If you needed another reason to make you wonder if encouraging your kids to go to a good trade school is a better idea than pushing them into college, here it is. A student at the University of California Long Beach wrote a scathing op-ed for the college paper exposing the white supremacist roots of nutritionists telling us to “drink our milk.”
In her article which is literally titled “Milk New Symbol of Hate?” Samantha Diaz exposes why dairy products are the latest weapon in the war against non-white people in America. It’s still only the middle of March so I know this isn’t an April Fool’s Day gag, but I wish it were. Then again, milk is white so by definition it must be racist, right? In fact, EVERYTHING is racist.
It may not surprise you that the United States was founded on racism. That every institution we uphold has racist roots that are sometimes difficult to catch and even harder to fight against. This phenomenon affects our voter ID laws, state testing and, yes, even our federal dietary guidelines.
Making dopey oversimplified statements about the United States being “founded on racism” probably gets dopey, simple college students a lot of points from their dopey, simple professors, but it’s really an example of why philosopher Peter Kreeft argued that liberalism is a brain disorder. One of the symptoms of the disorder is simultaneously seeing present day morality in relativistic shades of gray while judging the morality of the past in stark black and white.
Seeing a deep seated racist conspiracy among the same people who can’t decide whether eggs or carbohydrates are super foods or deadly poisons doesn’t point to a properly functioning brain either.
But how can our health guidelines, a system meant to be built upon scientific fact alone, have racist messages? Where there is a deep-rooted tradition to suppress an entire race’s existence, there’s a way.
Naturally if one were to plan to suppress the existence of an entire race, the first step would be to recommend they drink something you believed to be healthy for them.
The federal endorsement of milk in American diets contributes to the problem by uncritically pushing people to drink milk, despite the potential detriment it has on non-white people’s health.
Many non-white cultures have made milk of one kind or another part of their traditional diet. The Maasai in east Africa subsist on the milk, meat, and blood of the cattle they raise. For thousands of years, mongols have been subsisting on horse milk. (Fermented mare’s milk, also known as airag or koumiss, is the famous alcoholic beverage of the Eurasian Steppe.) Apparently this white milk conspiracy is global and has been around for millennia.
Our current federal dietary guidelines urge people to drink three cups of milk a day, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The main health benefit of milk is to guard against osteoporosis, a disease that weakens your bones — hence the “stronger bones” rhetoric. While this is a very practical health benefit, osteoporosis affects Africans at a significantly lower rate than it does most Americans, according to an article on Mother Jones.
Damn those evil white people and their desire for black people to have strong bones, not to mention their obvious hatred for the lactose-intolerant. Three cups of milk a day? That’s insanity.
These facts about milk were brought to attention by a scientific magazine that got trickled down into the world of 4chan, where the facts were distorted and exaggerated to fit a racist rhetoric for white supremacy.
Hopefully she’s not referring to Mother Jones as the “scientific” magazine here, but once you invoke the behavior of 4chan to make an argument about society, you’ve discredited yourself. Who does she think she is anyway, Gateway Pundit?
Remember that this is the dietary guidelines for Americans. I want to emphasize that last word. These guidelines are for Americans. This means they should reflect the health needs of the ethnicities that make up America which, news flash, isn’t just white people. And since the African American community in the U.S. is continuously rising, it seems only logical to acknowledge that while something may be beneficial for one group of people, that may not be the case for another.
I see some hope for Ms. Diaz in that last bit. She’s recognizing that the federal government shouldn’t be offering one-size-fits-all recommendations to a diverse population. If the UC Long Beach faculty haven’t permanently damaged her brain, she might see how the same idea applies to things like health insurance. If it’s bad for the federal government to recommend milk to black people, maybe it’s also bad for them to force elderly nuns to buy health insurance that covers artificial birth control.
Every state is different. Every community is different. Every person is different.
A centrally planned diet makes no more sense than a centrally planned economy. The key point that Diaz is narrowly missing is that the federal government should not be in the business of telling people what to eat at all.