I was looking for the ingredients in Root Beer when a Google search result made me see how Root Beer was connected to America’s current economic and political challenges.
How can this all be connected? The idiocy of corporate America and the Oligarchy it has created in America became clearer to me in this “proud” ad for A&W Root Beer. I began to think of Marie Antoinette’s casual elitist statement, “let them eat cake!” How confident she was that the average person should live in poverty and misery while she from her “untouchable” palace might simply laugh at them. Do American’s understand how history has repeated itself again?
To understand America’s challenges, just read the ingredients (in their arrogant ad at the left) and you should be able to quickly see that nothing in this bottle is safe for human consumption*. Everything is artificial, unhealthy and geared towards profits with no respect for humanity. PLEASE, don’t have the audacity to tell me that they don’t know and are just trying to make a better soft drink! Al Capone said, when convicted of heinous crimes, “All I did was try to provide the lighter pleasures for my countrymen and for that I live the life of a hunted man!”
A&W was once a name that meant real root beer. Years ago we were likely ignorant of the dangers of sugar. Today we know all about sugar’s connection to cancer and that artificial chemicals are likely causes too; however, they are the cheap, profitable byproducts of petroleum manufacture. Here are the ingredients, as in the ad to the left: A&W Root Beer. Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural*and artificial flavors. By the way, the caramel color (from burnt sugar) is also a known carcinogen.
When corporations are now (thanks to legislation) considered people but do not have the same legal restraints as people (In essence they are Royalty), they can chose to have no ethics and no concerns as they are above the law! This lack of ethics that is so prevalent in America today, should cheer ISIS who wants to decapitate our countrymen to create horror. Why should they bother when corporations are already doing their work without concerns?
Where there is no ethics, and only the economics of profit, your death by ISIS or CANCER is of no concern. A loss of ethics in the search for profits, grows systemically like a cancer. In the “food” industry, as each competitor substitutes one cheap chemical for something real, to out do their competitor, so may the next do the same. The race to the bottom ensues and all those trusting souls, who are deceived, suffer.
The Opium of The Masses: It is said that man lives his whole life in search of “completion,” knowing a purpose for his existence. Despite the promises of marriage, completion is not a spouse but unity with an ethical, caring, loving God. The MEDIA of modern society has connected us all in an illusion of completion. It’s evolution is clear, first print, then radio, TV, Internet, Email, Text….. It is an illusion of completion, of joining with others in search of truth, but twisted and poisoned by advertiser unethical manipulation. It lets advertisers manufacturers and politicians, lie cheat and steal with impunity. It is true the A&W would rather not publish the chemicals that it calls food but is forced to by government regulation. However it is the control of your mind, knowing that you will not complain, even as your loved ones die from cancer, that lets them continue with confidence! If Marie Antoinette had this power, she would have certainly been reassured!
*natural flavors: this word does not mean it is something safe for human consumption. It means something hard to define and in one case it means the crushed anal gland extracts of an Beaver put in food as a flavoring!