The connection between all of the above is…corporations!
Corporate control of the world is very much in place.
Our governments have sold us out to the corporate machine.
Here in Ireland, what happened in the sell-out was very dramatic and actually happened in ONE night, in November 2008, when our elected government signed over the sovereignty of the Irish people in a meeting that took place in the middle of the night with NO minutes recorded!
I could add into the title of this blog: banks; politicians;factory farming; monoculture; media…you can too!
It still boils down to the same fact…it is all connected and quite deliberate!
It’s about control, money, power, greed and to hell with humanity!
And that is the sad fact…we are pushing our own hand-cart to hell!
Banks, oil and arms!
It’s time to clock out of this madness, resign, sign out!
There is a better way…work it out and get on board…
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Mother Earth is in desperate need of people with integrity to look after her interests…for her interests are our interests.
So, what constitutes integrity?
Do any of our leaders possess this quality?
How often do we say, “there goes a person of integrity…”?
Integrity is the “quality or state of being complete”, of being in an “unbroken condition” or state of “wholeness”… entireness, wholeness; the unimpaired state of anything: uprightness: honesty: purity.
The problem with many politicians, who make decisions on our behalf, is that they seem not to possess any of the last three qualities.
I am very concerned about our seed security.
Seed gives us our food…all of our food.
I have spoken about this before and the little I have to say about it resonates deeply with many of you.
Now, the reason that I mention politicians is that all decisions relating to our environment and food security are taken at governmental level and it is at governmental level that the big corporations employ many of their people…to lobby!
There is no integrity in lobbying politicians on behalf of a corporation…that is all about money and back-scratching.
So, back to Mother Earth and who lobbies for her…successfully?
Well, one of my all-time heroes, Tim DeChristopher is in prison for taking direct action to help her.
That is a story worth googling!
There are many organizations like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth who represent us on the front-line.
There are also many people who genuinely care and are concerned and I count myself as one.
The problem is that politicians are very adept at being sly.
Take for example the issue of GMO’s.
Recently, the government here in Ireland allowed this abomination into our country via, “GM Potato Trials!”
Now, who, I ask, would have lobbied for that?
Then there’s the case of Order 81 in Iraq.
Who was behind that?
Do people even know anything about Order 81, imposed by the US government in 2004.
What a break for U.S. corporations, such as Monsanto!
The U.S. imposed 100 Orders on Iraq.
Order 81 was designed to have a major impact on the way farming is done in Iraq.
This order prohibits Iraqi farmers from using saving seeds from one year to the next.
Order 81 prohibits the farmers from using their own seeds, on their own farms, to grow their own crops.
So who supplies the seeds…?
Well, join the dots and look at what’s going on.
Prior to the U.S. invasion, agriculture in Iraq was flourishing.
The Fertile Crescent in Iraq, the cradle of civilization and where farming actually began, had developed a system of farming that was the envy of the world.
There was immense biodiversity and within that was food security.
GMO’s depletes biodiversity, leaving us all tied to the corporations supplying the seeds.
Alarm bells ringing?
Under Occupation, centuries of progress have been destroyed, almost overnight, due to the bombing of the Iraq Seed Bank…how convenient for Monsanto to get a foothold.
How much of this did you know?
As I suspected, the Earth needs a damn good lawyer and fast!
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But, “Sunday, Bloody Sunday,” has become “Endgame, Bloody Endgame,” as the one time singer who articulated the ideals of a generation, turns advocate and spokesperson for the awful, dreadful, death impregnated, GM seed and food corporations of the globe.
The G8 Summit, where the great and the greedy met to plan their attack on an unsuspecting continent, will go down in history as the final chapter in a globalized attack on the poor and downtrodden of our world.
For we all know about India and the almost quarter of a million dirt poor farmers who have taken their lives in all manner of disturbing ways.
That was about seed.
Seed with great advertising and promises behind it, pushing it upon the most vulnerable upon our sacred Earth.
And, if I know…I, a woman living in the remote west of Ireland without television or daily paper, then I am certain that Bono knows all this and more!
After all, did he not spend time with President Obama at the G8 Summit?
The first day of Autumn in the Celtic calendar and the harvest continues. Blackcurrants are being picked at Bealtaine, along with masses of herbs, including Oregano, Chives, Dill and Fennel…though the Fennel in the tunnel is seeding and will be dried and stored for baking purposes later on.
The Plum trees are bearing up well with the wight of the fruit and this will be used for jam and wine. I have planted four Plum trees so far and am also growing some trees from seed.
Yes…it’s hard to believe, but there have been bumper harvest every year at Bealtaine and this is set to continue as the land moves from monoculture in year one to wonderful biodiversity in year seven, with shelter developing and compost heaps bursting…
This is the Fennel in the tunnel this morning, with a good crop of seeds developing.
Apple too are plumping out well…juice, chutneys, pies and crumbles here!
Remember the immense power as a consumer you have…and ultimately, your ability, with others, to control the market…buying Fairtrade and supporting local producers is one way to control the market for the good, rather than giving your precious money and support to the global corporations who wreak havoc on our world…