I can’t find the quote right now, but there is a historical truism that states that Revolutions happen when things are improving, but not as fast as we expect.
So, for example, we see a huge reduction in the the use of high fructose corn syrup, and packaged foods labeled No HFC. That struck me. They used the acronym, not the whole term, probably to hide the fact from those who don’t care about high fructose corn syrup. They might start caring — they read “No High Fructose Corn Syrup?” and ask, “So the stuff isn’t good for you?” and maybe a bigger part of the population becomes paranoid about HFC. So they make it an acronym, and hope that the ignorant are also to incurious to research the acronym.
The No HFC made me realize there is pushback against the food companies. And when I tell people that chemical food additives are poisoning them, they agree and seem to already be at least vaguely aware of this fact.
Despite the HFC victory, there is still GMO, herbicide residue, antibiotic residue in meat scores of unnamed chemical food additives that are not allowed in Europe. Not to mention the pathophysiology of food related disease in this country, the obesity, diabetes, cancer, disorders of the gut like Crohn’s disease and IBD, autoimmune disorders, and likely autism.
To review, the disease load includes not just poison food, but also slouching (starting in the 1920’s) mass media, anti-white propaganda, education that inculcates anti-intellectualism and apathy, bullshit jobs, and being forced into a lifestyle where we have to waste large amounts of non-renewable resources just to get by and function in society (commuting to work, driving to go anywhere and do anything).
Much of the disease load will fall off of it’s own accord — in particular, the loads that are related to a waste economy and bullshit jobs.
Food could go one of two ways; poison will be mass produced and distributed, or this will turn out to be unaffordable, and whole foods will be the only thing the world can afford. You think about it, processing has to go through all kinds of chemical processes. If there’s a resource crunch, whole foods might be the only thing that anyone can afford to produce and distribute. Let’s hope that they are non-GMO too.
They are going to lose control of the price of gas and oil soon enough. I won’t go into the many factors that are leading to this here except to mention that Russia is selling to China, and there are disruptions in the Middle East, and fracking produces is only a small percentage of our daily use of fossil fuels. There is no Saudi America, although there if there were, I’m sure the current president would be the president of it.
When they lose control of the price of fossil fuel, we won’t be driving incessantly any more. There will be a lot of ride sharing and hitch hiking and bicycling and walking. This will make better people out of us. In areas where there is a danger of Knockout Game, martial arts clubs will be organized for the common defense of the Polar Bears, and Polar Bears will commute in groups, which the police might label gangs.
It will be a world where our people do things again, and talk and exercise and grow food and organize sharing of resources. We won’t slouch any more. We only started slouching in the 1920’s, right when Edwin Bernays was selling us cigarettes and flappers.
Thanks Eddie Bernays!
We have made the invisible government, visible. This is the time of Revelations.
Bernays got us slouching and smoking at the same time. Now we know the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey would say!
We can undo at least the parts of the invisible government, that we have uncovered for ourselves. Can you believe that Bernays actually managed to launch a meme that affected our very bodies so fundamentally as slouching! What power this invisible government has wielded over us! With our (manufactured) consent no less! Until now.
Edwin Bernays and the 1920’s started it all! We got rid of smoking, mostly, but we still slouch. Esther Gokhale makes the case that we started slouching as a result of the fashion and advertising industry in the 1920’s. THe flappers are the original slouchers. Before that, we had excellent posture, and babies and Third worlders still have excellent posture.
Most pain can be attributed to how we hold ourselves and how we move. Since we aren’t born with a user’s manual, we rely on our culture to guide us.
About a century ago, our culture took a wrong turn.
As a result, in the United States:
90% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives.
This year, 50% of working Americans will experience back pain.
Back pain is now the leading cause of disability in people under 45 years old.
By age 15, more than 60% of all adolescents have experienced back and/or neck pain.
– See more at: http://gokhalemethod.com/gokhale-method#sthash.fVN92edG.dpuf
I started doing the Gokhale Method myself. I walk three miles a day using her technique, as well as her stretchsitting and it makes all the difference. Sudden relief from the chronic pain of slouching made me intuit the concept of the Disease Load, and how the Disease Load is culturally constructed by advertising and mass media.
If you get people to stop slouching, you undo the 1920’s poison that was injected into us by Bernays. We will be a more vigorous people. It will lead to many other things. We will say, “Indeed things are getting better, but not fast enough!”
THe next revolution is going to be about people just taking back big chunks of the economy. We can, and by all means should, take back food production and distribution. It something that should be OURS, because in any one else’s hands, they might be poisoning us. THey already proved that they poison us. We need no more proof.
Then we take back the construction of culture, and expel the mass media from our lives. Or high oil prices will kill mass media. THat would be fine with me too.
But this is the way forward. Good posture, good food, good intellect. Strength through Health, and Strength through Joy.
Reduce the Disease Load on people; that’s how we turn them into revolutionaries.