We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Who Granted the GMO Evangelists the Monopoly on Compassion?
Todhunter has been communicating and arguing with some of the loudest defenders of corporate-GMO industrial scale farming methods. He has discovered that they, instead of looking at sound evidence and using rational arguments, resort to scurrilous attacks and/or wrap themselves in "humanitarian" righteousness. If the latter sounds familiar to you, it is because it has been a frequent excuse used by US Empire directors to justify their numerous invasions, subversions, false-flag operations, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Whenever a governing elite, or sociopathic individual, pursues its/his own interests at the expense or harm to others, such people resort to the shrillest attacks on anyone impeding their efforts and/or attempt to wrap themselves in righteousness. Capitalists do this, and have always done this, throughout their 400 year history simply because the operation of their system is designed to serve their selfish interests at the expense of the vast majority of humans.
In contrast to these sociopathic defenders, Todhunter fills his articles with links to solid evidence and uses rational arguments to attack a system of farming that is displacing people from their land, causing widespread poverty and inequality, and ruining the health of people who consume the food produced by this form of industrialized farming.