Notes on Food

1.  While it is certainly true that we are an Easter People, yes, it is possible to over-engorge on Russell Stover’s coconut cream-filled eggs.  Not that I would have any direct, personal experience of anything like that.  It was just a random example I came up with.

2.  Rant + Tangent = Rangent

When true Christian faith in a culture is weak-to-absent, superstition fills in that vacuum.  One of the main vectors of superstition in the post-modern, post-Christian west is this business of obsessing about food.  Since people no longer worship God or believe in the concept of sin or penance, they instead embrace superstitious faux-penances to feel like they are engaging in something “religious” and “penitential”, and make sure that EVERYONE SEES THEM PUT ON THEIR LITTLE DIETARY SHOW, like the Pharisees praying on the street corners for show in Matthew 6.  I’m sorry, but I’ve had just about enough of that crap.  And have you ever noticed that the people who are constantly refusing to eat perfectly good food for these complete bee-ess reasons are the same people who are always “sick”?  Uh huh.  Dat ain’t no koinkydink, Homeslice.

And what it also does is trivialize the conditions who have actual, legitimate allergies or G.I. conditions.  A good pal from back in the cattle business days suffered from horrible irritable bowel syndrome.  It was crippling, and it was real.  A River Dweller here in Riverville had his stomach lining burned off as a kid from constantly being given aspirin back in the ’70s.  As a result, he has to be very, very careful, especially with acidic foods.  There are people with incredibly dangerous celiac allergies that could kill them, and they have to carry around Epipens just in case they inadvertently ingest wheat.  That’s real.

I have heard two people within the past few years declare that they had “decided” to no longer have celiac/gluten allergy.  On behalf of all of the people who genuinely suffer from this condition, I just wanted to smack the both of them.  You DECIDED to no longer have a GENETIC AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER?  Oh rilly?  You know what I think?  I think you decided that eatin’ that sammich was more satisfying to you than putting on your little attention-getting display of post-Christian superstitious nonsense.

Now let’s talk about one of the biggest, most successful and STUPIDEST cons out there today.  ORGANIC FOOD.  Guys, it is a complete racket.  It is a way to get gullible, post-Christian superstitious people to pay anywhere from double to quintuple for foods that are NO DIFFERENT than the other foods, because there is a massive drive within the faithless heart to feel above, segregated and superior to the unwashed masses.  “We simply cannot be expected to eat the same food as the plebs….”  In other words, to feel like an oligarch.  The only thing you can say is that the stuff marketed as “organic” tends to be the “prettier” produce.  The big, fat, nicely-shaped tomatoes go to the “organic” bins, and the average stuff goes to the regular bins.  And you pay three times the price.  But if you think for a second that THAT MUCH FOOD is being produced with zero fertilizers and zero pesticides, and it looks THAT GOOD, then I have a beach house in North Dakota you might be interested in, too.   I remember when Wal-Mart entered the “organic” game years ago and talking to the meat packers and the big supermarket meat buyers, and everyone said the same thing: The day Wal-Mart entered the “organic” market is the day the word “organic” lost what little meaning it may have had before that.  Yup. My response for years to anyone who asked me if some foodstuff was”organic” has been, “Yes, I’m quite certain that that broccoli contains carbon.”

Finally on this rangent, revisiting a topic near and dear to my heart:  HALAL MEAT.  Don’t ever, ever, ever, ever buy ANYTHING that says “halal”.  First, your money may very well be going to support the Caliphate.  Would you have bought “certified Nazi schnitzel” back in ’44?  Nope.  Second, musloids are taught by their psychopathic political system to be liars and cheats AS POLICY, and that the goal of all business is to screw over your neighbor as hard as possible.  So, how this manifests is by halal kill plants being FILTHY DIRTY (cleanliness costs money) AND by halal killers putting “deads” in the human consumption chain.  What is a “dead”?  It is a beast that died of itself before being slaughtered.  Some kill plants offer the service of hauling away and “tanking” deads (boiling the carcass down to goo suitable for dog food or fish food or some such), and thus yielding at least some revenue, because the resulting “tankage” does have a value, albeit far, far less than meat for human consumption, obviously.  Many halal plants will haul a dead carcass off a place that may have been dead for days, and then just slip it in the human consumption line.  So the rancher PAYS THEM to haul it off, and they pocket full wholesale price for the carrion which people then eat – oftentimes their own neighbors and community.  Because, please remember, the primary victims of the islamic political system are the PEOPLE INSIDE OF IT.

Let’s visit the way-way back for the very first piece of mine that ever went viral:

NEVER buy meat that is marked as “Halal”.

I am in the cattle business, and believe me when I tell you that Halal kill plants are CONSTANTLY being cited and shut down by the USDA for horrific infractions. Most of these plants are in Michigan and upstate New York.

One of the things that halal kill plants are notorious for is putting already-dead animals in the human consumption line. They will go pick up a dead cow off of a farm or ranch and instead of putting it in their rendering tank where the resulting “tankage” is worth pennies on the dollar as pet food or industrial products, they will shackle the dead animal on the normal kill line and process it as human food which is the highest-dollar product.

Since Islam teaches dishonesty (taqiyyah) and no regard for one’s neighbor, this kind of sickening behavior is standard.  Halal plants are also notorious for general citations for filth and uncleanliness. I have toured normal cattle slaughter plants, and guys, you could eat off of the floor. Everything is white and men walk around with water hoses and steam guns constantly keeping everything in a state of spotlessness.

