The other day I was approached by an older white dude in Cabo, as I was out and about and in a tank top.
“Sir, are you a veteran?” he asks.
“Of what?” I ask back politely, even though I knew what he meant—having a certain disdain as I do for the outright hijacking of a perfectly good word.
“Were you in The service?” hijacking another one.
“Well, I was a Navy officer way back in the 80s.”
“…So you are a veteran.”
“I didn’t fight in any wars or anything, but it was a pretty cool job.”
“Well thanks for your service,” holding out his hand, which I shake politely. “I saw your flag tattoo and just wanted to thank you.”
“Uh, it’s a Black Flag,” I say with a not uncertain level of emphasis…“you know? No Country?”
I wish I had a picture of the look on his face. And without a single word, he turned and scurried off. Nonetheless, nice guy. I understand his paradigm and the whole set of assumptions upon which it rests, for I advocate multi-paradigmatic thinking as part of an omni-centric mindset.
…Let’s juxtapose that with Veronica, a 20-something, dark complexion, petite Mexican woman that works in the member services call center here at the resort I’m at in Cabo (she’s ‘in the service,’ and I ‘thank her for her [good] service’ often). As I recount at that link, I talk to these bi-lingual girls almost daily (+ Hector, the lone wolf), sometimes several times per day but after three years, it was the first time meeting. Victoria sees me and exclaims excitedly.
“Is that an Anarchy tattoo!?”
“Yep, Order from Anarchy,” I reply; ”and that’s not all,” as I lift my short sleeve to expose the Black Flag.
“Yes, no country, right?” she asks.
Becky, her co-worker, looks over at me with a smile. “Victoria thinks different.”
Indeed; different set of assumptions, lives in a different paradigm.
…Speaking of paradigms, how about the one where everything us humans are, we owe to meat; AKA, The Low Carb Paradigm? It rests on a whole bunch of assumptions now being knocked down right and left, to the general consternation of cocksure LC Diet Gurus with cadres of followers living in yet an additional paradigm: Guru Worship. Like worshiper Marley Harris:
You may look like George Clooney but you think like Einstein which is why I’ve long been an Eades’ groupie.
Embarrassing. Over-the-top waymore where that came from, in metoo comments to a post that’s so ironic it’s difficult to imagine straight faces—but such are paradigms with certain sets of assumptions. More on that in a subsequent post blast. Anyway, tons of Swedes took very seriously our takedown of the Inuit as a ketogenic society in general, as well as our exposure of Vilhjalmur Stefansson as an opportunist, lying, sac-of-shit fraud that literally stole money from investors based on falsehoods, and got people killed so he could steal more money.
Dr. Eades loves “Stef.” Paradigms.
One thing cool about the Internet is its international foundation. But, that cuts both ways. Who can forget the jumping-up-and-down excitement of all the Swedes jumping on the LCHF bandwagon? Problem is, Swedes—though generally “commie” as hell socially—are nonetheless not your average Guru worshipper to the extent doG & Cunt-ry, Colorful Flag Waving ‘Mercns are. They just aren’t. Paradigms… Different sets of assumptions—perhaps that are taken more fundamentally than those temporarily adopted for the LCHF bandwagon.
Remember Per Wikholm? Got an email today, and he even runs a website called LCHF (low-carb, high fat). But apparently, they operate within a meta-paradigm where it’s assumed that one must be honest and maintain integrity. Perhaps they even think that having a Guru status, bestselling books, and thousands of self-admitted “groupies” that tweet your every proclamation as word from Einstein, is probably a bad sign and a bad idea.
I´m really proud to have brought the RS revolution that you started on the FTA blog to Sweden. Now the train is really rolling and recently several people on Swedish LCHF for diabetics FB forums has started to test different forms of bean based pasta like blackbean spaghetti and other pastas made from green beans and soybeans. They all report only minimal post prandial bood glucose elevations, in the same neigbourhood as a stictly ketogenic LCHF meal would give.
Yea, you can get Black Bean Spaghetti.
Oh, my. Assumptions becoming too fucking stupid to continue to hold, on the right and just to the left. What are cocksure Gurus to do?
…And what of The LECTINNNNNNNNNS!!!!!?
Well, more assumptions that created paradigms are going to come crashing down and with any luck, many of the “Paleo” hucksters who built businesses on the basis of toxin-free “Paleo” living on brownies and cookies will come crashing down too, for I loath them the worst.
Perhaps you recall that The Duck Dodgers began a series on hormesis, which is a favorable biological response to low levels of toxins and stressors.
- The Hormesis Files: Chronic Ketosis and The Case of The Missing Glutathione
- The Hormesis Files: Who’s Afraid of Unrefined Sugar?
Looks like it’s going to end up being about a 5-part series. Here’s an official The Duck Dodgers update.
The next hormesis files post is going to shatter the Paleo™ toxins myth—since the very tribes / cultures (Inuit / Masai) that Paleo™ uses to justify a high fat diet were intentionally going out of their way to obtain the very toxins that Paleo strives to make people fear: a fear that is zero more than an opportunity to promote a low carb agenda with Gurus and their Groupies all on board. It has no basis when the eating habits of these cultures are examined more closely.
For instance, the favorite edible plants of Inuit were dwarf fireweed (Chamerion latifolium) and alpine mountainsorrel (Oxyria digyna) both of which are an antiscorbutic, and both contain a substantial amount of the same plant toxins that Cordain warns against. Plus, the Inuit drank lots of Labrador Tea, which is flat out poisonous in high doses. And the Masai ate even more of the same Paleo™ toxins than the Inuit did. So, modern Paleo™ will soon be proven as a lie for the promotion of Gurus and consumption of groupies.
Fuck that shit.
Dr. Eades has derisively referred to The Duck Dodgers as Team DD, implying that it takes a whole group to challenge him when in fact, he seems to take advantage in argumentum ad populum by encouraging and cultivating thousands of blind-believing, sycophantic groupies.
If you meet the Buddha, kill him. – Linji