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Originally posted by Liamoville
OP, you are saying people who eat bacon and eggs have been brainwashed, have you ever thought YOU'RE the one being brainwashed into eating Bird food (i.e dried fruit bars etc)
It works both ways? Every advert you see these days is for fruit or dried fruit bars or whatever, you very rarely see any adverts for bacon.
Originally posted by Mr Knowledge
Can anyone explain to me why or even how bacon and eggs became such a popular breakfast food. Personally, I'd rather eat fresh blueberries, apples, a frozen fruit bar, raisin bread, or other healthy fruit-based foods. I mean after all, when I think about bacon and eggs, all I can think of is clogged arterties, quadruple by-pass surgery, digestive disorders, and other other wreaks of havoc on the human body. Can anyone explain to me why they would rather eat bacon and eggs other that they like the taste? I personally believe an answer like that only explains the weak, simplistic state of mind many Americans express on a regular basis, and a direct reflection our mindset/approach to health or lack thereof. Somebody please, humor me!!!!
Honestly, I am appalled by some of the responses I've been reading here so far. This confirms what I've believed all along. People would rather choose death over health all for the sake of defending their right to continue to eat fast (heart-attack) food. I bet that's why they call it fast food. The fast-cooked journey to a fast death.
After slaving through all of the horrific responses I've receiving, I believe I've found the response I've been looking for. I credit sp00n1 for this. Looks like a man named Edward Bernays is the culprit responsible for mass brainwashing of millions starting with of all people, medical physicians, which doesn't surprise me. According to Source Watch:
In order to promote sales of bacon, for example, he conducted a survey of physicians and reported their recommendation that people eat hearty breakfasts. He sent the results of the survey to 5,000 physicians, along with publicity touting bacon and eggs as a hearty breakfast. www.sourcewatch.org...
Great job sp00n1. This is precisely what I was looking for--The mastermind responsible for ruining the American Breakfast. Edward Bernays is the culprit. How low of him to manipulate innocent, naive, yet incompetent physicians who probably had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
This explains it all. Looks like billions and billions really have been served. Thanks sp00n1
[edit on 8/6/2008 by Mr Knowledge]
not pessimistic. just realist. it's a hot topic all right. it's a hot topic because this caught the eye of some people who disagreed and voiced their opinion. people to whom you so eagerly implied that they were arrogant or pompous by saying that they were "high on their horses". no need for insults, pal. just because you want to die of some lack-of-protein induced anemia, doesn't mean we should be dragged for the ride. everything in moderation, my friend.
Originally posted by Mr Knowledge
Originally posted by house87
how is this a hot topic?
You can't be serious. You've got to be the most pessimistic person on ATS