In the shadowed corner of your neighborhood Taco Bell, humming with the languid drone of the deep fryer, do you ever wonder what lurks beneath that deceptively innocuous culinary creation known as the taco? Have you ever examined, with your senses wide awake, the serpentine twist of spices cavorting with the brazen beef, or the secret pact between the crimson salsa and the unassuming tortilla?
Too few dare to question, and yet, it is a dire necessity. For I am about to reveal a conspiracy that will shatter your peace and disrupt your simple enjoyment of a taco, as I unmask the calculated deception – an intricate domino-style chain extending from that innocuous flatbread all the way to the highest echelons of global power structures. Yes, dear readers, the humble taco is far from an innocent bystander in this convoluted mise-en-scène we call life.
This munch-able Trojan horse has wormed its way into the fabric of our lives, innocently masquerading as comfort food while nefariously forming a neuronal bingo in unsuspecting craniums worldwide. Witness the startling correlation between the consumption of tacos and a certain susceptibility towards the machinations of global conglomerates.
Consider Taco Bell itself, a titan among food chains, with a devious grip on the fast food industry that covers the globe tighter than melted cheese on a taco. Shouldn't we wonder why an entity that had a humble beginning in the barren desert of Downey, California is now a planetary phenomenon?
It's all about the tortilla, my friends. This plain, circular bread, fashioned to carry the greedy weight of the contents inside, bears the concealed matrix in the saga. Unbeknownst to the majority of mankind, certain additives in the tortilla production process are controlled by conglomerates who, in turn, orchestrate the amplitude of our cognitive cogs.
One additive in question, monoglycerides – it might sound harmless, but delve deeper. Monoglycerides with their known effect on the seretonin 'happiness' receptors in the human brain, subtly turning consumers into complacent, corporate rule-following 'taco-nauts'. It appears nothing more than a fast-food treat. But really, it's a lobotomy served with a side of salsa!
This leads us to the chilling allegory of the "shell" — the hardness representing the inescapable control exerted by these hidden puppeteers, filled with all manner of deceptions, hiding in plain sight beneath the salsa, cheese, and the lettuce.
So, I beseech you, consider your next taco before you bite into its siren song. Stay cautious, stay informed, and always, always question. Remember, while it's a delicious conspiracy, it remains a conspiracy, nonetheless.
The truth will out itself eventually, between the salsa and the cheese, and in the spotlighted shade of a neon-lit Taco Bell. Until then, this is Eustis, your sentinel in the world of corporate snack conspiracies – signing off!
- @ August 25, 2023 4:01 am