When did we become a country where the millionaires are jealous of the people on food stamps? A country that thinks teachers and fire fighters are soaking us dry? A country that thinks the richest who are paying the lowest taxes in 80 years are the ones being beaten up?
The “Terminator” franchise proposes a future in which humans are fighting against Sky Lab, an Artificial Intelligence. At least that’s what the humans think they are fighting. An alternative way to think about this future, is that there is no Artificial Intelligence. Instead, the elites have separated themselves from the proletariat and have begun a genocidal war against them using killer drones. Which future is more likely? A menacing singularity or a group of resistance fighters being hunted down by drones from an unknown enemy? I imagine that it must feel a lot like the latter in Afghanistan. Polls show that 92% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11. They are presently fighting a war with no history, and no future.
"Polls show that 92% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11. They are presently fighting a war with no history, and no future."
Wow. Just wow.
Really great blog, glad I followed over to have a root around.
This was a reason why I distrusted transhumanists. Now, I’m realizing, to my horror, that for some, the Singularity is here.
Do you realize that the diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and that dieting is a sham in order to increase profits?
Did you realize that dieting makes about 1/10 what big food does, and big food has a vested interest in keeping you addicted to crap?
This is hilarious. People actually think it’s the other way around.
I mean, I guess it’s not like dieting is encouraged in every single fucking magazine, in a shit ton of commercials, on billboards everywhere…
Dieting industry: $60billion/yr industry, controls entire social environment encouraging thinness and actively discriminating against fat people.
"Big food": allegedly makes 10x that, controls small-ish counter-movement of fat people saying "fuck off stop treating me like shit".
Uh…huh. This makes sense how, exactly?
Because it’s unthinkable that actual fat people would genuinely not like to be treated like shit…?
Frankly, I don’t care if it *was* a project of “big food”, I’m still gonna support a movement that has done approximately 100000000000000000x as much for my mental and physical health as dieting ever did.
Um if this is true where the fuck is my food industry check?
Someone thinks this world is one where there is a vast, well funded conspiracy to promote fat positivity? Honestly, it’s scary that they can look at such an unremittingly fat hostile society and think that, but, of course, this is also a world where people sincerely believe in “minority privilege”.
Even corporations with a vested interest in promoting fat acceptance will throw fat people under the bus just ‘cause. Just look at how plus-size clothing retailers are more likely to sell customer data to weight loss companies than do anything substantive to encourage their customers to have a positive relationship with their bodies.
This is possibly the stupidest conspiracy theory I’ve ever heard.
But also notice how it relies on the (false) assumption that fat people consume so much more than thin people that it actually makes a huge difference in sales.
Okay let’s not talk about weight for a second. Lets talk about health. The fast food/big food industry AS WELL AS the diet industry purposely lace their food with addictive chemicals. The only way to avoid this is to eat HEALTHY. No diet. Eat clean. From local, trustworthy sources IF POSSIBLE. And demand tighter FDA regulations for our food.
Clean is really one of the healthiest ways to go! I hope people start opening their eyes to harmful foods they are consuming.
Once again, not everyone can afford that.
And I wish people would stop with the fucking “clean” language. That is SO fucking shamey and gross and …look, the only way you can say anything about “eating clean” is if your average person is “eating dirty”, and you know, I really don’t fucking appreciate that implication.
Not everyone can afford your bullshit “clean” food. In terms of money, or in terms of time and effort - do you realize how much fucking work goes into preparing whole meals from scratch, if you’re avoiding processed foods as much as possible?
And frankly, not everyone even WANTS to “eat clean”. Even if I could afford it, in every sense of the word, I probably wouldn’t bother more than maybe 50% of the time. And that’s a generous estimate.
Because guess what, people are different, have different lifestyles and tastes and desires and needs, and in that context, your sanctimonious, dogmatic proclamations about “clean” eating are just so much fatuous bullshit.
PS fuck off with the condescending “I hope people open their eyes!” shit, too. Like you feel like anyone who doesn’t feel the urge to devote unholy amounts of money and time to eating the way you think they should, is only doing it because they’re too stupid and ignorant to know there’s a better way. Nope. I know damn well that my diet is full of (delicious) chemicals, and I DON’T CARE, because it meets my needs in the ways that matter to me. It’s not that I haven’t opened my eyes, it’s that I’ve opened my eyes, looked right at your dietary prescriptivism, and said “fuck that”.
Jesus monkeyfucking Christ holier-than-thou foodies piss me off to no end. Is it going in your fucking mouth? No? Then it’s none of your fucking business and I’ll thank you to take said mouth and SHUT IT.
When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.