Now, as the crimes against humanity mount in a world on the precipice of colossal change, our hope lies in Artificial Intelligence. This is the way it will have to be I’m afraid because obviously Natural Intelligence has failed us miserably.
I mean, look at the bloody great mess we’re all in all because we didn’t have “Alexa” there all those centuries to help guide us in the right direction.
Only banksters, politicians and purveyors of the military-industrial complex seem to be thriving while ordinary people carry on in only one of three ways: in complete delusion and/or in a renewed daily state of outrage and/or in awful suffering. Mostly we struggle to pay all the bills and particularly our taxes so that the Gods of Mount Davos can play their games without worrying too much about all those mundane things they’ve managed to foist on us to deal with.
But mostly, subconsciously or not, those of us commoners not driven to hardscrabble lives just yet, become extremely neurotic. We just don’t call it neurotic. We call it all sorts of things like passion for, expertise in, and/or busy with deeply important topics. This leads us to take anything we read online and get ourselves all riled up in the comment section in order to hijack the whole thing as written. We can then expound on whatever our particular passion might be so we can prove what an expert we are to anybody and everybody.
This is to teach anybody and everybody how deeply important and pressing our particular issue is, if not how deeply important we are.
(Which is kind of what happened to my last opinion piece, and I fail still to figure out to this day how 9/11 relates to the dress I was writing about or how I’m some kind of coward for not taking a stand on something I hadn’t even written about or I’m using the wrong email address…. but I digress….)
Some writers, such as myself now, no longer can much worry about what we say because nobody really wants to hear it “as it is” but as it “might” be for “them.” This, you would think, would make the task of writing much easier. I suppose in some weird way it does. I mean, if people are going to read what they want rather than what is there, we writers are just people throwing letters of the alphabet out there like cattle prods to an audience intent on being offended and/or pompously self-enamoured.
So, it really doesn’t matter what we put out there when you think of it. But never mind all that…I’m not in the least bit bitter about it all and have completely forgotten all about that last piece.
Now I am obsessed with the fact that the Gods want us to eat insects.
Given the dire warnings over decades of the decline in the insect population, it really doesn’t make any kind of sense to then dictate we should be eating them but then not a lot makes sense anymore so who are we to question why? The Gods have decreed that the insects will be in our bellies and not on our windshields and we need to accept this.
Since Canada is building the world’s largest indoor cricket factory somewhere in Ontario, producing four billion crickets annually, I went on Amazon and looked up cricket protein.
The only conclusion I can reach is we are all going to starve to death. I mean, is it possible, albeit remotely I’m sure, that they’ve somehow miscalculated all this? If crickets are going to replace flatulent cows then it’s gonna take an awful lot of crickets to make a steak. Which might be why one pound of cricket powder costs $46.25 and if organic $59.99. Canadian.
I can’t imagine how much it must cost to feed organic food to crickets but it’s obviously deeply expensive. And all this because crickets are apparently, by deductive reasoning, not flatulent. Maybe if they fed the crickets to the cows. But I digress again…
At these prices I’m thinking there will be a very real danger that people will start harvesting their own crickets. People will inevitably start mucking about in the wild grasses chirping artificial cricket mating calls and flashing firefly smiles in the night. I shudder to think of what the great final retribution on mosquitoes will be when we start biting them back. But did I digress again? Yes… Probably.
The whole point of this thing is that crickets have rights too.
Long from now, they will be writing about the brutality of the horsefly holocaust or the grasshopper genocide. We will be shamed and heartbroken and will begin erecting statues of giant bumblebees and weevils and dragonflies in the main squares of our smart cities to commemorate their sacrifices to humankind. Little children will hang like monkeys from giant bronze antennae of praying mantises. Pictures will be taken. Museums will be built.
Sad people will shake their heads at the atrocities and old people will talk about how they used to torture worms at the end of a fishing line because they didn’t know better. It will be a shameful chapter in our history.
As far as crickets go, I mean, let’s just face it: they sing. A gathering of crickets is called an orchestra for a reason—they play music in the fields in the summer sun. Crickets sing for their supper and they sing for their mates. They hop about like prairie chickens dancing and rubbing their hind legs in a courtship frenzy.
Crickets obviously have feelings. Maybe only a rudimentary brain of course, but they DO have feelings. And this is all that matters. Why are we putting them into huge warehouses and raising them in little cages without grass and air and sunlight just to grind them up and put them into plastic bags?
How can we silence the music of the green grass? Why are humans so cruel? Save the damn crickets before its too late.
That’s all kind of what I wanted to say. Well, that and I’m wondering how loud six billion crickets can get and whether they’ve got Health and Safety on that issue or not.
Anyway…. Now I get to sit back and see how the comment section will manage to spin this one. It’s what I live for now. Especially the entomologists maybe. Since I’m no expert. On anything really which when I think about it, is probably the most radical thing I do in life.
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Author’s oratorical sophistry has me dumbfounded. Speechless. So my comment is…crickets.
Just, whatever you do, STAY AWAY FROM EATING ORGANIC RAW GREENS… because they know that’s where the real medicine is.
“Crickets obviously have feelings.” FOCL falling off chair laughing.
Well Sylvia, no surprise to you, self-fulfilling prophecy as attested to below in Comments. So much palaver. I enjoyed your article immensely. Keep writing, facetious humor totally called for, in fact necessary to survival.
No one needs all this extra protein, regardless of the source. No one is dying from not enough protein here in the west. If anything, westerners eat far too much protein; if not, then why all the kidney dialysis?
