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Bill Maher says ‘grease acceptance’ is now a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE


Talk show host Bill Maher has spoken out against the fat acceptance movement – which he says has become a national security issue as obesity rates drive down military recruitment.

“It’s literally a national security issue now,” Maher said in the closing monologue of his Real Time show with Bill Maher on Friday night. “Military recruiting is the one that has dropped the most since the end of the draft, because mainly the 17 to 24 year olds are too big to fight.”

He cited a 2019 New York Times article showing that about a third of potential recruits are too overweight to enlist in the US military.

The article also notes that obesity rates in the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps have doubled in less than a decade, while in the Navy, obesity rates have been multiplied by six since 2011.

These levels could have a negative impact on “physical performance and military readiness”, the authors of the Department of Defense’s monthly medical surveillance report wrote at the time.

“At some point acceptance becomes empowering,” Maher said of what he describes as the “Orwellian” fat acceptance movement.

“And if you’re in any way part of this joyful feast of gluttony that’s going on right now, you’ve got blood on your hands, period.”

“You can make it look like you’re fighting a great battle for social justice for a beleaguered minority, but what you’re really doing is empowering drug addicts – which I thought we decided was wrong.”

Talk show host Bill Maher spoke out against the fat acceptance movement in the closing monologue of his Real Time show with Bill Maher on Friday night

Bill Maher says ‘grease acceptance’ is now a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE

He cited a 2019 New York Times article showing that about a third of potential recruits are too overweight to enlist in the US military.

Maher began his closing monologue on Friday by saying, “Everyone should be allowed to let loose a few times a year — like now, on the sweltering days of summer.” School is over, excludes.

“And the holidays are the other time of year ‘OK, I’m going to let myself go’, and who can blame us – it’s the end of the year, structured around feast days. “

But, he said, “There’s a disturbing trend going on in America these days: rewriting science to fit ideology or just to fit what you want reality to be.

“We went from accepting fat to accepting fat to celebrating fat,” Maher continued. “It’s new – to take pride in letting go.

“Now the term body positivity is used to mean ‘I’m perfect as I am because I am me,'” he said, adding, “It’s Orwellian how often positivity is used to describe this which is not healthy.

Maher went on to explain that the notion of “health regardless of weight is an undisputed lie that people tell themselves.” [so] they can continue to eat whatever they want.

“Obesity is horrible for the immune system,” he said, noting that it could lead to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke.

And during the coronavirus pandemic, numerous studies have found that those most at risk of dying from the new virus were those who were obese.

Bill Maher says ‘grease acceptance’ is now a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE

According to the Centers for Disease Control, all states and territories reported that more than 20% of adults were obese

Bill Maher says ‘grease acceptance’ is now a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE

The country’s obesity rate has increased over the past four decades, according to a study from Johns Hopkins University

But the obesity rate has only increased over the years.

According to a Johns Hopkins University study in December, the nation’s average body mass index, a measure of body fat based on height, weight and age, rose 4.6 points over the past last four decades.

As a result, reports The Washington Post, the number of overweight people between the ages of 18 and 25 has risen from around 18% in the late 1970s to nearly 24% in 2018.

However, the biggest increase in weight measurements was in the prevalence of obesity – defined as having a body mass index of 30 or more – which rose from around 6% to almost 33% during this period.

And at the same time, the percentage of adults with a BMI indicating a normal weight dropped from around 69% to 38%.

Now, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the obesity rate in the United States was 41.9% from 2017 to March 2020, and in 2020, all states and territories reported that more than 20% of adults were obese. .

The estimated annual medical cost of obesity was nearly $173 billion in 2019, the CDC reports, and medical costs for obese adults were on average $1,861 higher than medical costs for people with obesity. healthy weight.

“50 years ago this country looked completely different,” Maher said in his closing monologue. “Don’t you think it was a struggle for them?” Think cake wasn’t delicious in 1969?

“And that’s the saddest part, because we can do that, I think, but lying and making excuses, psychologically, is telling us that letting go is the best we can do.

“And I have to believe that as Americans we can still do better than that.”

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