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I am carrying 30 extra pounds myself; I'm chubby. And I've been actually fat.

This is not a "point and laugh at fat people" post. This a "what the hell is wrong with you that you walk around so obese that you're likely to die in your 30s, and you think you're 'hot' because you're wearing whore makeup and showing off your rolls" post.

You won't see me--like so many fat gay men these days---wearing skin tight shirts and skinny jeans so that my fat waist bulges out.

No one has any self-respect. Or any respect for other people.

And all of us, collectively as a society, have agreed to say nothing. Even *noticing* is "abuse."

It's not right. It's not OK. It's not healthy, it's not normal, it's not pro-social. It's out of control.

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deletedAug 26, 2023Liked by Josh Slocum
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Wow. Very poignant. I think we are all seeing it. You are the first to put it into words.

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This is absoltley brilliantly written, and so very true. You are nailing what the real problem are with your observations, and with the courage and honesty to write down what you see! 🎯🎯🎯 I think thats nothing are gonna change and better itself in society... for nobody, except the short rush of supply for those who drive on that instead of normal decency, respect and constructive human intersctions. Its totally overtaken. I am not happy that reality actually has became this way, but I am very happy that there are people like you to describe it do very well and adress it. I do think the time seem to be more ripe for people to suppport some more, and maybe do some of the observations some of has done for a while. I just hope its for real, and that those who do not just do it to look at another set of signifiers, cause its hard to ignore that the last set they listened to are so full of lies and bullshit, and still dont bother to check out whats beeing signified! I dont attempt to be negative of what seems to be a little but comforting step in a right direction, but I seriously do wish that people, when they are considering changing their minds do a focused job with it, and not just turns to superficially follow next thing. Then all this kind of shit keeps turning up in only barely new wrappings, with the same core, and the emperor could keep strolling around without any clothing. Or other nede emeperors could easily full the last ones Seat! I love the way you scutinize the surroundings and pick out the poison Ivy where ever its at! The spread is so sever, so I guess thats the only way society could have a new go of having a healthier lady out, is if more of us do like you, and observe and point out where ever its at! 🙂👍🏻 Especially done in such a very enjoyable way like you do. Its great how you are able to adress something sinister and grave, with a fun and inspiring pen! 🙂 I love your voice and do think its a very important one. All the best to you from Anlaug in Norway. 🙂

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Aug 24, 2023·edited Aug 24, 2023Liked by Josh Slocum

I can't help myself. I thoroughly enjoy reading your assessments and viewpoints and scalding critiques of these nearly less than human beasts/freaks who assault our spaces, sporting privilege no sane person would ever ascribe to themselves. But I can only take so much. For awhile I watched a lot of Odin's Men videos, a bit like one does when observing something so bizarre one can't look away, featuring in all their freakish glory every degenerate piece of human garbage you can imagine. After a few, I had to mute the sound because the words coming out of their mouths were an assault on my intelligence and common sense. Eventually, and it didn't take long, I could not look at them anymore. I don't like to think of these things living freely among us, so I thank my lucky stars that I rarely have to encounter them irl. Your biting descriptions really make me appreciate that.

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Aug 24, 2023Liked by Josh Slocum

These Goblin's you speak of are in more places than you can imagine. They are the middle management of the entertainment industry. They work for some of the biggest multinational entertainment conglomerates on the planet. You have definitely given money and time to these companies. They have been for awhile, angry, heavy set, heavily tattooed and full of hate for men, themselves and women who don't follow their lead. I know I spent years working around them. I realized I needed to leave in 2017, so I slowly backed out to focus on my own business, and the pandemic freed me from that world for good. Sad, because there are a lot of good people there, I miss terribly, many are blue collar, men, closet conservatives and working class. They get horribly abused by these types who sit in an air conditioned offices all day dumping their work on interns, flaunting their eating disorders, while the crew are up very early and out in the bitter cold or burning sun to work and they are in all areas of this industry which is full of very cult like behavior which helps perpetuate a lot of bad behavior. I am sure they also exist in academia/education, healthcare, tech and a few other places I haven't guessed. They will bitterly complain that they have no power, that they are victims but expect you to take care of them despite their protestations that they are girl bosses. They are the gate keepers of the industry and I surmise why so much entertainment is so bad now, it is extreme and full of preaching and patronizing messages to normal people. If they don't like the look of you they will not let you get your foot in the door, or grow professionally. I've seen it happen to others and experienced it myself. I have seen exactly what you see I had to babysit it for way to long.

