Fat Shaming Week

I’ve been following Fat Shaming Week over at Return of Kings. Pickup artists hate obesity because it means fewer thin, desirable girls to pursue.

I travel around this great land of ours and while fatness is more common some places than others, it is widespread. Obesity isn’t just a problem in itself, it’s a symptom of a deeper problem.

Fatness is a reflection of the American desire to enjoy and obey without the need for critical thinking on a personal level. The truth is your fellow Americans are not an inspiring bunch. It’s not that they are stupid, it’s that they have a fairly limited desire to think. And they really don’t need to. They are provided for- not well provided for, because just as the food they are provided with makes them fat and sick, the goods they are provided with are junk and the entertainment they are provided with is mind-numbing and nihilistic. But in the moment, in the short-term, they feel sated, and the satiation makes them feel torpid.

The lesson that western social democracies took from the 1930’s was that hungry, frustrated people are dangerous, and the masses must be kept comfortable above all. In Europe this has taken the form of extensive welfare programs. In the US, only the poor get welfare, but the people in charge make sure people have a lot of cheap food, consumer goods and entertainment.

The system is OK in some places, more stressed in others, and falling apart in a few. The US has lost its ability to provide widespread employment and adequate wages, but still provides very cheap goods, so even the poor are taken care of. Paradoxically, the poor are better off than the lower end of the employed class. Southern Europe is highly stressed, and in Greece the system is completely broken.

The West is fat. Whether the individual in question is a pig, most people and the culture as  whole suffers from mental and spiritual obesity. Obese people sicken and die, and an obese culture must follow suit.

Will “lean” times eventually lead to a “lean” culture? It would be a long and painful process but it seems to be inevitable.

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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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7 Responses to Fat Shaming Week

  1. mindweapon says:

    Great post. yes, they throw cheap food at us at all costs, and it’s been tragic because it destroyed the family farms.

    I have found that I am very good at growing cabbage. So much so that I’m more or less going to specialize in it and sell it wholesale to a CSA that will retail it to it’s members. here’s how to grow cabbage:

    start them in nursery pots when the temps aren’t lower than 50 F. So in the Northeast, one can start them in late March, early April, and do succession planting because when you harvest some, you can put in new seedlings. Cabbage seedlings transplant very easy, and you can crowd them in their nursery pots.

    Give them about 15 square inches of space, and plant two wide. On the ground around them, put corn gluten to keep down weeds and feed them nitrogen, and on top of the cabbage seedligns put summerweight fabric on top. Get 4 foot wide role, and just lay it on top and then throw some dirt on the overlap on each side. the summerweight fabric keeps the cabbage moth off the cabbage without spraying, and the gluten keeps down weeds and fertilizes with nitrogen which encourages leaf growth. Check on it once in a while, pull weeds if necessary. Water if you live in a very dry area, but it requires very little care after you planted.

    Check out cone cabbage too. It’s very sweet. Cabbage is way better than any lettuces or arugulas or spring mixes or mizunas. that stuff is OK, but cabbage is a lot more substantial. I don’t know why anybody would eat lettuce when there’s cabbage. It stores OK too, just leave it in the ground until you want to eat it. The cold sweetens it.

    High food prices will be great for the small farmers. It’s such crap having to compete with mega-subsidized agribusiness.

  2. Hizzle says:

    The thing is, I really don’t understand the thinking of the elite. Steve Sailer has pointed out ad nauseum that they should realize, “Hey, we’ve got a good thing here, and if we try to get cheaper and cheaper labor from the Third World, we could make this place not only unlivable for the proles, but even dangerous (in a revolutionary sense) for ourselves.” The “cornucopia culture” could go on for awhile longer, but the overlords are hastening our destruction (and the total collapse of Western and Scandinavian nations) to the point where they won’t even be safe in Macau or Geneva if they keep it up.

    On another topic, I’ve been over at Huffington Post, learning about this week’s wrecker (that is lower-middle class/working class prole who needs to be the object of public shaming). Looks like they’re tired of cataloguing Zimmerman’s bowel movements and they’ve shifted fire back to Joe the Plumber. Turns out he’s a (gasp!) racist: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/12/joe-the-plumber-racism_n_4090529.html

    • asdf says:

      Intra elite competition. You import voters in order to increase your status in the inter elite competition. Being a part of the elite and rising within it is personally beneficial to you even as the system around you degrades. And if you believe that degradation is inevitable (hey, someone else will do it if I don’t) then trying to become more elite to isolate yourself from the effects is the best personal course of action.

      The only way to end it is for the elite to put their countrymen before themselves, but that requires a whole different ideological/religious outlook. If you restrict yourself to materialism then this kind of self interested stagnation is the inevitable result.

  3. none says:

    Where I live there seems to be fewer and fewer fatties among young white women. The explosion is fat was to a large degree BRA pushing blackness. I remember when Phil Donahue and ilk were constantly saying how wonderful it was that black women were comfortable with their big fat bodies, and if only white women could be as comfortable with their bodies as those oh-so-mentally stable black women.

  4. White people (the West) are getting fat because they are terrified of White Genocide and stress causes overeating. It’s that simple.

    A.J.P.

    • Yes, stress is a big cause of overeating. People are actually addicted to processed food, which is one of the few pleasures poor people can afford. (I don’t see how poor people can afford to smoke any more.) I get angry when I see the masked black Moslems at the mall, but I can see that the typical person would just feel fear.

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