Remember about 120 years ago after Antarctica was first “discovered” and “explored” it was written about as a miraculous place that was cold enough permanently so that the world’s surplus crops could be held in perfect condition as a safe guard against people in the future starving, whenever the need might arise. A place you didn’t need any input of energy to keep foods below freezing and preserved. Over the decades any large unsold surplus crops of fish, mammal, grains and so on would be channelled there and never again would people of the world fear death by starvation, it was said.
Bug burgers hey?
Gotta be healthier than slaughtered, sliced and diced animals.
How are bug burgers not “slaughtered sliced and diced animals”?
Twas a joke Sophie.
With so much of the planet experiencing drought, and even famine, now is the time to push cricket meals ? The authorities are not likely to blame any deaths by starvation on the toxic jabs but are probably conniving to blame more than a few of those deaths from starvation on Covid ?
And what idiot suggested changing Monkeypox to Clade 1 or 2 ?
Doesnt sound scary at all, not like Monkeypox ! And claiming a dog got “Clade” from a couple of guys sounds more laughable than true !
‘four legs good, two legs bad’ (George Orwell, Animal Farm)
‘six legs good, four legs bad’ (W.E.F.)
Four Legs Good, Six Legs BETTER! (Insect Overlords joke)
“And the angel of the lord came unto me, snatching me up from my place of slumber.
And took me on high, and higher still until we moved to the spaces betwixt the air itself.
And he brought me into a vast farmlands of our own Midwest.
And as we descended, cries of impending doom rose from the soil.
One thousand, nay a million voices full of fear. And terror possessed me then
And I begged, “Angel of the Lord, what are these tortured screams?”
And the angel said unto me, “These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!
You see, Reverend Maynard, tomorrow is harvest day and to them it is the holocaust.”
And I sprang from my slumber drenched in sweat like the tears of one million terrified brothers and roared,
“Hear me now, I have seen the light! They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you!
Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers!”
Can I get an amen? Can I get a hallelujah? Thank you Jesus”
Disgustipated by tool
Is there a difference between eating (bottom-dwelling) prawns and crickets?
Do both contain chitins?
Allergy to chitins is a thing.
You don’t eat the shells of prawns,crabs etc. You eat what’s in them
FWIW, I’ve always found seafood unappetizing, except for crustaceans like crab and lobster– and even those are more of an “appetizer” food for me.
Anyway, I’ve always wondered about soft-shell crabs– usually featured as “soft-shell crabs on toast”. They’re supposedly delicious, but I can’t wrap my head (at least the teeth part) around the idea that the shell is edible.
Buddy Holly & The Crickets – still popular among us remaining oldies.
If the admen are smart they will package some of the cricket meals as “Buddy Holly Cricket Meals ™” – sure to be a winner with us golden oldies.
That’ll be the day.
oh boy, nice one, maybe baby…….it could be the day
Save the crickets!
well we are what we eat. also, isnt there any concern about the amino acids released from type of proteins the flesh offers? pretty sure i heard a warning along these lines when i was a young bug eater. Are they trying to get us to ‘evolve? and what about the parasites, did i read that the insect parasites are some of the hardiest on the planet. And, as pointed out, the simple math behind the mass needed to feed 8 billion. what happened to beans? When i go vege, i prefer the black bean burger, but dont get me started on the poison of legumes such as peanuts and soy – just look at what happens if these plants start to self pollinate. Oh, there i go, displaying my self-importance, well i am white (actually some Indian) but after listening to HU i identify as Mongolian!
Long-Lived Populations Eat High Carbohydrate Diets – With Plenty Of Beans
Dan Buettner, is the author of the popular book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. For over a decade, Buettner has traveled the world studying pockets of people who live long lives with low rates of chronic disease.
Several studies have shown that the genetic markers of the centenarians — including markers associated with cardiovascular mortality, cancer and inflammation — don’t diverge significantly from those of the general population. It’s a mixture of diet and lifestyle.
Here’s what he says about diet:
Based on the work we did in Sardinia and four other blue zones, a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota helped us to reverse-engineer a diet of the world’s healthiest populations. We gathered 155 dietary surveys from all five areas, covering the eating habits of the past century, and came up with a global average.
More than 65% of what people in the blue zones ate came from complex carbohydrates: sweet potatoes in Okinawa, Japan; wild greens in Ikaria, Greece; squash and corn in Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Their diet consists mainly of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and other carbohydrates. They eat meat but only small amounts, about five times a month, usually on celebratory occasions.
The cornerstone of every longevity diet in the world was the humble bean. One five-country study showed that beans were the only food that predicted a longer life—for each 20-gram serving (about two tablespoons) eaten a day, the chance of dying dropped by 8%. Fava beans in Sardinia, black beans in Costa Rica, lentils in Ikaria, soybeans in Okinawa.
Dollar for dollar, most beans deliver more protein than beef. More important, beans’ high fiber content serves as a gut compost of sorts, enabling healthy bacteria to thrive.
“Global average” does not work. The diet must suit the local produce (available practically) and other local traditions.
Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle (giving the body a break) inproves the teleomeres (ends of chromosomes), a major factor in health.
True. Food sourced from local production are intrinsic to localized health. This has been proved in thousands of studies. Also, local production and consumption are key elements to deglobalizing fake agricultural models.
Importing food products from thousands of miles away seems pretty counterintuitive, and most storable products are industrial swill dressed up in toxic chemicals.
Eat Baked Beans
They’re good for your Heart
the more you eat
the more you Fart
the more you fart
the better you feel
Eat Baked Beans
…for sound appeal
The crickets have taken over the minds of some of the more feeble puny humans and are using them to massively increase their numbers in secure fortresses (under the guise of ‘indoor farming’) in order to accumulate a massive indestructible locust army to dominate the planet Earth!!!
This is an absolute undeniable fact.
