Isn’t it funny how as soon as mainstream media start printing, sharing and talking about a subject the majority of the population sit up and listen?
The other day the Mail Online (UK newspaper) printed an article telling us that margarine was bad for us and butter is better.
No way. Really. This is news.
The article states ‘For the past 50 years, we have been advised to reduce our intake of saturated animal fats, and eat more of the polyunsaturated vegetable fats found in margarine.’
Oh, but this is the good part, the article then says that the research into how bad this yellow substance is has been around for 40 years.
I’ve known for at least 25 of them that margarine is one molecule away from plastic, that flies won’t even land on the stuff, that it used to be fed to turkeys to fatten them up, but when they started keeling over the creators of this shit wanted their money back so made it into human food.
I also have had people said to me, ‘Rubbish‘ or ‘Don’t be daft’ or ‘It’s much lower in fat’ or ‘Butter causes major heart attacks, margarine has essential fats’ when I spotted a tub of this crap in their fridge and gave them the ‘you’re eating Tupperware’ line.
Mainstream wasn’t saying it, so why would anyone listen?
This isn’t about margarine.
This is about blindly trusting the messages that are thrown in our face day in and day out by mass (and regulated) media.
We’d rather believe an advert more than what our bodies tell us? That doesn’t make sense to me.
This is about questioning, we aren’t in school any more, as adults we no longer have to accept the ‘don’t ask questions, just do’ line.
This is about accepting information from the masses as valid proof before doing any research of our own.
I think, this is how people get stuck in traps.
The not-normal trap.
The don’t rock the boat trap.
The best keep quiet trap.
The people will think I’m weird trap.
I ask people to question everything they believe to be true and what they perceive about their lives and usually the problems they have weren’t even created by them, they were put there by the media or secondary source once they’ve broken it all down and can look at clearly.
It’s an onslaught. A daily barrage of bullshit coming our way 24/7. And repeated often enough it gets in, it becomes the percieved truth in our minds.
What to experiment?
Don’t watch TV for a month. No news. No radio. No newspaper. Dare I say no Facebook!
Once the month is up, switch on, then come and tell me what you noticed.
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Philosopher Arthur Schopenhaur
I don’t want to live life being willing ignorant.
What you and I perceive as true may not be, the way you and I see the world is constructed in part by what others want us to believe. Why? Take the margarine for example, someone, somewhere benefited from that research not coming out, just follow the money.
Let’s make a new pact:
Let’s ask questions. Let’s go deeper. Let’s scare ourselves every now and then by questioning our beliefs (and the messages thrown our way!)
What do I know, I mean, really what do I know?
Rant over and out.
What have you believed in the past that you know now is complete twaddle?
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