wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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I'm pretty sure it's not just black folks.

Bomani Jones talks about shrimp and other misadventures at the Chinese buffet. I like me some shrimp myself, preferably fried, but chilled with some cocktail sauce is also awesome and I have to mind I don't stuff myself. And yes, Cobb, it's definitely okay to like the fried chicken and watermelon. Especially the Popeye's fried chicken, speaking of food I could OD on. (Cobb)

More seriously, Cobb keys off a post by the Agonist regarding development in the Third World to talk about the kind of changes that are going to have to happen in places like Brazil, Africa, and some backward parts of Asia *cough* Burma *cough* befoe they can realistically hope to approach a European standard of living, much less what we have going on here in los EEUU. Unfortunately for the Greens, a lot of those people aren't much interested in living in the state of nature so the Greens can feel good about the cuddly animals and special plants without having to deal with the fact that animals get hungry and starving people don't give a swift shit about biodiversity because they want to eat NOW. Failure to understand this is one of the reasons we aren't well liked as a nation, but it tends to get soft-pedaled by the press in favor of foreign policy issues.
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