Someone gave us some “tofu milk” and some “vegan rice milk” they didn’t want. It comes as a powder. If we run out of real milk, I’ve been mixing up a batch of one or the other for my morning coffee. It’s not too bad. If you’re desperate.
Reading the ingredients on the rice milk, I find one of them is “evaporated cane juice”. Seriously; who are we kidding, hippies? “Cane juice”? I’m pretty sure it’s not bamboo we’re talking about. It must be sugar cane. That’s right; we don’t like added sugar, but we like the taste, so we’ll use sugar and call it something else. It’s not sugar. It’s “evaporated effing cane juice”. How dare you say otherwise. What are you, a racist teabagger?
I’ve seen “evaporated cane juice” listed on some hippie kids’ cereal boxes, along with warnings about how corporations hurt animals and kids!
Call it “raw cane sugar” if you want to be accurate. But no– you don’t want to be accurate. You want to be deluded. You want to fool yourself and hope no one else notices. It feels better. And instead of “statist” or “totalitarian” you call yourself “progressive”. That makes it all better, doesn’t it? Just use the language differently. Now it all sounds perfectly wonderful, and anyone who calls you on it is a bad person.
Don’t anyone come on here and say I’m being unfair by conflating the use of “evaporated cane juice” with statism. Note the aforementioned cereal box– it does that all by itself. The same people who can’t be honest about adding sugar are warning us against corporations (while profiting in selling sugar-laced cereal to kids). It’s all part of the same culture, people.