Old-timers will remember when we might find bugs or worms or spoilage in our macaroni or oatmeal or flour if it was in the pantry very long. Not anymore, as long as we keep it in the box it came in, and dry, our corn flakes or Kraft dinner or whatever dry food keeps forever. That is because the box is treated with a chemical to prevent spoilage or varmints.
Old-timers might also have noticed that a body type I would call ‘olive on a toothpick’ – skinny arms and legs, tubby bulge around the middle, is steadily becoming more common in our people.
A recent study has shown that the chemical in the food boxes causes the ‘olive on a toothpick’ obesity. There is solid evidence; this ailment gets more noticeable as time goes by so the population has been exposed to this chemical longer. Also the more boxed stuff we eat, such as macaroni, corn flakes, pizza, and so on, the more our bellies and bums grow.
I hear you saying “What’s that? Is this true? How come I haven’t heard of this before?”
Ok, I’ll fess up, that’s because I just now made it all up. The ‘study’ is just me, writing down the first two paragraphs above. But this is the kind of ‘science’ which drives so much of the modern agenda. Many of the ‘studies’ reported breathlessly on network TV are no more elaborate than putting together two observations like this, perhaps reinforced by feeding a few mice toxic quantities of whatever is under attack today, or some such relatively meaningless experiment.
My friends Willy and Joe call this fractured logic ‘crowing rooster thinking’. Every morning the rooster crows, and a few minutes later, the sun comes up, so a cult could arise, ‘we had better take good care of that rooster, or the sun won’t come up and we will all freeze in the dark’. Perhaps a more obvious example would be “roses are red, roses have thorns, and therefore anything red has thorns” – everyone has enough personal experience to know this is patently silly.
This kind of fuzzy logic is used every day in honest error, so we get things like ‘cholesterol is bad for you, no, cholesterol is good for you, or maybe there are different kinds of cholesterol’. It is used dishonestly by those advancing an agenda. If you look for it, you will see it everywhere. And you should look for it whenever somebody is trying to sell you on a theory which demands you adopt a reduced standard of living, while giving them more power over you.