Which Is It, Liberals? Are We To Embrace Obesity Or Stamp It Out?

The liberal ideology is always based on hypocrisy. At some point in time, what they believe in will eventually land in direct conflict with itself. Take climate change. People such as Matthew Dowd, Chief Political Analyst at ABC News, believe that we want to deny “climate science” because we don’t change our lifestyle and behavior to embrace it.

Yet, his profile picture shows him sitting on the back of a gas guzzling pickup truck.

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So, when the left goes on their war to chastise America over it’s food consumption, they do so from another hypocritical place. News reports abound with judgmental condemnation over America’s unhealthiness. We always seem to make the “David Letterman Top Ten List” every year for “Fattest Nation”.

From U.S. News and World Report:

America’s waistline continues to expand, according to a study published today in The Lancet. The obesity epidemic remains the biggest public health issue facing the country, and despite awareness of the need to get in shape, more than a third of the country is now obese.

But it’s not just America – much of the developed world has seen similar increases, according to the study. India and China together make up 15 percent of the world’s obese population, and in Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico, the obesity rate is upward of 57 percent for men and 65 percent for women. Worldwide, the number of overweight and obese people increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013 – an increase of more than 145 percent.

More than half of the 671 million obese people in the world live in 10 countries, and America tops the list.

Top 10 Most Obese Countries:

1. United States 
2. China
3. India
4. Russia
5. Brazil
6. Mexico
7. Egypt
8. Germany
9. Pakistan
10. Indonesia

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fattest country in the world? Ouch.
The obesity rate for American adults (aged 15 and over) came in at a whopping 38.2%, which puts the birthplace of the hamburger and the Cronut at the top of the heftiest-nations-in-the-world rankings, according to an updated survey from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Running at a not-too-close second is border pal Mexico, with 32.4% of population considered obese, followed by New Zealand, Hungary and Australia (the U.K. comes in at No. 6). The skinniest nations are Japan, with a tiny 3.7% of the population tipping the scales, followed by India, Korea, Indonesia and China. And across much of Europe, less than 20% of the population can be considered obese.

So that being the case, why is there this push to fight “fat shaming”? Why is there this obsession to elevate people to “embrace their size?” They are lauded as heroic and brave, simply because they embrace the shape of their body if it’s larger than average. This seems to fly in the face of their judgmental finger pointing toward American obesity.

Comic Sofie Hagen went to Twitter to fortify this point, by calling for Disney to take up the charge. Apparently she wants a fat princess…I mean, she REALLY wants a fat princess.

 

Of course, Twitter doesn’t let these types outbursts go unnoticed. They will cause mockery to ensue.

Oddly enough, It looks as though Conservatives have better eating habits and diet than their Liberal counterparts.

From the L.A. Times:

Are conservatives more likely to stick to a diet than liberals? The answer might be yes.

In a series of three studies with more than 300 participants, the authors found that people who identify as conservative perform better on tests of self-control than those who identify as liberal regardless of race, socioeconomic status and gender.
They also report that participants’ performance on the tests was influenced by how much they believed in the idea of free will, which the researchers define as the belief that a person is largely responsible for his or her own outcomes.

  
For example, conservatives who are more likely to embrace the idea of free will overwhelmingly agreed with statements like “Strength of mind can always overcome the body’s desires” and “People can overcome any obstacles if they truly want to.” 

“Conservatives tend to believe they had a greater control over their outcomes, and that was predicting how they did on the test,” said Joshua Clarkson, a consumer psychologist at the University of Cincinnati and the lead author of the paper. 

To screen for self-control, Clarkson and his colleagues relied on the Stroop test that asks participants to look at a list of color words such as “red” or “blue” that are printed in mismatching color fonts. (Picture the word “orange” printed in green letters.) Volunteers were asked to read the words, ignoring the color of the font, which can be challenging.

“If you see the word ‘red’ in blue type your mind wants to say ‘blue’ right away, but you have to suppress that,” Clarkson said. “That’s why it is a strong indicator of self regulation.”

So while we watch for the clarion call for pleasantly plump cartoon characters to break the paradigm of “Fatsism”, we could just ask them to become Conservative. It’s much healthier.

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