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October 23, 2017

5. WE single out as our special enemies the so-called “reducing” industries. These include diet clubs, reducing salons, fat farms, diet doctors, diet books, diet foods and food supplements, surgical procedures, appetite suppressants, drugs and gadgetry such as wraps and “reducing machines”.

WE demand that they take responsibility for their false claims, acknowledge that their products are harmful to the public health, and publish long-term studies proving any statistical efficacy of their products. We make this demand knowing that over 99% of all weight loss programs, when evaluated over a five-year period, fail utterly, and also knowing the extreme proven harmfulness of frequent large changes in weight.

                                    excerpt from the Fat liberation Manifesto 

Judy Freespirit and Aldebaran published their manifesto in November, 1973. Over forty years ago people knew that diets d...

October 2, 2017

When Time Withdraws His Sponsorship

Time,

is a limiting, inhibitive, sponsor man

of greed, hunger, one-eyed

telescope and key-hole peeping - 

armed with a foreclosure on your life.

When He

withdraws sponsorship of all

these personal implicitly complicit complexities

of the truth of what is

really and objectively - 

as against subjectively - there - stop!

Put your trust in your gods

no longer. 

The breath of life has abandoned you - and you are

crossed, eye-to-eye, dead;

cross-eyed-to-eyed dead … Ooooo!

diddly-eye, dyed-in-the-wool dead.*

Hone Tuwhare

Death. In the form of a random mutation of cells, a blood clot, tragic accident or peacefully in one’s sleep. It will happen to all of us. Some sooner than others. Death has touched my family and my friends. It has not been fair and it has not been the fault of the victim. When awful things happen we look for someone to blame. If the person who died prematurely was overweight then we judge, if they didn’t exercise we judge. If they had a stressful life we ju...

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