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mixed signals on gluttony

This morning on childrens programming time (Used to be Roadrunner, Bugs Bunny, Bullwinkle etc) there was a PSA spot about eating, the big part of it being Portion Control. And the AFA sports teams “I Am Team” against hunger, nobody should go hungry on Thanksgiving etc…

And earlier, a commercial for pans for baking Giant Cupcakes. Excusez-vous, but a giant cupcake used to be simply called a “cake”.

Teach the kiddoes that small portions are somehow not cool. Why not? McDonalds and KFC and Carl’s Jr and all of them say the same thing, go ahead, kids, pig out. Stuff yourselves silly.

Earlier this year, the UN and others announced a disturbing milestone. 1,000,000,000 people, a BILLION…don’t get enough calories to sustain their health. They’re slowly starving. Many ok I’ll say it straight MOST in nations that provide the US us with luxury farm products.

It’s more than just the rain forests of central and south America being subjugated and stripped to provide banana-republic staples like, say, bananas… coffee. Beef for the low-paid slave laborers at Micky Dee’s and the rest to burn most of the bacteria off of, coffee and tea, of course… chocolate. Stuff that doesn’t quite grow as well in the middle of North America. Gum Arabic in the Sudan, coffee from Ethiopia gracing our Gourmet Coffee Mills…

Ethiopia has requested emergency food aid just this week.

Meanwhile one of the more popular TV shows now playing is “The Biggest Loser”.

See, it’s not merely that the people in the poorest countries are starving to feed us. There’s also the constant warfare mostly being fought for the benefit of the very richest people in the world.

Incidentally, the vast majority of Americans make less than the “Average” income. It’s a mathematical inevitability when a tiny percentage, estimated at 5% of the population (by Left Wing Radicals of course) to a whopping great 9% estimated by the Right Wing Radicals of the population control over 90% of the wealth. That’s by the “conservative” numbers. That would automatically work out to 90% of the population below the average.

And that’s just in America. Places like Ethiopia and Guatemala it’s worse. Guatemala where they pay kids $4 a day to break rocks into gravel. That’s a 12 hour a day job. (in the tropics there’s very little seasonal variance in the length of day/night) so the kids don’t go to school. Not the poor kids anyway. Cuba and Venezuela provide their health care, because the sorry-ass Corporate Governments owned entirely by American companies ain’t gonna do no damn “entitlement” programs. Them poor folks have to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, just the same way the Corporate BiggPiggs pulled themselves up by the poor folks’ bootstraps.

Public Education? Why, so they could gain enough knowledge to realize they’re being exploited, and maybe that they can throw off the chains their Overlords placed upon them? They don’t need to know how to read and write in order to pick bananas and coffee and bust rocks into gravel at starvation wages.

This isn’t a joke or hyperbole, a small group of Right Wing Lunatics chided me for expressing the notion that these Poor, poor children should go to school instead of having the wonderful opportunity to support themselves as Corporate Slaves with no future other than Corporate Slavery for generations to come.

Puts a fresh perspective on the Anti-Education Tea Party types who removed their kids from school rather than have them listen to the President exhort them to actually study and strive for a better future than merely being Cannon Fodder in our army and Slave Labor in our industries…

Brother Jonah
Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo! So like where is the link to update my picture?
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