Billionaire Elites Want You to Eat Bugs - And You Will
Oligarchs are preparing for your future as an insect-eater
I am not averse to eating disgusting things.
On a jungle tour with a Honduran forager, I once ate a slimy, greyish, tree pustule.
Quite strangely, it tasted like Skittles.
I’ve eaten frog legs.
Deep-fried Oreos. (Surprisingly gross.)
A bowl of charalitos — Mexican minnows — eyes, spines, and all.
Octopus with the suction cups still attached.
Deep-fried rattlesnake in Texas.
(They tasted like rancid beef jerky, but with the texture of sandy Play-Doh.)
I have no problem trying new foods.
But do you know what I don’t like?
When the richest sociopaths in human history engineer a global economy that forces the masses to eat bugs.
I hope you’re still following capitalism’s overarching plot:
Privatize everything. (No more commons land, no more free resources.)
Commoditize everything. (Put a price tag on everything.)
Industrialize everything. (Make humanity reliant on manufactured goods, including “foods.”)
Financialize everything. (Turn all human wants and needs into tradeable investments/assets.)
Monopolize everything. (Amass ownership of the natural resources, production, labor, and the products themselves.)
We’ll talk about the final two steps in an upcoming article (subscribe here!), but for now, let’s talk about where we’re at.
Everything is privatized, everything has a price tag, everything is reliant on the global supply chain, the financialization of human necessities is well underway (especially with real estate AKA human shelter), and monopolies will own everything within our lifetime.
Because rules-free-market capitalism requires compound growth forever, corporate-sponsored politicians have spent the past century doing everything in their power to encourage the birth of ever-more consumers.
But now the oligarchs who run the West have hit a bit of a snag:
A pesky little thing called biological limits.
“Not to fear!” the Bitcoin Ponzi Tesla gamblers squeal from their mothers’ basements. “Technology will save us!”
I have zero interest in living in a futuristic indoor world of high-rise plastic and glass.
Homo sapiens are perfectly adapted for a natural, outdoor, free life on planet Earth, not some echo-ey, 3D-printed, Amazon-and-Tesla-owned meta-sphere.
We were made to live in nature.
And for thousands and thousands and thousands of years, we did so sustainably — living wherever we wanted, eating whatever we wanted.
But not anymore.
Environmental collapse is real, and our billionaire overlords want us to “fix” it.
Looks like meat’s back on the menu, boys
We’ve discussed meat-shaming on Surviving Tomorrow before.
(In fact, it’s one of my most-commented articles of all time. Angry vegans write like carnivores.)
But some of us see right through it — telling the masses to stop eating meat is just another attempt to weaponize public shame for private gain.
Yes, monopolist factory farming should be illegal, and yes, we should absolutely draw down the human population over the next two generations, but where would the profit be in that?
Instead of eating meat, some of the richest sociopaths in history want us to eat vegan-made factory foods. Of course, all of them are heavily invested in vegan factory food companies, but never mind the details.
“Do your part” to “save the world” by eating vegan “food,” otherwise, you’re a “terrible person.”
“Luckily” for us, there are other hyper-corporatists who think we’ll still be eating meat in the decades ahead — just not the ruminants and fish we once ate sustainably for millennia.
No, the meat that they’re about to economically force-feed the masses is a tad tinier than a 16-oz grass-fed ribeye.
They want you to eat bugs.
Your new normal
When you increase the number of consumers far beyond the point of natural, outdoor, organic sustainability, thereby destroying the planet and savaging people’s health with factory foods, you have to concoct technological “solutions” to the problems you created. In this case, mass starvation.
And that’s the threat they’re now dangling over our heads.
We are entering the age of engineered food crises.
Right now, the elitist World Economic Forum is sounding the man-made alarm: Food security is a global problem.
And they’re right.
Between the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, Russia’s war in Ukraine, all this engineered inflation, and a rapidly-roasting planet, we’re running out of chemical fertilizer.
Corporate America’s Marie Antoinette-style technological solution for our looming global protein shortage?
“Let them eat bugs.”
Keep your eyes open, friends. We’re going to see more and more corporate-sponsored stories big-upping the benefits of a bug-based diet. Bugs are high in protein, low in fat, good for the planet… and massively profitable for their producers.
Heaven forbid we just tax our oligarchs, break up their monopolies, cap corporate profits on human necessities, commit to having fewer children, and return to regenerative family-scale farming in order to save the natural world.
Rather than returning to the organic system that sustained us since the dawn of time, they’re going with a highly-profitable eight-billion-person health experiment while the planet burns to ash.
They keep the profits; we eat the bugs.
Getting people to eat bugs will actually be quite simple:
Make sure the fear and shame machines are running at full steam.
Make natural meat ridiculously expensive.
Make bug-based foods ridiculously cheap (backed by taxpayer subsidies, of course.)
Make bug-based foods excitingly innovative, because Americans are like demented toddlers in need of constant novelty. (It’s a cheeseburger, but made of crickets and larvae milk!)
Make sure those bug-based manufactured foods taste delicious and are full of wildly addictive substances like synthetic sugars and seed oils.
Make sure you offer the false dichotomy choice of “organic + free-range” bug-based manufactured foods for those with slightly more money and an undying need to virtue-signal.
Obviously, we all know how to avoid a world in which we don’t have to eat bugs all day every day: Stop voting for Republicans and Democrats, stop investing in monopolies, stop enriching monopolies, start buying from local organic producers, and stop having more than two biological children per couple.
But literally none of this will ever happen at scale.
Enjoy your future breakfast, lunch, and dinner.