Several years back, we were visiting my son
Tyler and his bride, Jill, in Provo, Utah.
Their first baby was up and sucking, so I
suggested they replace their flashy, Audi sportscar
with a used mini-van.
“Only fat people drive mini-vans,” they
them, I extolled mini-van virtues when we pulled
alongside a Ford Aerostar at a stop light.
Filling the Ford’s pilot and co-pilot seats
were two of the largest people in Utah and each was
ravenously stuffing their faces from a KFC bucket
perched on the dashboard.
Tyler and Jill roared at my unfortunate
timing, but here is why I told this.
A recent study by the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation showed Montana has an obesity rate of
25.5 percent; three times higher than the 8 percent
recorded in 1990.
Apparently, waist lines are mimicking fire
lines in Big Sky Country, but on the bright side, 42
other states score above us on the fat scale.
This is a big deal, but fixable as seen in
Venezuela which recently became the Jenny Craig of
In the 2000s, Hollywood leftists
swooned over Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez,
portraying him as champion of the downtrodden.
Chavez enacted wealth redistribution
programs along with cooperative farming and strict
price controls on basic foods.
The little people cheered, but Venezuela’s
agriculture productivity plummeted.
To stop the collapse of their collectivist
food pyramid, the ruling class rationed rations.
Hugo’s protégé, Nicolas Maduro continued
social giveaways under his newly created Vice
Ministry of Supreme Happiness.
(No joke—that is its name.)
2016, Venezuela’s shelves were bare and today there
are reports of emaciated street people harvesting
dogs and zoo animals for food and this brings me to
The average Venezuelan
unintentionally lost 19 pounds in 2016 due to their
state sponsored famine.
If America wholly adopts progressivism, we
too could unintentionally lose 19 pounds after
consuming our supply of res dogs and zoo critters.
Controlling food is the fastest way to force
submission—a socialist technique Stalin used to
exterminate six million Ukrainians in 1932.
capitalism produces food so abundantly, obesity
becomes the greatest public health threat.
With a few exceptions, with liberty your
waistline is your choice.
Starving the unwashed only occurs with
progressivism, either purposely as in Stalin’s case,
or secondarily after removing profit from the ag
Think about it.
To close the loop, Tyler and
Jill’s fourth baby is up and sucking, they moved to
Billings, just bought a used mini-van, and next week
are launching a 30-day whole food, healthy-eating
Need I say more?