Quote of the Day

This inspires me to point something out to my more liberal readers. Remember that particularly clueless right-wing acquaintance of yours? The one who believes that anybody in America can become rich, because he thinks about poverty in a completely unscientific, anecdotal way, which allows him to treat the exceptional case as typical? The one who can't seem to understand the simplest structural arguments about the nature of social inequality?

The next time you see some fat people and get disgusted by their failure to "take care of themselves," think about your clueless friend.
—Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth.

This is actually an old quote from a column Campos wrote back when he was writing for the Rocky Mountain News (and the column itself no longer appears to be online).

I just had occasion to dig out the quote for a friend, and I thought I'd post it, for those who'd never seen it. 'Cuz, no doy, it totes rulez.

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