Sunday, April 20, 2014

Did Ronald Reagan Hate Fat People?

I am not a fan of Reagan. Remember I reject both the Republican and Democrat parties. This means that I do not agree with Reagan's policies. Reagan if anything started the ball rolling with the destruction of unions, the outsourcing of jobs, raising of taxes on lower income people, and many of the things we are paying for today. Then there was the Iran/Contra affair.  Of course even criminal Nixon looks like a "nice guy" compared to the war mongers and liberty haters we have had for the last 16 years, but Reagan was far from an angel. However I find the below absolutely silly:

University Sponsored "fat justice" event claims Ronald Reagan f***ed over fat people

"The Swarthmore Independent reports that Segal and Sullivan took aim at a variety of subjects including President Ronald Reagan, who they claimed “f*cked everything up” for fat people—though theIndependent drily reports that “[n]o specific evidence about Reagan’s perverse policies or animosity toward obese people was offered.”
Segal and Sullivan also argued in favor of “communism and socialism as viable alternatives to capitalism and exploitation” and against oppressive healthy eating and exercise programs. The two reportedly went so far as to claim that “every physician is bought off by lobbyists and the diet industry.”
“There is no scientific consensus whatsoever that fat people need to exercise more, or that fat is unhealthy. There is no evidence that [being] fat causes diabetes. Medical professionals are informed of this so-called knowledge by lobbying groups,” the pair argued.
Paige Willey, an attendee to the conference, told Campus Reform "the whole event had a negative tone to it."
"Their whole argument was based in hatred. Very unproductive."
I think the BMI is nonsense but you know there are some of us out in fat land who are concerned about so many in "fat-justice" land being so out in left field with their politics. I would love to know how Communist Maoist China or Stalinist Russia treated the fat? They probably locked them gulags to starve them down for the people whose bodies were extreme enough and somehow had escaped the effects of the famines. Anyone sicker with weight from health problems probably just died off. Haven't these two ever heard of the phrase FOOD RATIONING? Ah more who fell asleep in history class.

How about diabetes causes fat in people? Uh oh some brains just exploded. 

Some people on here may consider me too "conspiracy minded" but I think about how our society is set up, and I think about the possibility of agent provocateurs, [are people out there truly this dumbed down?] send these extremists out there, with extreme illogical politics and get all fat people or people who care about defending fat people and their issues lumped in with them. Very few schools would sign up for radical extremist "fat justice" events or even more moderate events that want to speak out obesity discrimination. The industrial diet industry is left without any real opposition. Truth about obesity is not spoken. 

See how that works?

By the way these are the types who write all those "are you privileged lists" and advance overt Communism while doing lectures at colleges like Swarthmore that cost 44,368 [I checked it on their website] a year for tuition. With room and board, and fee, the whole cost is $57, 870. Talk about hypocrisy. 



  2. I don't know if Reagan was more than casually fatphobic. He was obviously very mindful about his physical appearance and probably had the tendency to pay attention to the physical appearances of others as well. Fat has never been popular in Hollyweird.
    I didn't learn until after I developed diabetes that there is a vicious cycle when it comes to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance causes cravings for carbohydrates. It also promotes weight gain and makes it very difficult to lose weight.
    Instead of telling me this, and possibly starting treatment with metformin, all the doctors I dealt with told me to "just not eat that stuff." The problem was, I craved it so much that I could compare it to what heroin addicts describe with their cravings. Nobody listened to me or tried to help me. I was just a silly, hysterical, fat female in their eyes.
    When I actually went from insulin resistance to diabetes, the doctor gave me no information except "don't eat carbohydrates." He also put me on Metformin. I did some studying on how to treat non insulin dependent diabetes.
    For the first time since I hit puberty, I haven't had uncontrollable cravings for carbohydrates.
    As I said, I don't know about Ronald Reagan, but fatphobia in doctors helps no-one and can, in fact, be downright deadly in some cases.

  3. Well, Ronald Reagan wasn't exactly the brightest bulb in the box-a grade B movie actor (barely) with a wife who was the poster child for anorexia and mystical, magical belief systems a la her own personal horror-scoper. What can I say?! Other than look for the largest campaign contributors. Ronnie is the Founding Father/Beneficiary of PACs. Just follow the money trail and at the end you'll find his "political platform."
    Ex: Ol' Ronnie didn't want a thing to do with stem cell research, hellz no! Yet as he was fading into the La La Land of Alzheimers, Nancy the dutiful attack dog who had that "loving political spouse gaze" down COLD was frantically trying to get stem cell research out of the trash can of the Evangelical Right who lobbied hard to consign them thar cells-"LIFE!" "PERSONHOOD!" out of the shitter of third word scientific research since they had been banned from the US researchers thanks to her husband's largest political contributors. Neither she nor Ronnie knew squat about stem cells but they were sure they created something BAD because the American Heritage Foundation ($$$$) told them so.
    Until Ronnie "officially" lost his marbles: Then all bets were off. So what exactly was the "Reagan Revolution?" Gordon nailed it: "GREED IS GOOD!"

  4. I don't think Reagan was more then casually fat phobic either, how many really fat people did he encounter in Hollywood and elite circles?

    Yes insulin resistance is part of the diabetic score. While Americans try to make it on nutrition poor high carb processed food insulin resistance increases and well, it makes one fatter even in the pre-diabetic state.

    Fat phobia became well before Reagan--bunting diet and women binding breasts for those thin sheath dresses of the 1920s
    I didn't learn until after I developed diabetes that there is a vicious cycle when it comes to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance causes cravings for carbohydrates. It also promotes weight gain and makes it very difficult to lose weight.

    I was told not to eat stuff. No doctor ever addressed my huge levels of hunger, I still struggle with that not being unable to skip a meal like a normal thin person. I think in the doctor/diet world the NEGLECT OF HUNGER LEVELS is a TRAVESTY.

    I have written as you know about hunger being higher in fat people. Telling us to go and not eat, is failing, that's why. And unlike heroin, no one can go cold turkey from food.

    I know when I have a ton of money for food and can get a vegetable fiber rich nutrient rich meal, my hunger is far more controllable.

  5. Yes Ronald Reagan opened the door for the nonsense we have now, banker run corporate owned government. I wouldn't doubt he helped the Federal Reserve along the way either. I believe he was in full blown Alzheimers in the last years, but they managed to hide it with his wife's help. He was one of the first puppets too, we have one now of course.

    The Heritage foundation is scary, part of the false "right". Even as a born again Christian, their brain dead Republicanism, love of globalism and Dominionism is scary to me.

    The "Reagan Revolution" was when they got the destruction of the American economy in full planning stages, and when they were jiggling open the lock to the till. We are paying for it today. All the banker worship too was whipped up to a froth, with the Greed is Good nonsense as well.

  6. I didn't vote for Reagan. And I wouldn't of if I had been old enough.......which I am not. And I resent the implication that I was around and old enough to vote in those days. Which I wasn't. I promise!

  7. I was too young to vote for him too. So I believe you. I was in high school during most of Reagan's terms.

  8. I think I doth protestethed too much, I didn't vote for Reagan but I took his grandmother to my Senior prom.

  9. 1984 was the first election I was old enough to vote in. I swear to all of you on Bonzo's grave that I did not vote for Reagan!

  10. I never voted for Reagan. God help me, I voted for Dukakis, when I could vote for the first time. Puke. {both parties have been rot a long long time}

    LOL q, sounds like an interesting prom...