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Let Them Not Eat Cake

Paul Campos writes:

Fifty years ago, America was full of people that the social elites could look upon with something approaching open disgust: blacks in particular, of course, but also other ethnic minorities, the poor, women, Jews, homosexuals, and so on. Nowadays, a new target is required.

Sounds like another run-of-the-mill P.C. rant, doesn't it? Perhaps, but I still think it's an interesting theory as to what's driving today's "War on Obesity". It's not the entire story; the potential to bring down successful and influential American corporations is an attractive enough reason for some. But everyone can come together and believe - and feel comfortable saying so in public - that fat people are gross. The Left demonizes McDonald's, but everyone demonizes the obese.


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