The “Arab Spring” movement has toppled dictatorial, oppressive governments in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia, and sparked popular uprisings in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria.
Using little more than Tweets and Facebook posts, people in the Middle East accomplished the previously unthinkable: organize and overthrow governments controlled by Pol Pot-like despots who previously showed no hesitation in squashing any popular uprising.
We have a parallel situation here in the U.S., except it’s not a power-hungry, control-obsessed tyrant bleeding the public coffers; it’s an industry hell bent on sustaining a huge revenue stream. They have even managed to co-opt the government into its service. We have the Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA, for instance, through their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, advocating a diet that is dominated by grains (the widest part of the Food Pyramid, the largest portion of the Food Plate).
This message to eat more “healthy whole grains,” I believe, has crippled Americans, triggering a helpless cycle of satiety and hunger, stimulating appetite by 400 calories per day and substantially contributing to the epidemic of obesity and diabetes. And, oh yes, adding to the double-digit-per-year revenue growth of the diabetes drug industry, not to mention increased revenues for drugs for hypertension, cholesterol, and arthritis.
We therefore need to stage our very own “Wheat Spring,” a popular uprising to break the shackles this genetically-altered thing called “wheat” has inflicted on us.
“We have entered the age of empowered individuals, who use potent new technologies and harness social media to organize themselves.”
September 26, 2011
This is nothing less than an overthrow of conventional nutritional dogma. There will be battles fought to preserve the status quo; its supporters will scream, yell, and claw to maintain their position. They will, like Muammar Gaddafi, try to take down the very people they were supposed to advise and protect, all in the name of maintaining their hold. But, as Gaddafi’s regime crumbled and the disgraced ruler hightailed it to parts unknown, so will this popular uprising spread the word:
Modern wheat, the genetically-altered product of genetics research containing modified gliadin, glutens, and numerous other components, has no role in the human diet.