If you haven’t heard here’s the story:
Bill Wisth is a 350lb man who is protesting a local Wisconsin ‘All You Can Eat’ restaurant because they cut him off after he ate 12 pieces of fried fish. He threw a fit and the restaurant staff was kind enough to send him on his labored-breathing way with eight more pieces of fried fish.
But that wasn’t enough for good ole clogged artery Bill. Oh no. He called the cops on the restaurant, wasting their time on a non-issue. And now he’s out in full force protesting the restaurant until his fat demands are met. Carrying a sign that he must have made with a pen and an empty surplus box of Ho-Hos, Bill is lumbering the sidewalks in an attempt to gorge himself to death on fried food.
Now, I’m usually a proponent on human rights and try not to judge people, however this is nothing but a disgusting display of how bad sloth and obesity weighs on America. First off, just the idea of an all-you-can-eat restaurant is disgusting. Why is it that Americans feel the need to stuff plate after plate of food into their bodies? I’ve been to these restaurants and there is nothing as pathetic as seeing a person who can hardly stand up under their own weight (or some that choose to ride around on scooters) to go for their seventh helping of food.
Watch this news story below:
You can see from the video that this is not the first time that this guy has raised hell over not being able to eat until his eyes glaze over and he acts as if they are violating his civil rights be a slob. Does this man have the right to eat and get as fat as he possibly can? Of course he does. That is not the issue. The issue is that this country has become so overly sensitive and politically correct that extremely overweight people are now given disability rights and it is now illegal for companies to discriminate against them by not giving into their unique set of needs.
I’m not saying that people should go out of their way to be rude to these sort of people, but at the same time this is not (in most cases) something that just happened to these people because of a condition or other reason. The blame cannot only be put upon restaurants such as this or fast food establishments. There is a personal decision made to eat that way and live that lifestyle. This is a society where there are shows called ‘The 1000lb Man’.
I’m not saying that these people need to go on some sort of boot-camp style exercise regiment, but as a society we shouldn’t cater to useless needs like not letting someone eat themselves to death a restaurant. While I do feel sorry that people have to live that way, I also think nothing of those who do nothing to help themselves. On one of the extreme weight shows, I once saw a woman, who was completely bed ridden, cry to her son until he got her a large pizza and a box of Oreo cookies because she was so hungry and then proceeded to eat the whole thing herself, then turned to the camera and cried because she couldn’t stop herself. Where are we supposed to draw the line on pity? Should we keep feeling sorry for a person like this and continue to just say it’s ok because she has a ‘food addiction’ or should we as a nation try and put an end to this notion that tells us to just stand by and respect the choices of someone who has done this to themselves?
In this day and age it is perfectly acceptable for someone to talk down to someone who chooses to smoke, and most establishments now are all non-smoking. However, if you want to go into that same place and eat a full plate of cheese fries dipped in mayo and ranch dressing, no one bats an eye. There are genuine people out there who benefit from going on disability, but to give it to someone who isn’t willing to do anything to help themselves and has put them self in that position due to their own choice makes absolutely no sense to me.
What’s worse is that some of these people are not just hurting themselves. I cannot tell you the times where I’ve seen an extremely overweight parent followed by a child who is on the same path. These parent’s eating habits are being passed on without any protest to their kids. This is culture that needs to be stopped. A person addicted to drugs would not be allowed to keep their kids, but what about a person whose ‘addiction’ is brought upon their children risking not only their health but their safety as well?
The companies that make some of the junk that is marketed to us are to blame as well. People don’t need to eat things like ‘The Baconator’ or the ‘Double-Down Sandwich’. Our bodies don’t get anything from these types of foods. The food we eat is so processed and loaded up with ingredients that people get sick if they eat truly organic food. But like everything in capitalistic society, whatever makes money is whatever keeps getting made, distributed, and consumed.
There are programs in effect now to try to curb obesity, but unfortunately we aren’t doing enough. It’s time to stop saying that this way of living is ok. Because it is not ok. It is not ok for a human being to weigh a thousand pounds. I hate the fact that we even have to have commercials that tell parents to make sure their children get out of the house for at least an hour every day. Why isn’t this just normal? Because America has become a country of laziness and gluttony. We are more apt to plop down in front of the television or computer with some microwaved dinner, then we are to actually spend time with each other talking or enjoying the world around us. We live for such a short time and we spend far too much of it being told what is good for us or being entertained by fictional voices yelling at us 24 hours a day.
So here’s to you, Bill. Hope your battle for more food is worth it.