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Allergic to the 21st century

Allergic to the 21st century
June 10, 2009, 08:33:07 PM
From the metaphor-you'd-like-to-ignore dept:

A 10-year-old girl in England has to lead a severely restricted lifestyle because she is effectively allergic to the 21st century.

So far doctors have been unsuccessful in explaining why Molly Harrad has such a severe and rare condition, but they have told her parents she would not have suffered from any of her allergies if she'd been born 100 years ago, England's Daily Telegraph reported.

Molly's allergies prevent her from wearing normal shoes, socks or clothing. She can't come into contact with carpet, and she eats a specially selected packaged lunch under supervision at school, just in case she encounters a food that triggers a reaction.


Re: Allergic to the 21st century
June 16, 2009, 08:02:23 PM
Here's a couple of excerpts from the commentary section:

"Unfortunatly for poor Molly, and her parents, it sounds like she pretty much isn't fit to survive."

"Really, I think it's the 21st century technology that's keeping her alive. A century ago she wouldn't have allergies because she'd be dead."

On the contrary, the rate of major allergies occurring in children has risen sharply over the past few decades. These include allergens to what most people call "staple" foods: wheat, milk, eggs, seafood...freaking fruits and vegetables. As such, this isn't so much a matter of weeding out all the gene-pool mishaps as it is a call for eco-fascist measures: modern man is drowning in a cesspool of our own vile, chemical shit. The 21st century is killing us, for sure.

With this allergy trend in mind, it's not too outlandish to envision a future in which this freak autoimmune disease is more widespread. Imagine a group of modern-day Western people, isolated from the rest of society because they can't wear sneakers or eat cheezbergerz. They would be living not too differently from Paleolithic hominids, but they would probably be healthier and happier than their "normal" contemporaries.

Re: Allergic to the 21st century
June 24, 2009, 02:37:53 AM
We can thank the 21st century for making us this way. Pumping chemicals into our food, soaking every piece of cloth with flaming retardents, teflon poisening, heavy metals, GM crops, medicines and chemical in water supplies, cosmetics, chemical residues from manufacturing processes, air pollution. The healthy life of the 21st century. Molly's body was probably so soaked up with poisens to start with, that her immune system went berserk and developed allergies, and is probably weaker.
Too many people, too many unnatural resources, is it that difficult to see? use hemp instead of wood and oil, use the stupid and sick as fertilizer, now it's all about marketing