If you’re overly sensitive or prone to fits of political correctness stop reading… now.
A lot has been made about going green, green buildings, green homes, green cars, etc… and quite frankly if it wasn’t so damn annoying it would border on the ridiculous. Because absent from the great “go green” propaganda machine’s output is the most important element that should be green.
Us. Humans. People. You and me. We should all “go green” in our own bodies – and here’s where it gets unpopular.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if you are obese or morbidly obese you are disgusting to people who are not. If you have to purchase two airline seats and both of them are for you, you are a fat disgusting pig; and we are staring at you and we are disgusted by you.
Unpopular? Insensitive? Not politically correct? Sure. True? Yes.
You see, I’m just saying (again) what other people are thinking. If you are fat – whether you choose to believe it or not – you are seen by non-fatties and fit people as disgusting. What’s the solution? Two words: go green.
Environmentalists will tell us that “going green” will save the environment and reduce or eliminate greenhouse gases - in spite of the fact that there, to this day, is no definitive or conclusive data supporting that notion.
Regardless, I’ll take going green one step further. So, fat people: go green with your bodies and save your lives.
There IS definitive data supporting the notion that if humans “go green” within their own bodies they can in fact reverse the damage they’ve done by stuffing their gobs with garbage, and they can make their self-contained systems a healthier place. They can save their own physiological environment – their own world...their own lives.
You see, scientists can prove that if you are a fat, pie-eating, soda-swilling, gravy-sucking, candy-munching, vegetable-dodging, couch-lounging, do-nothing, slug you will die – or at the very least run a higher risk of developing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and a whole host of types of cancer.
But still, in this day and age, you can go to Kirk Supermarket or Hurley’s or Foster’s and see the fat slobs (with their fat kids in tow) in line with carts full of candy, custard creams, sodas, chips, and an array of other foods that are loaded with fat, processed sugar and chemicals that will make them sick and that will eventually kill them; and that presently make them a drain on insurance companies or the government who ends up paying their medical bills.
And the great insult continues within our own government because the very leaders who are trying to better Cayman’s health care system and improve the quality of life here in Cayman are themselves overweight, out of shape, unhealthy fatties. The very politicos who tell us not only to keep our environment healthy but also to keep ourselves healthy as well are the largest offenders. “Do as I say, not as I do… pass the donuts.”
So why don’t fat people just “go green” and start eating a healthy diet? Because they refuse to take responsibility for their own actions that led them to where they are and they shift the burden of responsibility from themselves onto society and ultimately our health care system. Why? Because they have no incentive to do otherwise.
Leaders in Cayman refuse take the tough stand and say, “If you’re fat – you will die” and they refuse to take a hard line on something that is one of the top (if not the top) financial burdens on our society – unhealthy living. The government has a golden opportunity to make Cayman a shining example not of sweeping environmental reform but of unprecedented healthy living reform. Cayman’s goal should be to be the healthiest islands in the Caribbean. We could be the first “Green Population: - I would bet a healthy environment would follow.
Am I advocating some sort of healthy living laws? No. But if I was, would I be so far off the mark? We live in a society in which the health care system stands a very good chance (for a number of reasons) of continuing to suck money out of the government's pockets (and our pockets) at an unheard of rate which affects us all in so many ways.
Yet still the government refuses to acknowledge that unhealthy living is not only a physical and emotional burden for fatties, but a financial burden for the rest of us. They can’t see the wasted money through all the fat.
Going green should be an idea that we embrace more in our kitchens than on our beaches or on our roads. Going green with our diets would lead to a happier and healthier human population.
Going green in our kitchens would help reduce instances of liver disease, high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes, high cholesterol, immune disorders, and more. Going green with our diets would help fat-asses be not so fat. Going green with our food choices would help Cayman reduce the astronomically high numbers of people with diabetes who suffer not only with the disease but with a sub-par health system and a crappy low-benefit government SHIC (Shiity Health Insurance Contract) plan.
Going green might encourage local commerce by increasing the demands for products from local farmers.
And going green would mean that I don’t get stuck next to one of you larders on an airplane (okay, so I’m a bit selfish).
Going green isn’t just about reducing greenhouse gasses, driving some little gay-looking hybrid car, carrying your groceries home from the market in a reusable cloth bag or turning off a light. Going green is a concept that should be embraced as a lifestyle in order to make the world a better place.
Because at the end of the day if we can encourage fat people to lose weight by “going green” it’s going to lead to a more beautiful environment, right?
I’ll leave you with a simple question: How can we save our planet by “going green” if we can’t even save ourselves? We can’t.
So change YOUR world. Go green in YOUR world and the beautification of OUR world will follow.