Archive for May 22, 2008
We need to Fight Disease
By Neil Daniels
In Iowa it is not the insurance companies causing high health care costs. I am have someone cyberattacking on my e-mail. No doubt because of this issue. I am causing someone pain. I hope he/she is a Republican. Someone wants to shut me up but what they have done is scared me silly and forced me fight harder, get louder and be more angry. Don't fence in me because I am no cow!
Food costs, epidemic diseases and health care costs are rising. The root of these problems is obvious. With ethanol becoming a necessity our food costs will rise.
Our cheap food gave America weight gain and more disease. How does starchy food like potatoes prevent food shortages? Calories! French fries are the solution to obesity?
Our diseases remain as America goes hungry.I fear the social unrest coupled with most epidemics. Millions are going to die. Obesity is history’s worst preventable morbidity pandemic and yet our democracies are powerless because the short term need for cheap food. Let the world’s poor eat Twinkies and drink soda! Both of America’s political parties share this 21st century Marie Antoinette like motto. Public health officials are mute witnesses to a crime being publicly covered up. I don’t understand the Nuremberg defense of it is my job to be quiet. Quiet during a genocide/epidemic? Silence will only worsen our troubles.
Maybe we don’t have enough nutrient dense food or the finances to avoid civil unrest and/or high health care costs. We have the science to stop obesity but I doubt we have the food supply or political will. Democracy is about talking through trouble in the town square and working for justice. Allow me to speak.