The speed at which the anti-obesity campaign is progressing is simply astonishing. While it took a few decades for the anti-tobacco crusaders to reach absurd levels of propaganda, it took less than a decade for the anti-obesity apostles to catch up to them. Good heavens! At this rate, we will soon have to pray for a miracle to save the obese from the socially engineered denormalization process! This is exactly what we meant when six years ago we warned the public that opening the door to holier-than-thou ideologies, no matter how one felt about the smoking issue, is a very slippery slope.
With grants from entities with vested interests such as the RW Johnson Foundation fueling the anti-obesity mission, only the sky is the limit to how far some researchers will go to get a piece of the pie. Some such studies prompted headlines as extreme as:
Obesity is contributing to global warming: study
Health Experts Call Obesity A Threat to National Security
Obesity 'Virus' Spreads Like Common Cold, Scientists Say
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