Education, Not Legislation Is Answer to Obesity Problem
While visiting the Kaiser Family Foundation, New York Senator Hillary Clinton said "At the rate that technology is advancing, people will be implanting chips in our children to advertise directly into their brains and tell them what kind of products to buy." Well, of course we will Hilary. How else are we going to shield kids from your pompous blather and insure our advertising messages get to the central cortex of every child's brain unfettered by your politically-motivated babble?
Clinton has put forth legislation to study "food-obsessed" kids and how advertising keeps them from giving up their Big Mac. Well, Hilary, the answer is easy and you don't need a study to tell how to solve the problem. People need to stop fucking eating. To stop eating shit. Education is the answer. Educate kids on healthy eating habits. Educate parents who'd rather give in to their fat kid's grocery store fit than slap the kid on the ass and tell them those Twinkies have more chemicals in them than a pharmaceutical lab. Yes, education is the answer. And we're not talking about that stupid food pyramid. We're talking about a full blown advertising (yes, advertising) campaign that's as powerful as that crying Indian "Don't Litter" campaign of yesteryear. Or one like that "this is your brain on drugs" scrambled egg ad but with "this is your fat, disgusting stomach bulging out from under that short, tight belly shirt and over those low rise jeans you insist on wearing because you think you are hot when everyone else thinks you're an ugly fat chick."
Money is the only language a food marketer (or any marketer, for that matter) understands. They are going to manufacture and market anything that sells. Should they? Of course not but in a capitalist society, that's how it works. If there is demand, supply will be created are marketed. Stop the demand and the supply of shitty food will dry up faster than that fat McDonald's kid can snarf down another tub of fries. Education will stop the demand. Not policies against marketers and advertisers who will simply find loopholes and continue to supply the uneducated demand. It's easy, Hillary.