Polistra has observed before
that the strange Substance Superstition
or Material Taboo
was largely owned by Bircher types back in the '50s but is now owned by the Commies. = = = = =Reprinting from 2008:
The 'organic' fetish includes a perfectly standard and predictable set of taboos:
Hates fluoride in water
Hates pasteurized milk
Hates tobacco and alcohol
Tends toward vegetarian, not always total
Favors 'organic' or 'health' foods
Loves exercise, especially mass calisthenics
These were an intrinsic part of Hitler's program, and they came from an earlier German hippie-like movement (die Wandervogel).
From 1945 to 1970, you could predict with about 75% certainty that an American who held these preferences would be a Bircher.
Consider the right-wing general in Dr Strangelove, constantly afraid that Commies were "preverting his vital bodily fluids." Only slightly parodied: the Birch types really did talk that way.
After 1970, you could predict with about 75% certainty that a body-purity fanatic was a Commie.
The taboo switch corresponds exactly with the official switch of American Leftism from the universalist Marx to various forms of Fascist-derived identity politics in 1968. The taboos came into the Left directly from hippiedom, not from the Birchers. Just as they had come to Hitler from the Wandervogel, not from prissy aristocrats.= = = = =End reprint
Now we're seeing an official manifestation
of the switchover on fluoridated water, as the Establishment "scientists" (i.e. Commies with PhD's) are starting to worry about fluoride.
Contradictorily, this coincides with an official disdain
of vaccine worries. The latter doesn't make sense; the Establishment doesn't work against its own cherished superstitions....
Ah, now I see. The problem with vaccines is mercury. Mercury is a serious poison, though the autism connection is highly dubious. We can't have people talking about mercury as a poison, because that will interfere with the forcible implantation of Compact Fluorescent Lamps.
Now it makes sense. Watch for a campaign to portray Tungsten as a horribly deadly poison while soft-pedaling Mercury.