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Recent rally against Monsanto and a little not-so-very-recent

At a recent rally in Downtown Colorado Springs… Mark made some good points about Monsanto. Here’s some more.
You remember, as do I, how exactly Monsanto got busted back in the late 70s with the Paraquat Pot?
Paraquat is one of their signature lines of “weed” killers, herbicides, such as Agent Orange and Roundup.
The company li(n)e is and was that there was no evidence that soldiers exposed directly to Agent Orange had (significantly) higher incidence of cancer than soldiers not exposed to it. Denial because they were being sued. Well, other herbicides they make, RoundUp and Paraquat, contain the same type of chemical, not the active ingredient, but a side-product of the chemical reactions to manufacture the “goodies”. A class of chemicals called Dioxins. Their harmful nature ranges from damn that’s freakin’ scary to OhMyGod we’ve kicked open the doors of Hell and those are esoteric chemical-talk terms. If you don’t recognise them then you’re not a chemist.
At the high end of the spectrum is where the product was burned. As in, soldiers usually on punishment detail raking up the dead plants and burning them.
Monsanto didn’t out themselves, nor did the Army. The DEA did instead, by publishing a warning that they had been spraying Paraquat JUST LIKE AGENT ORANGE and J.L.A.O, if you inhaled the burning product it could cause you to die and cited an Army Agent Orange study. The one the Army and Monsanto and Dow and Dupont were denying ever existed. So, the Army stopped using Agent Orange. Big deal, they still use the other chemicals that have that same nasty little add-on, the part they can’t get rid of without destroying the goodies, the Dioxins.
Now how much would you pay? Monsanto and the U.S. (taxpayers) government paid a settlement in 1983 that equalled about a weeks worth of hospitalization for each veteran who was diagnosed before then. NONE for anybody diagnosed afterward and certainly none for the South VietNamese, Filipino, Thai or other allies who were also sprayed with the shit. They sprayed it around U.S. bases so the native vegetation wouldn’t be so overgrown that people could walk right up to the fence. They Still Do.
Then there’s the Monsanto and Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds connection, tobacco bred to be resistant to A.O. or more specifically, RoundUp.

Yep, there was a video article on the NOVA television program in 1990 describing Genetically Modified Organisms and of course, Monsanto was the star of the show. One of their projects was with Big Tobacco growing successively more resistant plants. See, with the herbicides, they only work when the plant is above ground, sprouted.
After the cash crop, in this case tobacco, WHICH IS TYPICALLY USED BY LIGHTING IT ON FIRE and inhaling the toxic smoke, has sprouted, no more Agent Ora RoundUp. So they have to kill the weeds before the cash crop sprouts. Doesn’t, however, kill the seeds of the weeds like the farmer needs. But at the end of the show, there were tobacco plants being sprayed directly with RoundUp and living.
Tobacco is stupidly poisonous just by itself. What Monsanto isn’t telling anybody, you won’t see it in that warning label the Big Corporations like to whine and snivel about when they say how badly picked upon they are at the hands of liberal judges and juries waa waaa tort reform waa waa waaa had to pay a couple hundred bucks for every dead person in Bhopal waaa waaa waaa..

You won’t see that warning label saying “Warning: this product probably contains Dioxins from herbicide spraying”.
Monsanto was also doing something with Genetically Modified Organism potatoes. Who’s the biggest single market for potatoes? McDonalds. Think about that the next time you’re chewing those fries.
Go ahead and smoke you a ciggie afterwards, it’ll help you to not think about it.

But here in this graveyard, it’s still no man’s land…

The countless white crosses
in mute witness stand
To man’s blind indiff’rence
to his fellow man
And to a whole generation That were butchered, and Damned.
Sacrifice is something that makes holy. Not “something that makes dead”.
The last surviving Canadian veteran of World War One died last night. He was 15 when he enlisted, and when the Canuckistan Army found out they didn’t send him into the meat grinder. That’s good.
There were millions of others not so lucky, many of them recruited using false ID and the Armies “unofficially” consented. Wink wink nudge nudge know what I mean, Ay? Make a (dead) man out of the lad.
Then the segue into the REAL meat of the story, the “shared sacrifice” of Canucks and Yanks to “make a better (Superior Culture) world for the Afghans”
Lyin’ sacks of shit, those propagandists.

Building a nation wasn’t the goal and they know it. Making revenge against a Boogie-Man phantom who might not be alive even. A Goldberg for our Big Brother to stand nobly against. Give us your freedoms and your servitude and your service or Le Tonton Osama will get you and blow up your buildings.

So they “baptize” sanctify this “sacrifice” that is really just another murder in the ongoing Mass Murder Spree by the Modern Great Powers, by equating a Canadian Soldier getting blown away by an IED in Afghanistan with the Millions who were caused to die in most unpleasant ways in “The Great War”. In America, where the Bigger is Always Better advertizing has smitten our land with its vile plague for a century now, “That’s Great!” has come to mean “Very Good” instead of “Very Large”.

While the Recruiters, here, in Britain, Canada, France, Germany, … they use the senseless slaughter of the “Great War”, a war which resolved absolutely NOTHING, besides getting rid of the Tsar, big deal, one ROYAL pain in the ass out of many… A war which nobody won. And we’re quite obviously still fighting… to justify throwing people at each other to smite each other with the sword, that they might die…

The only beneficiaries of it are the Profiteers, as usual. Not the Afghan people, not the Canadian people, not the American people.. But we’re told, again, that this is a “Noble Sacrifice”.

Screw that. Throw the Vanderbilts and the Bushes, the Rockefellers, the Filthy rich bastards, into a stadium, fill it with knee deep mud, and take their money, throw it into the mud, all the Krupp heirs and heiresses, the Scions of the Royal Houses, throw in some truly barbaric weapons, and have them kill Each Other for their foul bloodstained gold. Lock all the doors and build a steel and concrete wall around it so nobody has to see them doing it to Each Other for a pleasant change.
Then never let the survivors out. Force them to eat their gold. See how long they last.

That’s a fantasy though. So is the fantasy they sell to us at the cost of our blood.

The fantasy that it’s a fight for Freedom, for a Better Life for the Afghan and Iraqi and children from every other nation that’s being “liberated”

Liberated to become the next Ireland, the next Haiti, the next Ethiopia, to worship the “Better” god, capitalism, the “Freedom” to earn these wonderful things by working at extremely low wages for their New Masters.

This post started with a quotation from a song, “Green Fields o’ France”.
Aye, Willie McBride, I can’t help wonder why
and do those who lie here
know why did they die
Or did they believe, when ye answered that Call,
did ye really believe that this War would end Wars?
For the sorrow, the suff’ring the glory, the Pain,
The killin’ an’ Dyin’
was all done in vain
For Young Willie McBride
It all happened again
And again
and again
and again
and again.

Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly
did they sound the Death March
as they lowered ye down?
And did the band play “The Last Post” in chorus?
And did the pipes
Play “The Flow’rs o’ the Forest”?