Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine flu and common sense

I have stopped watching TV around September last year.
One of the best decisions I ever made – I highly recommend it!
But of course if the mountain doesn’t go to Mohamed, Mohamed comes to the mountain anyway.
So like it or not I couldn’t avoid the “swine virus” news craze from forcing itself on my private life.
All the people are talking is the swine flu – Paris Hilton and the Octo Mum must be fuming!

Where is the news?
What is the news?
That we live in a society of dumb down individuals that can not see past the media manipulation and the BS the big money and big government is feeding us daily?
That common sense has being damned unacceptable and the only thing that matter is the expert’s opinion and the so called “scientific evidence”?

I grew up on a farm and although the farmers were uneducated people they knew that smoking cigarettes was bad for you, they knew that drinking alcohol was destroying your liver.
I mean they did not need a scientific study to tell them that putting a foreign substance in your body is bad for your health.
Yet we are consuming industrial quantities of artificial coloring, sweetening and flavoring every day – why?
Because there is no scientific “evidence” that the crap is bad for us.

So let me put it this way:
For decades now we have been raising animals in agro industrial complexes – translation –
We are raising animals in hell holes and in order to keep them from dying we fed them buckets of drugs and antibiotics and pump them up with steroids and growth hormones.

Then I ask you: Why is swine flu or bird flu such a mystery?
I mean after exposing the viruses in those animals to such a bombardment drugs and genetically mutated feeds, what exactly do you expect?
Healthy, delicious, nutritious food?
If you are what you eat, then you are what your animals that you eat, eat too.
Well that pretty much means you are full of shit :)

But have no fear, the government and the scientific community will protect you from the evil viruses.
Of course that is until they will be caught sleeping at the wheel – can you say Katrina?
And trust me if a virus pandemic goes out of control it will make Katrina look like child’s play.

Europe lost half of its population in the great plague.
We should have learned that you don’t shit where you eat.

We should have learned by now that beating nature in submission is a loosing proposition and the only way to survive is by living in harmony with mother nature – which by the way can provide for us all, if we stop being so greedy and looking only to make a profit by exploiting our planet.

So since there is no “scientific evidence” that we are fucking up our environment, forget your common sense and keep on watching that TV for more enlightening and entertaining news!


Aggie said...

I quite agree - it's a big fuss about nothing. If it gets out of control then there will be little anyone can do about it and it will have to run it's course (like the plague did.) Its a case of when and not if anyway.

Lydia said...

I love when you get angry! Even when you are irate you still make sense, which can't be said for most people. It's a gift. So is nature, and you are so right about how we've messed up our food chain. The poor poor animals...what a life, what a death, and ultimately what a legacy for us.

This Brazen Teacher said...

Thanks for writing this!

As a vegetarian for 5 years, and a non-television watcher for 3... I could not stress more how those single 2 things changed my life for the better.

I'm going to link to this post this weekend.

Jonathen - Advanced Life Skills said...

Your post is convincing evidence that you get smarter once you quit watching TV, especially the news. I agree 100% with everything you said, but maybe that's because I parted company with the television 25 years ago, Like you, one of the best decisions I ever made.

Sylvie said...

Relax, leave the TV off, wash your hands and take your vitamins? It's hard to imagine the kind of smack down mother nature would have to give us to get us back on the path of sanity. We're a long way into the woods. I'm pretty sure there's a lot more panic than pandemic here, though.

Buddha said...

@ Aggie – That is exactly what is going to happen.
Thank you Aggie!

@ Lydia – Angry is such a strong word :)
I am more annoyed than anything.
People are running around in panic and I need to shout out loud:
Stop people! Sooner or latter you are going to die anyway.
So take a chill pill.

@ This Brazen Teacher – I wish I was that enlightened on my food choices.
So far we agreed – my spouse and I – not we eat mammals any longer.
A good step – I think – on getting off the meat wagon :)

@ Jonathen – LOL!
Great minds think alike!

@ Sylvie – Love your comment!
And oh, eah, we are long overdue for a good spanking :)

Talon said...

Media and the art of distraction...and it seeps in no matter how detached you are.

mickael said...

let's save the world of illusion! let mara aid us! :)

good luck.

Argent said...

Thanks Buddha for these refreshingly wise words. I've been wanting to serve divorce papers on my TV for ages, it's such a time waaster.

LLnL said...

I love your writing, cut out the superficial nonsense and just get right to the point. I agree that we should not be surprised. I agree that we need to change the way we relate to nature and nutrition. I just have any real answers what to do.

I have gone periods without TV, I think 6 months was the longest, and I remember those times fondly. Must see TV robs you us experience your life, participating in your interest instead of living vicariously through some stranger on the boob tube. Right know I watch a lot of TV and my blog is infested with YouTube videos but I know that everyone at least needs moments free from media in order to become mindful. For now I just limit my news so that I don't lose the little sanity I have left.