Just had someone say this to me over facebook chat:
People do not have the right to choose to be thin under capitalism. Many people have no choice. The only food available to them is the profit-generating fatty food served up by the capitalist machine. We cannot have real choice until we end capitalism.
Just pointing out a couple things here. The foods look healthy but even there you’re missing out on vital nutrients in taking in many carbs.
Now. What the hell are these prices? Salt and pepper for five cents? The milk is certainly more down here, though I can’t say much for where whomever made this lives.Blah blah blah, this doesn’t feel entirely honest to me.Not to mention the difference in those listed above is prepared food versus what you cook yourself. Labors going to be added into McD’s prices. And if those meals shown were prepared at a restaurant, you can betcha that the prices would soar compared to what’s shown.
And all this is moot when I can eat an entire meal for $2 at Taco Bell, making it by far cheaper than anything listed above (I can’t be the only one who thinks McD’s is expensive)
Of course, the facebook person is an idiot. They do have a point, crappy fatty processed foods are cheaper. Not just cheaper, but much much quicker. How many people have time to sit down and cook chicken, peel and slice and cook potatoes, and do whatever else to cook for every meal? A housewife, maybe, but we all know not everybody has one of those.
Now what they’re forgetting is capitalism is just as responsible for the healthy food stores. Are they the big thing at Wal-Mart? No, that’s not their niche. It’s Whole Foods niche. It’s the niche Brookshires is trying to create for itself in it’s “Fresh” market. Even Kroger does it. It’s the preferred market style of Austin, Texas due to (wait for it) capitalism. Because it did well down there, more pops up, consumer choice. No, people will be fat so long as time-saving options outweigh the lack of nutritional value on their priorities. If they want to blame individual action, fine, yes, then they can blame capitalism. But it’s akin to saying “We cannot have real choice until we stop letting people choose.”
It’s just…dishonest graphs grate on my nerves, had to say something.