One of the most striking things to people visiting America is the size of our waistlines. Our food industry has been successful in brainwashing us into eliminating self control from our eating habits, and have influenced the government's supposedly objective diet guidelines.
Yet our culture is also fat phobic and filled with images of skinny celebrities and waifish models. Our celebrities get skinnier as our working population gets fatter. It reminds me of seeing poor women reading the celeberity gossip rag "US" - and wondering what they have in common... shouldn't it be called "Them" ?