A healthy dose of vegetarian perspective for supper

from "Everything is Illuminated"

I can relate well to this scene. You don't have to miss the subtitles to know what is going on...

The author of the book for this movie, Jonathan Safran Foer (a Jewish vegetarian), portrayed this scene excellently...for rural Ukraine can also be...New Rockford, North Dakota...where my husband and I had only a potato as the family chomped on beef ribs, sans dog (I was never allowed to have, or even touch a dog...they don't let the good angels in, apparently).

My deer hunting, fishing, sheep ranching, halal meat-marketing family must have thought I was joking when I asked, "Hey, Aaron and I don't eat meat, can you make sure there is a vegetable of some sort, we would so appreciate it."

They probably thought, "Oh, what a funny daughter we have...such she'll try to convince us again that she is not a Muslim anymore...some good, way too-rare halal beef ribs will cheer her up!" And I'm being honest, for my special-education teacher mother told me growing up that, "Meat and milk has all the happy chemicals you need, that is why everyone is happy during the holidays!"

Well, I shouldn't complain, I guess a potato is like a vegetable, in an unhealthy way.

And my mother must be right about the happy chemicals, because Buddhists do seem to be the saddest people ever, being all tranquil and pacifist

...Meat and Milk don't seem to make my gun-toting, uber-Arab pride, Saudi Islamic world-view family very sad and reflective about life...I think Meat and Milk make them quite a zealot group. In fact, with that group of demographics, Meat and Milk consumption may be harmful to our society.

That situation puts you in a nice, awkward, reflective position on life, similar to my ever-closer-to-senile, but lovingly wonderful grandmother, who forgets that five minutes earlier I told her "That's okay, I'm good with the salad and vegetables, I don't eat meat" and exclaims loudly, "goodness, Nadia, I forgot to give you some roast, hand that plate over here!"



A model Citizen


Globalization of B.S. -American Fat comes to China.

Yay! More Dairy for the Lactose Intolerant, Please!

Globalization's new B.S.A (bull-shit announcements) just increased.

It all started with fast-food.........

........................In a place where there was little, if unknown cancer cases, and childhood obesity was unheard of, fast-food chains emerged, promising "Western" food purchased with a good 'ol capitalistic ideology.....

Food that is bad for you, food that has no quality, but hey! It's cheap! And American!

Having a choice to eat fast food is one thing, but having a government agenda tacked on to a "Western" diet is another...

China's government is telling their lactose-intolerant individuals that they have a dream!

As stated by China's Premier Win Jiabao, "I have a dream to provide every Chinese...sufficient milk each day"

Hmmm...somehow that translated differently for me...

... "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out"....the rest of their lives ill by being fed agriculture propaganda!

Why might they be ill?

Because the Chinese, like 75% of the world's population, naturally has trouble digesting enzymes in milk after the age span of 3-5 years.

I don't know if the dairy industry caught this, but the least lactose-intolerant individuals are white (gasp! coincidence?) far as those "unfortunate" people...

95% of Africans are intolerant..
90% of Asians are intolerant...
90% of Indians are intolerant...
75% of Mexican Americans are intolerant...
60% of Mediterraneans are intolerant...

and only 15% of North American Whites are lactose intolerant. But don't worry, being such evaders or responsibility to the world's problems as a whole, we got a pill for that...

I don't mind choices for your diet, but with choices also comes social responsibility, especially for the children. And especially if the government pushes it onto a nation that had plenty of calcium for thousands of years from leafy greens, soy, and fish.

1 in 5 Chinese is now obese or overweight. (And this was before the diary/calcium with saturated fat craze...)

With China's dairy consumption increasing, I believe it is a good time to invest in some Lactaid stocks. ......

............Uphold your American capitalistic buying stock in Lactaid (McNeil Nutritionals, LLC from Johnson and Johnson) so the Chinese can eat more of that deeeelicous dairy that we influenced upon them! Someone has to profit, after all, we are America.