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April 10th, One Day Without Shoes (or Comprehension)

Today is a day in which a company encourages you to go barefoot for a day (the website for this year has been mostly scrubbed of overt branding; criticism and backlash against this cynical corporate venture must be growing)  of in order to ‘raise awareness’ and ‘help children’ the world over.  Oh, and let’s not forget profit from the gullibility and ignorance of people.   I’ve discussed how Tom’s Shoes plays on peoples ignorance in a previous post and thus shall not linger too long on how despicable this ad campaign is.   I will repost a quick summary, just so we’re all aware of the how crappy this one-day nonsense actually is.

“Companies like Tom’s shoes take White Liberal Guilt and build a empire on the fuzzy feel good notion of helping others just by buying their brand of shoes.  Hey, what could be wrong with getting shoes and having another pair donated to a needy person elsewhere on the globe?  The notion of BOGO or “buy one, give one” is a cagey play by Tom’s as it exploits our altruistic instincts; we want to be good generous people, we want to be seen as people that help.  It is a nice feeling, but should nice feelings escape critical examination?  Of course not, especially when the noxious tentacles of greed are wrapped firmly around our feel-good assumptions about a product or service. NEWSFLASH – The poor of the world do not need more shoes!  Sustainable jobs, debt forgiveness, clean water (etc.) – hell yes, but shoes, unless they are edible are far down the frakking list.”

   Yah, you get to raise awareness.  Awareness of a brand of shoes that is playing you for your altruistic notions in order to flog their product.  So when you see the people walking around barefoot today make a note, these are also the same shallow people who do not bother with doing their research and as a result have wholeheartedly bought into the superficial lies of a misanthropic corporate entity.

Celebrate a day without shoes indeed.

Worried about Big Pharma and what corporate sponsored doctors are going to do with you?  Worried your tinfoil hat is one size too small and “they” are on to you?  Worried and misplacing your skepticism about science based medicine?  This news  article from the CBC is for you.

“A Quebec woman rushed to hospital after undergoing an overnight detoxification spa treatment involving intense sweating has died.  The woman, 35, died late Friday afternoon in a Drummondville hospital, said Quebec provincial police.

She and another woman were hospitalized after undergoing a detoxification treatment at the Reine de Paix farmhouse in Durham, a small town near Drummondville.

“The treatments consisted of a process of sweating by being all wrapped in plastic with mud, and also with blankets,” said Sgt. Éloise Cossette. Both women were also encased in cardboard boxes.

They were both unconscious when emergency services arrived at the rented farmhouse early Friday morning.

This would be an easy post to write if the women had just been hospitalized for severe dehydration and loss of electrolyte balance.  One woman regained consciousness, the other did not.  Learning that alternative medicine is utter bullshit at the cost of your life is unacceptable.

At least 10 people were undergoing the detox treatments at the time, which lasted for several hours, and did not include drinking water.

Police are investigating the farmhouse, which is being rented by a woman who offers an initiation to Reiki, a practice developed by a Japanese Buddhist in the 1920s.”

Ah, Detoxification, Reiki, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, the list of ways for people to be bilked out of their money grows daily.  Sadly, the death count continues to grow as evidenced by this latest tragedy.

It is a truism, gullible people do stupid things.  However, they should not have to pay with their lives.  Alternative medicine is a fracking lie.  What is worse, its a fracking lie that kills people.

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