Fat man says do as I sayMarch 29, 2011 Tim WorstallJohnny Foreigner3 CommentsNot do as I do: Hugo Chávez has urged Venezuelans to cut their calories to avoid obesity previousChina\’s rise in sciencenextPolly\’s very strange argument 3 thoughts on “Fat man says do as I say” G Orwell March 29, 2011 at 10:14 am In a few years his economic policies will make it a lot easier than it is now. The only advantage of communism is that obesity is easier to avoid – because there is not enough food. Remittance Man March 29, 2011 at 11:15 am Mr Blair makes the same point I wanted to make – dictators banging on about cutting calories “for your health” are usually laying the groundwork before announcing a batch of “disappointing” grain harvest figures. David Gillies March 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm They’re substantially there already. Provision of staple foodstuffs is in perilously unreliable condition. No-one’s actually starving yet, but a significant disruption is far from impossible. I don’t think I’ve ever met a fat Venezuelan. All the ones I know (all the female ones anyway) are slim and gorgeous. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.