A few years ago, I came up with this quirky theory that all the fast food places in the US are actually owned by pharmaceutical companies. Now before you dismiss my theory, I want you to really think about it for a second.
I want you to imagine yourself as the CEO of a big pharmaceutical company, with a responsibility to your shareholders to make them lots of money. What do you need to ensure that your company stays in business for a long time? You need a product that’s always in demand and you need customers who really want your product. Customers with diseases that your product can treat. I say treat because it’s not very profitable to “cure” the diseases. If you cure people, they don’t keep coming back for more of your product. And they certainly don’t give you any more of their money.
Now losing a few customers here and there is not a big deal (some will die from using your product and some will die from their disease), but imagine losing all your customers because your product worked so well. No, no, no, that won’t do. So you make your product good enough to treat the symptoms of the disease, but not the actual disease itself. And just like that, you have a rich fat cash cow. One that you can milk for years and years. Brilliant!
But what if there are no diseases?
You simply create them and infect people slowly. It has to be done in an acceptable way, that is not visible to the naked eye. You want to poison people, but you don’t want those people to die immediately. Therefore you create nutritionally devoid, yet delicious foods, that their bodies can’t process. You fill this food with preservatives so that it can be stored for long periods of time. Then flavor it, so its toxicity cannot be detected by your consumers’ taste buds.
You then build up massive networks of restaurants that promote speed, convenience, freshness, and taste, while concealing the fact that the so called “fast foods” deliver agony, obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. You rope the victims in using cost as your main selling point. You advertize special “deal days” and give out “special coupons.” You use testimonials, movies, and other media to bombard the masses with your message.
Due to the systems you’ve established, you know that you’ll make a profit selling in bulk, so you do everything you can to convince your victims to consume as much as possible on every visit. You ask them to “upsize” and offer discounts on certain items. You make buying groups of items, aka “combo meals,” more cost effective than buying individual items on their own.
You even try to discourage single item purchases by charging extremely high prices for them. You know that it takes a combination of fat, sodium, and sugar to red line your victims. And that’s exactly what you want. You want to massively produce legions of disease ridden clients. You give them the problems. The cancer, the heart attacks, the excess body fat, and the diabetes. Then you magically appear before them with angel like grace and show them that you have the treatment for their ills. You have the magic pills, injections, and concoctions. Hallelujah! They are saved!
Or so it appears on the surface. After all, you are ridding them of the symptoms of the disease. But below the surface of their skins, your victims continue to slowly die inside. Day by day, the vile substances in the foods they consume continue to seep into them – wreaking havoc on their bodies, causing chemical imbalances, and changing their emotional states. Torturing the victims mentally, while sucking the life force out of them. Plaguing them with despair until the day they die.
In the mean time these poor souls are paying you through the nose to help them “get rid” of the symptoms, so they can lead “normal lives.”
Not pleasant? It’s not meant to be. It’s more of a real life scenario than you think. I know the CEOs of these companies dismiss articles like this. The CEOs call them “rumors” spread by “quacks” or “odd-balls.” As they get on their 50 ft yachts or private jets, they look that lovable media camera in its cyclopean eye and say, “This food is American and it’s wonderful! It’s what we’re all about.”
But they don’t have your best interests at heart. Happy healthy people don’t need pills. And in this country, pills are a big business. A business that provides that CEO with a nice yacht and jet. One that sends his children to the best schools in the country. One that provides his family with the most nutritionally dense organic foods available on this planet.
So the next time you decide to pull over at that taco place or burger joint, think about your health and also about that CEO that you were so disgusted with just moments ago. Think about lining his pockets with your hard earned cash and delivering your health on a silver platter to him, so that he may do with it as he wishes. Do you honestly still feel like eating there?
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I wrote the above article as a creative piece. It’s intended to open up your mind more than anything else. Do I really think that fast food restaurants are owned by pharmaceutical companies? No, of course not. That would be pretty far fetched. Still, the article does make you think. And that’s all it was meant to do.