Mother Jones: Eating Three Meals a Day Is Racist

When liberals say something is “racist,” what they mean is that it is associated with traditional America and is therefore marked for demonization and obliteration. This applies to every aspect of traditional American life, even those shared with other societies. For example, Mother Jones senior editor Kiera Butler barks that eating three meals a day is racist:

Historian Abigail Carroll, author of the book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal, explained to me that the the [sic] thrice-daily eating schedule goes back at least as far as the Middle Ages in Europe. When European settlers got to America, they also imported their meal habits: a light meal—maybe cold mush and radishes—in the morning, a heavier, cooked one midday, and a third meal similar to the first one later in the day. They observed that the eating schedule of the native tribes was less rigid—the volume and timing of their eating varied with the seasons. Sometimes, when food was scarce, they fasted. The Europeans took this as “evidence that natives were uncivilized,” Carroll explained to me in an email. “Civilized people ate properly and boundaried their eating, thus differentiating themselves from the animal kingdom, where grazing is the norm.”

Of course the habits of the half-starved Stone Age natives were superior to our own racist ways:

The one thing that might actually improve your metabolism is periodic fasting—that’s right, the very same eating pattern that the early European settlers deemed uncivilized. Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist at the National Institute on Aging, has observed in a series of mice experiments over the past two decades that mice who skip feedings are leaner and live longer than their nonskipping counterparts. The fasting mice also have more robust brain cells than those who consume regular meals.

A more likely motivation for opposing conventional meal habits than concern for our health is that moonbats like Butler have been traumatized by Norman Rockwell paintings of wholesome families eating together.

Every conceivable aspect of our lives must be fundamentally transformed in accordance with the decrees of our pointy-headed chin-pulling liberal overlords. If you disagree, you too are a racist.

Scream in horror, Kiera Butler.

On tips from Mr. Mentalo and Jester. Hat tip: NewsBusters. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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