posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:52 PM
Every month I do major shopping for 6 people. Because times are hard I do my shopping at several different places. The farmers market, the local
save-a-lot and usually somewhere like walmart or target for things like cereal. I look at my cart piled high with things like rice, frozen veggies,
cheese, eggs and the occasional granola bars for the kids and then I look at the cart behind me which is almost always laden with things like frozen
pizzas, tv dinners, sugary cereals, processed lunch meats and I fight the urge to shake my head. Fight the urge to make a suggestion. Its none of my
damn business after all. After paying for my purchases I take my things home as I am sure the other mother does and proceed to establish a diet for my
children that meets basic needs without boring them to death. Because their health is important to me. I have made bacon cheeseburgers and milkshakes
for my kids...but the key thing here is I MADE THEM. I was able to make the necessary substitutions when needed in order to make the overall meal less
evil. A person who feeds a bunch of processed garbage to their kids...to themselves...has no idea where that crap is coming from. They have no idea
what the processing facility looked like...what shape the cows were in. For many this isnt even on their minds...after all, they have a lot more to
worry about, like finding work, keeping the lights on, keeping other destitute people from taking the little bit that they DO have.
Something is wrong with this system that we have created. Very wrong. We have taken people to a point of desperation where people dont care WHAT they
put in their bodies so long as it is some semblance of food. The very thing that keeps us all going is being DISRESPECTED in such profound ways and we
dont even see it. And if we see it we dont care because there are bigger problems. Meanwhile no one can explain those weird headaches, stomach cramps
and explosive diarrhea. We wonder why society is dumbed down to the point of being dunce cap worthy but dont look to that 27 ingredient frozen waffle.
There's a reason why there is a McDonalds and KFC every 20 feet in the ghetto...and it isnt to help out the locals. THEY WANT US DEAD. But before
that they want us dependent. Once upon a time slaves ate things like hog maws and chitterlings and fat back because the masters considered it garbage.
It was not worthy for their palettes so they used it to feed their slaves. The slaves made the most of what they had and toughed it out. to me this is
no different. But what IS different now is that we have more choices than that. We only like convince ourselves that we dont to absolve ourselves of
any personal responsibility. Instead of letting your neighbor spend her food stamps on KFC why not give her a ride to the damn store. Why not offer up
some gardening space if you have it to spare. Why not TEACH people about living better lives if you have the survival skills. But dont tie their hands
further. Dont make them to be even more reliant on those who would see them put down.
oh and for the record...I do NOT own a vehicle and none of the places I shop at are in my immediate vicinity. But I manage. I participate in a car
co-op...which is cheaper than you think, especially if you are willing to shop in the dead of night, which I totally am, lol. On shopping days I am
usually running off no sleep because I have to get around on everything from buses to my feet...AND?
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