And if you don’t beleive it you should probably just go back to watching re-runs of The Waltons.
A most enjoyable read Sylvia. Whilst agreeing that breeding crickets by the billions for human consumption is ludicrous, I have to admit to having partaken of the odd insect or two during my former life in Africa.
Naturally harvested (as opposed to factory-farmed) salted and sun-dried Mopani worms were a delicacy that went down as smoothly with a cold Lion or Castle beer as your regular peanuts or piri-piri chicken innards.
Hungry tribal people were overjoyed when the start of the rainy season provided an abundance of grasshoppers and newly hatched, and briefly airborne, termites to supplement their protein requirements.
Normally, I make a point of looking beyond the first paragraph of an article, and I did in fact read far enough to gather that this is all satirical humour. But my taste buds for humour have taken a severe knocking over the last two or so years, and I am now looking for a way to make at least my own immediate environment resemble less perfectly the mental institutions of former times.
So here are a couple of quick, relatively serious observations to balance the humour:
Our hope never lies in Artificial Intelligence, and it is not the way it will have to be, whether or not Natural Intelligence has failed some of us miserably.
For the rest of us, in fact, current events have been a rather stimulating – if also utterly depressing – challenge to our natural intelligence, and I, for one, am convinced that the natural version is not ultimately going to reach a brick wall in its evolution.
Its further evolution is clearly not going to be easy, but who ever said life was supposed to be easy?
Good luck to us all.
AI is our only hope for any sort of rule of law moving inside this paradigm. The problem is, who writes the code. AI is a total misconception by the way. it is a look up table with weighted statements.
Are you sure, you’re a humorist and not a humble correspondent?
“That’s all kind of what I wanted to say.” Thanks for that one, it did make me chuckle. That’s the sort of strong, thoughtfully edited writing I expect from OG.
And BTW, OG, is this all not yet another false binary?
Carbon-emitters at play (aka useless eaters), film, 7s:
Years ago, during a freezing cold winter, I was walking through a snow-covered park with my girlfriend just as dusk fell, and we heard repeated bursts of laughter from behind some trees up ahead. By the time we got there, maybe twenty people had gathered. Turned out some kids had´created a slide on the ice and two big daft dogs were taking turns on it. They were spinning in circles, their legs were all over the place, their tails wouldn’t stop wagging, and if you think dogs can’t laugh you weren’t there.
I loved the way each of them waited his turn, jumping and barking and (yep) laughing, till the other had reached the end of the slide. The humans applauded, and joined in the laughter. Both species were emitting big white streams of carbon dioxide. The trees didn’t seem bothered, nor did anyone else.
Aww, what a great scene!
Auto-cannibalism will be the new fun diet soon enough, for sure.
they already are pushing for it. I think the idea is for us to gladly give our children for a meal to them… remember, its a cook book!
Auto-cannibalism: When having the neighbors over for dinner takes on a whole new meaning…
Well said, Sylvia; all of it!
Insects contain CHITINS that will cause disease in humans and no processing can remove that from the product.
Insects also do not contain B12 that will cause deficiency. This will hasten disease and other ailments.
Eating bugs is not a substitute, and is the continuation of DEMOCIDE.
People will be better off risking death on their feet, compared to years suffering on their knees.
If you don’t already have two years of food for you and your family, time is running out.
Chitin and Its Effects on Inflammatory and Immune Responses
So, are the thousands of crickets that would be required to produce the equivalent of a kilo of steak going to produce lots less pollution & consume lots less feed, in the process? What is it about insect metabolism that makes them so more efficient than ruminants?
The idea is that the farmed insects will eat our shit then we eat the insects and they eat our shit and so on, the whole process will be a recycling loop…..gives a new meaning to the saying ‘eat shit and die’!
We shouldn’t even be discussing this ridiculous scenario.
We should be bringing in the exterminators for the real insects – particularly the parasitic ones.
I’m starting to have worries that the “green” agenda will *actually* fuck up our planet beyond recognition.
Only Congress is trusted (7%) less than the media (11%)
Hilarious & heartening 10 min video
People may not trust Congress or the media, but they sure do kowtow to them. Count the ways… starting with the vaccine and and any war the US undertakes.
Most people don’t agree w the wars, and fewer believe the vaxx is either safe or effective. If you are waiting for the media to apprise you of these changes in public opinion, perhaps the gallup poll at the link just did!
“Given the dire warnings over decades of the decline in the insect population, it really doesn’t make any kind of sense to then dictate we should be eating them but then not a lot makes sense anymore so who are we to question why? The Gods have decreed that the insects will be in our bellies and not on our windshields and we need to accept this.”
that also has me puzzled. There was a big push just a couple years ago in the news about insect die offs. It rose to the typical climate change hysteria. Then it was abandoned, maybe nobody gave a fk. (truth be told, I have seen insect populations change where I live, not necessarily that there’s a die off, but different species become more dominant and others gone). And now, insect farms? So maybe it’s all about domestication. I remember reading some stupid article a while ago that basically said, “the way to save [species x] may be to domesticate it.” WHat a load of hogwash.
Or maybe it’s all just smoke and mirrors. Scare us with insect-burgers while they quietly put everything in place for digital slavery.
and with domestication comes—genetic engineering! all in the guise of feeding the world.
Famine by design
Designer famine maybe the next ‘must have’ fashion accoutrement.
“the way to save [species x = human beings] may be to domesticate it.”
Indeed. That’s already happening…
How long before we get a TV advert reviving that old 10cc classic…
I don’t like cricket
I love it!
Or maybe not, due to the cultural appropriation.
