At some point we're gonna have some real conversations about

1) how mediocre food forms a leg of the disciplinary and punishment program that is the american prison system, and

2) the intersection of "clean eating," eugenics, & eco-facsism.

But y'all ain't ready for them yet
Okay, maybe some of y'all are ready. Start w/ a personal example:

There are some things i literally cannot eat or I'll have a bad time, to put it mildly. If I'm jailed for a crime I didn't commit, or held political prisoner, I'm not likely to get other options. So I'll get sick.
These things aren't necessarily "dirty" or processed foods. In fact, many processed foods make certain i get enough nutrients in my system without hassle so that i can, y'know, LIVE.

BUT.

The food that they serve in prison is meant, in its form, to be a part of the punishment.
The blandness, mediocrity, & lack of choice is also a more acute form of what gets put on offer in many schools & government bureaucracies, as has already been mentioned, in many replies to this thread.

Prison food is literally intended to provide a base platform of conformity…
…and ALSO to prime a space to force prisoners to recognize "what you're missing." This functions both as a commissary driver and as a punishment in itself: "behave, and you'll get out sooner," or "you're never getting out of here and are being deprived forever for what you did."
Control of food is of massive social & psychological importance. That doesn't even need argumentation or evidence, you just know that already.

And so if the state, warden, guards, & your fellow students/inmates have more control over your food than you do, you will, thus, suffer
All of this comes together in the consideration of the fact that white, abled, eco-fascist eugenicists have co-opted the food access concerns of poor, disabled, & minority communities, wrapped that co-optation up in language about "cleanliness," "hygiene," & "fitness," and then…
…deployed that eugenicist language in a framework of disenfranchisement which often does, yes, exacerbate said real underlying issues.

Said status quo inhabitants glom their co-opted aggrieved status onto real concerns & create a situation of unclarity in which real needs of…
…marginalized & disenfranchised peoples are not only flattened into the demands of members of the status quo, but are in fact overshadowed, subsumed, and erased by said latter group.

And that's still not even all of it.

It's just where I'm stopping for now.
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