But recently I had a thought: what is the silver lining here? Is there any good that can come from this?
Well, how about these:
- Because of laws, pills that tout “weight loss” will be required to go through the FDA. That means harmful “natural” drugs like Fat Zero may be outlawed.
- Fat people can now demand tougher guidelines for scientific studies, like mandating drug studies and diet studies be conducted for 2-5 years instead of just one.
- Everyone says discrimination would increase, but how about lawsuits? We can now sue general practitioners, hospitals, and surgeons for promoting dangerous diets, life-threatening surgeries (or lack of life-saving surgery), and malpractice. We could also probably sue employers, clothing stores, and education facilities for discriminatory practices.
- This crap is now tax deductible. That’s right, you can now itemize your expenses and count it as necessary medical expenses.
One guy claims that we will now be able to have an open season against the food industry. He seems to think that us fatties are going to somehow “derail” the brave efforts of the food industry to selflessly offer healthy food so we fatties can make better, socially correct choices. My answer is, well, why not? I mean, why not demand better quality foods and apply more pressure to the food industry to cut out the crap (pun, lol). What if we could get fruits and veggies subsidized so everyone can afford to buy them on a regular basis? What if we demanded that companies like McDonald’s give healthy, yet affordable options on their menus so that the places/people that their business preys upon can still try and get something green in their lives besides their miniscule paychecks and the residue on the ceilings that may or may not be mold.
What if we steamroll as far as possible to benefit ourselves before the AMA overturns its own decision because our activism is costing companies more than the bribery and the potential market? What if we took advantage instead of seeing this as a bane? Perhaps we can make huge strides for ourselves and others.