An armed society is a polite societySeptember 2, 2020 Tim WorstallThe English19 CommentsBritons more likely to ‘fat-shame’ obese people than Americans previousAnother fun jobnextGuardian subs, report for your beating 19 thoughts on “An armed society is a polite society” The Meissen Bison September 2, 2020 at 7:49 am Well that’s one way of looking at it. Another would be that when obesity is sufficiently prevalent it ceases to be remarkable. Was anyone ever shot in the US for pointing at a fat man and laughing? JuliaM September 2, 2020 at 7:53 am ’ The survey polled more than 6,000 adults in both countries and found only 25 per cent of American respondents blamed obese people for their condition, down from 33 per cent since the last such poll three years ago.’ Who exactly do they blame, then..? DocBud September 2, 2020 at 8:12 am Donald Trump. Longrider September 2, 2020 at 8:14 am @ DocBud. The man has broad shoulders. He is able to take the blame for all the ills of the world. Rob September 2, 2020 at 8:27 am The fat calling the fat fat. Hallowed Be September 2, 2020 at 8:47 am E.g. “I wouldn’t go so far as to call the brother fat, he’s got a weight problem, he’s samoan what’s a ni66a gonna do.” quentin tarantino Bernie G. September 2, 2020 at 9:06 am “…meaning it’s not JUST due to poor discipline or willpower.” John September 2, 2020 at 9:27 am I am impressed by the strength of the numerous “scooters” I see hauling 400lbs plus (and sometimes it’s a dammed big plus) on my trips to the US. Gamecock September 2, 2020 at 10:11 am “Weight bias causes both physical and psychological harm to people with obesity.” Not enough to get them to lose weight. Quangos to cry over obesity hurting people; quangos to say leave the obese alone. You can make money on either angle, cos government stupid. Jussi September 2, 2020 at 11:22 am I can only think of one possible reason why I could be bothered by someone else’s obesity, and it has happened once ot twice. The person being so fat that can’t sort out the hygiene ie not physically possible to wash the arse so the unwashed smell of a dirty arse lingers, and unwashed body in general. John B September 2, 2020 at 1:18 pm The UK has NHS shaming instead. Americans are not fed a daily diet of propaganda making them feel guilty about eating and by doing so and getting fat they are destroying a cherished national institution, the NHS, which exists only for its own sake, to serve itself and no Human sacrifice is too great to protect and preserve it. Agammamon September 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm Its not that an armed society is a polite society – lot’s of places in the US are heavily armed and highly impolite. Rather its that we’re more individualistic than Britons. You tell me I’m fat and I’ll tell you that I simply don’t give a flying fuck about your opinion – because I don’t have to. Gamecock September 2, 2020 at 6:32 pm Most all kids learn by 7 years old to not care what others think of them. https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/a-woman-cut-michelle-obama-in-line-when-she-was-still-first-lady/ar-BB18tGYX “‘What the white community doesn’t understand about being a person of color in this nation is that there are daily slights, in our workplaces where people talk over you, or people don’t even see you,’ she said.” Whah. Normal people would consider that they were ugly, or taking too much time, or whatever, but Ms Obama KNOWS it’s cos she black. She is ill. It’s CM Critical Race Theory. Bongo September 2, 2020 at 7:49 pm Brilliant by Agammamon Gamecock September 2, 2020 at 9:45 pm “Was anyone ever shot in the US for pointing at a fat man and laughing?” In a “nothing new under the sun” way. It probably has happened. Probably more times for pointing at a fat woman and laughing. The Meissen Bison September 2, 2020 at 10:02 pm Agammamon: Rather its that we’re more individualistic than Britons. You tell me I’m fat and I’ll tell you that I simply don’t give a flying fuck about your opinion – because I don’t have to. I’m not sure that individualism has all that much to do with it. If I suggest that your embonpoint has eclipsed normal standards of plumpness, this is neither here nor there because if you are able to take wing to the extent that can deploy an airborne fuck then so much the better. If on the other hand you waddle to the end of the runway and your fuck remains solidly earthbound, then you probably are too fat and you already know it. Bongo – are you perhaps a teeny bit overweight? philip September 2, 2020 at 11:07 pm Agamemnon Noticing that someone is fat is bot “opinion” it’s observable fact. Gamecock A normal person would be glad to escape the crushing egotism of the White House and have a couple of hours of anonymity. But not our Michelle, who is a one-woman attention seeking device. So Much For Subtlety September 2, 2020 at 11:25 pm Gamecock September 2, 2020 at 6:32 pm – “Whah. Normal people would consider that they were ugly, or taking too much time, or whatever, but Ms Obama KNOWS it’s cos she black.” Most of us suffer slights every day. Most of us have had people cut in line in front of us. Most of us do not build huge paranoid conspiracies out of it. If Mrs Obama had an education she would recognise this: From Equality Proceeds Diffidence From this equality of ability, ariseth equality of hope in the attaining of our Ends. And therefore if any two men desire the same thing, which neverthelesse they cannot both enjoy, they become enemies; and in the way to their End, (which is principally their owne conservation, and sometimes their delectation only,) endeavour to destroy, or subdue one an other. And from hence it comes to passe, that where an Invader hath no more to feare, than an other mans single power; if one plant, sow, build, or possesse a convenient Seat, others may probably be expected to come prepared with forces united, to dispossesse, and deprive him, not only of the fruit of his labour, but also of his life, or liberty. And the Invader again is in the like danger of another. From Diffidence Warre And from this diffidence of one another, there is no way for any man to secure himselfe, so reasonable, as Anticipation; that is, by force, or wiles, to master the persons of all men he can, so long, till he see no other power great enough to endanger him: And this is no more than his own conservation requireth, and is generally allowed. Michelle might like to think about why White society does not dissolve into violence just because someone cut in line. Gamecock September 3, 2020 at 10:02 am Allegedly cut in line. I don’t even believe that part. 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