Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 8/31/12

Politics and Carbohydrates

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   No comments
Author 65304
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Peter Theis
Become a Fan
  (1 fan)

(Image by Unknown Owner)   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -
flickr image By Destinys Agent

Sugar, cookies, cake, soda pop, ice cream, pasta, bread, alcohol... try yodeling every time you eat anything that contains refined carbohydrates and you'll see the absurd amount of this stuff so many of us put into our bodies every day.

A recent 60 Minutes report put forth the question "Is Sugar Toxic?" -- then proceeded to show all the mounting evidence demonstrating the answer is clearly "Yes." Very toxic. As well as devoid of nutrients, loaded with calories, and literally as addictive as cocaine.

Sound at all like the political discourse in our country?

Instead of really researching the issues deeply (nutrient-rich food), we are often animated by sound bites, TV ads, and talking points (empty refined carbs). Instead of holding our minds open to evidence (a healthy balance of diet), we often get angry and self-righteous (toxic indulgence). Instead of focusing on doing as much good for all the citizens of this country (the health of the body), we often think of ourselves -- "What's in it for me and my own?" (I deserve this guilty pleasure).

- Advertisement -

And our politicians? Oh, they most certainly use the language of  carbohydrates . Each "side" getting us high on the chemical sweetness of hating the other team/tribe/party, while simultaneously stoking the language of denial -- we're not addicted, we just indulge once in a while. It's not an economy and a culture based on the corrosive concept of competition that's the issue, it's those other people who are the problem. And most certainly Einstein was wrong when he said the problems of the world will not be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

Yes, indeed. We can have our cake and it will eat us, too.


- Advertisement -





 

- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Peter Theis Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

PhD in Creative Writing & Literature from the University of Southern Mississippi. CV online here: freewebs.com/petertheis
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

All The Signs Are Here... Where We Go Is Up To Us

The Language of Our Country

Will Warren Buffet Join 'Occupy Wall Street'?

Occupy Together Movement Is Democracy At Its Best

Politics and Carbohydrates