Miss Hindenburg And Campus Culture
The article linked in this blog post may seem written for “The Onion”, but it isn’t. I think, in fact, that the people therein described take themselves seriously.
Yours truly will now, completely free of charge, examine for you what is happening here.
There are people in their teens who are so obscenely fat that they do not fit below the college desk, cannot find university-branded clothes in their (vast) size, cannot fit in bus seats, and the like. Basically, we are here in front of monstrous, self-inflicted deformity directly resulting from utter lack of the most basic self-discipline. Children of three in the body of a teenager.
Even the politically correct university culture realises perfectly well that this is the case. Therefore, they try to help. Not in the proper, sensible way, the way that was used in all ages before ours to deal, very effectively I must add, with the problem (“Hi, Miss Hindenburg! How are you today?”), but with the usual, PC-way of giving polite suggestions to people who carry around with themselves the 300 pound evidence that they not only do not want, but think they do not need any.
Unavoidably, the three years old are now offended. Even being told that there is something they could do about it (ground-breaking, civilisation-shattering things like eating less and better, and exercising more) is something that “damages a lot of young women’s self-esteem”. God forbid that USS Ronald Reagan should be told to actually start thinking herself and take responsibility for the attempted murder of her scale! No, it is the world around her that should change to accommodate her gluttony, sloth and, actually, stupidity! Different desks, different clothes, even different bus seats!
There was a time when people at university were considered the elite of tomorrow. It seems to me that, particularly in Anglo-Saxon Country, it has become the refugium peccatorum for people who won’t work and can’t think.
But boy, they certainly can eat.