Thursday, January 26, 2012

Class Warfare 101: Preach What You Leech.

The greatest irony in the world is that as much as the understanding of what it takes to sustain health has advanced, the health of the population has not improved. In fact, if anything, the health of our population is worse than ever.

Turn on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc. and, within a few minutes of watching, you're bound to see health segments preaching the value of fruits and vegetables, getting enough exercise, and the importance of eliminating processed foods, to maintaining our health. In the meantime, the hegemonic and political forces lurking behind the scenes of United States, Inc. are doing their very best to continue the mass production processes developed to provide cheap food to concentrated working-class, urban populations who have became dependent on this cheap food for their nutritional sustenance. Not to mention, the rising cost of food, and medical care, Monsanto's harvest of fear, and the elimination of jobs that has taken place over the last three to four decades.

A study published in the November 2009 issue of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine showed that 50% of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point in their childhood, and a startling 90% of Black children will be.

Now, more and more struggling working-class families - due to the downturn in our economy, and rising food prices - are having to sacrifice nutritional value in order to stay afloat. Although this report is from the UK, to be sure, especially considering the outrageous medical expenses we Americans have, the situation here is the same, if not worse.

Here's the thing. According to this report, fruit and vegetable consumption amongst the bottom 10% has fallen 30% in four years. 30% over forty years would've been bad enough, but four years! That, my friends, should be a wake up call for everyone.

Leeches, they preach to us. Why? Simple. Indoctrinate us to believe it's our fault when our health fails, our neighbor's fault when their health fails. Keep our nation divided against itself...keep us in-fighting in order to distract us as they leech from us what they preach to us.

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