Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Black Obesity Rates In The South, Rachel Maddow And BET Uncut
USA Today: No Southern comfort in obesity
Recall a few weeks ago I pointed out how left-wing operative Rachel Maddow was being channeled by the king of the Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive-Fundamentalist Racism Chasers, my friend BET Uncut to slander the Southern states by using the Black residents living within as "Poster Children" of "The Least Of These".
Today in the USA Today there is a story by David Person who appears to be a Black man living in the South on the subject of the cross section between culture, dietary habits and obesity. As a person who has the majority of my extended family in the South his article perfectly echoed my experiences in traveling to the houses of relatives and them seeking to push food on you.
I am not going to lie to you. As I am typing I am thinking of one of my mother's cousin who is the best cook in the world. Every time the family hears that I am coming to South Carolina for a visit - she goes out of her way to make me her famous pot roast and collard greens. I told her that I am going to leave my wife and kids and move in with her like a son that she can't shake loose. This woman can throw down in the kitchen. I would probably gain 50 more pounds if I did live in the general area. Most of them are obese. The bigger problem is that it is so accepted in their culture.
The key thing that I resent about the messages of Maddow and BET Uncut is that they seek to transpose what is a cultural issue amongst the people into a problem of the lack of GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT to achieve better health care outcomes. It just so happens that these forces also hope to displace the conservative governments in these states.
The perversion of their point is that they tacitly admit what I have been saying about progressivism for years - The WORST possible situation that they can think of is to allow the people to BE ALL BY THEMSELVES and produce the outcomes that their behavior produces. They want the government to always be one step ahead of the people and to "refine" them into descent citizens.
Ironically those who buy into this ideology are tacitly buying into the notion that the people are in fact "the least of these" and that their only knowledge comes from that which the goverment provides. In as much as the conservative dogma is a hands off dogma it is the HANDS OFF DISPOSITION that produces a situation of neglect.
Get this - The high rate of death and debilitating diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc) among Black people should be indexed to the rate that WOULD HAVE BEEN THE CASE had the government interdicted. Thus, just as the freshman Democrat who recently made the shameless posters about "Republicans Wanting People To Die" - failure for the government to functionally take the spoons out of the mouths of Black people means that the conservative, hands off disposition of the government is DEADLY TO BLACKS.
They are tacitly admitting that IGNORANCE IS DEADLY TO EVERYONE.
Once again we see it as permissible to infer that Black people are IGNORANT about our health as long as assuming the "Least of These" disposition leads to a better outcome. Of course that outcome is having the GOVERNMENT take a greater control over what we put into our mouths.