Say What?

     Something “out there” is seriously wrong. You know it; I know it. But is it a unitary thing, or merely the sum of all the little things that currently bedevil us? It can be hard to tell.

     I can’t shake the sense that there’s a monster lurking in the shadows, peering now and then around trees and the corners of buildings. If you’re quick enough, you can catch a glimpse of it before it pulls its head in. Yet that glimpse doesn’t reveal it to be anything monstrous-looking. Rather, it appears somewhat banal. Nothing to write home about. Certainly not an apex predator with us on its menu.

     Who was it that said that the banality of evil is among its greatest assets? I think he had something there.

     Yes, something specific did touch off this rant. Here it is:

     Just when you think the elites can’t possibly get any more out of touch, they do. One year after the Grand Poobahs of the Wall Street Journal told us to save money by skipping breakfast, the CEO of Kellogg’s tells us to eat cereal for dinner. While the muttonheads at the White House tell us the economy is strong, the moneyed class gives us helpful, money-saving tips in these difficult economic times.


     Here are the full details from the Post Millennial:

     “The cereal category has always been quite affordable, and it tends to be a great destination when consumers are under pressure,” [Kellogg’s CEO Gary] Pilnick said. “We gotta reach the consumer where we are, so we’re advertising about cereal for dinner.”

     “When you think about the cost of cereal for a family versus what they would otherwise do,” he added, “that’s gonna be much more affordable.”

     That stunned me so effectively that I was unable to speak or move for more than a minute. Even now, more than an hour after encountering it, I still find it difficult to believe that Pilnick was fully conscious of what he was saying.

     I’ve suspected for some time that the destruction of America’s social, economic, and political achievements has somehow been centrally planned and executed. A statement such as Pilnick’s helps to fuel that suspicion. “Accept and adjust to the decline in your fortunes, citizen. It’s not going to be reversed any time soon…if ever.”

     When the “messaging” takes on this coloration, it becomes impossible to believe that it’s not all being centrally orchestrated. Watch the talking heads. If they try to downplay Pilnick’s comment and slide it into the memory hole, we’ll know that it was an unplanned, premature disclosure. Alternately, if we hear more such get-used-to-poverty messages, we’ll know that the Establishment is confident that it’s well protected against our displeasure and is ready to proceed to the final stage of our subjugation.

     Happy Leap Day, by the way. Get your leap in early to beat the rush.


Skip to comment form

    • Divemedic on February 29, 2024 at 8:58 AM

    A guy who sells cereal for a living, telling Americans to eat cereal for dinner isn’t really that shocking to me.

    1. Simple, superficial explanations work well on simple, superficial people. You’re not one such, so don’t act like it; it ill becomes you.

  1. Know what else is really, really good for dinner in times like these? Gruel. Good ol’ gruel, just like great-grandma used to make. Mmmm-mmmm GOOD!

    • OneGuy on February 29, 2024 at 10:19 AM

    I skip breakfast.  But I like cereal.   occasionally I do in fact choose to eat cereal for either lunch or dinner.  I typically choose one of those cereals that has a complete vitamin and mineral supplement.  So when I do eat a cereal meal I skip my multi vitamin for that day.  I don’t skip my multi-vitamin on the days I eat a meal of meat, potatoes and a vegetable.     My cereal meal is probably the healthiest meal I eat.

    I am not trying to suggest we should eat cereal for dinner and I’m not trying to convince anyone who doesn’t care for cereal that they should eat it.  While many cereals are designed to appeal to children, i.e. too sweet or flavored, there are good cereals available and there is nothing wrong with them.

    1. OG, no one is trying to “run down” cereal. I’m not, anyway.

    • Seething on February 29, 2024 at 12:34 PM

    I’m sure Klaus Schwab heartily approves of eating more cereal as a gentle transition to the WEF bug menu. According to the FDA’s “Food Defect Level Handbook,” the following is entirely acceptable in your cornmeal:

    Insects:  Average of 1 or more whole insects (or equivalent) per 50 grams

    Insect filth: Average of 25 or more insect fragments per 25 grams

    Rodent filth: Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 25 grams OR Average of 1 or more rodent excreta fragment per 50 grams

    MMMM, scrumpdillyicious!

    • J J on February 29, 2024 at 1:51 PM

    Government and big business, including the food companies, are in it together.

    Introducing Kellogg’s Frosted Bugs cereal, great for all your meals.

Comments have been disabled.