Keeping the Masses Sick, Fat, and Happy

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Posted in category Health Tyranny

Here’s an interesting post on food subsidies from 2007.

When the House of Representatives debated the bill in July, PCRM, along with many other health and public interest groups, supported the Fairness in Farm and Food Policy Amendment, which was offered by Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). This amendment would have limited government subsidies of unhealthy foods, cut subsidies to millionaire farmers, and provided more money for nutrition and food assistance programs for Americans and impoverished children overseas.

Unfortunately, politics doomed the reform effort. At the eleventh hour, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) feared that freshman representatives who voted to cut subsidies might risk losing their seats in farm states in the 2008 elections, endangering the Democratic majority. The reform amendment was defeated 117 to 309.

Farm and food subsidies are becoming one of the most single important ways in which government can control the populace and feed its own growth and power. If you can keep people sick, fat, needy, hooked on pharmaceuticals, and desiring government programs to solve their problems brought on by government policy, the vicious circle will feed off of itself and grow the powers of the state to “solve” one massive “health crisis” after another.

Congressional friends of corporate interests have one foot in the subsidy trough, propping up their constituency that consists of agriculture and powerful (processed) food interests, and on the other hand they purport to want to save you through their nationalized health care, “war” on obesity, and jihad against any alternative forms of health solutions and maintenance. Government is in the business of making special interests wealthy, and in the process, it knowingly creates problems that can feed its own growth so it has the manpower to “resolve” the problems. Many years and many $$$$$ later, the problems are far more widespread and catastrophic. Yet every dupe in the media and medical establishment acts as if they have no idea how Americans came to be saddled with this exploding epidemic of obesity and diabetes.

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8 Responses to Keeping the Masses Sick, Fat, and Happy

  1. Robin says:

    March 11th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    One of the reasons I watch TV as little as possible is the deluge of Big Pharma commercials, all of which openly admit the dangerous or even deadly side effects of the drugs.

  2. Timothy says:

    March 11th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Obesity is a set of shackles much harder to break than the cast-iron variety.

    A person isn’t free until they’re in control of their health, and a strong mind requires a strong body.  I’ve only really learned this in the past couple of months.

    Thanks for the steady diet of truth, Karen.

  3. miles says:

    March 11th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Karen is very right on this issue. Because of an immune system quirk, I can’t have either milk (casein) or wheat (gluten) foodstuffs. There are entire AISLES at the grocery store that are a waste of my time to even walk down. This means no chocolate, no donuts, NO CHEESE, no butter, no sour cream, no bread, no pasta, no milk, no cereal (one brand only, with almond milk…..not very good), no pop-tarts, no pizza, no tacos, no burritos, etc.

    My results are that Ive lost 20 lbs and have the body I had back when I was in my early 20′s. I have less joint pain, darker hair, better-looking-skin, and much less fatigue. I also sleep deeper and more, which has been a huge problem for me in the past. I eat a lot of steak, chicken, fish, nuts, seeds, fruit (big time), salads, and veggies. If I got of the sodas Id have a diet a caveman would be proud of.

  4. cousin lucky says:

    March 11th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Not only are American bodies being poisoned by all of this chemically infested crap; but the crap is having quite a more severe impact on the minds and morals of those ignorant enough to put this stuff into their mouths!! You Betcha!!!

  5. Steve says:

    March 11th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I for one would like to see farm subsidies ended, even though my brother-in-law is a farmer. He doesn’t need the subsidies. What we need are fewer factory farms and more family farms.
    Weren’t the “factory farms” of the Old Soviet Union a dismal failure on all levels?

  6. Jeannie Queenie says:

    March 12th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    It’s no secret that our government subsidizes ‘wrong calories’, culminating in a food supply guaranteed to keep one sick. Often these foods are cheaper at the checkout, but in the long run cost a helluva lot more via healthcare costs. Think diabetes and obesity. And don’t flatter yourself if you don’t do the high fructose thing or don’t use partially hydrogenated oils and fats. Just about everything you eat is tainted now with some corn product, even that burger or steak. Fact is, that cattle are fed corn rather than grass because it’s cheaper. This has produced new, stronger strains of E. coli virus that have stricken thousands and too often killed hundreds. The processing of animals admits way too many contaminants into the meat supply.Talk about a circle…gov’t supplies the food which makes you sick and you help their big pharma friends who then try to make you well with those drugs they advertise..you know the ones, ‘stop taking if your head turns blue, if you feel suicidal, if you feel like you will go postal, if your erection lasts more than ten days’, yada, yada, yada. In the end, it isn’t the farmer who controls our food supply but the bozos from on high who dictate. Gov’t agencies who oversee said supply has as its administrators either former or future food company executives. Timothy above says it right regarding a person not being free until they are in control of their health. All I can say is thank god spring is around the corner. I have my seeds and potting soil for starter plants. A small pond nearby supplies me with the richest muck you will ever see. Last year everything grew by leaps and bounds with that thick black natural fertilizer that I mixed into some pretty sad soil, but when applied to vegies, it beat miracle gro by a mile, and for free. My supply of basil, chives and parsley made it through the winter in sunny windows…and made their way into soups, salads, vegie dishes for last few months. Going to your local organic farmer’s market assures you non toxic food. And knowing how to cook it correctly when you harvest or buy organic, is key as well so as not to cook out all the nutrients. For that I recommend a steamer basket that has served me well for years.

  7. Michael says:

    March 13th, 2010 at 9:13 am

    “Government is in the business of making special interests wealthy, and in the process, it knowingly creates problems that can feed its own growth so it has the manpower to “resolve” the problems. Many years and many $$$$$ later, the problems are far more widespread and catastrophic.”

    Quoted for truth. This is how the Leviathan feeds itself.

  8. miles says:

    March 16th, 2010 at 5:14 am

    http://blogs.nashvillescene.com/bites/2010/03/growing_old_gracefully_the_mcd.php

    Karen, there is a picture of a Happy Meal from McDonalds that has been kept on a desk for over 1 year. It has not decomposed in any way, and looks brand new. The title of the article is “Dorian Grey, meet Happy Meal” or some such shmaltz. It really is interesting that we put food with preservatives this powerful into our bodies. I can only imagine what that puts our tummies through. I thought about your blog when I seen that photo because of your posts on our “phood”.

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