Posts Tagged ‘Monsanto’

Food Profiteers and U.S. Bills (HR 875 and S 425) in the Longest War against Freedom

July 1, 2009
Thought for today:   What if none of the rulers of the global political scene on either side do anything but disinform in order to hold on to their own power and money?  Blue or red, liberal or conservative, what if the longest war is really on (not just a metaphor for what’s wrong) and nobody in charge is going to bring an end to the insanity of warring normality?  What if taking sides according to the spin of the leaders on either male-dominant side is just a way to divert us from doing anything meaningful about globally escalating encroachments on freedom?  Then you might go another way.  You might find your most authentic self-trust every day, decide who to trust as friends not foes, connect to freedom-loving life where you live and consider how best to live, relieved of the denial about the longest war.  Once you start to see, you break free. Meanwhile, consider opposing the pending U.S. food fascism and pro-Monsanto-esque bills (HR 875/S 425) or any derivations rattling sabres against the people right now.   Taking action on the topic of food in a faltering global agri-corporate economy could mean life and breath.
It’s also enough to make you wonder about the science compiled by a male Harvard researcher in his ironically titled book, Demonic Males [critiqued in categories of this blog].  The Christian tradition included the notion of the devil coming as an angel of light.  Post-Christian scientists have every literary right to call warring and deceitful male behavior “demonic.” The question for every woman and every man is how are you going to live once you face the truth without wearing blinders to what we wish weren’t so?

If Jesus is there to help, now in a demonic age of nuclear and other poisons to the planet would be a good time.
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Frenchwoman takes on Monsanto (An End to Corporate Food Fascism?)

June 25, 2009

It won’t be twittered today, because it’s not tiny-url immediately breaking news told in few bits of type.  But it deserves repeating that we all might want to educate ourselves about food politics in the longest war. And a Frenchwoman, Marie-Monique Robin, has shown the way.

From http://www.responsibletechnology.org/, excerpts from a report on Marie-Monique Robin, Director of The World According to Monsanto:  “… filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin has received 20 awards for her investigative documentaries filmed around the world. She is the recipient of the prestigious “Prix Albert Londres,” equivalent to the French Pulitzer, and … the Laurier du Sénat (The Senate Laureate, The Award for the Best Political Documentary), FIGRA’s Best Investigative Documentary Award, The Award of Merit from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA / United States), and The Critics’ Award at Cairo’s Cinema Festival, among others. Her book The Photos of the Century: 100 Historic Moments has more than 700,000 copies in print in seven languages.  Ms. Robin spent three years working on The World according to Monsanto, beginning with four months of intensive internet research examining declassified documents, leaked internal files, scientific studies, trial transcripts, articles, and first hand accounts of whistleblowers. The film actually shows Ms. Robin doing internet searches, identifying incriminating documents that are also available to everyone. She then takes us with her to four continents where she verifies the information and sheds more light on Monsanto’s outrageous behavior and impact. The film debuted in Europe in February 2008, and has since been shown in 15 countries and purchased by 20 international channels. Her accompanying book, which came out at the same time, became an immediate bestseller in French, and is being translated into 10 languages. The revelations in her film and book have generated a wave of anti-GMO and anti-Monsanto sentiment worldwide.”

This revolution for food freedom, Twitter isn’t covering.  Twitter can’t.  To talk about it requires more than sound bites.

Here’s the DVD cover you probably have never heard about [and its bottom-line cynicism that in the food phase of the longest war, the biotech giants — soulless companies required by shareholder investment law to make corporate profits (and not health of the people and the planet) their primary mission — cannot possibly have freedom-loving people’s best interests at heart]:

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Ms. Robin and I have not met, I’m no publicist and there’s no money coming my way for anything commented upon in this blog.  It should no longer astonish me — for Nemesis’ sake, I blog about hypocrisy in prevailing media-manipulated culture  —  when I check current news to learn (as I did today) about something amazing (like the work of Ms. Robin) that mainstream mass-and-social media in the US had not brought to my attention.

The greatest joy of blogging is the chance to share with others what ought to be communicated but usually isn’t.   Here’s also a picture on their terms of a couple of dogs (Luce and Lucky) who without need of the ASPCA have been good friends:

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More on the longest war’s man-made hell for women

May 28, 2009

The new movie,  Drag Me to Hell, all over MovieFone’s home page in oversized advertisement for the weekend — it’s big enough culturally to warrant extra treatment as part of the resistance to misogyny (see also posts below).  Here’s another online image from the film:

This film betokens the dilemma for women in this tokenized, pornified, can’t-you-take-a-joke time of man-made hypocrisy keeping men installed as the normative type of human, the male human, designed for Man-God worship by females everywhere.

This from the Pasadena Star-News, so near Hollywood, in an article identifying Spiderman-famed Sam Raimi’s discussion of the young woman vs. the old woman of his new movie [my notes in brackets]:   “She [the young woman] commits the sin [after all, doesn’t the Man-God mythos of Judeo-Christianity charge another young woman with the sin of being the downfall of man] – the sin of greed [being that she is a modern young woman needing a job in order to eat —  given the reign of man-made agribusinesses like Monsanto and the few remaining personal garden plots — and as a citizen in the man-made money economy, thus she has a job in the housing finance industry run by top men for a male-designed international banking institution now in partnership with the top-male US government and top-men governmental lenders in places like China].  And [continues Sam Raimi] I wanted the audience to sin with her and make that choice to throw the old woman out of her house [followed by an old woman in violent images to movie audiences as a hellish she-demon].”

Staff writer Rob Lowman in Pasadena provides no feminist analysis, without saying why, but it’s a post-modernist, post-feminist, post-structuralist time, haven’t you heard?

Know how to tell a man is lying?  His lips are moving.   It’s an old AA joke (change alcoholic for man), but consider the source, a “spiritual” group where origination-of-the-12-steps credit goes to married men who didn’t give credit to the long-suffering wives without whom they would have died under bridges in drunk funks and never started their “God as you understand Him” program of sobriety which only works to keep a small percentage of folks sober in any event.   Today with what’s also at the movies, I’m not seeing spiritual programs based on Him as God  being part of anybody’s solution for authentic freedom.

Might as well offend as many as possible while I’m on a rant, and religion is always a way to do that.    The level of offense taken about religion usually signifies the depth of the mental programming.  God, Schmod, whatever may Infinitely Exist to help us is not made in man’s image, nor man in “His.”  And certainly not Sam Raimi.

You are the resistance

May 26, 2009

Today’s “Hawt” top post on the wordpress.com blog follows these words with an image and chatty commentary.  Need I say more about the longest war?  The girls selling out the other girls, what Mary Daly called token torturers.  Women in service to men’s lives as if it’s a good (because “Hawt”) thing.

From Monsanto’s attempts to patent and genetically modify the global food supply — to globally distributed movies which never show meaningful bonding among women (but only women’s roles in service to men’s lives, even Amelia Earhart’s character  being co-opted this weekend at the multi-plex by Mormon mindscrubbed Amy Adams playing adoration to Ben Stiller in the Museum blockbuster series) —the longest  war continues its high-tech way.

Nobody needs John Connor, Terminator Salvation or the Governator.  If you’re viewing this and want victory for womankind in the longest war, you are the resistance.

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Robert Pattinson is looking for fun

Good news girls – Robert Pattinson is officially single. I [attribution to a female-named writer] waltzed over for a little flirt as soon as I saw him at the AmFar charity dinner in the exclusive Hotel du Cap in Antibes. After warming him up by telling him […]”

Instead of Miss Legs Akimbo above, here’s an image not being pitched to women today, the real Amelia Earhart:

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