The media - CBC, CTV - is telling us that we are eating bad
food in order to cope with the financial crisis. Tonight [Sunday Nov
16th 2008] the CBC mentioned a statistic to back it up: "Food
prices have gone up 6% in the past year".
Whats up with THAT?? I think it is
just another part of the continuing agenda to convince us that we
are having a hard time during this financial crisis. I think something
For starters, the statistic
about food prices would HAVE to go back ONE FULL YEAR in order to quote
a price increase for food, because the reality is that lately, in the
past few months since this so-called financial crisis has hit, FOOD
PRICES HAVE GONE DOWN, at least here in rural BC they have. Lower
fuel costs are one factor that is bringing food prices down. One year
ago we were seeing sharp spikes in food prices due to the high price of
oil and gasoline, and therefore food transportation. Now things are the
opposite, but the media isn't telling us about that, the good side of
this turn of events.
Convincing us that we are
having a hard time of it now might soften us up for corporate bailouts
and government deficits [which might have something to do with those
bailouts!]. The media has been hitting us with these reports of
financial hardship for about a month now, and it is difficult not to
start believing it, but it is not true unless you have lost your job.
For everone else, things are getting better. House prices are going
down, food prices too, gasoline is for sure, and I am seeing sales
prices on many consumer goods.
back to the food issue, the CBC showed a single mother who was willing
to play along with the storyline. She was feeding her kids crappy
processed food that apparently costs less than fresh-you-cook food
because, as she said: "when food prices goes up, they don't raise my
pay to cover it".
Ya, but her pay stayed the same
and food prices did NOT go up. So don't assault your kid's bodies with
that crap. It costs less to cook real food, they were just trying to
support the storyline of "the hardship we are all having". Its just not
Taking this one step further, I have
been thinking that this crisis, which is mostly only a banker's and
large corporation's crisis, is a good opportunity to re-think some
basic economics. Doing the best thing for the most people just might be
that we should encourage prices to go DOWN - paying less for energy,
less for food, less for cars, less for houses. All those items are on
their way down now, and for most people, unless you are wealthy, that
is a good thing.
Crisis? WHAT Crisis??