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The individual, the company, the nation that is best at avoiding distractions in the future will have an enormous advantage in the competitive marketplace. Think about the obesity problem. A century ago, America had the world's healthiest population, tallest people and best food. Fast forward to today. The quality of food has declined as the quantity has increased. Now 60 percent of Americans are overweight, and a quarter clinically obese. And low-quality food is also making us shorter. What happened?
The marketing of food -- advertising, packaging, brand development -- evolved like a virus. Our food-industrial complex learned to seduce us into radical over-consumption. This evolution outpaced our defenses against it. Kids are addicted to sugar, artificial flavors and junk-food brands before they're even old enough to ride a bike. Adults compulsively consume packaged, processed foods despite daily warnings in the news about their ill effects. The junk food virus is literally killing us.
Americans know more about entertainment news than the government's intentions for their freedom.
The modern entertainment industry is creating a distraction for the American public to the point that the public is not aware of the government and the elite's plans for them. The government and the elite are taking full advantage of the fact that Americans more intently follow the contestants on American Idol than they do the rights that they are losing daily....
...Want a distraction from life's troubles? Read the works of Thomas Paine... perhaps this will inspire you more than the opinions of Simon Cowell.