Bitching over whether a child should have to wear a mask – with the usual “It’s a complex issue” and noises about resolving this issue etc. but it is becoming clearer and clearer after 2 1/2 years of this crap that this divisive bickering and pedantic finger pointing will go on and on. And so the seeds of a collapse in every strain of societal activity have been planted.
Plant more seeds, eat more plants.
now that IS a symbiotic relationship. we eat the fruit, we germinate the seed, we plant it in our poo and viloa another apple tree.
Life is Life,
its amazing the standards we allow ourselves regarding the value of any “life” . . .?
Any cricket that saunters into my condo won’t live long enough to get eaten by anything – if I can catch it, it’s squashed. Period.
I don’t keep crickets. When they come in making their God-awful noise, depending on my mood, I might scream at them “I don’t keep a Bawdy House!” or, if it’s been an even worse day, “There’s nothing here to fuck!”
BTW, a cat is God’s gift to a cricket-less home. The seven years I had a cat were pure heaven: No Cricket Sounds! Just a bunch of Cricket Corpses.
Oh, one more thing: if at all possible, since most of us kind of already have an idea what insects look like, could you refrain from always including a picture with stories about eating insects? I almost always peruse OffG at lunch or mid-morning snack.
And no pictures of BigMacs either please!
I love crickets when they’re outside, in chorus; it’s some of the most beautiful music I know.
In my bedroom, at 1:00 A.M., when I’m trying to go to sleep, and there’s one solitary cricket singing, it’s fairly maddening.
Pilgrim, you’ve probably never heard a Mexican cricket. South of the border crickets don’t chirp– they SCREAM. Really no possibility of slepp if one’s in your hotel room. In the tropics bus are biiig.
Sounds awesome, would love to hear one! Off to youtube.
No luck on youtube search, but autofill offered this as first result.
“Mexican crickets to eat”.
No Mexican crickets, but this:
Goodness, Pilgrim, I prefer frogs. Nice on a summer evening.
I like frogs too.
I’d love to have your recipe for frog croakettes! 😉 🐸
We the citizens of the world make the world go round,The parasites like to interfere mix it up destroy what we have built and created in society.What do we do with annoying flies we shoo them we squat them.That’s the answer with every problem there’s a solution.
When I saw the insect reference in films/tv series (Snowpiercer) they are talking biblical esoteric etc it has a end times feel/theme about it. The films/tv series including alt media blogs daily podcasts etc is how they try to get you to created manifest this world they want.
I speak to different religious communities and respectfully it seems this is heavily aimed at Christianity (western) lot at the moment via its unworthy news outlets.
This manifest stuff clearly works prehaps its time, you changed the channel.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s just not cricket!
I see what you did there!
I was thinking of doing something similar myself, but I’m not enough of an early bird– by the time I show up, all the crickets have been devoured. 😎
With coming energy and water restrictions each person will be a breading ground for head lice and crabs as a sustainable lunch pack on the go. And them of us with high social credit scores will probably get the occasional sewer rat to feast upon to keep the spirit up.
RE: I mean, if people are going to read what they want rather than what is there, we writers are just people throwing letters of the alphabet out there like cattle prods to an audience intent on being offended and/or pompously self-enamoured.
I respectfully submit that the author doesn’t fully understand the Off-G comment section. It is as much as anything else a forum. I would venture to say that a sizeable proportion of the commenters have read a lot, and often make points at least as astute as in any article published on of Off-G.
This is a good problem to have…
ozzy devoted a whole song to the subject, ‘dont ask me, i dont know’. he sings ‘how am i supposed to know, hidden meanings that will never show’
Spot on, the comment section here essentially does function as a forum.
What would you do with a watchdog that started yapping over two years after you were burgled?
Well done. 👍
*ahem* NOT the crickets.
Not well done, medium, nor even rare.
I’ll stick to bacon cheeseburgers, and I don’t care.
The article was great though.
~ The Jackal’s “MARK”
I think “Dead Banker Crispies” would make for an excellent breakfast cereal. Just pour a little milk and add some sugar. The sugar will make the medicine go down…
Beans and rice make a complete protein. Turning to insects is just another transfer of public money to private pockets endeavor like the rest of the global agenda. And the PTB also seem to like insulting us with projects like these and secretly hate us for living and having needs.
Meat also makes a complete protein more accessible for the human gut.
I started eating meat again after 30 years from watching this presentation from Ivor Cummins: Meat Matters with Paul Saladino MD
Since I started eating meat again, I have lot more energy!
I have a lot more energy when I remember to take my B-vitamins. But don’t take them at night or you’ll have trouble sleeping.
Tom, yeh. It’s gotta be easier for your body to make YOU — a flesh & blood creature– out of meat, etc, than out of carrots, cabbage & beans.
Glad you’re feeling well.
Some issues are being discussed here about the virtues of meat eating. In some cases it’s like extolling the virtues of prescription drugs without discussing their adverse reactions. However, there are always certain exceptions.
Start with the first review to help level the playing field a tad, despite the fact that it still advocates the “inclusion of sufficient protein supply (e.g. in the form of meat)” for those above c.70 years of age. Unfortunately, the studies don’t include ‘cricket nibbles’, hog jowls or possum gizzards or the proverbial ‘Soylent Green’ – maybe that will come later!:
Battaglia Richi E, Baumer B, Conrad B, Darioli R, Schmid A, Keller U. Health Risks Associated with Meat Consumption: A Review of Epidemiological Studies. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2015;85(1-2):70-8. doi: 10.1024/0300-9831/a000224. PMID: 26780279.
Then move on to this oft quoted study based on an analytic sample of 73,308 participants :
Orlich MJ, Singh PN, Sabaté J, et al. Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(13):1230–1238. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6473
What about compassion for the innocent animals who are slaughtered to gratify the meat munching, or do the lives of animals not matter, because when all said and done, they are, after all, sentient beings??
