…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
“Best before 09/05/16” says the proud statement on my post-modernist shaped, disposable, non-refillable glass salt container. Alas, it is already May 2017 and I boldly risk my health and use the contents as my fancy takes me.
There is, allegedly Jewish, fable – The grocer’s store and storeroom are heaped high with bags of salt. “My God,” says the visitor, “you must sell a lot of salt.” The grocer shakes his head sorrowfully. “I don’t. But the man who sells me salt, can he sell salt.”
Today those superior salesmen sell pink salt, sea salt, Blue Persian salt, Himalayian salt, Smoked Cyprus salt, Dead Sea salt and for all I know, halal salt and organic salt. In fact, in my forays to other peoples’ pantries I noticed a container of black salt, specifically Black Cyprus salt, not green salt or, thank God, rainbow salt for the 2-3% of population, whose numbers are inflated by the Main Sewer Media to appear to be at least 30%.
There are chemicals to make salt green or any politically correct colour, synthesised by European organic (see! Organic, must be good) chemists in 19th century; enough to fool the easily fooled progies.
This marketing, which in normal societies would require a custodial sentence, of course could be a reaction on unintelligent and often barely rational attack on salt by charlatans of different stripes. Too much salt, as too much water, alcohol, sugar, tobacco and television, is unhealthy. Some can stand more, some less. Some human beings on a steady diet of ABC and SBS programmes manage to live relatively normal lives in sheltered workshops of public service, academia, trade union conglomerates and politics.
Similar to the invasion of Europe by the undocumented (i.e. passport burning or ditching) migrants – adding too much salt into stale pork stew will not help.
Some perhaps do it deliberately so that the stew will be willingly thrown out and the masters will start something new, like curry or sheep eyes stew.
We have written here about charlatans of the world united -
and I would recommend reading it all again, if only to deepen your depression.