In my own humble opinion, I am slowly evolving into a well balanced person. I am determined to eat now whatever I, personally, see fit. I will eat fruits and vegetables in moderation even though I know they come from weird genetically modified places now and are laced with god knows-what kind of sprays, pesticides and chemicals. I can always pre-rinse them with water from my well that is most likely in one way or another polluted, but which I don't worry about because it runs through some 'magic' filter out in my laundry room that cost me a few grand. I guess I must have helped pollute it, so I'll drink it. My beverage of choice is tea I don't care if will save me or kill me I like it, and just by liking it, in itself is healthy enough for my liking. I pay no mind to the bad things or the good things that are said about it. I like Snickers bars, too, once in a while and an occasional brownie for breakfast. Sometimes I skip meals who cares. I don't care for canned and frozen foods most of the time, but have no need to cower from them.
I eat meat. I eat TVP, soy milk and tofu, too, sometimes. I eat lobster once a week. I effectively get that at half price my mother-in-law (whom I adore and get along well with) buys every other week, so I am therefore getting it for half price a good deal. I exercise doing productive things splitting wood, sitting at a computer monitor, moving stuff around my house or property, talking a walk with my wife, rolling on the floor with my children. And, alas, some TV watching, in moderation.
I'm just gonna stop paying those health warnings much mind. Your body will tell you what it needs. I read this morning that dental fluoride is now hazardous to your health great! 50 years too late. Do I care? Nah pass the Doritos.
Whatever any one tells you, regardless of rank and status the American government will never, I repeat, never ever ever spend its way out of debt. It don't work that way at the personal everyday average Joe level, why would it work at the governmental level? Too few end up with too little with those economic stimulus packages. If the government tells you it has to inject the economy with money to get it moving, don't be tricked they are going to be injecting big corporations and programs with your money, effectively taking it from thems what need it and putting it in the pockets of thems what don't. Observation shows it only trickles down as far as the pockets of corporate bigwigs and CEOs. PACs, corporate deception, mismanagement and theft, health insurance, elderly issues, environment, poverty, education I just wanted to type those words. What I'm saying is that, as in our personal lives, so in our public, restraint is the key to economic health.
I don't know if this babble sounds Democrat, Republican, Independent, Right Wing, Left Wing, Radical, Liberal, Partisan, Catholic, Protestant, Taoist these are just some of the circumstances I have witnessed by merely opening my eyes and saying to myself, ''what the hell is going on here?''
Ah, sorry, I guess I'm still a tad bitter because I am trying to eke out a living as an artist and entrepreneur and now my health insurance zooms up to over $32,000 a year as of the end of November and they're eliminating the dental. That's a lot of trickle down to have to wait for, and on top of that, there are still groceries to consider. To top this all off now my children are involved in collecting taxes for the government. Every single time the kids bring home raffle tickets from their school so that they can raise money to do somehing school-related that my other tax money used to pay for, then they, in effect, become bonafide tax agents, n'est pas?
How does the Olestra tie fit in with this drivel? Well, you take this big bubbling cauldron of phony fat that seems to make most everybody sick and you slather it on something that, on first appearance, looks like something you'd like to take a big bite out of, but for which, later on, you will pay dearly
J. Jules Vitali is a sculptor and a columnist. He can be reached at styrogami@suscom