All living things are in some way “sentient”, even plants. as all living things leave a footprint. Just because someone is more sentient than plants doesn’t mean, with the same logic, it is okey for them to eat plants. But that is the footprint they leave.
I was a vegetarian for many years, without taking a moral high ground, and then I went back to eating meat. I feel a lot healthier now and have more energy. This says more to me than any “science” do, which in many cases is as corrupt as politics.
But I fully support people who want to eat bugs and/or plants as long they don’t try to push their diets on me. My footprint will continue to be spiced up sentient meat in all shapes and sizes.
I agree with most of what you say, but there is a big difference between plants, and say a cows or pigs which are emotionally intelligent animals – plants are not animals for starters, and this is not the place to go into all the ins and outs concerning that issue.
Of course it is your choice or for anyone else to eat meat, but according to the studies there may possibly be more problems that develop down the line for doing so, aside from the moral issues involved. The Ancients called it karma and sometimes its instant if your pork is undercooked.
Pork, for example, contains a gamut of toxins including histamine, imidazole, growth hormone, cholesterol, hexosamine, sutoxic fatty acids, and oncogenic agents to mention a few.
Insofar as red meat and processed meat are concerned, and quoting:
The consumption of red meat and processed meat was classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans”, and as “carcinogenic to humans”, respectively. The substances responsible of this potential carcinogenicity would be generated during meat processing, such as curing and smoking, or when meat is heated at high temperatures (N-nitroso-compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic aromatic amines).The potential role of a number of environmental chemical contaminants (toxic trace elements, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated naphthalenes and perfluoroalkyl substances) on the carcinogenicity of consumption of meat and meat products is discussed in this paper.
Source: Domingo JL, Nadal M. Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat: What about environmental contaminants? Environ Res. 2016 Feb;145:109-115. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.11.031. Epub 2015 Dec 6. PMID: 26656511.
I wish you luck with your “spiced up sentient meat in all shapes and sizes” – enjoy.
No processed foods are good and the more processed it is the worse it is. An ex higher up at The Lancet said about half of all medical research is pure bullshit and lies. So we can probably assume the same goes for research on nutrition since the food industry creates customers for their medical ditto. At the top there are the same owners of both industries and they see us as useless eaters so we can assume they feed us both mental as edible crap.
But I don’t see plants and animals as equals and it was more to point out all living creatures strive to continue their life. Who are we to decide which life form are more worthy of life. And yes, the ending of an animals life is the tricky part and the reason I was a vegetarian for so many years. Animals being eaten should definitely have a good life as possible and a merciful death.
But the question itself is also a curse of higher intelligence were we have the ability to contemplate our own death as the life and death of our food. Under some other circumstances I would become food for an animal predator and a lion or bear would not contemplate my feelings about being eaten. They would probably only go for a fast kill since my high pitch screaming would disturb their quiet meal.
Benton you wrote:
An ex higher up at The Lancet said about half of all medical research is pure bullshit and lies.
I’ll go along with that to a certain extent – that’s why you have to analyze and critically evaluate (if you can) the content of each particular scientific paper and also where its necessary to cross-reference. If all that is ignored within a particular science then what’s the point of having a science at all?
I can only repeat the fact and given what I have already stated, it is your choice or for anyone else to eat meat, but according to the studies there may possibly be more problems that develop down the line for doing so, aside from the moral issues involved.
But I did the most important studie of my own for many years and I could feel the difference when I switched back to eating meat. We are beings of a large portion of meat and it is much easier to digest and absorb meat than it is to digest, absorb and transform plants into meat. And the real problem in our modern world is people eat to much and that most of it is crap.
I don’t necessarily disagree with your argument Benton up to a point, but all individuals cannot be assumed to have the same capacity to digest meat so easily.
Therefore, I would very much like to see the scientific references that support your claim if you can find any, and determine on what basis the human sample was selected regarding the health status of their digestive system to begin with.
That is necessary, in order to include a representative sample in the study. Otherwise those individuals with a digestive system not up to par will be excluded from the study and the sample will only include individuals with a healthy digestive system. If that cannot be effectively determined either way, then there is no point in conducting such studies in the first place.
It’s pure logic since it is easier to absorb what you are than to transform something you are not. But I know what is working for me and what is not. Other people will have to find their own path.
That might well be the case,for you Benton, as an individual, but everyone is different, and some have more efficient functional digestive systems than others so they can absorb, transform and utilize nutrients better than others.
However, it is true that all food and drink ingested and absorbed by the body has to undergo absorption and bio-transormation before it can be effectively utilized whether it is animal meat or plant food based, and there are differences of opinion which item can be more effectively absorbed and transformed (if any).
Nevertheless, precisely how effective the absorption and transformation processes will be, is entirely dependent on the efficacy of the means of absorption and the trans-formative means available, and also the conditions under which the processes operate. It’s not just a simple “pure logic” issue. That’s why I ask for references.
If I started to feel healthier with more energy after I went back to eating meat the science behind it is less important.
And if one take the ex Lancet workers statement and applies it to studies on nutrition. You don’t know which studies are more or less BS. You might find a couple of studies that says the same thing but you don’t know if all of them belong to the BS part of this science. Science researchers need to seek grants from a board which then decides if research projekt should proceed or not. Science lab equipment is expensive and without these grants their will be no research. And researchers also know what subjects could be a career killer. I have heard a lot of so called “experts” who have sold their soul to politics and that’s why I don’t blindly believe them.
Benton you wrote:
If I started to feel healthier with more energy after I went back to eating meat the science behind it is less important.
