Just as we saw the evolution with the tobacco industry... from doctor recommended brands of cigarettes, kids smoking, smoking in every public space, ash trays at every seat in an airliner, athletes smoking at halftime, cover ups of any negative health research findings... to finally bold health warnings, class action law suits, total prohibition of smoking in planes, public spaces, restaurants, etc... tobacco ads pulled from tv and even print... Huge reduction in the % of smokers... I predict the following will follow similar tracks.
Processed foods: Any food containing the following ingredients- vegetable oils, grains and sugar. 3 of the cheapest ingredients available to Big Food. With these 3 cheap ingredients the entire center of a typical grocery store is filled! No matter how you mix em they are a deadly cocktail for diabetes, inflammation and metabolic syndrome. Today many of these concoctions bare American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association labels! "Heart Healthy!" We are in the research cover up phase now but soon we shall enter the warning phase and eventually they too will be heavily taxed and leave the public space. The cost to our health is simply too high for this not to eventually happen.
24 hr News: The 24 hr news media purveyors transformed journalism from pure fact finding to an orgy of sensationalism. The purveyors of fear mongering, division, hate, evil, lust, greed, calamity, and non-reality. Fake News. Fortunately we have the 1st amendment so this will not be completely outlawed. But I predict at regular intervals a warning statement will be provided to the viewer. "This broadcast is for entertainment use only, real life is not what you see portrayed here. Statistically insignificant horrific events are magnified to attract and hold viewers. This is neither a well balanced nor deeply researched production. Viewer discretion is advised. Rated TV-PG21."
Social Media: Social media manipulates people, directs their feelings, emotions and even their votes! Research continues to pile up as fast as the social media monopolies work to cover it up... research showing the powerful forms of manipulation being used on the masses. Along with pure manipulation is big brother on steroids to leverage every user for marketing purposes. Prolonged use of social media has been found to lead to depression, anxiety, impulsivity, and a whole host of negative behaviors/choices. Social media is not a COMMUNITY it is indeed the anti-community. Foreign agents and trolls easily insert themselves into the mix to create and manipulate real world events thousands of miles away. Eventually the research will not be as easily hidden and whistleblowers will continue to pop up from within these monopolies. Governments worldwide will begin to break up these super monopolies. Privacy laws will be updated to meet this new wave of intrusive technology and limits will begin to be enforced. It will take time, the zucker has absolute total control of facebook, tons of cash and will not be controlled easily... but it is coming. In the meantime watch the zucker use the word "community" and continue to launch the "hug" emoji as a smoke screen to what this bs really is.
So what can you do today? Why wait 10 years for these changes to come to fruition? You can take deliberate, strategic action right now to improve your life! I challenge you to make a DECLARATION!
DECLARATION #1: I WILL NOT BE HELD AS AN ADDICT TO TOXIC, INDUSTRIAL HIGH PROFIT FAKE FOODS.
Go through your cabinets today and throw away all vegetable oils and any packages with the following ingredients- veg oil, grain, sugar. Do the same in your refrigerator... you will need a very large trash container. On your next visit to the grocery read every label before placing any item in your cart! If it contains those 3 ingredients do not let it pass into your cart! Get this monkey off your back and never allow him in your cart or home! It will not be easy... but I beat this nasty ass stinky monkey. He is actually a weak ass bitch.
DECLARATION #2: I WILL NOT BE BRAINWASHED INTO FEAR, HATE OR DIVISION BY THE 24 HR NEWS MEDIA.
Turn this shit off. Disconnect cable/dish. Curate your news feed on your mobile device. You will not be "uninformed".... quite the contrary you will be reconnected to real life. I did this 12 years ago and it was a total game changer. Election years make this a necessary move!
DECLARATION #3: I WILL NOT BE EMOTIONALLY INFLUENCED BY A MONOPOLY OR RANDOM TROLLS. CANCEL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS!
Ok so maybe impossible for the weaker folks out there... but at least limit your use of social media. Social means real life people. Make a phone call. Talk to people in the real world. Discuss nothing online. Turn off "location services" when not using the app. Community is not online.
For the stronger... cancel your accounts. If you have business accounts cancel your personal account and create a shell account for your pet or imaginary friend! BUT ABOVE ALL LIMIT SOCIAL MEDIA USE.
You have been warned!