Sunday, August 19, 2012
plant rant ;-)
I tend to smirk when i hear of recommendations that our diets be of "mostly plants." WHY? Because this is a sop to nutritional powers-that-be, a sort of middle ground we can all agree on? (Tra-la-la....) A gesture that shows how reasonable and moderate we are? A tipping of the hat to agriculturalists and the vegetarian agenda? Screw dat.
I just began to read "Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice, and the Physiology of Digestion" by Dr. Beaumont in 1839. I'm already amused, just from perusing the table of contents. Then there's this: "The facility of digestion of different articles of diet, and the quantity of nutrient principles which they contain, have been subjects of some discrepance of opinion among physiologists. They have settled down, however, into a belief, probably as near the truth as practicable, that animal food is more readily assimilated, and affords more nutrition in a given quantity, than vegetable or farinaceous food." IF WE KNEW THIS SHIT BY 1839, WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL ARGUING ABOUT IT?
Because convincing us that peasant food is good for us, keeps us peasants. Weak, dumb, sick, docile ... and pouring more and more money into the pockets of people who sell us the cheap carbohydrate foods, who are in bed with the doctors and medical researchers, who are in bed with the pharmaceutical companies, who are in bed with politicians on every level and in every field.
How i and a growing number of others in the VLC community eat is a slap in the face to the "health-" and junkfood-promoting portions of our societies. We refuse to play. We won't dance. We WILL NOT participate in their weakening, pathology-producing rituals of mutual acceptance and social bonding over CIAB. We're renegades.
Our WOE gives us power, and societies HATE individuals with power. We can do without the "kool-aid" so where can they come at us, to subjugate us again? I'm sure they'll try to think up something.
Oh -- when we end up in the concentration camp being fed "their" diet, remember what we learned from the Kitavans: eat your carbs in one big meal in the evening, so when the glucose/insulin levels go down you can burn fat for the other 22 hours of the day. ;-)