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LIONEL PODCAST: Big Brother On Steroids — It’s Against the Law To Be A Fat Kid

The New American

The decision by social workers in Cleveland, Ohio, to take a 200-pound third grader away from his mother and place him in foster care is raising concerns about how much power county and state social service agencies have to interfere in the lives of families.

As reported by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the eight-year-old boy was taken from the home in October after case workers determined that his mother wasn’t doing enough to control his weight. The officials said the boy’s severe obesity placed him at risk for developing such medical conditions as diabetes and hypertension.

“But even though the state health department estimates that more than 12 percent of third-graders statewide are severely obese,” reported the newspaper, “… this is the first time anyone in the county or the state can recall a child being taken from a parent for a strictly weight-related issue.”

It’s official. Fascism’s here. The systematic and deliberate habituation of us, a sheeple nation, to increased militarization and aggressive policing is in full swing. The government is Lord, it controls you and what you read, see, think, eat and how you raise your kids. Should you dare stray or veer from that which is accepted as standard you will feel the wrath of your Lord government unleash a torrent of hurt upon you the likes of which you’ve never seen. You have no idea what’s in store. This is a beta-test.

This has nothing to do with fat kids or obese kids or at risk kids. It’s not about BMIs or diabetes or health. It’s about conditioning a sheeple nation to accepting any and all control over it by an increasingly Draconian government. Forget the psychological trauma a child feels when removed. Forget the ostracism he receives from classmates and peers. That is of no concern to anyone. It’s the lesson that’s being taught: Submit. Or else.

And from July, this beaut.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Men’s Fashion & Style Edition For The Abecedarian — My Philosophy, Thoughts & Suggestions

“A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months.”
Oscar Wilde

Behold a sampling from the Thom Browne collection. Now, that takes balls both to design and wear. You must admit. Tommy Boy was named the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Menswear Designer of the Year in March 2006 and named the GQ Designer of the Year in November 2008. Let me repeat: what balls.

Men’s fashion and style. It’s a subject I address herein. Admittedly a departure from the usually stuff but it illustrates by breadth of interest and insatiable and boundless ken. Men for the most part never are instructed in the rudiments of apparel, fashion and style. And it’s the style part that’s the most fascinating. Far too often men are congratulated for acting boorish and dimwitted when it comes to anything approximating fashion-centered. If a man takes care to dress well it’s considered by some to be effeminate or . . . while I can still use this term as a pejorative exemplar . . . gay. Herein, let me tell you a few anecdotes and present a few sartorial tutorials. Or to hint at the existentialist: Sartre-orial.

  • Constant hectoring from a man who wears purple shirts . . . with a suit.
  • A man who knows not of the seasons. White in January.
  • Ode to the pocket square: genius engineering.
  • The pig and his filthy unmanicured fingernails.
  • Facial hair today, gone tomorrow.
  • The cravat: where to put your money.
  • Fashion sins and crimes.
  • Tattoos, Uggs and sputum-froth disguised as beer.
  • Tattoos for some: skywriting at night.

And a host of other delightful stories to regale and wow you. As stated, I know; this is not the usual subject matter theme. so sue me. And enjoy.