No more sleeping
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.
We took mister NoFrack Sign along, hoping to raise some consciousness. Also, we knew there was always a possibility his image might make the national media. At the very least, we thought him a conversation starter.
As we walked to the National Mall, it became clear this event would include costumes, signs, and a festive sense of play. The closer we got, the more we realized it would also to be well attended.
We were unable to get near the stage or jumbo-trons so we carried our sign along Constitution Avenue. We were greeted by many call outs from New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia people. We spoke with folks who were active in the fight, and we were formally interviewed by an area weekly. People were constantly taking pictures of the sign and asking what it meant. Many thought it was a reference to the television show Battle Star Galactica which, we were told, uses the word “frack” as a euphemism for the word “f*ck”. One guy even shouted out “Yea, that’s right, stop using fake curse words!”
Let freedom ring!
Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. ~Sid Caesar
we are not hostage
to foreign oil
we are hostage
Built a huge ball of masonry
Upon a mountaintop.
Then they went to the valley below,
And turned to behold their work.
“It is grand,” they said;
They loved the thing.
Of a sudden, it moved:
It came upon them swiftly;
It crushed them all to blood.
But some had opportunity to squeal.