Prophets of Nothing
Captain Kate On Water was made a permanent part of the System Humanity site more than 3 years ago. It first appeared as the end of a longer story, The Holy & Captain K, written over 8 years ago. Soft-drink sales have declined during the entire period and the rate of decline increases. It would be nice to think that I have had something to do with the decline, but my influence has been so tiny as to be unmeasurable. That’s how it works. Many of us tiny, unmeasurable drops of influence have contributed to the flood of decline.
The Mercola webstite on the other hand has been a major influence.
Dr. Mercola battles against soft drinks and artificial sweeteners to improve health. Politics creep into his articles only where it is impossible to ignore. No one could pin a political label on the good doctor or attack him with -ism ending words. Nor could anyone deny his great service to the health of the people in general.
Comparing Dr. Mercola to most of the prominent political ”experts” criticizing the raging US empire, we find that these prophets of gloom have not advanced the wellfare of the citizens a single gram whereas the doctor has achieved tons. These intellectual heavies prescribe a diet of abstractions. We can’t find a single vitamin of specific action in their long wordy articles, which can be viewed as ideologic aspartame to sweeten the despair and gloom of the people. The tactic of refraining from soft-drinks in favor of water is not radical enough for them. They seek PROTEST in their impotent understanding of political struggle. Sometimes I wonder if they aren’t agents of the empire whether conscious of it or not. They scream protest, but cause passivity.
As a point of clarification, the water-not-soft-drink tactic is but one of hundreds of tactics to deprive corporations of profits, weaken the culture of consumerism, engage people in doable actions and promote the health of the people. Oh, read Captain Kate On Water and then think about “The Waterwork Campaign” when reading the radical diatribes of the prophets of nothing.
“Cheap anger is never as effective as quality hate.”