“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Heard on the Plane Today

“America is the only country in the world where the poor people are obese.” This amongst several other oh so tasteful right wing juicy bits.

First off, it's just incorrect. As LA style fast food continues to spread around the world, so does obesity.

Secondly, the implication is that somehow the “poor” are actually able to eat themselves silly: a duplicitous, pathologized underclass, almost considered a different species.

Watch Food Inc. to see how easy it is to be caught in a spiral of fast food, especially if you live surrounded by it and you have to drive for hours and hours to work.

Luckily the sound of the plane, and their own corpulent snoozing, put an end to the conversation.

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