Lileks goes to town on the power hungry food police.
Being concerned about fat people like being concerned about Tibet; it requries nothing but expression of the proper sentiment, usually containing sadness for The Children, but also some righteous anger for Big Food, which has tricked everyone into eating more. The idea thatsome kids are fat because they have lousy parents doesn’t apply, because whoa whoa whoa now we’re blaming the victims, the people who for some mysterious reason can’t arrange a family meal and influence their progeny’s ingestion. For those people, obesity just happens, somehow.
Personally, I think the tide has turned, America is about as fat as it’s going to get and as a nation were on the way back to thin. Which will make the food police look like winners, but hey, way to identify the way the wind’s blowing.