I just finished a really good book by Wilhelm Reich called “Listen, LIttle Man!”. From the preface:
"Listen, Little Man!" reflects the inner turmoil of a scientist and physician who had observed the little man for many years and seen, first with astonishment, then with horror, what he does to himself; how he suffers, rebels, honors his enemies and murders his friends; how, wherever he acquires power "in the name of the people," he misuses it and transforms it into something more cruel than the tyranny he had previously suffered at the hands of upperclass sadists.
It was felt that the “common man” must learn what a scientist and psychiatrist actually is and what he, the little man, looks like to his experienced eye. He must be acquainted with the reality which alone can counteract his ruinous craving for authority and be told very clearly what a grave responsibility he bears in everything he does, whether he is working, loving, hating, or just talking.
It’s a great book that really strikes a nerve with me especially with our current economic situation and everyone wanting to point fingers at who is responsible rather than taking responsibility for themselves…but this blog isn’t about that, so what am I talking about, you ask?
It’s important that we come to realize our responsibility to everything we do in our lives INCLUDING what we stuff in our mouths. Hopefully by now you have realized how clueless (or maybe just maliciously greedy) the “experts” on food in our country really are. It is not enough to rely on them to tell us what is good and bad. It is OUR RESPONSIBILITY to make EDUCATED decisions on what we put into our bodies.
But I don’t have a degree in nutrition! So what! Logic is what separates humans from other animals, so do humanity a favor and use it! Keep it simple: meat, veggies, nuts seeds and oils, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. If you can’t look at the ingredients label of pop-tarts and see what is wrong then you have other issues, and it’s accepting whatever the “experts” say that has gotten you to that exact point.
Pretend you’re a farmer. Would you feed the cow that was going to eventually feed your family a diet of grain and stale candy? Would you pump it full of steroids and antibiotics? Would you pack chickens in a coupe so tight that they couldn’t move around? Hopefully you said no to all of the above and to that I would respond then DON’T SUPPORT THOSE THAT DO by buying their shit!
People complain in this country but take no action and it’s time we realize that we have made the world we live in and we can change it to whatever we like. That’s a nice feeling isn’t it? Don’t take it for granted and start using the freedom that you have to make conscious decisions about the food that you buy and the “experts” that you trust. Every revolution in history began with one person deciding to make change. One person.