Friday, October 14, 2011

Forget the Red Pill. Forget the Blue Pill.



Take the Purple one instead. This purple pill will give us deep insights into the corruption that is endemic to our current system of corporatist fascism and the role it plays in ruining our lives by profiting off of our sickness and misery.




The first step to take on our purple pill journey, will be the consideration of an allegory: the production of feedlot beef.

When young cattle are taken off the free range pastures and put into feedlots to be fattened for slaughter, they are given feed manufactured specifically to accomplish fattening as quickly as possible.

This Feed is largely based on Corn and Soy derivatives, usually genetically modified so that the Big Agricultural Corporations can utilize pesticides like Round Up on their vast fields of grains to maximize their harvests and eliminate losses from insects and rodents that would normally take there share of the crops before harvest.

Since ruminants like cows were designed (or evolved - whatever you believe) to eat and thrive on grass and not corn and soy products, the first feedlot ranchers discovered that most cows eating grains would get sick and die before they reached prime slaughter weight.

So they started incorporating pharmaceutical engineered antibiotics into their feed mix, and discovered that they could keep the cattle alive long enough to achieve maximum weight at slaughter time.

Regardless of concerns about health or the nutritious quality of the meat produced by this system -- or even humaneness of the process in mistreating living creatures in this way -- you still have to admire the scientific achievement such an effective system of getting maximum productivity out of the meat production industry represents.

It's so effective, they use the same system on We the Sheeple in our own Feedlot USA Inc.

Monsanto is the top producer of genetically modified commodity grains: primarily soy, corn and wheat. Food manufacturers like Kraft, Nabisco, Nestle, Pepsi etc. buy their grains in bulk to generate the cornucopia of food products that make up the bulk of the food supply consumed by the masses.

Many people that regularly consume these feed products develop digestive system problems like heart burn, ulcers, acid reflux, etc. It's even got a scientific sounding acronym like GERDS to help you understand you believe it's just a "condition" that happens, not because your eating artificially created, genetically modified FEED products instead of real food.

So just like the feedlot managers adding antibiotics to keep the cattle eating just healthy enough to stay on Feed for fattening, we have the pharmaceutical Corporations to ensure we have the medicine that keeps us JUST healthy enough to stay on Feed.

Companies like Pharmacia who gave us the glorious purple pill; the number one, best-selling brand, Nexium.

Oh by the way.....guess who is the largest share holder of Monsanto's ownership stock?

Pharmacia owns 85% of Monsanto's corporate shares.

These corporations are the managers of our very own sheeple feedlot called "SOCIETY."

Forget the Red or Blue Pill. Take the purple pill, that way you can continue to consume the FEED found in most of the feeding troughs of our sick society.


21 comments:

(r)Evoluzione said...

Word. Great post, Keoni.

In some sense, Americans got the pharmaco-agro-industrial complex that it deserved; our forefathers didn't stand up to these giant corporations back when they were less giant and less powerful.

Now, with as much power as they've got, this corrupt business sector has the FDA and USDA in a headlock.

We the people can protest write letters to our elected representatives, we can "occupy" wall street or wherever, and the odds are slim that these actions will accomplish fuckall in the grand scheme of things.

But at least we can raise our own food, we can frequent farmer's markets, and stay the FUCK away from big ag. These rights we must defend to the bitter end. What Charlton Heston said about his heaters, I say about my grass-fed beef from a local rancher, and my homegrown beets: You want'em, come get them, but they'll be guarded with the heavy irons, and I'll be damned if the beaurocrats will get them out of my hands while I'm alive.

The best thing that could happen, (and it will), is the coming price spike in oil. Whether in five months or five years, it's coming. Oil is depleting at abotu 4% per year, and the big oil co's are not discovering what is needed to replace the depleting fields. This is why oil is trading damned near $90 a barrel in the US, and over $110 in the UK.

