The UK News Network has again raised the question of Genetically Modified foods and links to a fine article on same. There’s a fair bit of reading in that article and if you are interested, you might also like to try:
This post does not try to summarize those articles but tries to draw together some of the threads. Bill quango recently wrote in a comment: “Let it run. See where this goes. Debt crisis first,” and that would seem to be the first issue here:
1. Priorities. People constantly make decisions based on:
a. immediacy to their interests;
b. available time;
c. how far they feel connected to a topic;
d. negative feelings towards the issue;
e. negative feelings towards those pursuing the issue.
The billions poured in to the climate scam [read any post here], the corrupt people involved at the top and the clearly political ends they are serving, create a resistance to any “green” issues which might well require public attention now. When it’s combined with Marxists being in the vanguard of the green movement, along with new age treehuggers, then that is a turnoff for anyone on the other side of politics which, in turn, suits the book of the highly placed politicians who have a global agenda to pursue, now increasingly unfettered by public scrutiny.
In other words, people, quite rightly, are so disgusted by the Gorites et al, that they can overlook the very issues which the Gorites are hijacking and incorporating in their publicity. It’s a clever strategy.
2. Disconnection of people from the food source. Various bloggers have drawn attention to children, for example, not understanding that milk doesn’t come from cartons in a supermarket but from a cow on a farm. There are other more sinister aspects of this disconnection or let’s call it dislocation – the centralizing of the distribution chain, from source to retail.
In Russia, there are stalls on most street corners, as well as the hypermarts which local government is trying to herd shoppers into. Periodically, they make a clean sweep of the street vendors but the Russian spirit is indomitable and back come the grandmothers and others to sell their wares, usually home produced or form their little patches of land on the outskirts of the city.
Government hates it but it’s a long tradition in Russia and thus hard to suppress. I knew a family where the parents killed the cow on their property, cut it up, bottled the meat and offal, put them in the freezer for winter and then turned to the jams, veges and fruits. People of a certain age are still connected to the source of food.
Not over here. Our sensitivities and relative economic prosperity, compared to the rest of the world, means we accept the major chains being our only food source. If we rebel and go to the corner shop, he has roughly the same distributor anyway.
3. Food is power. If you control the issuance of credit, then you control the nation’s business activity. If you control the food sources by eliminating competition through people’s readiness to give up their connection with the getting of food, then you are giving the controllers, the global powers such as Monsanto et al, the power over your life.
This is still not a major issue for the UK or U.S., as it is in third world nations but it will become an issue as the political agenda of bodies such as the EU or UN reach a critical phase of command and control. It’s very simple – you can either go it alone on a tiny plot of polluted land or you can sign up to the monopolized global source of milk and honey but that carries certain conditions – conditions of voluntary relinquishing of power over your life and that of your family.
A chip in your wrist will allow you your ration of diminishing food supplies – interesting how they will officially and artifically dry up [think Joseph and the Pharoah's silos in Ancient Egypt] – but those supplies are tainted with whatever Monsanto et al wish to put in there. Essentially you belong to the State, which is just another name for the global corporations.
This blog has held for quite some time that James Bond films not only reflect issues of the day, along with the fantasy elements but they also pre-empt many issues. DAD and the Icelandic star wars technology was a case in point. Quantum of Solace squarely addressed the buying up of large tracts and the rationing of water. In the UK, water is still not the issue but food supply is.
4. The disconnection has another effect and that is to blind people to the conditions the animals are in – this Mail article on McDonalds chickens might put you off forever but if you boycott McDonalds, where will you go? They’re all at it. I mean, what the hell can we eat now if the meat which comes to our mouths is obtained in the way that article indicates? If you buy free range, you’re paying through the nose.
It’s perhaps time, maybe on a lazy Sunday, to devote some reading to the issue. You could use the starter links above or do your own sourcing – it hardly matters but what does matter is that we start to look at this issue of food and water a bit more seriously than before. We need to look past the people who have hijacked the issue – the globalists, Marxist greenies and so on – and take our own good, hard look.
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