Thoughts from a stroke addled brain.
These matters concern belief, politics and history.
Of course, all are subjects generally understood to cause strife and division.
In the cause of wisdom and truth I will state my experience and my belief.
The matter I want to address is the modern attitude to two substances in particular.
My belief is that these are matters that require proper thought and much consideration.
The two substances I am examining are sugar and salt.
In these times they are considered an evil to be avoided at all costs.
I think this is a very wrong direction to be taking.
Of course this is simply my opinion, one among many.
As a part of history these two products have been around for tens of thousands of years, maybe even hundreds of thousands.
Until only a handful of years ago they were looked on as extremely valuable commodities.
They were closely tied to the survival of humanity, hence their worth, their vital necessity, even.
Food of all sorts was often treated with one or other of these commodities.
This preserved the material which became something that could be a source of nourishment when shortages occurred.
These lack of resources occurred regularly and could wipe out a community very quickly if no nutrition could be found.
Humanity became accustomed to exposure to salt and sugar and the benefit gained was survival when there could have been starvation.
Salt and sugar have been a part of ordinary life for vast periods of time and I suggest that it might be a big mistake to suddenly and quickly drop using it, somehow imagining that we nowadays will never have to deal with a collapse of supply.
Maybe future generations will equally suddenly lose the ability to tolerate them and we will have lost a means of food preservation that we have been able to rely upon since time immemorial.
I think all of this requires very careful consideration.
There have been many changes in my lifetime. We have become able to produce larger quantities of food cheaper and much quicker.
However this has been at the expense of taste, flavour, texture and nutrition.
More has left us with less.
We produce increasing amounts of waste, far too much to be ‘recyled’ in the traditional manner.
To me it looks like we will be suffocated as the mountains of our own poo grow ever bigger.
Never mind global warming, what about the waste warning?
Man is not the wise beast he likes to imagine he is and does not seem to understand inevitability.
So I will continue to use salt and sugar depite the fashionable warnings.
You, my friend, must make your own choices or, if you like, easier and simpler, follow the herd with its promise of immunity.
Keep on keepin’ on
makes you fink tho doesn’t it?
all this so I can still have a spoonful of sugar in me coffee
and some salt & vinegar on my fish ‘n’ chips