Last Post of 2015. My Big Blogging Focus Change for 2016: A Little Civilization; a Little Science

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve done more thinking than writing, since they’re mutually exclusive :) What very little I spew has been primarily done on my Facebook profile. While it’s merely an outlet—a pressure relief-valve—ensuring that I don’t just litter this blog with each of a dozen outrages per day, it has proved somewhat useful.

It helped me to flesh out fresh meat on land, and blood in the water. I am by nature an iconoclast. I’m not happy unless you’re not happy. I see the world as a vast wasteland of bullshit that needs proper sanitation procedures and the fact that so many 2nd-handers lap up so much of it is worrisome…because they vote and otherwise influence public policy, which harms lots of people. …And not on the basis of discovery, facts, enlightenment, reason…but rather the opposite: alarmism, entrenchment, turf protecting, rent seeking, prestige, influence, grant whoreing, consensus driving, privilege, punishment and retribution for “deniers.”

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H.L. Mencken

I think the dietary wars, generally stated, have peaked. Average folk are enjoying their meat and fat again, obsessing less about cholesterol, and butter now trumps shelf space over whatever it is they call that fake crap. Perhaps I played a small role in that, going back to 2008 when I took it on and built a respectable readership; or perhaps, I just encouraged and promoted others who had more long-term designs on the project. I made many missteps along the way, got obsessed a few times too often, went after some targets I regret going after as I did. In the end, I guess I was bored and began looking inward to cure deficiencies I perceived within the general ranks, when I had always made a point of focussing my energies outward.

I didn’t even blog a word about that recent “study” that said bacon is worse than cigarettes (or was it cancer, or both…I forget). To me, it’s pointless. It’s like trying to take down a study that warns against weekends in Vegas. Bacon is about the dumbest target ever.

At any rate, I’m probably done with bothering to synthesize stuff having to do with saturated fat, cholesterol, high fat vs. low fat, low carb vs. high, etc. What I will do is blog about the joy of real food, and with treats being treated like treats—as everyone used to seem to understand, and so named them. It’s not “moderation in all things,” it’s presence of mind in all things, and that means you use your brain, get good food, usually cook it at home, relax, enjoy a life.

So, to sum that up, I really have no dog in the fight anymore over what particular style of real food you like best and work with the best. High fat or protein? Some of my meals and days are like that. High carb, low fat? I like the potato hack for a few days now & then. Ketogenic? I fast now & then. So I think the “war” is perhaps nearing an end as all-out war, and continuing battles are a distraction, for me.

There’s also the microbiome, of course, and a hopeful eventual book. But that science is pretty damn decent, has few detractors, and is moving along fine without my help or hindrance. I’ll touch on it and work behind the scenes mostly.

So what’s next as a primary focus, while I continue to hit on diet, food, microbiome, and iconoclastic metabolic science from time-to-time? I considered three targets, all rich in bullshit, but with plenty of red meat and the potential for blood squirting from slit jugulars.

  1. The Social Justice Wars
  2. The Climate Change Wars
  3. The Civilization Wars featuring 7th Century, goat fucking and virgins-until-rapists males, all under a pig-vomit ideology


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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, lifestyle...to philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More

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