Well, I finally found an overlooked issue for my campaign. I have recently discovered, through personal experience, that there is a quiet conspiracy to rid this country, and maybe the world, of “useless” people.
Before I continue, I want to add that on other issues, I’m against poverty, war and injustice and will tailor my take on these to my audience.
On to important matters.
While a web search brought up cheery articles about organic food being served in long term care facilities and even a few places where the residents were actually asked what they wanted to eat, the vast majority of nursing homes, especially for-profit chains, still have a long way to go in serving healthy food.
Breaded meat, mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, and iceberg lettuce salads all seem to be standard fare. Fresh fruit rarely appears. Even when the meals are well prepared, they are still high in cholesterol, sugar and carbohydrates and low in vitamins and fiber. Alternate options include: soup (to be eaten with teaspoons) salad with cocktail shrimp (boring but not lethal) and macaroni and cheese. These are all offered to people with heart disease, diabetes and a host of other medical problems.
These meals are supposedly designed by nutritionists. If so, I’d like to know where they studied. In a week of meals, I found almost nothing that a diabetic should eat. There was also little to interest the number of people who had lost their appetites through medication or depression. At the opposite end of the spectrum, there was no attempt to provide food for people who needed to lose weight.
The problems I discovered are not localized. I have heard reports from all over the country and would like to have more.
BECAUSE all the signs point to a systematic plot to assure that the group of people who are chronically ill and/or elderly, stay that way. Instead of healthy food, they are given medication for high blood pressure, diabetes and, most often, constipation. These are all conditions that can be helped with diet and exercise.
When I am elected Senator at Large, I intend to use my six years in office to find out who is behind this. How far does the conspiracy reach?
Let me know of your experiences. Solutions are also welcome. Here are links to two that I found.