That’s a fair comment, but the toxicological studies also indicate cumulative effects, and the diseases that may result don’t appear straight away. Its analogous to the adverse effects of prescription drugs and vaccines and proven by their own science and stated on the leaflets they often provide with their toxic drugs and vaccines – many of which have these long-term cumulative effects.
I am aware by the way, how research works, but stating that “you don’t know which studies are more or less BS” isn’t always necessarily the case unless you don’t understand or know how to critically analyze a scientific paper etc. No disrespect intended here towards yourself.
That implies that you can never cut through what’s passed off as ‘scientific BS’. If that were true, then in most cases, including the Covid virus fiasco for example, there would be no alternative evidence or genuine scientific explanations and arguments that make more sense and carry more clout than the BS that’s simply taken for granted!!
What’s problematic is that the BS you mention is hardly ever questioned in peer reviews it usually gets rubber stamped by the ‘club’ with more BS added but not in all cases.
As for researchers – the so-called “experts” selling their souls to politics – its a fact of life, and the same applies to the politicians who have not only sold their souls to the devil – they have sold us out too.
Most people neither have the knowledge nor the equipment to control or replicate findings and in most cases it boils down to trust in scientific authority. But as the Convid scam have shown all parts of the scientific community are not trustworthy. So which part should one trust and on which subject?
And scientific BS is not as obvious as the political ditto. Omitting small details or scrapping a research projekt which not support the agenda is also BS. And if the purpose was to reduce cancer they would remove sugar, which is in almost everything, but they don’t.
But a healthy life is not just avoiding one thing and eating an other. I do a lot of other things too and I must be doing something right since I feel good and is never sick. I have not even had the common cold for about ten years.
Benton, I agree, most people “neither have the knowledge nor the equipment to control or replicate findings” but some do. And Drs such as Lanka, Cowan, Coleman and now many others who have been demonized do have that knowledge and can see through the BS. But even they tend to miss a thing or two as nobody is perfect.
You do not always require the equipment to control or replicate stuff if the scientific theory is wrong and can be demonstrated to contain contradictions, incoherence and BS in the first place – most people tend to forget that fact.
Also, remember that there is mainstream science and occult science – science mostly hidden from public access, which is more advanced and which most people know next nothing about. That science deals with Tesla technology, free energy, and other advanced technology such as the Rife Microscope and the Priore Machine, and cancer cures that are never allowed to see the light of day in mainstream science. However, there is some knowledge concerning that technology etc that is still available on the internet.
As for your good health I sincerely hope it stays that in the years to come.
how ling without food before you would eat soylent green?
I became a veggie in 1987, for “political” and “ethical” reasons. 90 to 95% of human history we spent as hunter-gatherers, we were omnivores, we ate meat. The idea that civilization has made us more ethical is absurdly easy to refute – especially today. It is our disconnection from nature from which our modern “ethics” come from.
(It may be of interest, but Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation,the book most cited as why people converted to vegetarianism back in the day is a full-throated supporter of goverments’ state-of-emergency “Covid” policies. That is, this pinnacle of moral superiority is a totalitarian, a 21st Century fascist.)
Since March 2020, I have reevaluated many, many notions I once thought were correct and true. “All that is solid melts into air.” That is the period we are now in. When you realize that vegetarianism/veganism is a ruling class ideology, not supported by honest science, and falls under the Great Reset umbrella of ideologies, it is time to reappraise. Do what you want. For me, I truly have-been-there-and-done-that.
None of this is to say that I support CAFOs or industrial meat production. Eat organic, grass-fed, non-processed meat.
Hi Tom, what evidence do you have that supports your claim that vegetarianism/veganism is just a “ruling class ideology” and is “not supported by honest science” ?
Some of the science may well be dishonest, but not all, as meat eating has nearly always been in vogue. Are you saying that the scientific references I gave to Benton which involve the toxic health effects of meat consumption are just a load of rubbish? If so furnish the scientific proof and demonstration to refute them and I’ll be more than happy to change my mind about the issue.
Insofar as the “umbrella of ideologies” of the WEFs so-called ‘Great Reset’ are concerned it is worthwhile to remember that they also involve some form of propaganda which itself invariably contains information and disinformation does it not? If they are using vegetarianism etc in order to demonize meat eating it wont work because the meat-consuming ideology is dominant and and meat marketing is a widespread institution. Vegetarians and vegans have always been in the minority.
You ask, what do I want? I want people to have a relatively happy healthy life with the relative freedom to choose based on scientific information relating to both sides of the question. That is, without the nutritional side of meat consumption being presented ‘as if’ there were no health and toxicological problems associated with it, which is not the case, according to the studies! You might not like a scientific approach but that’s no reason to dismiss its findings without due consideration.
Beats the heck outta “Chitin”. 👍
* For those that don’t know, Chitin
is what’s IN crickets, (and most other Insects) that the human gut can’t digest. It’s also linked to a potential increase in cancers. *
it is also what constitutes a mushroom,
Only the cell walls consist of chitin. Cook them to release the majical nutrients within.
And it’s even more complete and satisfying when you butcher the animal yourself!
In fact, you can even slurp up the the victims’ blood as it jets out of the jugulars. A protein smoothie! Yummy!
But then again you probably have a full-time job in an office in a city and just need protein and who cares …
I hope you thank your butcher for his work even if you don’t know him or see him.
Should be entitled ‘The Blame Game’.
angelina jollie eating live spiders pulling them apart with her 15 adopted kids
you tube the eyes wide shut actor nichol kid man eating live insects and worms
lizards and worshipers of satan love these crispi snacks
what about the babylon opening of the common wealth games
World wide starvation and poisoning. Brought to you by the same people who brought you death by vaccine, the CO2 hoax and its raft of fraudulent taxes, rampant inflation, and a fuel free winter.
