Acknowledging Upton (Sinclair)
After I compromised to get The Jungle into print, success came from all the wrong reasons. I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.
Meatpacking was a dangerous occupation and the food that resulted was far worse but even greater was the deception wrought onto humankind’s soul. And now that deception has become institutionalized.
Enter the modern grocery store, capitalism’s great food delivery system. Corporately-owned, the food behemoths distill factory-created, fake food devoid of nutrients and demand payment in private banking IOU’s packed with layers of compounding interest within mind control, propagandizing, glitzy physical environments.
The robbery is multi-fold. Foodstuffs meant to endanger health, rigid utilization of wealth transferring paper currency and the foisting of untold misery unto plants, animals, waterways and humans.
~ Stephen J. Bergstrom