Posted: Aug 11, 2009 12:21 am
you know, i think the reason i lost this thread is because i actually do care about modern farming methods and the torture those animals go through so people can stuff their faces full of mcdonalds without ever having to think about where that "food" came from. it actually does piss me off and make me angry to think that torturing millions of chickens is legal and accepted by almost everyone, while the story of one stupid bitch and a couple shitty rabbits is some big deal. i do tend to lose it at times when i get upset over pretty much nothing.
i dont know what to do exactly, and perhaps this would be better suited to the tinfoil hat thread, but i have had alot of time lately to think about things and i dont like the conclusions i am arriving at.
i guess it goes without saying that the majority of what we get to experience in our lifetimes is directly controlled by the will of a small group of unaccountable, unelected people, behind the scenes. free will is an illusion, we only are free to do that which we can conceive, and that which we are capable of. however, the illusion of freedom is important for us to willingly submit to slavery.
the wealth of the world is concentrated in the hands of relatively few people, and they always want more. "We hate the rich" was an almost universal sentiment only a few decades ago, and now they are hailed as celebrities due to a deliberate campaign of brainwashing by the mass media owned, of course, by the rich. news these days hardly even makes pretense of being reality, its entertainment and they are corporate whores.
what it comes down to in the end is always money. so what are things that help them make money? why would the elite that controls all the media you see on television, for example, want you to eat healthy? smaller portions, locally grown food mean no profit to corporations. a bag of doritos that costs them a nickel to manufacture is going to make them a hell of alot more profit than actual foodstuffs that take alot more investment to make, and then rapidly deteriorate in quality and freshness.
no, they want you to eat MORE MORE MORE. and anything that goes against that logic isnt going to find its way into the collective consciousness when the #1 place most people get all their news and entertainment from is the television, which is owned by the same people who are making the shitty food most of us are eating!
now people are starting to realize it, because its common sense that most of the shit they are selling us is actually foodlike products and not anything that would have been recognized as food for 99.99% of the times humans have walked the earth.
so people are starting to think about these things a little. and the corporations have responded. take for example organic products. unless you know where that shit is coming from, you have no idea whether its any better than regular stuff, because of lack of govt oversight and loopholes in current regulations.
one trick i read about recently is in regards to dairy. its expensive and difficult to raise a young calf without antibiotics or hormones, so the law allows them to raise a cow on a factory farm, put it on an organic farm when its old enough and immediately start producing milk labeled "organic". well, the whole purpose of organic milk is that the cows are raised and fed naturally and can graze in a pasture, a cow that has been raised on a factory farm is by definition not going to produce true organic milk.
i have started going to farmers markets, grew my own garden, and go to butcher shops that get meat locally that is fed an all vegetarian diet and given no hormones or antibiotics.
anyways, its not like the torture and killing on these factory farms has to happen, its an issue of profit for multinational corporations. and we are all paying for it.