Wow, never has one of my posts been so misread. I feel compelled to add a disclaimer to precede the following post. Warning: the post directly after this one is satire. I realize that the fault with the misunderstanding is entirely mine, being the writer and obviously missing the mark with my audience. I considered pulling the post but it’s already gone out over e-mail and thru my RSS feed and so I shall offer instead an apology and an explanation.
1. I am not advocating universal gastric bypass surgery as a solution to the obesity crisis. That would be ridiculous on so many levels.
2. I am not trying to dismiss or deny the impact of obesity both on the individual and on society at large (pun unintended).
3. I am also not promoting farming human beings for energy. That would be unethical.
My point: We need to be kinder to each other. We need to think of more creative solutions rather than relying on things that don’t work (like satire, apparently).