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First, this is very powerfully written. I love it when you write longer pieces than usual. Second, yes. I appreciate your bearing witness to reality. I remember watching the social contagion spread through the grocery store where I went almost every day during lockdown (just to get out of the tiny room I was renting), hunching over Zoom and trying to finish my degree. By October 2020 the trans employees outnumbered the others, and I once checked out with three checklanes open, four employees present on the front end -- all four of them young women with frog voice and wispy facial hair. Typical Aidan/Oliver/Ethan/Jack types.

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I have been noticing this for a while, because I too lean on the heavier side - and I used to feel like it is not my place to judge another woman’s body. Key difference- I am strong. I lift. I move. I am active and healthy at my weight. I still work at it. I refuse to give in and become a goblin.

But I have noticed something else.

People who move here from other countries start off slim, and the longer they’re here, the fatter they get. They develop health issues they didn’t have before and attribute it to aging.

The culture here is one of obvious poison, but so is much of the food, water, and the way much of those seeking solutions are instead handed unnecessary pharmaceuticals.

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Aug 24, 2023Liked by Josh Slocum

They are filled with self-loathing

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Aug 24, 2023Liked by Josh Slocum

It really is like this. The depravity, the exhibitionism, the grotesque obesity is everywhere. I sat in my car yesterday observing all these dysfunctional ‘goblins’ which waited for me as soon as I opened my car door. Suddenly I had a flashback to 1981. I was about 14 and I was waiting for my boyfriend to come pick me up and take us to a party. When he arrived I noticed that his green and white striped boxer shorts were showing above the waistband of his green OPI board shorts. Then I saw his boxers were even peeking out from the hem of his shorts! I was SO EMBARRASSED and mortified. I blushed from head to toe ( and mind you I was no Victorian ) But this sort of thing was just SO not done before. I debated telling him about his sartorial faux pas but I froze. We get to the party and all the cool boys are rockin; the same look. My gf informed me it was new fast times at ridgemont high surfer chic and I should roll with it. So I did. But I never cared for it. No one would bat an eye today. We have come a long way baby. Oooof.

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Josh, once again you hit the nail on the head. I live in Florida, a "red" state, and see the same sorts of things, although not as often (thankfully). Bravo.

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Josh is the Brett Easton Ellis of Substack.

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There was a time I'd have thought this was a bit harsh, but that time has long passed. I'm in total agreement. No sympathy. No compassion. I just want them away from me. The bit about the "two options, of which being a normal person is neither" hit me particularly hard. It's the same where I am. People here rag on nearby Seattle as being this hive of dysgenic freaks, vagrants, drug-addicts, and all stripe and manner of degenerate, but I feel like they don't realize that many of the people in our own towns around here are, like, maybe one step above any of the Seattle trash they claim they wanted to get away from. If that. No self respect. Almost no higher awareness. It's tragic, but, you're right - there's really nothing any of us can do for them. They've made it explicitly clear they want to wallow in the gutter, and I would be perfectly willing to let them, if they weren't doing it at our expense and on our dimes, in many cases.

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Beauty comes from well-ordered structure. If all constraint is oppression, then one is in revolt against structure and ordering at its most basic level. All you can produce is ugliness, external and internal.

https://www.notonyourteam.co.uk/p/negating-achievement

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Ok I just became a paid subscriber. In the name of all that is just and right in this universe, this has to be heard aloud - read by the author. Release on podcast channel?

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