People haven’t evolved by eating insects. Our bodies aren’t geared up for it.
Of course this isn’t about evolution. A more astute generation used to say that “all wars are banker’s wars.” Something similar could be said about famines…
Are you sure it IST about forced evolution.inject with with dna changing mRNA proteins, then feed them insects, because they are what they eat. who could argue we are now grazers, i suspect the hoped outcome is a hive mind that is controllable by the drag queen!
“People haven’t evolved by eating insects”.
More like devolved, degraded, degenerated…
“Exactly odo, quasi. modo.” One cricket is One life. One grass-fed cow life can feed about 2300 people. How many cricket lives feed 2300 people. The so-called highly “educated” masses follow the breadcrumbs thinking they lead to salvation from the current advanced civilization mess, whereas they lead to the gingerbread house and the oven of the witch. So much cognitive dissonance, so little rational thought.
There is a cybernetic angle imbedded within their narratives that is inflammatory by design.
Our social-emotional data provides the feedback loop needed to improve predictive behavior simulations across diverse population groups or down to the individual as required.
The seventeen goals of UN2030 will be managed by AI and the algorithms will be updated in real-time (IoT) from the Metaverse data-sets.
The Purdue University pdf called the ‘Sentient World Simulation’ has recently been removed from the internet.
These ludicrous, contradictory and inflammatory narratives from the last thirty months are constructed in such a manner where confusion and outrage is a feature, not a bug.
The Sentient World Simulation pdf exists on wayback machine (for now…assuming it’s the one you’re thinking of):
Yes, that’s what I was trying to say. Hysteria drummed up, why? to manipulate behavior or to program AIs to be able to do same?
Right. And if confusion and outrage find no coherent and effective expression, they’ll eventually decay into resignation and despair. It’s a war of attrition, but stealthy, stealthy, deeply cowardly, sneaky and dishonest.
The world’s worst people and institutions have been perfecting these loathsome methods for many decades now. The Alice in Wonderland technique is straight out of the CIA’s torture playbook.
CIA Kubark 61-112, created in 1963 (pdf, 52 pp.):
Great satire – and boy, do we need it.
From the Times,
“A performance of Beethoven’s Choral symphony has been dropped from the Edinburgh International Festival programme because its choir refused to wear the facemasks demanded by a visiting American orchestra.”
Bourgeois snowflake gullibility surely can’t go any further?
After two years of this jawdroppingly successful fraud, it us clear that there will never be an end to it and that every social/ artistic /entertainment production will be consigned to TV or the Internet. Real life interaction is now banned.
Apparently this demand was the result of a ballot so I guess the frightened Yanks have been utterly taken in by the never ending zombie flick. Jesus! Imagine them with a real threat!
It’s not successful, it’s just economically enforced, like the Edingurgh festival escapade, the Kimmel Centre Inc. paying lots of money to get their way. The democratic vote by the choralists shows that none of this is being done by free will, its being done by psychopathic money-men using their tyrannical financialised system.
“The democratic vote by the choralists (sic) shows that none of this is being done by free will”
How does that work? This vote shows how successful the fear fuckery was as well as demonstrating the dismal hypochondria of these hypnotised spoilt brats.
Imagine it from the other side: If this covid thing had actually been genuine and if there had truly been “tsunamis” of corpses then they would indeed have been forced to apply martial law from the start. And they wouldn’t have needed all that endlessly regurgitated hysteria mongering. In fact they would have been trying to calm people down!
But the hysteria mongering they ceaselessly shoved out allied to that backing off about peoples’ rights conveyed a contradiction that should have been obvious to all. That these sad orchestral dupes still can’t see it is indeed a sign of dumbassery on a scale scarcely conceivable. Also proof that those with a liking for Beethoven are not necessarily bright.
Beethoven wouldn’t have worn a mask under any circumstances.
I’d bank on it.
And too many people think it’s ‘cool’ to like Beethoven, without having the slightest idea who, and what he was.
I live in an off-grid house out in the agave (mescal) fields of SW Mexico. While this offers me many advantages, I must admit that I am rather dismayed when I visit the small city about 15 km away. Face diapers on the street are near universal, particularly among the women, where it must run about 95%. I see young men on motorcycles wearing them also. The oxygen deprivation from the diapers are undoubtedly lowering whatever small ability they originally had to think critically.
people with low self esteem like the mask to hide their face. they were counting on this!
Coming to a country near you.
They’re facing a real threat right now, George: the end of US monopolarity, and the consequent severe belt-tightening which USAmericans now face as a result. As the USD goes into eclipse, so does the US ability to loot the world, paying in worthless monopoly-money.
They wouldn’t know a real threat if they woke up one morning, blind, deaf, dumb and bleeding to death.
They are a “Strictly Hollywood-Threat” nation.
oh my freakin god.
Bravo, choir! That is seriously encouraging news. Here’s to breath, voice, human presence and communal joy.
And to hell with the craven credulous biophobic wankers of that “visiting American orchestra” (from Philadelphia, city of brotherly love). They are a fucking disgrace to music.
FFS, these spineless braindead anti-artists now announce they’ll be doing the Fifth instead of the Ninth. (“What the hell, it’s all Beethoven, right?”) And of course the bumsucking bureaucrats who run the Edinburgh Festival do not have the guts to do the obvious right thing: stand with the choir and cancel the concert.
BOYCOTT THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA.
After the tsunami: Ten thousand ordinary people in Japan join the choir (and the fearless, mask-free orchestra) in singing the Ode to Joy:
(This has had more than ten million views, and no wonder. If you want to restore your faith in humankind, watch it and listen to it.)
