“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Hello beautiful people – I hope all has been well! I am writing in response to the current backlash about being “gluten-free”. There are tons of articles being posted around facebook, and other social media, claiming that “gluten sensitive” people are lying to you in attempts to fit in with the “hipsters”. If you want my two cents, and I’m assuming you do since you’re reading my column – I think that is internet-fight is totally silly.
I won’t rehash everything that Jacqui went through in her column about Gluten (you can read it here www.elevenses.ca/what-is-gluten-and-why-you-should-care-about-it/), but the fact that there continues to be no conclusive evidence to support either argument about Gluten really intrigued me. Why, if this is the scientific mis-en-scene, are there so many fights breaking out about this little protein?
I thought about it a lot over the last month or so and eventually came to the conclusion that this is one of the times where the sad but timeless human-sensitivity-for-perceptions-of-scarcity (h.s.f.p.o.s’s as we call them) start rearing it’s ugly head – almost as if there isn’t enough “right” going around, and someone HAS to be wrong.
Let’s look at some examples where freedoms and resources are currently seen as scarce, then I’ll bring it back to eating gluten free!
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“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal...