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The Diet of Slaves
Ancient History, Modern Politics
Time marches on, and the more things change the more they remain the same. Whether people learn from the mistakes of history is up to them knowing of them in detail, both in cause and effect. Today we’re going to discuss the many slightly varied diets of slaves throughout the world. Despite the geographically unique foods of the world, the diets of many slaves across different locations and eras have remained strikingly similar, Even today, the diet of modern slaves has remained true to their ancient counterparts.
In ancient Greece many slaves were fed a diet consisting of beans or legumes, vegetables, grains, and in very special events the offal of their masters. Offal if you’re wondering are the various organ meats deemed unworthy of being eating.
In ancient Rome the slaves were fed mostly bread, vegetables, porridge, some local fruits, and the occasional cheap wine to keep them sated and docile, with meat again being very rare for consumption.
The gladiators of ancient Rome were almost entirely forces of slaves forced into the colosseum for various combat events. The slaves had roughly a 1 in 8 to 1 in 10 chance of dying each time they fought, so the stakes were high and conditions were brutal. These gladiators had the nickname of barley men or barley eaters, and you guessed it, primarily consumed barley, wheat, and beans. The diets of gladiators was a bit unique, since in their case they were fed food not as a bare minimum, but at an excess to make them fatter so as to protect their deeper veins from fatal wounds from combat, as these slaves were seen as an investment of entertainment. So in short, they were fed a vegetarian diet so they could be beaten upon and suffer for longer.
I could continue with further examples, but the story is mostly the same wherever one looks, the slaves are fed a mostly vegetarian diet because it’s cheaper and keeps them docile but able to work. Meats of all kinds are rare and generally not of the desirable variety. If there is any luxury provided to the slave it usually comes in the form of alcohol so as to qualm their angry spirits and douse their souls in a soothing stupor so they will not rise up.
If any of this sounds familiar you should look around. Meat, even in wealthy nations has increased in price with soaring rates. Propagandized institutions continue to promote the idea that meat, dairy, and eggs are unhealthy for people as they casually push a diet of meat substitutes, soy, bugs, alcohol, and drugs to keep you satiated, but why?
The simple answer to all of this is that in manner regards, the average modern man is a slave, not a chattel slave, but a peon or serf tied to where he is born, dying with nothing to his name but debt. Diet should not be your only concern, but it is an incredibly important part of every man’s well being and greatly influences his way of thinking and what he is capable of.
Over the last few years there has surged a recent push to substitute normal meats with the cheaper bug meats, but does anyone actually know the negative health effects of these bugs on the human body? If you don’t I suggest you continue reading, because it’s quite awful. In a study of 300 insect farms, 244 of them contained parasites. Even if you’re lucky enough to eat from the 56 insect farms out of 300 that don’t contain parasites think again, because chitin, the hard outer layer of insects is indigestible to humans and unlike fiber has no health benefits. It just worsens asthma, increases inflammation, and rare forms of several types up to and including a type of spinal cancer called glioblastoma.
Humans were not made to eat bugs en masse. Humans have for their vast history not been vegetarian. Humans have been molded to the diets of hunter gatherers and in general, the closer to their diets you can get, the better.
To put this into perspective, humans and their ancestors have mainly subsided on diets rich in meat and bones for the last 2,500,000 years, owing our large brains almost entirely to these nutrient rich foods. The agricultural revolution occured only 12,000 years ago, and we owe most of our shrinking jaw size, impacted teeth, cavities, and shortened stature to grain heavy diets.
I do not advocate a meat only diet for most, as its just not feesible for the entire world, and in truth some humans have adapted to these modern diets in some ways, or more accurately, regressed into eating mainly grains, vegetables, and fruits. For this reason I suggest a diet adapted to local foods, with meals rich in meats, dairy, and eggs from local sources.
If you eat as a slave, you will begin to think and act like a slave. The elites of the world will continue to feast on expensive meats and dissuade you from feeding your family what makes them strong and healthy. Do not become what they wish for you to become. As always, I’m here in the abyss with you brothers.