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I grew up in a world where fat people are seen like big children who can’t control them selves and are not very serious. This is part af a text i read on the web: “fat people piss me off with their thing about losing weight but they don’t do a damn thing about it . They always bitch about it all the time.” (http://www.angry.net/people/f/fat_people.htm) . Well… Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Fifteen percent of the world is obese right now and two hundred thousand dies in the U.S. every year now forgetting it’s s the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing prevalence in adults and children, and authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. All this statistics are frightening because most people still don’t get it. Obesity is like any other kind of vice and it should be treated as one but it’s not. Why we still don’t have the treatment for the food industry as severe as the treatment for tobacco’s industry? I’m not saying tobacco executives are nicer than food executives. Actually they are almost the same companies that migrated from one thing to the other. Big Groups. That’s why surgeon general don’t show up in Mc Donalds commercials. Of course that’s not the only reason. Another big reason is the kind of culture we live today where everybody is so selfish that we can see all this people dying and at the same time have comments like the ones in the website i posted here. Nobody is ignorant about the size of this problem so that only proves how uninterested in other people’s lives most are. It’s much easier to make fun and find an excuse to stay far from this issue. Because that’s a real issue and people need courage to face it. It’s as demanding as any other kind of drug addiction and to clean someone from this problem is a big ordeal so today it is a much bigger social problem than drugs and alcohol and soon will become bigger than tobacco which is the biggest killer of them all. There were 23,199 alcohol induced deaths in 2007 and 443,000 deaths attributable to tobacco. Approximately 190,000 deaths were caused by obesity only in the U.S. The 2009 swine flu killed 10,000 americans and it was news all over the country. It’s sad but the truth is that most people are only willing to fight things that concerns then directly. Good luck fat folks. Wake up and fight for your lives because nobody gives a damn about it.

I was born in 69 so in the end of the 70’s i was a ten years old kid. This was a very rich age for culture. I remember the premiere of Star Wars. A film i watched in the Movie theatres fourteen times. It was the age of disco and the age of punk. The age of feminism. The age of pop and the age fo hippies. It was the age of the big promisses for the future with the start of the personal computing and the beginning of roots for globalisation. There were no AIDS. The kids that grew up at that age were supposed to change the world. Let’s not forget we are talking about the cold war so the world we are supposed to build is a world in peace. Something very interesting happened in music. It was a time where kids opposed the status quo and embraced the idea that chance is always better no matter what. Punks looking for anarchy, New wavers looking for a different cultural attitude, hippies fighting wars with flowers, skinheads gathering gangs to fight for the working class, Hip-hop from the projects talking about real african american issues, mainstream dancing on the disco clubs and having free sex, Heavy Metal dudes alienating from society and The Yuppies casting a capitalist shadow in all this fun. A importante thing at those times is that these tribes didn’t mix at all. Skinheads would only go to punk shows to fight. Rock hed nothing to do with new wave and all these tribes had their own way of dressing and talking and acting and all reflected the music they listened. The thing is: that was not all fun and joy. There was a lot of prejudice between these tribes and also with the status quo. It was a time of fight and hate in many levels but it was also a time of a rich cultural creation. The richer of the last decades. Punk, pop, pop-rock, electronica, hip-hop, new wave, goth, disco. Almost all the musical styles we listen today came from the 70’s. We had grunge in the 90’s and many electronica segments but not even one new hole musical style. In other hand today kids go to a rock party that ends as a disco party and they hang with hip-hop kids that enjoy electronic music and so on. Punk is only the theme of some fashion collections as well as hippie. Psychedelic is a graphic style and also a segment for electronica. That makes me wonder. The cultural segregation from the 70’s created so much and the 00’s cultural mixup where everybody can do anything created so little? Am i missing something here? If i’m right segregation is not so bad culturally speaking? As i don’t like the idea of segregation how can creation grow in a fluid environment where the “need” to raise a voice in not so important for a group as it is for an individual?