Vegetarian Declares War On Paleos! Oh No!

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Dr. John McDougall, the vegetarian guru, has declared war on the following diets ways of eating: Paleo, Primal, The Zone, Wheat Belly, and Atkins. This is from McDougall’s website:

Good Versus Evil

The experts advocating meat-eating are identified by terms such as low-carb, Paleo, Primal, Zone, Wheat Belly, Atkins, etc. They want people to eat fat and protein (animals) for energy and to avoid carbohydrates (starches). Their messages support many profitable conglomerates, including the meat, poultry, fish, egg, and dairy industries. As a direct result of their sales, secondary businesses like medical doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies reap huge profits. All of these industries share an ideology with coal and oil companies: Profits override the welfare of planet Earth and its inhabitants.

So, I wonder if that means Dr. McDougall (I call him McDougallSaurus Rex) wants the government to force us to eat his glorified carbs? Well, the federal government has already been coercing people to eat starches, and for almost forty years. And look where that’s got us.

Here’s another McDougall snippet where he is pushing DVD sales:

Chapter 2: The Diet Wars: The Time for Unification Is Now

The Paleo and Atkins Diet ideas are the real enemy. All of those teaching a plant food based diet are on the same team and must join in to change the future to save people’s lives, to save planet Earth, and to stop the senseless killing of animals in the name of getting enough protein.

What the …?! Yo McDougall – you can come and pry my prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, pork belly, and grass-fed jerky from my cold, dead hands. On a serious note, paleo-primal folks who have made choices based on the realization of health benefits don’t want a “war” with anyone. Our diet way of eating is our choice, and we just want to be left alone to own our bodies, be accountable for our own health, and live in peace with our subjective choices. We don’t have political agendas – we only want what is ultimately the best for ourselves and/or our loved ones. This vegan silliness showcases exactly why libertarians are so drawn to the anti-industrial, pro-primal/paleo way of life. On a less than serious note, I am going to graphically display what this “war” will look like.

7:07 am on November 5, 2012