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March 28, 2023


Perhaps I missed it, but I do not remember him ever suggesting that obese persons came to be that way because of a lack of will power. Sure, that is a factor, but he clearly blames societal norms and corporate marketing. It is the high calorie, sweetened diet which is skillfully promoted by scientifically based marketers, on behalf of corporate overlords, that compels bored people with busy schedules and limited futures (as social mobility becomes increasingly unlikely for most) to overfeed their faces. His arguments actually support the idea that will power is irrelevant. This would be in keeping with the idea that there is no free will (which seems to be the case but we should pretend that there is free will because societies need a way to control aberrant behavior, even though that means that individuals will often be treated unfairly). The promotion of gimmicky weight loss schemes are primarily (not always, some severely obese people need risky interventions) just another way for companies to make money by exploiting the detritus of a corrupt society dependent on a failed government which is controlled by those which it should be controlling.

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