Here’s another twist in the sorry saga of governmental war on the-most-evil-food-evah.
It used to be the eternal truth (of the moment) that salt is supremely evil – and so of course are you, if you use it. Unfortunately, while faux-authoritative and deafeningly loud pronouncements by bureaucrats on this subject have been legion, empirical evidence for such pronouncements has been very sparse on the ground.
One has suspected this for quite some time and, therefore, one has always indulged in good ol’ sodium chloride with intelligent abandon. Ditto for sugar, trans fats, grill-charred medium-rare flesh (oh, yum!), potatoes, etc. etc. And now comes JustOneMinute, a very clever blog, to report that even rags like the New York Times and “Scientific” American, which can always be relied on to be governmental water carriers, are reporting on the suspicious lack of scientific evidence for the anti-salt hysteria. Maybe they’d finally heard about the military issuing salt pills to troops in hot climes and bothered to look into the reasons. Maybe someone had finally cracked a (non-governmental) biological chemistry textbook and discovered the presence of sodium channels in all cells.
This is very good news. Now if one uses salt, one is not evil after all, just normal.
But it is also bad news. Being normal is so ho-hum, so boring! Perhaps one must take up a life of crime now to fend off the ennui…
Oh, Mayor Bloomschmuck, call your office!