I was reading the comments of our new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson last night, where he said, “That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.”
Which elicited this response from actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson:
OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
Which had me looking up Jackson’s bio, where it said:
In August 2013, he started a vegan diet for health reasons, explaining that he is “just trying to live forever”, and attributes a 40 lb weight loss to his new diet.
Two comments. One, slaves did not work for less, they worked for nothing. Slaves were distinct from immigrants not least of which because they were owned; immigrants were free. Slaves, in fact, were counted as three-fifths of a person for election purposes.
Two, vegan diets are high-carb diets. Low-carb enthusiasts claim you cannot lose weight on a high-carb diet, that carbohydrates make you fat. Which, as you know, is false.
That is a smart idea alot of ppl like me would love to be vegan it would save my life for sure but sadly its expensive to be a vegan properly.
Arrghgh!!! It’s not expensive at all–buying grains (including pasta), beans, fruits & veg is the least expensive way to feed yourself!
I agree. Many poor populations … in rural China, Africa, South America, even Okinawa decades ago … lived on plants because meat was too expensive. Many lived quite long and with good health.
Indeed. It’s only expensive if you don’t know where and how to shop; and continuously buy the wrong processed crap. Nothing wrong with some processed vegan soul food from time to time.. but yes, like was said, grains and pastas last a very long time and are very cheap.
Hi I like plant base food as well there salads with kale,spinach,seeds,ginger root.chick peas.l have health problems so now am starting to eat ,vegan.For the first time I trying it I like it better than animal products. Food am go stay with vegan now. you