Friday, May 17, 2013

Monsanto, GMOs and Fascism

Recently, President Obama signed HR 933 which contained a line item he was powerless to veto. Said “line” was written by Monsanto itself. It basically states that Monsanto cannot be sued in the future IF we discover that GMO products were harmful after all.

Many countries, for example, the European Union, have already determined that GMO products are not safe.

Monsanto had its hired minions endorse the bill as if it was their own, much like most pharmaceutical research is written by “ghosts” from its own ranks, only to be endorsed as their own research by well compensated “independent researchers.”
What happened to the government elected by the people, for the people and of the people? If it is not dead, it is comatose. What we have now is government of corporations, for corporations and of corporations. This, my friends, is the definition of Fascism. Since this ugly word connotes the likes of Hitler and Mussolini, you may think I am being too harsh. Perhaps; I only wish to point out that our health is not the supreme law of the land. Profit is.


At May 17, 2013 at 2:12:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Powerful, interesting and unsettling. I totally agree with the heart of your message.

However, here’s a thought -- the definition of fascisim has been altered over the last few years to mean something entirely different than it’s original meaning.

The actual definition is:

Fascisim -- a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and usually race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of internal opposition.

In more detail, where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the “national interest”—that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it.

It seems to me that we’re in the reverse of that process now. Corporations are requiring the government to make laws that are in their own “corporate interest” as they conceive it (and they’re selling this to the public that it’s in the public interest).

The real threat of a dictator no longer lies with the government figure head we call “President” – it’s the corporate interests who run the government from behind the scenes.

What we’re experiencing, at the hand of both parties, in terms of a corporate take-over of the government is its own form of dangerous tyranny, but it’s not fascism, regardless of how certain political entities have attempted to re-define the word for their own purposes.

My concern about the alteration of the meaning of words is that when we collectively forget what the real term means, we won’t know it when we actually see it. And, of equal concern, we won’t recognize what’s really going on and who’s really running the show right now.

In my view, Obama, Bush, Clinton... they were never in charge – they’re merely the mask power puts on to obscure the truth of what’s really going on back stage.

Food for thought, anyway.

At May 20, 2013 at 9:08:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My niece recently stopped eating a number of items to help ease her babies colic, and then gradually re-introduce them... CORN was the biggest aggravator!?! I have a read an article that hypothesizes that the problem with gluten and peanuts that exploded recently can be traced back to the problem with monsanto corn - simply a educated guess... but definitly worth investigating since the problems is so major!

At July 11, 2013 at 6:34:00 PM PDT , Blogger LRea said...

Both of you are right. The definition of Fascism may also include Corporate + Government ruling over the people. History tells that certain powerful (Corporate)banks have helped Napoleon Bonaparte, Stalin, Hitler,etc to execute power, wars, etc, over the people. They are all in bed together. Today, this type of fascism can also be called "State/national Capitalism" (=China's new gov's name); But still, regardless of the name we use to perfecty define the system of government we have right now in America, ,the truth of the matter is , we are currently living in a totalitarian/oligarchy government.
The video below is a perfect educational explanation:

At July 11, 2013 at 6:40:00 PM PDT , Blogger LRea said...

From modern history till now, powerful corporations (such as banks)have always worked with governments to execute power over the people(all fascist nations have done that). One cannot live without the other, so they ally with each other to fulfill their own agendas together, such as execute control, create wars, etc together. Both the definitions of Fascism above are correct.


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