I enjoy listening to podcasts from Paleo bloggers and noticed the last few months that more and more of them are speaking openly about being Libertarian. Often saying that Robb Wolf got them inspired to get into that party.
It's kinda odd to hear and don't see it as necessarily relevant to the topics discussed.
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on April 18, 2014
at 10:18 AM
What's that? We can't even agree on what Paleo is.
on April 19, 2014
at 01:36 PM
This is a response to Johan Lindén...
'fed socialism from the day you're born...'? On what basis do you say/think that...?
From where I stand the USA is one of most plutocrat driven, capitalist socieites in the world with the rhetoric of free market, small govt used to justify an ever widening gap between 'haves' and 'havenots'. And some who promote and benefit from promoting the 'paleo' brand advocate relatively expensive meat, organic this organic that etc... Implication being that a version of 'paleo' is very class-oriented. It's a cpaitlist world out there..
This notion of the 'SAD' being linked with socialism is also an interesting one to me... I would think that ideas about 'reclaming power' from systemic influences, 'the govt', media etc can be aptly framed in terms of existing plutocratic, govt/media/business-triumvirate
The FDA promotes policies that viewed against what most people actually do anyway, , arent so bad. Sure, there are problems arguably but just as it can be said governments can't/shouldn't regulate how people eat/regulate avaiability of particular items, so it could be said that the govt as stand is impotent anyway - captive of business... Is that socialism? Socialism involves some collective spirit manifesting alongside a central overseeing authority overseeing regulation... It is not a large govt apparatus that promotes a grain influenced diet due in no small part to that govt and the bureaucracy in general being extensively linked with big business, and influenced by lobby groups and superpacs... A govt that regulates in favour of big business. As you migtht have infer,ed I think constructing a link between socialism and the SAD promotion, adoption is inaccurate - if anything, it is plutocracy, stacked-deck 'meritoracy' (moneytocracy) and the culture of predatory business (fast food etc) with which this links that arguably connects preavelently with the SAD and the factors undeprinning its popularity. Not 'socialism'... There is socialism or a big movement cocnerning socialism in your society do you think...?
on April 19, 2014
at 12:44 PM
Yes, it seems that paleo and libertarianism (voluntarism/anarcho-capitalism) are closely related. In a society where your fed SAD and socialism from the day you're born, it will take a certain type of personality to break out from both those type of mind-sets.