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Month: December, 2013

NOURISHING TRADITIONS by Sally Fallon

Certainly one of the most important cookbooks that any household should contain. It is actually much more than a cookbook. The diet that is recommended herein, and the ingredients that make up the diet, are based upon the monumental (and largely suppressed) turn-of-the-twentieth-century, globe-trekking research of Dr. Weston Price.

Price traveled the world over a century ago for an extensive and prolonged study of disparate “primitive” human cultures to discover the reason why these “primitive” peoples all had most excellent teeth and physiques prior to coming into contact with “modern” man’s historically aberrant need for dentists and doctors to treat so many new diseases unique to “modern” man. Price found and documented in great detail how a traditional diet, a “primitive” diet that avoids modern, refined, packaged, nutritionless foodstuffs results in much greater health and far fewer cavities. Indeed, Price documented how cavities and imperfect dental arches are almost unheard of in peoples eating only historically traditional, whole foods, and “modern” man’s many autoimmune diseases ARE unheard of among such “primitive” peoples.

Today, Sally Fallon is perhaps the leading exponent of Dr. Price’s dietary recommendations. She is the author and co-author of many such dietarily iconoclastic books calling for a radical (and rational) return to whole foods and an abandonment of today’s refined foodstuffs, all based upon the mostly ignored and entirely impeccable scientific research of Dr. Price.

In addition to a great many interesting and unusual (unusual according to modern, Western standards) recipes, Fallon includes a concise introductory chapter on the history of Dr. Price’s travels, the findings of his research, along with a compact, extensively footnoted scientific summation of vitamins, minerals, and physiology.

The good news here is that the austere dietary strictures of vegans and vegetarians is shown to be scientifically errant; the bad news is that many of the main ingredients in these recipes will be more than a little hard to come by in fluorescent-lit, chainstore supermarkets.

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12/2013

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THE ASSASSINATION OF NEW YORK by Robert Fitch

Published in 1993 and making for a most excellent companion piece to such classic (and suppressed) true historical tomes such as History of the Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers (1910) and Ferdinand Lundberg’s The Rich and the Super Rich (1967), this book updates and further corroborates the exhaustive accounts of those two former master works. It is a long, sordid, mostly secret, and altogether true account of massive oligarchical corruption at the heart of the great cities of the U.S.

Unlike the two earlier works which were national and sweeping in their investigations, this work focuses solely on the oligarchical corruption that is behind New York City, beginning in the 1930s, but especially from the 1970s onward till now. If there is a flaw in this book, it is that certainly any reader who is familiar with New York City will be more receptive to the many specific facts given herein, and those who are not familiar with New York City at all might be at times bored by so many fine points of Garden State/NYC corruption.

Apparently in the 1970s, and accelerating throughout the 1980s, the Rockefeller Clan decided to basically evict all the blue collar workers and factories from all of the substantial parts of New York City that they owned and replace it all with high-end office buildings and white collar parasitical speculator jobs. The result was that the Rockefellers made a quick profit, then a long loss as the City of New York, stripped of the economic diversity it traditionally enjoyed, now suffered terribly throughout the 1990s as a result. Citywide economic calamity ensued.

Naturally, the Rockefeller-controlled media has steadfastly blamed the poor, the working class, and recent immigrants for the city’s embarrassing and unprecedented economic meltdown, instead of blowing the whistle on the oligarchs who caused it all and profited by it.

Sound familiar? If one has read the factual (and suppressed) historical accounts of Myers and Lundberg, then no, none of this is surprising. But to everybody else, sure, it will be really surprising. But then, those brainwashed folks will never read a book like this in the first place. They would get too disoriented by the fabulous cover art which features David Rockeller himself, cut and pasted onto a bulldozer, and he is dumping and shoving his crap and refuse all over the City of New York. Almost as good as that cover of that Dave McGowan book which features the very same vulpine David Rockefeller flipping the bird at an average Joe. Good stuff. Most appropriate. How very true and revealing.

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12/2013