Monsanto continues to be regarded as a person while acting like a monster. Please follow this link to take action and resist!
An insidious plutocracy
of earth rapists
oblige my consumption.
They charge me monthly,
until I die.
photo source:Electromagnetic Fountain
Tonight WVIA television presented the 2004 movie Food Inc as a fundraiser. My wife and I viewed it 18 months ago. It was the last time she ate meat.
Here is the beginning of the movie. It sets the tone and gives you a fairly good sense of what is to come:
While the movie deals with many alarming issues in its three segments, the most disturbing is the documentation of Monsanto Corporation’s systematic attempt to control the world seed and food supply through legal intimidation and ruin.
Monsanto is a very evil company. I will call it Mammonsanto:
Another film, The Future of Food is an excellent treatment of Monanto’s attempt to control the food chain. Here is the trailer (go to the website to see the entire film):
Monsanto has lobbied Congress to pass Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety and Modernization Act. It could potentially outlaw human scale agriculture :
And even Glenn Beck seems alarmed:
With this being the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon’s death, it is insulting to note that Mammonsanto has trademarked the word “imagine” as its own:
Imagine no Monsanto, Its easy if you try…
And getting back to WVIA, good job showing Food Inc. Now how about airing Gasland , Bill Kelly! That is what public broadcasting is supposed to be about. (My wife and I have supported WVIA radio for thirty years.)
If you are afraid of sponsor backlash, you are no better than a commercial enterprise. That is not what public broadcasting is supposed to be.
Saw Bill Cosby
(“doctorate in education”)
to the kids
making cute faces
from inside the tube.
Fuck You Kids!
Celebrity and corporations are all part of the same country club. It has always been “okay” to sell crap to children. Just walk down the cereal aisle at a conventional grocery.
We market to children through trusted characters like Doctor Heathcliff Huxtable Hey kids! Eat our trainloads of empty calories made from trainloads of cheap commodities and chemicals. It is sooooooooooooooo good!
And of course, if Bill Cosby thinks it is good – it must be so.
If it is okay to sell bullshit “cereal” to children, it is also okay to jeopardize their water and air. It is all the same mindset: “catch me if you can” -ism.
from the couch
to growl at the sky.
Then looks back at me –
to say goodbye.
Next come the winds,
straight from Hell
all we can do
is bark and yell.
The Earth now an ember
our spirits release…
another failed planet
another failed peace.
Nature knows, it senses and suffers in ways we cannot see.
This current invasion of the Marcellus Shale region is but one front. Corporations want to control the whole game: product,supply,production,distribution, regulation,compliance… They want to patent nature. It is a crime.
Governments continue to be run by adolescent thinkers who control nuclear weaponry.
“Dry Baby dry!” has been Audrey Simpson’s battle cry (and prayer) since she first heard of EnCana’s plans to drill three experimental horizontal gas wells in the Back Mountain region of Northeast Penn’s Woods.
We first met Audrey on January 14, 2010. She was video taping a presentation by EnCana to the Back Mountain Community Partnership. I recall how simplistic and benign EnCana’s presentation was. They did not mention trainloads of chemicals, just some water and sand. When we publicly questioned them, they became defensive and contentious.
After the meeting, Audrey approached Karen, Leanne and I, “We have to organize!”. Then she introduced herself. She had been following this Marcellus “play” for a while and she knew it was bad mojo.
That was the beginning of NoDrillNEPA which eventually merged with Tom Jiunta’s group (Luzerne County Citizens for Clean Water) to become GDAC – Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition.
I called Simpson tonight to discuss the news that EnCana was pulling out of Luzerne and Columbia Counties. We recalled that back in January, we saw this outcome as a remote possibility. Here it was nine months later, and the dream was now reality.
This may be good news for the Back Mountain, but EnCana’s departure is totally fortuitous. Like being spared of small pox while others around you are wasting away.
The Susquehanna, Delaware, Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio remain threatened and suffering. Thousands of fellow citizens continue to be treated as guinea pigs, The Pennsylvania State Constitution continues to be usurped. Citizens will have their properties seized by private entities. Our governor will pay back the gas industry for its contributions to his campaign.
Ours was a chance victory in a large war. This won’t be won without a constitutional battle. For the time being we must do everything we can to help slow, stall, challenge, and ban this supposed juggernaut. Place by place. Day by day.
Otherwise, they will be back.
I would think this EnCana announcement will not effect the continuing attempts to traverse the area with pipeline.
Always remember, the landmen were there when we were not. We must find a way to help struggling family farms. They are the backbone of rural Pennsylvania.
We need to re-think and re-tool for a green humanscale future. It is the only sane path.