Hidey Ho All!
Here it is, 4 in the morning, and I've been having a discussion with someone online, that got my coffee boiling, so I decided it was time to do some ranting. The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey who is without a doubt hanging from the puppet strings of the big agriculture companies as it is, recently hired a Dude by the name of Mike Naig, as his "Deputy Secretary". Northey is quoted as saying that Naigs "background and experience make him a natural fit for the Department.” His experience? Years of being the "Manager of State and local affairs" for Monsanto Corporation.
I live in a State that operates by proxy... It's actions dictated to it by corporate agriculture.
It's not that the corporations, running our society aren't piloted by real people that gets me going, or that those folks aren't held accountable, but that "We the People" have allowed them to weave such an intricate web around our lives. It is WE who have allowed these corporations to become legal "Persons" without consequence. It is WE who have allowed them to firmly grasp our political process by the genitals, and drive our society into the proverbial dirt. We send our young off to die in far away lands, to fight imaginary wars on terror, and the result is only profit for the Military Industrial Complex, and the Oil Giants.
WE allow the big Pharmaceutical Companies to take over our health, and wonder why we're so sick. Our retirement and savings are being gambled away at the Wall Street Casino (Along with our Grandchildren's future,) yet WE don't even whimper. There are no jobs, or decent employment left for most of us except flipping hamburgers, and passing out shopping carts to eager shoppers... Sunday afternoon at Wal-Mart... Pushing our carts from isle to isle, oblivious to the fact that we're cattle. Mindlessly walking down the "Chute" towards the butchering room at a processing plant.
And yes...... WE have allowed our food to become "Soylent Green"!!!
It's not that I'm a "Conspiracy Theorist" mind you, I don't personally believe that some secret group of fat old white men is meeting in clandestine places, and scheming to "Take over the world". Rather, our World, and it's troubles are guided simply by greed. This is a simple motive, born out of emotion, and WE all succumbed to it. We can't exactly blame the Corporations themselves either. WE allowed them to be created in such a way that they resemble a shark. Take the "Great White". It's only purpose in life is to eat, and have babies. Corporations are structured in our modern world with that same single mindedness. They only exist to make money... To cater to greed.
We've become nothing more than a parasitic infection, eating our way through the bowels of the host planet that we call home.
At the end of every (Almost) video I've ever posted over on Youtube, I've included the phrase "We'll get through this". That's because I still have hope for us. We have no other choice, but to wake up. The alternative is unimaginable. WE must change our world, starting with OURSELVES. I associate myself somewhat with those who have developed a "Preparedness mindset", because I see where we are headed. I want to buffer my family's fall. A drug addict must reach a very low point, before they can begin to get "Clean", and crawl out of that addiction "Hole". We're headed to a very dark hole before we can begin making changes, but there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
WE MUST, however begin to change our world starting with ourselves. We have to examine the very building blocks of how we view our lives. We have to begin turning our backs on the dysfunctional system that we created, and take a different path. Even a lot of "Doomsday Preppers" still can't see the forest for the trees, they're supposed to be enlightened to our dark future, yet everything you see about them is buy something, and squirrel it away in a bunker somewhere. Our world view is buy, buy, buy.... as an alternative to doing. We're still feeding the sharks.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Thomas A. Edison
The old cliche about "He who dies with the most toys" is Bullshit. When you are on your death bed, only three things will matter. Did you treat people well, were you happy, and did you leave the world a better place.
Start thinking about how to change our world in your own little way. Plant a garden... Monsanto can sit and spin! Learn skills that you can pass along. Don't tell your friends, and neighbors that the world is ending, but rather point out that it's already in the crapper. Ask how you can help them cope. Find ways to turn your back on our failed system, and then DO THEM!!! Take your money out of the banks... Wall St can F$#k themselves! And as for the so called "Central Bankers"... They control your life through your dependence on the Dollar nipple. Learn to barter, and tell them to piss off! Go to your City Council meeting, and DEMAND that they let people keep backyard chickens.... Tell Tyson to stuff it. Do some exercise, eat better, and tell Pfizer to kiss your healthier A$$.
Don't spend all your time worrying about what the corporate "Minions" in Washington DC are doing either. They're desperate to maintain control of your life yes, but they're also so inept that they can't see the foundations of they're world crumbling underneath them. They invaded Afghanistan twelve years ago (An area smaller than Texas,) and have done everything you might be afraid of there. Foreign troops (NATO) The Army in the streets, Mercenaries (Blackwater), Drones, Concentration camps (Abu Ghraib.) They've poured money, military might, clandestine manipulation, bombs and bullets into a virtual colander, and still..... Even still... The Taliban control most of the landscape.
They're bungling fools, who can't deliver a letter to your mailbox efficiently. Nothing they have ever tried to do, except take your money has EVER worked out. No Federal program has EVER done what it set out to do.... EVER!!!
Don't live your life in fear of these Losers! They are going to fail.
Together, we CAN change the world, one inch at a time. We CAN make a better place for our Children, and Grandchildren. Together, (One step at a time) we CAN "Get through this"!
“The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.”