Friday, June 24, 2011

Hippies Kill Even More People -- News (not) at Eleven!

Via I Hate the Media: it seems that the organic veggie meltdown in Europe has killed more people than Fukushima and the Gulf oil spill combined. Yes, I realize that the former is an immediate threat, while the latter are long-term issues. However, it's a good opportunity to remind my readers* that the things the mass media pay attention to are not necessarily all that important. I mean, FFS! The earthquake and tsunami that caused the Fukushima disaster killed ~4 cubic shitloads of people -- many times more than the radiation ever will. The media, of course, prefers to focus on the (really, really scary!!one!!11) radiation.

Here's the deal, hippies: If you eschew technologies that improve crop yield and safety, then you have to expect people to die. Yes, organic brussel sprouts are 100% natural -- but so is e. coli, you dumb bastards. "Natural" doesn't necessarily mean "good", ok? As Borepatch (pbuh) would, say:  Grownups are talking here -- why don't you go to your room ?

* both of you.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if they still do, but European farmers used to fertilize with the stuff that comes out of septic tanks. My Dad used talk about getting stuck behind a "honey" wagon in traffic while he was stationed in Germany in the late 50's.