Satire Essay “A Modest Proposal”
Obesity in America
Obesity is a major epidemic in America. American’s are known for their obsession with food. At church last Sunday, the pastor was preaching on the topic of “fasting”. Fasting would be defined as the abstinence from eating certain or all foods in an effort to rely solely on God for inner strength. The pastor talked about how we as Americans are constantly looking for our next meal. We are always anticipating when and what we are going to eat. We even schedule our entire days around mealtime. Americans are essentially obsessed with food. In an effort to change this aspect of our culture, I have devised a three-part plan.
The first part of this plan includes the mass reduction and legal limitation of processed and imported foods. This includes fast food, which is an American favorite. By banning all processed and imported foods, we stop all trans fat intake. We also limit carbohydrate intake. My monitoring and limiting the foods that Americans are eating, we can better control the “bad stuff” that they are putting in their bodies. If we are going to cut out all processed foods however, we must provide adequate supplements for nutritional needs. Vitamin packs would be provided for those who are considered medically obese. We could just start super gluing people’s mouths shut or putting braces on their arms so they could not bend their elbows in order to put food in their mouths. That may or may not be inhumane, but you get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit.
The second part of the plan includes the confiscation of all electronic devices that are not completely necessarily. Devices such as gaming systems, televisions, DVD players, BlueRay players, etc would be eliminated from all aspects of society that they were not completely necessary for. Obviously, televisions, DVD players, computers, cell phones, and those types of things would still be available for business and education needs. By eliminating...
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