I have posted this material in several other forums, and thought readers here might enjoy the insight of this brutally simple and yet deceptively sinster plot to starve us all to death...
The American people are being deliberately starved to death on fast foods...
This doesn’t seem to make any sense. I already know what you are thinking. “How can you starve to death if you’re eating fast food? People who eat fast food aren’t starving, they’re fat!”
And this is exactly what we have been trained to think. The sad truth is that fat Americans are quite literally starving to death. They eat plenty of food, but are provided no nutritional value.
A person is hungry, so they stop at a fast-food place on their way to work. An hour later they are hungry again, and wondering to themselves with guilt, “Why am I already hungry again?” It is because they satisfied their stomach, but not the rest of their body. Now their body is calling for more food, to satisfy the need for proper nutrients. The sort of nutrients that provide energy, and stave of all sorts of sickness and disease. If they had a nutritious breakfast, they would not be hungry now. Instead they opted for the cheesy-sausage biscuit that shot right through them like greased lightning. Now to satisfy their hunger once again, they raid the box of donuts in the break room. Again, no nutritional value, but it satisfies the stomach for a while once more. At this point, the person has probably already exceeded their proper caloric intake for the day, without even gaining any proper nutritional sustenance that the body actually requires. The person has been eating for nothing, other than to put down the creeping feeling of starvation.
Now repeat this cycle throughout the day, everyday. The person will continue to gain weight due to calories, but at the same time, the body is provided none of the essential nutrients to keep one healthy and active. Hence, this fat person is literally starving to death in a viscous cycle. So regardless of personal choices, I believe I have shown that fat people are literally starving to death, while eating more and more to silence the alarms of starvation the body is sending to the brain.
Now I will move to the deliberate campaign to ensnare Americans in this cruel trap.
The motivation here is two-fold. First comes the profits, as to be expected in any good Capitalist society. Food with little or no nutritional value is cheap and easy to produce, yet can be sold for a substantial profit. The profit margin is increased through genetic modifications to the food that increases mass, while further depleting nutrients. Now the profit margin is further increased by selling this “food” in massive quantities. Not only at fast-food restaurants, but in the supermarkets as well. Snack foods and frozen dinners obviously, but now even the fruits and vegetables have been modified so that nutrition is lost in favor of quantity. Twenty years ago, all food was organic. Now if you want food that has any real nutritional value, you have to pay twice as much as what the standard product is selling for.
Now we run into the more sinister part of the conspiracy. The scary truth is that our infrastructure can no longer provide food to the people. This is the second motivation for increasing quantity at the cost of nutrition. “Let them eat cake!” To keep the people from realizing that the infrastructure can no longer sustain the people with the foods that maintain the proper nutritional health, these “food-like” products are shoved in our faces to fatten up the population. After all, how could anyone possibly claim that fat people are starving to death? Moreover, they can clearly claim that food is being provided to the people, when in reality what we are eating is not food at all but artificial sustenance. Our tummies are full, so no one bother to question what is actually happening.
So let’s move on to personal choice then.
Again, the sad truth is most people don’t even realize that what they are eating is not actually food. Sure they know that fast-food isn’t really good for you, but at least it’s something to eat. So unless people are actually aware of what is happening here, how can they be expected to make the right choice? Then add on to that the ferocious campaigns of consumerism. Americans are relentlessly subjected to the most unscrupulous methods of psychological battery to get them to buy and consume. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the advertisements that tell us what to eat. Even when you think you are eating food that is good for you now, you are still slowly starving to death with each bite. The meats, the vegetables, it’s all being stripped of its nutritional value while the campaign mounts to shift everyone over to a diet of pre-packaged meals.
And this campaign goes well beyond advertising. The chemicals that are used to increase the size of the food you eat, goes into you as well. This means that these chemicals will actually induce hunger when you digest them.
The destruction of the family unit and the rapid deterioration of our economy has played a key role in the dramatic shift in the eating habits of Americans. No one sits around a dinner table in the evening anymore. Why? Because no one has the time to cook a proper meal, or to go shopping for all the ingredients. You have two parents working 60 hours a week each, and telling the babysitter that there are Hot Pockets in the freezer.
