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Nov. 17th, 2004 | 11:55 pm

I disturb myself.

I was looking at the latest vegan propaganda linking to various stories criticizing "low-carb" diets. (suit seeks warning label for atkins diet: dieter says advice lead to heart ills or a carb is a carb is a carb: the misleading marketing of packaged low-carb products.

Low carb diets lead to missing out on fiber rich foods that protect ones heart. Not to mention that 70,000 person study showing that Red, processed meat ups [type 2] diabetes risk.

But now to the disturbing thought, my sense of justice has frequently been offended that the global poor are the ones sucking up the environmental collapse caused by the wealthy who are burning through all of our ecosystem capital. (just like all those americans burning through their house equity).

I've thought that it would be just if there was some way of deliberately targeting the rich<*> with some sort of disease as a karma for the damage we're causing. At some point I then realized that these dietary diseases are plagues that target the rich.

So eat up, munch that mercury contaminated fish, down that mad cow beef, pass up those healthy vegetables. I'm glad that you've chosen to help lower the human population back toward through a slow form of suicide.

I really need to do something to help me become less misanthropic.

<*> Rich in this case means anyone living in the US who can afford housing, which in the global scheme of things is rich.

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from: clynne
date: Nov. 18th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)

It's hard not to be misanthropic in George W. Bush's America.

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Sniff Well I don't consider myself Rich

from: dilinger
date: Nov. 19th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)

In a material sense.

I do aquire more then half my friends. But I don't think of myself as rich. I make payments on my house(condo) but the bank really owns it. I have a line of credit based on my equity in the house. I hope to use it to produce a game. (I don't know if I will get my money back, but it will be interesting to play the game.

What is the definition of Processed meat?


Characterized by a hatred or mistrustful scorn for humankind.

adj 1: believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others [syn: cynical, misanthropical]

2: hating mankind in general [syn: misanthropical]

I can't argue with this. I realize there are % associated with this. I suppose I would fall into this catagory becasue I don't think we can self regulate our selves. We need an outside force to hold us in check. So many people don't do an action because of the consequences. Then again so many poeple do an action because they feel they will escape the consequences.

I can't tell you how sick I am about the Shrub victory. I personally know 8 people who didn't vote. None of them were republicans. All of my republian friends voted. Go figure. (sorry wrong place for this)

Back to the point. Wishing a disease on them seems kinda of like them thinking aids is a curse on a fraction of society. I don't have data, but they have thier burdens to bare. They just have more options in coping.

I would also hope you will try and curb your misanthropic view from the entire human race to some subset. Even if the the subset is 90%. At least that leaves room for me. Even if I belong in the 90%.

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