNA has something to do with it? I mean, given the status of an obese American, who would choose to be one? Does a double Big Mac with fries really look THAT good?
But maybe now, we’re close to offering fat folks some help, if they want it. (Wanna bet on that?) An interesting as well as exciting bit of research has just been published: New Gut Bacteria reports that replacing those bacteria in fat people seems likely to be as effective as the bariatric surgery used to remove and rearrange the digestive systems of obese diabetics. Fat folks get diabetes, which rots their extremities, blinds them and presently kills them. So surgeons remove a lot of their intestines, rearrange what’s left, and they lose weight and diabetes both. Ugh! But now, it seems that just replacing their gut bugs with different ones may have the same result, without the surgery.
Just mice, so far but pretty soon, we’ll know whether it works for people. And just maybe, the fat rejects of our compassionate society and government, will be able to join the rest of us, more genetically blessed, specimens.
I call that, progress!
And I call a government that claims bigotry in defense of race, sex and sexuality and proceeds to demonize the obese (especially, kids) HYPOCRITICA!