my question is: why do people who espouse lower "l" liberal/humanist/egalitarian political values behave in such an anal retentive fashion when discussing topics such as: race, heritage, biological differences amongst people, etc.? Could it be... (more)
Thinking out loud here??? In the last 30 years or so a kajillion new diets have been introduced to the USA. Most have one big thing in common: they are extremely difficult to follow for any extended period. Of course, this helps create a... (more)
Reading the NPR article mentioned in this thread really got me thinking. The attitude of the author and many of the commentators suggested that somehow it is my personal responsibility to eat a diet that would be sustainable for the 7 billion... (more)
I was into Ayn Rand before I went Paleo, so no. :) i was actually led into Paleo via Objectivism as many Objectivists are Paleo as well (not all, but many). But I have encountered that same argument many times, and hate it for the precise same... (more)
Is this guy's effort going to get anything done or is it futile? The article has some interesting insights in addition to this fellas plight on his and our own... (more)
What will be the fate of those decision makers who continue to bang the conventional wisdom drum for their own personal gain. Will they be brought to task? Or will they along with CW just fade away?
Reading the link below in the American paleocon* magazine The American Conservative, I was struck by two things: 1) Many of the ideas we discuss here are most decidedly going mainstream. In fact, this site is probably an example of these ideas... (more)
Edit: Took out body of question. It was answered by all those who responded. No facts, just anger. No one read one link posted. I'd say there is a good chance that many of the gut issues, autoimmune issues and food allergies were initially caused... (more)
What place does political discussion have on PaleoHacks? Does eating Paleo pre-dispose one to lean any one way on PaleoHacks? Melissa: I am bumping this again because I've seen several political questions today.
Fellow Paleo Hacks, After reading the absurd US News and World Reports ranking of the "best" diets I felt like I had to do something drastic. I think that it is time we let our politicians in Washington know how we feel about the criminal... (more)
Possible Duplicate: Are Paleos Libertarian? Out of curiosity and not to start a flame war, what side of the political scene do you fall on? It's hard to shoebox everyone into two categories (USA). Personally I feel neither side "gets" me... (more)
Is it just me or do Paleos tend to be Libertarian? Perhaps it's easier to accept that the Conventional Wisdom is BS if you already are outside the mainstream politically... What are your thoughts?
I'm a right-leaning Libertarian, myself. I have noticed that there seem to be more Libertarians in the Paleo community. I think it's that both Paleos and Libertarians tend to question the status quo whilst maintaining a good grasp on reality. I... (more)
I find it interesting how people not only get offended/defensive when I share diet-related information with them -- information that, of course, doesn't align with the mainstream rhetoric -- but also when I'm simply doing my own thing and not... (more)
I would like to start off by saying that I do like this website, but am wondering if there is a paleo community or board or forum that isn't monitored so strictly that anyone on here recommends? Is there a place that I could discuss politics,... (more)
Could this be done paleo? How would you do it using ordinary food shopping methods? (I won't go hunt something or scavenge for road kill.) Would anyone like to join me in doing it? In San Francisco and Marin counties, an area overflowing with... (more)
Are your political beliefs influenced by what you eat? Fascist-devil-worshippers gravitate towards warm blood, vegans to cold flabby soy. In the former case aggressivity is enhanced(meat et.al), in the later decreased: hence a more effeminate... (more)
well since Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, I doubt that you can so easily generalise, and say that vegetarians are all peace loving hippie folks...I mean, perhaps some are, some are not..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_vegetarianism (more)
when I was vegan I noticed that the majority of vegans were very left liberal, marxists and usually atheist, vegans that were conservative/ not atheist were a minority and usually shunned by the vegan majority ( I know this first hand since Im... (more)
OK, I know this can be a controversial topic, but I think it's very relevant to the whole idea of "Paleo". Because of reading about food I've been reading about food politics (e.g., the role of agriculture in the development of hierarchical and... (more)
I'm pretty much over the government telling me what I "should" eat in order to be "healthy" (i.e. fat, sick and tired) and thought that it would be cool to get a whole bunch of pictures together, make a collage, and declare July 4th 2011 "Food... (more)
I just went to Netflix and noticed "Fat Head" is no longer available. I rented it just last month. Anyone know what happened? Thanks. (Resisting jumping to any conspiracy conclusions. Barely...)
With Toban Wiebe recently founding a paleo-libertarian Google discussion group ( http://groups.google.com/group/paleo-libertarian ), and Richard Nikoley advocating a boycott of Whole Foods Market over their recent promotion of a vegetarian/vegan... (more)
More. Clearly more. One has to have a certain amount of small-l libertarianism to buck the system 180 degrees and begin eating a high-fat, low-carb diet. Whether it begins with diet or some other topic, once you realize how wrong the mainstream... (more)
I freely admit being an anarchist in a lot of ways. I was trying to explain my libertarian-in-community anarchistic thinking to someone, and I stumbled accross the term... (more)
I take it we all agree that there are things that governments and society are doing that make it more difficult to live and eat well. Now, I'm sure we all come from a variety of ideological persuasions, but there are lots of areas where we could... (more)
Anyone else on here who feel there are deeper possible ramifications of paleo nutrition - towards permaculture, the transition to post-industrial society, stone age economics vs neo-liberalism? www.eco-action.org/dt/affluent.html - Marshal... (more)
Are there any paleo politicians out there - especially at the federal level? I am in the United States, but I'd also be curious to hear answers from other countries. It seems having someone who believes in eating real food in politics, could... (more)
What do you think will happen to those governments that have lied to the people about weight management and how to change when the cat is well and truly out of the bag. What will happen to those in charge when they are finally exposed for what... (more)
Do you agree with paleo-censorship?
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?