Originally posted by 15900
Originally posted by Grifter42
So, look around you. You'll see an overpopulated state, with almost religious fervor for consumerism and fast food.
I once tried to talk to you folks about Coca Cola, and how the company oppresses people, but it goes deeper than that.
Why do you think the national beverage is sugar water? Why do you think the All-American meal is full of ingredients that will kill you twenty or
thirty years on down the line? They want your best years, and then, they want you to die before you can start collecting retirement. They tested this
whole scheme in the inner cities with minorities, and it worked pretty well. African Americans have some of the highest rates of diabetes and heart
disease in the nation. Well, they're moving on to other people.
They want a subservient, dumbed down populace, and then they want that populace to drop dead once they're not useful anymore. That's why cigarettes
and liquor are still legal. Because they keep the people foggy and out of it, and they kill you down on the line.
We are being bred to work, to shop, and then to die.
Dunno about you, but nobody forces me to drink carbonated sugar water and eat dangerous food. And I'm not sure what cigarettes you are smoking if
they make you "foggy", the ones I smoke don't, they just make me smell.
Simple fact is blaming the government is too simplistic, people are able to make choices, but most people will choose the chocolate bar over the
banana because they are thick. Same with the adverts, I see the Crapple ads everywhere, and every time I just ignore them.
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15900 because: (no reason given)
This post and the OP are both equally valid. Now, it could be a purposeful conspiracy, or it could just be that garbage food is most profitable and
"they" simply don't care if it harms health. It is true that nobody has to choose to eat garbage food, but through ignorance, conditioning,
laziness, and ease of access, a large percentage of the populace does, and that is to be expected. If "they" were forcing us, then there would only
be processed foods available - you wouldn't be able to grow food, or buy fresh food, let along organic foods.
It could still be a purposeful conspiracy if they know that, from the various factors, x% will EST mcD's type food regularly, x% will eat a high
percentage of processed junk, x% will eat "ok" foods primarily, and a small percentage will EST natural/organic foods. You never need 100%
participation or belief for a conspiracy to be effective.
Generally, food quality trends with income level, but not entirely. My family and I went through a period where our household monthly income was
roughly equal to the mortgage payment. As savings dwindled, we chose to give up forms of entertainment requiring expenditure, turnxed the heat/AC
down, got rid of our cable for awhile, and changed our diet toward more of the less expensive foods (ex, no more lamb chops or steaks every few
weeks.) we did, however, continue to eat natural foods. Not necessarily organic (in some cases we never stray, such as milk/eggs), but natural, fresh
In reality, the cost wasn't all that prohibitive, especially once you learn to buy and make in the right proportions. My point being, it isn't
entirely more money = better food, but it is easier to EST better with more money, and easier to eat garbage with less money (especially when one is a
60-minute walk away from decent groceries, as is the case for many in the inner city.) heck, my in-laws live in a sparsely populated area of the
country, where people hunt and fish, and have great natural protein sources that way, but their stores, unless they go for a 3+ hour drive, don't
have very good options for esting natural foods.
Is it a conspiracy? Maybe, or just an abusive marketplace aiming for max dollar despite the costs to human health. And yes, we do have the choice,
more or less regardless of income level, but that choice has influences, and we have to remember, not everyone is necessarily raised equipped to think
beyond what the television tells them. Eventually, that's their problem and responsibility. Personally, I think maybe we could spend a billion
dollars less on hookers and illicit substances for senators, weapons, etc., and put that money toward educating the populace with the truth about
foods, and it would pay enormous dividends. Or heck, throw a tax similar to the cigarette tax (I believe around 700% where I live) on garbage foods,
then use that tax money to fund universal healthcare coverage. We would spend slot less if people would stop giving themselves diabetes.