A short section was posted in another post on Saturday about ‘real’ seeds and for the uninitiated, they might just think it was about planting a crop such as squash in good time. It took Andy and Chuckles to point out that the operative word here was ‘real’.
This was a huge issue some years back, as mentioned in this post:
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have stated that the guidelines are “to stop consumers overdosing on vitamin and mineral food supplements.”
When we consider things in abstract terms such as buzz phrases, known positions, strawmen, the usual thing, so much impact is lost, as Yuri Bezmenov pointed out.
And when those who see or hear it are the brightest and best in real terms, not SJW terms, then by definition, such people have a brain and can think without being led. I would hope that’s the reason behind zero discussion so far on what Polly came out with some days back.
It’s true that we just nod and grunt – I have things sent my way much of the time and when I see the same old, same old, I’m not disagreeing with it, it’s just all too much with no break anywhere along the line.
Then something happens such as what I saw today in town and it is brought home forcefully, like a tracer bullet. I went shopping, usual thing, usual place, a bit late in the day, around 2 p.m.
Part one of two, this post looks at two quotes, just that, no comment from me, the second [at 13:30] is my take on it all.
… about that silly woman threatening to stab ‘all lives matter’ people:
Actually, losing a high-paying job sucks worse than “systemic racism,” because that job paid real money, whereas “systemic racism” is merely a political concept, an attempt to explain the social order. This is a basic problem with graduates of Harvard and other “elite” universities: They tend to fall in love with intellectual abstractions — concepts like “equality” or “social justice” — that don’t really have anything to do with the lives of ordinary people. It’s like the difference between (a) the concept of romantic love, and (b) actually having a sexual relationship.
… by laying all we have on the table and doing as it says in the header, then we get a potted history like this [H/T Lord T]:
Until the late 80s – we had a certain amount of prejudice against new ethnicities or in other words, those from Commonwealth countries and there was prejudice all right, from strata within the land.
In the 90s – as many of these imports were seen to assimilate and live as Brits lived, the seamy side more or less not front and square, more tolerance was seen, more acceptance that if the imports worked, if they were friendly, it wasn’t all bad.
You might have forgotten this post about the new age we’re now in.
It represented two taped interviews recorded in 1988,the recollections of Dr. Lawrence Dunegan regarding a lecture he attended on March 20, 1969 at a meeting of the Pittsburgh Paediatric Society. There is then a third tape transcribed.
The meeting was addressed by Dr. Richard Day (who died in 1989) who at the time was Professor of Paediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York. Previously he had served as Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Continue reading