when is this crap ever going to end?
Every day there seems to be another epidemic of something that, if it were eradicated we would live forever.
We all know about the smoking “epidemic” that kills half the world’s population every day, and the epidemic of alcohol that kills 99% of
all known germs mankind.
Then of course we have the “obesity epidemic” which, if it isn’t halted is going to see the entire planet collapse under its own weight within ten years.
Their latest “study” is harping on yet again about this obesity shit. How come it has only come to light in the last few years? How come no one ever seemed to worry about the national weight until they started these “studies”? Why is it suddenly a massive problem now?
Of course all this bullshit has unintended consequences. They never think beyond their narrow little obsessions, do they? The smoking bans produced a considerable number of fatalities, not to mention all the businesses that shut down and the jobs that were lost. Now that they are on about weight, are they going to take responsibility for the fallout from that?
Already there is apparently a doubling of cases of Anorexia and Bulimia, and why not? Constantly harp about weight and teenagers [and others] will think it applies to them. For years we have heard about “supermodels” being too thin and how they were leading kids into eating disorders by example, and now we have these so called fucking “experts” doing exactly the same thing.
Another unintended consequence is the proliferation of snake-oil and quack remedies. I am now receiving shed loads of spam all imploring me to lose weight and offering me all sorts of shite as a miracle answer to obesity. This is just a tiny sample from this morning, and note how they are all offering dietary rubbish and miracle cures?
I get around a hundred of these a day. I just delete them, but how many are going to be duped into spending money on useless rubbish that will probably do more harm than anything else? They wouldn’t send them out if they weren’t getting some kind of return from them?
But these arse-dribblers don’t think about the consequences, do they? They just plough ahead getting their names in journals and sucking up funding.
The most dangerous epidemic on the planet is the epidemic of “epidemiologists”.