Then you have the cost of food itself. There are many people who simply can no longer afford to eat real food. It is cheaper to eat foods that have little or no nutritional value.
double cheese burger (135g each) x 2 = $2
chili = $1.19
TOTAL = $3.19
Stop & Shop Supermarket
half-pound bologna = $1.40
quarter-pound american cheese = 1.38
one can soup = $1
TOTAL = $3.78
Notice that the grocery list does not even include the bread or condiments. So where does the poor person take their five-spot when they get hungry? Also note that bologna sandwhich is probably just as bad for you as the Wendy’s cheeseburger.
A little slow over in these parts huh? Only six views? Well, please feel free to share your opinion of the piece. Of course I am fully prepared to debate the merits, but I hope that the reader can see the brilliant and evil truth shining through.
Most people are aware to some consequential degree that fast food is unhealthy, but many of them will still do it. Why? This is a much larger question than it appears to be.
Its a personal choice. If you have the sense to be healthy (not just what is said to be healthy) and to seriously look into the subject of health for yourself, then that is good. Organic produce and the like is just marketing, the standards for an Organic rating are remarkably low, so I hear. Same as with the Green campaigns, which only got going out of a media-induced guilty collective conscience, and on a whole does nothing substantial to ameliorate the issue of industrial pollution. Same as with dietary pollution.
Dunno if you've read Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's book Good Omens have you?
They bring up exactly what you are talking about there. The characterization of famine was pretty proud of himself.
As for myself, stopped at a good restaurant a few years ago where they served real hamburgers, with good fries and excellent shakes. never been able to stomach fast food since.
Mostly it's convenience, you can stop by a burger joint, pick up a burger and keep moving. if you wanted a decent meal, you generally need to stop and sit, or pay more.
You're local working country boy.
Don't be fooled by so-called "good restaurants." Often times they are even worse for you than a fast food joint. Notice that the "better" restaurants often do not provide any nutritional information. And the chains are no exception. A meal at Olive Garden is probably more unhealthy than a meal at Burger King.
It's not really about "good" food or "bad" food anyway. It's all about ratio. The food needs to provide more nutrition than things like fat, cholesterol, sodium etc. Most "foods" today are so heavily artificially fortified, that you might as well be eating the plastic container that it comes in. Even the fresh meats and produce are modified and tampered with to the point that you are being deprived of essential nutrients to a dangerous level.
I agree that eating fast food once in a while can't be called "harmful" outright. Anything you ingest can be harmful if you have too much of it.
One must also consider too though, that "fast food" is not just a meal at a burger joint. Fast food is also the hot pockets, frozen dinners, pizza bites, trays of chicken nuggets, etc.
Most people are heavily reliant on quick and easy foods. Especially when both parents are working, or you are a single person who works 70 hours a week. Who has the time to shop wisely and to prepare home-cooked nutritious meals? Sadly, not very many people at all these days. And the people who have the time, can't afford healthier non-processed foods.
But even there, one must even consider the nutrient depletion overall, across our entire food supply. Even fresh produce. Some of us who are a little older can remember back when a tomato, or a piece of fruit from the supermarket had real flavor. Now it's grainy and tasteless. No wonder why kids today don't bother even trying to "eat healthy." What you are not tasting is the essential nutrients that the body requires. As I have mentioned before elsewhere as an example, and perhaps even here, the humble potato alone has lost 70% of its nutrition in the past few decades. So where someone might sit down to a meal with a spud, a little piece of meat, and some veggies, this is no longer even nutritionally viable. How many potatos alone would you have to eat to gain the same nutritional value that you would have gotten even twenty years ago? And this is a problem with all of our foods, even meats as well. No wonder portion sizes have swelled. Because our appetites have swelled, as our bodies starve for essential nutrients.
Last edited by Jackinthebox : 11-29-2008 at 03:53 PM.
The spud has lost that nutrition due to "enhanced" farming methods. Growing them too fast in nutrient depleted soil, basically. Also, all of your food is irradiated before hitting the store shelves, further depleting the nutrients.
The larger portion sizes really is a double-edged sword. Partly how I presented it, and partly how you presented it as well. Your point there is valid. But even if you stuff yourself eating far more than you normally would, you will still be hungry soon after. One breakfast sammich from a fast food joint can have all the fat and calories you should have for the entire day, but I'm sure you will be hungry again in an hour or two after eating it.
Fast food is the worst, but our entire food supply is in jeopardy at this point, and we are all being forced in the fast food syndrome. Myself for example, I know better, yet I am left with fast food as an only option for many various reasons quite often.