Monday, August 10, 2009

Our Food Problems Solved

This video appeared at the bottom of Roger Ebert's recent article, "The Gathering Dark Age."

How in the world did this adult come to believe that "on the East Coast they have slaves and believe in slavery," and that "on the West Coast we don't believe in that."

If she thinks she is not consuming anything made in China, she needs to turn things over and read the stamp on the bottom.

How did she come to believe that food is free, and that the land it is grown on is free?

Roger Ebert took a stab at answering these questions:
"If I mention the cliché "the dumbing-down of America," it's only because there's no way around it. And this dumbing-down seems more pronounced among younger Americans. It has nothing to do with higher educational or income levels. It proceeds from a lack of curiosity and, in many cases, a criminally useless system of primary and secondary education."
I've been away from the school system for decades. Has it really deteriorated this much?
Thanks again to BL!


Seinberg said...

I love it.

Bix said...


virginia said...

omg, 2.

Tree said...

omg, omg, omg!

Ronald said...

We need like more vegetable trees because the East coast believes in slavery and China and on the West coast they believe in the union which is what we are.

Bix said...

That's exactly what she said! I added some comments to the post.

Perovskia said...

I'm a little late watching this.

Wow... that was... special.

Angela and Melinda said...

Yes, it's deteriorated this much, and more.

Anonymous said...

Yo! She's smoking something. Lots of something. That was not an example of a clear and unadulterated mind. Certainly there are many people who do not know the basics of economics or food production, but there are also members of her generation (a few of my husband's family members included) who are brilliantly, diligently, working toward solutions to our failed food system.

(P.S. Yikes regarding the council's willingness to let her ramble... what a waste of taxpayer resources that was!)

Anonymous said...

Wait a second. So you're saying that smoking pot makes people think these things? Slaves on the east coast!! And smart people think these things when they smoke pot? That doesn't make sense. You have to respect people. And when people say crazy things, you have to tell them they are saying crazy things. You shouldn't make excuses for them.