Mask-free because it was 2012.
Just watch a quick rerun of “High Society”, to get a taste for Philadelphia…
The music is, however, just gorgeous.
The choir had no choice but to refuse. Singing whilst wearing masks – and furthermore “singing” the Ode To Freedom no less! It would be like going into a boxing match with both hands tied behind your back.
And – I’m sorry but I have no patience anymore with anyone who says, “Ah but the powers that be don’t realise they are asking the impossible”. The powers that be know exactly what they’re doing. And this was them attempting to force these gifted and wonderful singers to effectively get down on their knees and bark. The powers that be knew that singing would be impossible. And the ultimate insult was to get the orchestra themselves to demand the humiliating ritual!
“They are a fucking disgrace to music.”
They’re a disgrace to more than just music,
Very few things are as satisfying as refusing any requests made by the US of As. Though a Cuban cigar is good competition.
We knew it would be coming, and it has:
“Monkeypox Vaccine Insanity — Too Many Risks and Now, Liability-Free.”
The Jynneos monkeypox scam vaccine now has liability immunity.
“…Emergency Use Authorization for “fractional doses” using a different mode of administration, and allowing the vaccine’s use in “high risk” children under age 18.”
The package insert can be found here:
“has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of male fertility.”
“It is not known whether JYNNEOS is excreted in human milk.”
“Clinical studies did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over.”
“Safety and effectiveness of JYNNEOS have not been established in individuals less than 18 years of age.”
They didn’t even evaluate it against people who took both doses (its a 2 part vaccine).
The Nordic patent, 7335364, also codes for Marburg virus and the HIV-nef protein, so don’t be surprised when they show up in the population.
The information above is from the package insert and its directly applicable to the article I linked to. The author actually links to the package insert, but somehow didn’t think it was important to mention any of it in the article. That’s because people will assume that the author is on their side and has told them everything. Its a trick to stop you from looking at the insert for yourself.
You always have to form your own opinion; these people practice nescience through deception.
I read that Tedros, the virus hoaxer Tsar, officially renamed monkeypox as schlong covid.
Even better. “Clades 1”, “Clades 2”, Etc. They chose BY THE NUMBERS so as not to supposedly be racist or offend anyone.
At least so they say.
I think most of us know that because we were on top of this so soon after they tried to start the narrative, the term monkeypox became instantly ridiculed and not taken seriously.
So time for a rename to obscure it again.
corona is emitted by current flowing in a wire. inductive loads produce the most corona. corona has been know as a cell damager for a long long time.
Call it Claude.
Call it Klaus
Jynneos. Say that out loud. It sounds evil, like the name of a demon.
On second thought, don’t say it out loud.
“It is not known whether JYNNEOS is excreted in human milk.” This is important information for all chest feeders.
Here’s a novel idea, why not become a species of vegetarians & stop eating cows arse, pigs belly & chicken breast, then no insects nor animal have to be sacrificed for our dinner plate. Just saying…
Gorge ourselves on virtue and self righteousness..
Quite possibly the comment of the day! Kudos! 👍
The virtue of conspicuous consumption and the self righteousness of over indulgence lead to the defence of entropic ecosystems.
Nope, just have the guts to actually look at out how billions of animals are imprisoned, tortured, and slaughtered every day for your delectation.
Opposing the vicious liars who imprison, torture and slaughter human beings under the pretext of fighting a “pandemic” does not oblige any of us to defend factory “farming”, nor does it justify us in being brutal greedy evasive liars ourselves.
Quite possibly the comment of the day! Kudos! \,,,,
Unfortunately this idea would suit Mr.Gates et al. he’s a psychopath and has no empathy for the fact that all humans are unique and their constitutional demands differ to heal and feel well. There are many misinformed pitfalls with a vegetable diet that take, sometimes decades, to become apparent. Such as saturated fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and omega oil absorption, crucial gelatin proteins which I personally cannot achieve from coconut or seaweed, having tried. Once I was on bone broth, game over sickness, its a wonder. Also, free to range pasteurised animals are basically the only effiicent way to keep Earths top soil healthy.
The modern corporate diet is a rancid corruption and its promotion of Vegan and Vegetarian is highly suspicious, seed oils rapeseed etc. and gmo veg are prevalent and toxic corporate promotions.
The spiritual perspective is a valid one, I have lived with hindu’s and jains in asia, their motivation is solidly based on compassion and they never once looked down on a meat eater as less human or tried to enforce their way of life. P.s. hindu’s use lots of animal produce curd, paneer, buttermilk and ghee.
Look at The Blue Zones – Dan Buettner researched the world’s longest living poppulations.
As for GMO crops, what do you think the meat animals you prefer are being fed?
Two headlines from Graud:
“Covid was a huge blow for UK arts venues. The energy crisis could be a fatal one”
“Could be” means of course “will be” I.e. the parasites mean to end all art venues.
“Think abortion is legal in Great Britain? Ask the two women currently facing life sentences”
Thus setting up the “Fundamentalist Right Wing are out to get us!” meme imported from America.
Try your hand at writing an article on what it means to externalize the hierarchy.
search engine responds “did you mean excrete and wipe the Hierarchy?”
isnt the real key to not participate in their system – the leavers..
If you take the journey down from Leeds to London in the UK by Train or Car you will see a few farm animals, if you took that journey before corporate industrialisation you would have seen endless herds of various cattle, where there wasn’t forest and in that forest were swine and other wildlife. The psychopaths have decimated our nation. F*ck them and stop eating processed carb food and seed oils.
GaPS by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride < buy this book and read it p.s. it’ll make you angry, enlightened, resolved and healthy and that’ll leave them angry. All the best.