posted on Nov, 2 2010 @ 10:56 AM
Good thread, I never really liked McDonalds products anyway, not because of their shady past and bad rumors about them, but it always seemed unnatural
to me what they were selling, the taste was nothing compared to a self-cooked meal, one that is served with love and care. Now we can all agree that
love and care is lacking in McDonalds food, yet its up for discussion if their products serve a more sinister intent, one that operates towards the
corruption and exploitation of health, environment, poverty, labor and social engineering.
Now really gets interesting when one peeks behind the curtain, or to be more specific, when one takes a closer look at Ray Kroc for instance.
Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American businessman who took over the small-scale McDonald's Corporation
franchise in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world. Kroc was included in Time 100: The Most Important People of
the Century, and amassed a $500 million fortune during his lifetime.
That's all fine and dandy, a lucky businessman some would say.... right?! One who's corporation had impact on a global level, made billions of
dollars, has great control over the food industry to this day and ultimately affects the eating habits and health of a large percentage of human
beings on this planet. ....just coincidence, right?! Maybe its just me but I don't believe so...
Did you know Ray Kroc attended the Bohemian Grove? Just saying.
Did you know Ray Kroc paid “tithes” to the Church of Satan? Just saying.
"We have found out... that we cannot trust some people who are nonconformists... We will make conformists out of them... The organization cannot trust
the individual; the individual must trust the organization." - Ray Kroc
If any of my competitors were drowning, I'd stick a hose in their mouth and turn on the water. It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not.
This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way – of survival
of the fittest.
Its really getting weird now isn't it?!
Sorry for posting so much but look at the following:
McDonald's crimes were well documented in the infamous McLibel Trial between McDonald's and a postman & a gardener from London (Helen Steel and Dave
Morris). It ran for two and a half years and became the longest ever English trial. The Judge delivered his verdict in June 1997. The judge ruled that
McDonalds 'exploit children' with their advertising, produce 'misleading' advertising, are 'culpably responsible' for cruelty to animals, are
'antipathetic' to unionization and pay their workers low wages. But Helen and Dave failed to prove all the points and so the Judge ruled that they had
libeled McDonald's and should pay 60,000 pounds damages. They refused and McDonald's knew better than to pursue it. In March 1999 the Court of Appeal
made further rulings against McDonald's in relation to heart disease and employment.
The case revealed:
Health & Nutrition: Nutritionists argue that the type of high fat, low fibre diet promoted by McDonald's is linked to serious diseases such as cancer,
heart disease, obesity and diabetes - the sort of diseases that are now responsible for nearly three-quarters of premature deaths in the western
Animals & the Environment: 10 Billion animals are raised in horrible conditions and killed every year in the US alone. McDonalds consumes over a
million tons of packaging each year, used for just a few minutes before being discarded. Over the years thoudands of square miles of rainforest have
been destroyed to raise cattle for McDonalds or the feed for the cattle.
Hunger & Poverty: McDonalds directly contributes to the creation of hunger and poverty by buying the low-cost products produced in third world
countries by global agro-chemical companies and offering food which is high on the food chain and resource intensive. It requires 2,500 gallons of
water, 1 gallon of oil and 12 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of hamburger meat. 70% of all US grain now goes to feed animals for human
Exploitation of Children & Social Engineering: Eating habits formed in childhood will stick with most people their entire life. McDonald's knows this
and structures its organization to strongly appeal to children. A large percentage of McDonalds 2 Billion dollar advertising budget is used to target
children. The play centers, toys and packaging are all designed to lure in children and hook them on an unhealthy diet. McDonalds aggressively
campaigns to get it's advertising in schools and put restaurants in schools.
Exploitation of Labor: In 1972 Ray Kroc funneled $250,000 to Richard M. Nixon in exchange for a 20% reduction in the already low minimum wage for
teenagers. Afterwards, a gracious Tricky Dick went a step further and publicly praised McDonalds.
That's enough for now, make up your mind on your own.
edit on 2-11-2010 by Clairaudience because: (no reason given)