Halal plants are filthy. A lot of Halal meat is also labeled as “organic”.

Again, don’t be fooled into thinking that “halal” means “better”.  It isn’t. I would never, ever knowingly eat halal meat purely from a food safety perspective.

This was a follow-up post to the one above.

Here is an email sent to me second-hand by a reliable source. I will not reveal who the author is, because he did not send this to me directly – this is admittedly second-hand. But he is a meat inspector from back east who is retired from the United States military. Here are his words, with my redactions:

Mr. X,
I recall you talking about inspecting muslim butcher shops in {Location redacted – eastern U.S.} What are your comments on the below?? {Referring to Ann’s blurb on halal kill plant filthiness from August 17th post}

Mr. X’s response:

Most are filthy, their process is a damn joke. It is all about money, they do nothing different except they are filthy with their work in slaughter and processing. I’d never eat the shit, but again the USDA is reluctant to enforce the Laws to regulate them like they do with other operation of likeness. I have shut down operations for hours and days to try and get them into compliance, I gave “HELL” when they tried to pull some shit on me through their Political connections. Have had Senators and Congressmen to call me in the past. I always told them, change the Law if you want exceptions to the Law, but do it for everyone, Thank You. Needless to say they stopped calling me. There are some places in this Country where they have large groups of Muslims that the Regulations are not enforced very well. HALAL slaughter was a topic at almost every meeting that I attended, but no one wanted to piss them off. (Except me.) All of them in {location redacted} knew me, an Official for the City of {city name redacted} called once to thank me for cleaning up several HALAL operations in their area, wanted to know how I did it. Very simple I told them, Tell them what you expect and don’t issues Permits for exemption.

Not only does this kill plant inspector confirm that halal kill plants are chronically filthy, and that halal slaughter and processing is nothing but a money-making racket, but he also states that high-level politicians including congressmen and senators, cowed by the musloid thug political groups, attempt to intimidate and coerce food safety inspectors to overlook egregious food safety violations in muslim kill plants.

Hello? Journalists? Is this not a dream story? Breitbart? Beck? Someone? Hellooooooo . . . ?

Oh, and since you are going to ask, here’s my take on kosher killed meat. I don’t buy kosher meat as policy because the slaughter method is unnecessarily stressful to the animal given today’s technology. Kosher kill demands that the animal be 100% conscious at slaughter. Cattle are walked into a chute with a brace that pushes their chin all the way up, exposing their necks and immobilizing their head. Then a very long, very sharp blade is inserted in the side of the neck and passed all the way through the neck and out the other side. In one swift movement, the blade is then pulled through the neck, severing the blood vessels and slicing through the windpipe. The animal then bleeds out and loses consciousness in a matter of seconds.

In conventional modern kill, cattle are rendered totally brain dead with the use of a captive bolt air gun. The cattle are walked onto a moving support that comes up under their bellies and chests. You would swear that the cattle actually LIKE this sensation of being supported from below as you watch it because they are totally calm and just ride along like they are on a fun cattle ride. The track of this “ride” turns a corner where a man on a catwalk above and behind gently reaches down with a captive bolt gun and “knocks” the animal directly on the top of the skull. The animals never see the man, anything coming at them, or anything in front of them. It is just lights out. They die pretty-much ideal deaths. And yes, it is true that some kill plants play soothing classical music on the kill line. Not all, but yes, some do. Within seconds, the animal, which is now 100% brain dead, although the heart is still beating, is shackled and hoisted onto the moving “chain”. With the brain-dead animal now hanging upside down, a highly-skilled man cuts open the neck vertically, reaches in and severs the jugular and carotid. Since the heart is still beating, the animal’s body helps gravity to quickly pump the blood cleanly out of the body. It is a very efficient, very CLEAN, and extremely humane slaughter.

The kosher argument is certainly nuanced, and I don’t think for a second that kosher kill should be prohibited, but I do think it is unnecessary. The Levitical slaughter rules in the Old Testament, namely the requirement that the animal be 100% conscious, were handed down by Our Lord to Moses to keep people from eating ALREADY DEAD animals, and to keep people from eating horribly ill animals that couldn’t stand on their own, which presented a food safety hazard to humans. It is all very common sense.

And, the kosher slaughter method that I just described is actually AS HUMANE AS COULD HAVE BEEN EXPECTED up until not very long ago. But today we have great technologies that allow for animals to be rendered brain dead with zero pain or perception of the blow. The time between brain death and actual slaughter is mere seconds. Rational thought tells me that this is clearly NOT a violation of the spirit of the Levitical protocols.

Further, as Christians, we have Jesus’ words in Mark 7 in which He makes all foods ritually clean by pointing out (in wonderful physiological detail) that everything a man eats comes out the other end as crap (I’m paraphrasing) and so therefore we need to worry about what comes out of our HEARTS, because THAT is what can REALLY defile a man.

And He saith to them: So are you also without knowledge? understand you not that every thing from without, entering into a man cannot defile him: Because it entereth not into his heart, but goeth into the belly, and goeth out into the privy, purging all meats? But He said that the things which come out from a man, they defile a man.

For from within out of the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile a man.
-Mark 7: 18-23

That’s Our Lord. Bringing the common sense. Don’t you just love Him? Pass that good, Christian bacon.  And the maple syrup, if you have some….

Bruce Jenner is a man. And furthermore I consider that islam must be destroyed.