Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by DezertSkies
Can you tell me that you believe in everything the companies stand for and do in the places you shop? If not you are no better than me in this
Yes. I support the "companies" i believe are doing righteous things for the good of us all. From the locally grown organic foods i buy to the
pesticide free organic hemp and cotton clothing, all of which i buy from "mom and pop" places which haven't been put out of business by the big
blue beast yet.
I don't eat any meats or any animal products, and don't purchase anything that creates a demand for non sustainable stuff like plastic. I show up
at Ralph and Barbara's market with my own hemp and organic cotton shopping bags and fill it with fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein foods like
tempeh, almost of which come from within the county i live in. My Tempeh guy i see and talk to everyday walking on the streets, just like all the
other businesses i support who promote and practice sustainability. I work at one of the top restaurants in the state(4 star dining or so says
zagat) and the owner/chef who works alongside me practices stuff like conserving every little last drop of water. When i need stuff like rosemary,
thyme, mint, or other spices and herbs, I or another cook goes into the hills and harvests what we need from sustainable patches of herbs and plants.
I'll go to war if they try to build the devil's temple in my town, I stand firm for what i believe in.
What do you stand firm for? Instant gratificatfion of being able to afford a double dose of poison for your family? Read the labels on the foods
you claim you can afford to buy twice as much of. I don't want YOUR children eating high fructose corn syrup and poisoned animals loaded with
antibiotics. pesticides, and hormones. Aside from the fact that it's impairing their physical, and to even more of an extent, their mental
capacity, you're demanding that monsanto and other such agricultural giants keep right along making billions exploiting all of us and the earth. If
your children eat the toxins they grow up acclimated to such things as normal, and end up being consumers with an appetite for nonsustianble
resources, further taxing our planet's dwindling supplies of essentials. Feed your families natural organic foods that are untampered with, and you
will be able to reduce your actual physical consumption of mass amounts of food because of the "nutrient density". I eat about 1/4 to 1/2 the
amount of organic natural non chemical and non polluted foods than i'd need to feel like i wasn't empty if i were to eat all the poison stuff, and
i'm healthier than you. I'd guarantee i'm healthier than you, you could be an athlete for all i know, but so am i in top physical and mental
I used to be 380lbs when i was eating the stuff that you all consider "food" but now i'm a rock solid 180lbs with the agility of a ninja and the
ability to traverse rocky mountaintops with the grace of a mountain goat.
Back then, my excuse was that i just didn't know better, but as it was brought to my attention, i promptly took immediate corrective action and
stopped ingesting crap. So am I a nutcase because i vehemently adhere to my beliefs without giving in?
I don't think i'm any "better" than you, it's just that most people are miseducated when it comes to the issues at hand, and don't have a clue
what the big words on the ingredient labels mean if they even bother to read them, and take any responsibility for what you put in your and your
family's bodies. Your children DEPEND on you to nourish them both physically and mentally/spiritually as they have ABSOLUTELY NO WAY to know what
to ask for or question what HFCS does to the liver as it breaks down. Do you tell your children before they drink a soda that it contains toxic
substances that result in internal tissue degradation? Are they informed? Then no, you're responsible for poisoning the children that DEPEND on
you for guidenace. In return, we're all going to have to DEPEND on a new generation of slackers that have been taught the values of not caring what
goes into the body temple, nor care about anything but the pinnacle of convenience and "savings".
Pay a bit more for organic foods and it'll GREATLY offset the cost of the medical bills you'll spend trying to correct the chemical imbalance caused
illnesses and disease that you'll pay a doctor to try and cover up with expensive pharmaceuticals.
I DO MY PART, how about you?
I'm no better, I'm just not voluntarily blind to gross injustice, like the gross injustice being discussed here as a corporate entity that has an
economy that is oftentimes greater than the so called soverign nations which they have purchased through NAFTA and enslaved the lower class attempts
to exploit one severely disabled woman and keep another family of non-important common proletariat pawns in economic slavery, impoverished, with
little hope of their children having an equal chance of success in this world as the children of the elite, the upper class, and even of those who are
able minded and bodied.
It's truly sickening and horrifying. Your actions as consumers are directly responsible, YOU are the ones responsible for this situation if you
support the system that uses injustice to exploit. Every time you buy some 3rd world piece of plastic crap you demand that impoverished people are
exploited for sweat equity so that the rich can get richer. Poverty is death, the impoverished have just as loud of a voice as the dead and buried,
they have no say in policy, no economic leverage, and are at the will of the deciders. If the impoverished used the only means left to fix things,
they'd be going against directed energy weapons with the pitchforks and torches in the war.
Many people are so illiterate that they can't even fire words as weapons in this war, and are left with no choice but to be complacent, imprisoned,
or dead because those with the power are kept in a state of convenient false comfort, hurrying around to squeeze 60 hours of "keep busy" work into a
week, while still having time to raise a family with righteous values of justice, freedom, and equality. Oh yeah, and in between this trying to
survive you need time to inspect your own soul.