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Apr 19 2017

Aspiring Pol Praises Communist Dictatorships for Getting a Handle on Obesity

There is one good thing about communism. James Cracknell, an Olympic rowing medalist and aspiring politician, zeroed right in on it during an interview with Sky News yesterday:

“If you think of the two countries of the world that have got a handle on obesity, what do you think they are? Which two countries?” he asked the co-hosts of the show. Before waiting for an answer from the co-hosts next to him, Cracknell continued, “North Korea and Cuba. See, they are quite controlling on behavioral change — you have to get people to buy into it.”

A bullet to the back of the head takes care of those who don’t buy into whatever the regime is imposing — not that there is much to eat anyway in countries under the thumb of communism. Communist rulers spend the nation’s wealth on the military and their own extravagant living, leaving their victims barely enough to survive — often less than enough.

“Well, people are starving in North Korea, aren’t they? They’re not obese because they haven’t got any food,” co-host Jonathan Samuels responded.

Cracknell brushed off the comment and kept going.

“Exactly. But there were sanctions and everything else — the example is, it’s behavioral change,” he said.

Imposing behavioral change — that’s what government is all about these days.

Now for the really scary part:

Cracknell is planning to run for Parliament in 2020 as a member of the Conservative Party, and hopes to make government crackdown of obesity a central issue in his platform.

If this is what a conservative currently looks like in Britain, the lefties should be sufficiently tyrannical and insane to make the voters scream out loud in horror.

James Cracknell
Cracknell takes the gold in authoritarian moonbattery.



  • Mr. Freemarket

    Venezuela has also done a rather good job of slimming its population down. Which is a good thing since toilet paper is also in short supply.

    BTW you don’t see many Olympic Rowing Medalists coming from North Korea. I wonder why that is? Could it have something to do with calorie requirements for Olympic Rowers?

  • Mr. Freemarket

    BTW, Cracknell should investigate the availability of protein supplements in North Korea. The average North Korean is about 4 inches shorter than his South Korean relative. Are shorter people good at rowing?

  • Eddie_Valiant

    They’re lighter also, so they don’t make good anchors……..

  • roccolore

    The only fat Commies are Castro, Kim, and their families.

  • Ol’ Uncle Lar

    That whirring noise you hear is Churchill spinning in his grave at what has become of his Conservative Party.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    Mike Huckabee tried to use government to combat obesity in Arkansas. Will no one rid me of these meddlesome politicians?

  • Jester

    See, they are quite controlling on behavioral change — you have to get people to buy into it

    You first, Mr. Crackhead. Lead by example! Oh, wait. That’s not how communism works, now is it?

    http://i.imgur.com/ApGEIyG.png

  • Ol’ Uncle Lar

    Nice “Becket” reference

  • ICEvictim
  • ICEvictim

    what’s the ‘Castle’ show got to do with it??

  • Steve2

    Haha…yes isn’t communism great? Being skinny makes all the forced labor, separated families, mass executions, 1 cup of gruel per day rations, and barnyard living conditions all worth while. Whenever a victim of communism laments his situation he can cheer himself by reminding himself “at least I’m skinny!”

  • Buffalobob

    James Cracknell, you knuckle head it’s called starvation.

  • StephaneDumas

    Looks like he might got in conflict for some SJWs who fight for fat acceptance like Cora Segal alias Trigglypuff.

  • StephaneDumas

    I think Churchill isn’t alone, Margaret Thatcher also spin in her grave after how the Conservative Party turned…

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  • 762×51

    Fit or not, he still isn’t bulletproof . . .

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