The entire story of this blog can be summed up in one word. Confidence. From the day I went from a disparaging stranger to first commenting to Wolfe in an effort to initiate the conversation we never had, almost six years ago now, the entire episode was all about confidence. Why would a keen thinker even bother trying to explain herself to a promiscuous dude selling health food in the first place? It all comes down to confidence, and in my case familial abuse. I thought for a long time before I even tried talking about my ideas to him, and then a lot of emotional upheaval took place which has led me to where we are now.
There are good elements and bad, in terms of consequences. I offer up a far more well rounded and arguably useful package now, since I have always been reasonably good at breaking down complex subjects into terms that even my not-particularly-interested friends could understand. I am less inclined to be flashy for a small audience, rather than down to earth and faintly comedic for a slightly larger one. You may not listen, and you may choose to block it out, but at least I now get a hearing in the first place.
There are several things which came to my attention have assured me that I was right and David Wolfe is/was wrong to ignore me:
A report, possibly two relevant reports, have indicated that GMO has failed to do anything at all for world hunger, as predicted in the writing he did not care to discuss with me.
Yanis’ view indicates that I am right in my thinking in relation to the ethics of allowing corporations to legally challenge governments. We have been at the mercy of false information via discreet lobbying for years, and now we are to get less than discreet legal challenges to force us to live according to profit makers’ wishes. Also as predicted in the original book.
The information on the European Union, provided for the referendum, indicates that the US encirclement policy against Putin is indeed at the heart of these not-particularly-nice trade deals we are being told we have to negotiate. (ditto) We are all supposed to form a giant trading circle around Russia. This is unhelpful, childish and stupid, and frankly I have more respect for Russia as a result.
The Asean nations may be quite happy to go along with this, but the Asean nations have a host of different costs and benefits to Europe. I always previously thought of Europe as being the responsible continental bloc, with less pressure in terms of suffering populations and being more fussy about food in particular, I imagined that the EU would save the world from the mortgage on life that GM has been turned into by American corporatism. As the German chemical companies are also rather keen on modifying genes to accommodate chemical profit-making, this is not going to be the case.
I am sorry Wolfe. I am sorry that I am not also 22, blonde, wearing a bikini or whatever your limited criteria is for speaking to people without messing about like a squirming five year old for several years. I am sorry that I am not a confident person. I am sorry that I thought that you would understand anything that I had to say.
It is a shame that I was going through so much at the time that I did not just dismiss him as an idiot instead of putting myself through all this in order to come back to the point where I appreciate my own mind. I could have lived without the food related self torture too. That side of things isn’t his fault, if I hadn’t bothered actually speaking to him at all, I could have avoided any of it. Discovering that he is even more insecure than I am in some respects, clouded my vision even further.
For the benefit of the rather stupid science ‘experts’ I frequently come across online – here is a short, concise description of what GMO actually does.
Patenting a seed, and then suing landowners if that seed is blown onto their land is a bit like granting the company doing it ‘God-like’ powers for the purposes of profit. It would have been very easy for a supposedly ‘God-fearing’ nation like America to simply spot the ethical problem with this and make an ethical decision that life is not patentable. They did not.
As with the Green revolution, where the USA sent chemical-treated seeds in an effort to feed the starving, instead of paying a blind bit of attention to local foodstuffs and issues with land, profit is at the heart of American altruism. All that happened was that small landowners were put out of business in favour of larger landowners who could afford equipment and chemical supplies to support the growing of unsuitable and unsustainable crops which did not provide year round food availability. This led in one notable case to a poorer village having to feed the next village, the next village having been stupid enough to agree to accept American donations. GM simply took the Green Revolution a step further. According to America, the entire world should pay them for growing food. This is what TTIP will lead to. It is a social and capitalist revolution, not one of altruism or concern for others.
Nature is extremely good at coping with interference. The only thing GM actually does in terms of reducing pesticide or herbicide use, is ensure that ecosystems develop systems for defence against man-made chemicals. This means that the aforementioned chemical company gets to invent another chemical, and stays in business indefinitely, passing the costs of development on to the idiots that agreed to this moronic system in the first place. It is only a matter of time before, like the movie, the Americans produce a crop which can be watered only with Coca Cola.
GM may have saved the papaya, but it kills thousands of suicidal Indian farmers every year. Yes, of course these people matter.
TTIP, TTP etc means that the very very large chemical companies will have the right to challenge any government objecting to feeding the population with GM food. They have already sneaked in a few without telling us, and now they will insist on the same non-labelling policy in Europe that they have inflicted on the American population. This will ultimately lead to a global disaster of mammoth proportions, with the double whammy of chemical resistance and no labelling. Who cares, right?
In addition, TISA can still allow American health companies to lobby for the right to invade our health services. You can look forward to lots of not very tempting bad food advertisements, in tandem with solutions for health problems you need never have had. That is how America works, and they would like us to share their bad management for fun and profit.
Do you want to exist in corporate slavery, to please a few lobbyists and politicians too stupid and irresponsible to see the consequences of their actions?
Do you want to live in a world where you are effectively forced to spend a large part of your life ill, in order to pay someone to make sure you do not become even more ill?
Do you want a world of opportunity, or do you prefer to live in a world where you have to toe the corporate line, whether that is about what you eat or what you do for a living?
Do you want to put up a barrier to your own entry to a market, whether that be by being a small landowner, growing whatever you want rather than being told, as many Americans are, that you cannot grow food on your own land because it doesn’t fit in with the fascist regime? Or by starting a business in an impossibly regulated market?
Do you want private prisons and capital labour?
Do you want armed police turning up if you milk your own cow? (yes, this has already happened in the US of A.)
Do you want an inferior, uncritical corporate education to enable you too to cheer people like Trump?
Do you want to be denounced by a faceless PR company or even your own doctor if you speak out against any of this?
If this is what you want, keep going as you are, because that is the future we are looking at. Sit and play some more Candy Crush Saga, and see if that helps. Make sure that you rid yourself of conscience, self directed thought or any feeling that you can do anything about it. Look forward to corporate militia, because once the stupid politicians and corrupt individuals willing to agree to this retire to their tax haven, this is what you are left with.
Right, Mr Superhero, read it and weep. Move your ass, if you know how