Food Freedom: The Controversial Truth About the Bullshit Lies

Monday, August 6, 2012
Posted in category Ancestral Health, Politics

I’ve got to applaud a leading paleo guy, Robb Wolf, for his latest career effort – The Controversial Truth podcast. Robb is a biochemistry geek, a New York Times best-selling author, and a big wheel in the ancestral health movement. Most folks know him for his mega-selling book, The Paleo Solution, and his blog and podcast at Robb also travels all over the place, speaking on behalf of the principles of ancestral health. He is the only guy with a podcast who can address a host of very eclectic questions from readers on a wide array of topics, from health to body science to exercise science [and anything else in between].

Robb is also an open libertarian and, dare I say, an unabashed near-anarchist, and for that I applaud him. He is real, and that counts for a whole lot in my mind. Most of the paleos, or ancestral health folks, don’t dare to mix their science with politics and risk tarnishing their science reputation and grass roots popularity with pungent political truths. They fear turning off their readers, losing business, and the potential loss of monetizing their wealth of knowledge and readership numbers. Simple folks are often turned off by the brash honesty of multi-dimensional foot soldiers who dare to step up and just say it like it should be said. Thus, it is a very tedious process to gradually make your move into the fevered political sphere. Robb says this as a part of his intro to the new podcast:

I’ve waffled on even getting into this shit-pile but when we start talking about how to fix our food predicaments….its a complex, systemic issue.

He may have waffled, but his realness does not allow him to stay a gluten-loaded waffle for very long. He also notes:

I’ll do my best to keep most of my politics stuff over on the CT podcast, and I will be starting a different blog here which those of you who want to read and engage can do so, those of you who just want info on health and chow can bypass all this onerous politics stuff!

Okay, and that is a good warning to his readers who may be offended by his honesty and backbone. More and more, libertarians are understanding the absoute tyranny that is inherent in the government-subsidized, pharmaceutical-supported, Industrial Food Machine. Additionally, the ancestral health/paleo/primal folks are starting to let it rip on the hotter political topics that have a huge effect on their world. They are libertarian, and many of them are anarchos (or close to that space). Some are quiet about it, some tip-toe around it, and others, like Robb (and the fearless Nikoley), are taking on the Machine with fervor. Read them and listen to them. Note that Lew Rockwell has an upcoming podcast with Robb.

As for me, I will continue to do what I do, and that is, I will continue to study health and nutrition issues and live my paleo-primal lifestyle in terms of diet. I will stay active in the ancestral health movement and plug the virtues of its greatest thinkers. I’ll write often on food topics, defend food freedom, expose food politics, and attack the Industrial Food Machine, Big Pharma’s corporate state drug culture, and the government-influenced conventional wisdom concerning cholesterol and diet. It’s so hard to let go of something that is so easy to bring down.

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3 Responses to Food Freedom: The Controversial Truth About the Bullshit Lies

  1. DavidBrennan says:

    August 6th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Yeah, I often listen to the Joe Rogan podcast, and Robb Wolf was on a week or two ago and was reminiscing about a Ron Paul rally he attended and then detailed the acute libertarian streak coursing through the paleo/primal movement.

    I will say, however, that very often “political” now is just stupid, girly gossip (“Mitt said this!” “Obama said that!” “Chick Fil A!” “Dixie Chicks CD burning party!”) rather than the very relevant (and often chilling) truths that you, William Grigg, and many of the other LRC staples write about. And so my two hopes are that Robb Wolf discusses LRC-type relevant stuff rather than the expressly trivial mainstream media stuff, and also that he is very honest and doesn’t worry about being called a “conspiracy theorist” or whatever

    (One other strong criticism I have with Robb Wolf: he regularly implies that the reason more academics don’t advocate Paleo is because they’re afraid of offending religious people. Anybody who knows ANYTHING about the cultural mores of academia in general and biology departments in particular knows that that is complete and total B.S., and I’m not sure why Robb Wolf frequently calls this an explanation for the media/academia/government advocacy of the Standard American Diet. This facially false explanation is covering up whatever the real reason(s) for the lies are, and it’s just flagrant exploitation of bogus stereotypes of religious people.)

  2. Jacinto says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Having read this I believed it was rather enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this information together.

    I once again find myself personally spending way too much
    time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was
    still worth it!

  3. Christina says:

    November 6th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I like reading a post that can make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

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