In a re-reading of The Warrior Diet (by Ori Hofmekler), he makes an interesting hypothesis: we are controlled by our diet. By eating regularly, 3 to 6 times per day, this makes us docile and more easily ruled. Hungry people get pissed off, fight, want to shake things up --- in essence, be warriors. Food is a way of control. Much like an animal in the zoo, we become lazy and tame if we're fed regularly.
This sounds, to me, almost Matrix-like. Give 'em food, give 'em drugs (legal and illegal), give 'em low-brow entertainments, you've got 'em!
Anyone else have thoughts here?
BTW: Ori was interviewed on this site. His ideas about diet are held in pretty low regard; but I find the philosophical aspect quite interesting..