The Weight Of The Nation Trailer – Will it become illegal to be obese?

I came across the trailer for “The Weight Of The Nation”, a new HBO documentary that depicts the demise of the United States as being “obesity.”

Featured quotes include:

Obesity is the biggest threat to the health welfare of the future.”

It’s not only health, it’s about survival; and about the well being of the United States as a nation.”

If we don’t take this as urgent priority, we are all going to pay a serious price.”

“Obesity will crush the United States into oblivion.”

Yes, folks if you are obese or fat you are apparently contributing to the demise of the United States. It’s not cancer, aids, war on drugs or crime; it’s being fat. This nation whose government officials continue to embarrass the nation with scandal after scandal, and whose massive debt continues to grow is not the focus, but the weight of the nation is. We are at war at home with criminals taking the lives of innocent people, poverty, health insurance concerns, our elderly and homeless are in need but “Obesity” will crush our nation into oblivion. Really?

If you want to know why society feels like it’s okay to put you down, deny you basic rights and treat you like a second class citizen, this is why right here. Severe obesity that manifest into health problems is one thing, but to classify everyone together is just absurd. Diabetes and heart disease is not a fat problem, it’s a health problem.  People that are unhealthy have health problems and they can be skinny or fat, and to state that “obese” people are unhealthy is not a fact! The BMI chart and what doctor’s deem as obese can be your 5’7 – size 16 woman, so no one is safe!

Will it become illegal to be obese? What if you don’t meet BMI standards? Can children be taken away from you if they are deemed “obese” and unhealthy?

Where we are headed is scary and if we stay silent, our basic rights can be taken away from us. Get ready and be informed because basic civil rights may be taken away from those of us that fall into the “obese” category.

 

Comments

  1. Cidny says

    Yeah, that’s a little mellow dramatic – and I know they’re talking about health care costs, but let’s get to the heart of that problem – which isn’t obesity, but poor policy and miles of other ridiculous red tape. And if they weren’t trying to shove socialized medicine down everyone’s throats, we wouldn’t have worry about it bankrupting America.

  2. says

    Is this really about having our rights denied as obese people or about how we obese people deny ourselves the right to a healthy lifestyle. Yes, we can be fat and fit… But are we? Fat AND fit?

  3. Jaime Hunter says

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that being obese should be a crime, but it’s not good for you either. I believe that obese people should lose weight, it’s NOT good to be fat, but there’s no reason to criminalize the obese either. I think that full, plump figures are beautiful, and I would give anything to put on 15 pounds, but being obese or even fat is NOT on my to-do list. I thought that PLUS magazine supported the beauty of plump, full-figures, but not obesity. Obesity is an illness and should be combated, but NOT through criminalization.

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