Vegetarian Declares War On Paleos! Oh No!

Monday, November 5, 2012
Posted in category Paleo/Primal

Dr. John McDougall, the vegetarian guru, has declared war on the following diets ways of eating: Paleo, Primal, The Zone, Wheat Belly, and Atkins. This is from McDougall’s website:

Good Versus Evil

The experts advocating meat-eating are identified by terms such as low-carb, Paleo, Primal, Zone, Wheat Belly, Atkins, etc. They want people to eat fat and protein (animals) for energy and to avoid carbohydrates (starches). Their messages support many profitable conglomerates, including the meat, poultry, fish, egg, and dairy industries. As a direct result of their sales, secondary businesses like medical doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies reap huge profits. All of these industries share an ideology with coal and oil companies: Profits override the welfare of planet Earth and its inhabitants.

So, I wonder if that means Dr. McDougall (I call him McDougallSaurus Rex) wants the government to force us to eat his glorified carbs? Well, the federal government has already been coercing people to eat starches, and for almost forty years. And look where that’s got us.

Here’s another McDougall snippet where he is pushing DVD sales:

Chapter 2: The Diet Wars: The Time for Unification Is Now

The Paleo and Atkins Diet ideas are the real enemy. All of those teaching a plant food based diet are on the same team and must join in to change the future to save people’s lives, to save planet Earth, and to stop the senseless killing of animals in the name of getting enough protein.

What the …?! Yo McDougall – you can come and pry my prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, pork belly, and grass-fed jerky from my cold, dead hands. On a serious note, paleo-primal folks who have made choices based on the realization of health benefits don’t want a “war” with anyone. Our diet way of eating is our choice, and we just want to be left alone to own our bodies, be accountable for our own health, and live in peace with our subjective choices. We don’t have political agendas – we only want what is ultimately the best for ourselves and/or our loved ones. This vegan silliness showcases exactly why libertarians are so drawn to the anti-industrial, pro-primal/paleo way of life. On a less than serious note, I am going to graphically display what this “war” will look like.         

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9 Responses to Vegetarian Declares War On Paleos! Oh No!

  1. Jeffrey Quick says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    “Their messages support many profitable conglomerates, including Cargill, ADM, the breakfast cereal and candy industries…”  Pot, kettle, black. Why do lefties always insult their audience by assuming they’ve been propagandized by Big Money?

  2. Jay says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    “Their messages support many profitable conglomerates,” – and vegetarianism doesn’t?

  3. Melissa says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Oh God… McDougall. My parents went on the McDougall diet for a while when I was a kid. Boy, did I hate it! I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I finished eating, so that was a time of many loooong nights, sitting at the table, frowning at my food. In my mind, “McDougall” will always be synonymous with “yuck”. McDougall is a family joke now. 

  4. M. Terry says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Most of the vegans I know couldn’t “fight” their way out of a paper bag.

    Declare war? Gimme a break.

  5. Isaac says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    The “war” he wants would be a joke if he weren’t attempting to get the state on his side (as if it isn’t already). Come and take it McDougall, if you can.

  6. Stef says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I doubt that buying my pasture raised pork and grass fed beef from my local farmer supports anyone but my local farmer. Why do people make these blanket global statements without understanding their ‘enemy’. Fearmonger.

  7. jb says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I notice McDougall’s crusade also intends to save all the peoples to the world and to keep the climate from burning up the earth.

    Sheesh! Sounds like a politician.

    He can go have lunch with Michelle on January 22nd of the coming year, and discuss mutual, and failed policies. I can only wish the Romney’s could join them at the “loser’s Lunch”, too.


  8. DavidBrennan says:

    November 6th, 2012 at 6:07 am

    (Did my comments on this post ever come through? I’m getting a little worried because I’ve also had difficulties with e-mails going through lately.)

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