When the basic industrial input for big ag is too expensive to operate their giant machine (and still turn a profit), the whole shithouse will go up in flames. Hell they probably wouldn't earn a profit now, if it weren't for massive farm subsidies.
A big oil price spike and the accompanying decline in agricultural output will mean lots of pain for the average American sheeple who understand little of industrial economics nor food politics.

PS I'm a long time reader, but I hardly comment, mostly because I can't stand the blogspot comment engine. I look at your side frequently, because even if you don't have a fresh post up, your blogroll is a resource to see which of my favorite sites have new posts up--where else can I see if Robb Wolf, Heartiste, and the Spearhead all have new posts? Nowhere, that's where.
Keep up the great work.

Keoni Galt said...

Thanks (r). The updating blogroll function is one of the main reasons why I never switched over to Wordpress when I first considered it.

I too hate Blogger's commenting format - but than, my goal with this place has never been to build a great discussion forum, so I kinda like the shitty commenting system as it keeps me focused on blogging for my own reasons instead of pandering to keep the commentary community going.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if GERD is really the result of mega-ag industrial food, or simply eating too much in general. You can't cram down 2000 calories of chips and soda without consequences. People that eat like this aren't even following the government / FDA recommendations with the food pyramid.

Industrialized farming is inhumane though. I try to buy organic meats, with the assumption that they can't crowd a dozen animals per square meter without pumping them full of anti-biotics. Organic is expensive though. A chemical free, free-range chicken takes a long time to reach full size.

Anonymous said...

"The only way to win is not to play (the other side's game)."

Your life. Your rules.

**** ***** said...

f'ing frightening. seriously. this is frightening

Anonymous said...

Freighting?.... HA! Welcome to hell mutherfucker! If you haven’t notice, we are in a slow boil and my only wish is that we have the heat kicked up enough to start the party! Fuck retirement, fuck "we the people", fuck all this shit we call modern, democratic, contempory and prepare for war! We have been putting this aside for too long! The assumed reality is man thinks he is in charge, and he is an ass for thinking so. Think of all this as a grand mental colossus, built on unsound principles of construction. We see the tower faltering, soon it goes down! And it will be divine!

Bad said...

It's really quite sick, and sad that so few people know about any of it.

One thought I've had is if things *don't* fall entirely to pieces, they'll continue to feed us this crap, and over time the people who are most resistant to the negative effects of the trash we consume and the toxins in our environments will be more likely to survive. They will have bred us to be able to subsist with a bare minimum of consumption. And since you are what you eat, I'm sure the average intelligence of the species will have dropped at the same time. Combine that with eugenics to weed out rebellious qualities in the public, and you have a pretty good stock of obedient sheep.

Also see: http://delusiondamage.com/2011/09/19/farming-people/

Lightning Weasel said...

There is a conspiracy theory that the US government made contact with an alien race after Roswell in 1944. A decade later the US government signed a treaty with the aliens called the Greada Treaty.

The terms of the treaty were that the US government would allow the aliens to abduct humans in certain locations and perform experiments on them in return for advanced technology which included fibre optics among other things.

Why did the aliens want to abduct humans? Their genetic code had become so distorted through years of cloning that they could no longer reproduce naturally. They wanted to combine alien DNA with human DNA in order to produce a version of their species with the capacity to reproduce. They had screwed themelves up so badly through science, they wanted to wind the clock back.

Whether this is true or not is irrelevant. The point of the story still holds strong. Science, modern medecine, technological innovation, genetic engineering. If we keep on in the same direction, we are going to end up with no balls.

Anonymous said...

"If we keep on in the same direction, we are going to end up with no balls."

How can men keep their Divinely given balls in this unholy time of ours, one may ask?.. By doing much of the inverse of what passes as acceptable in modern mass liberal society -- both in mind, body and spirit. Use your imagination and create your own methods, so long as you understand and hold fast on to fundamentals (Revolt against the modern world -- the paleo-diet is one manifestation, in one part of our being, that is an example of such revolt) --and have faith that you are right by doing this despite the bleating and booing from the mass, level-everything-down, stupefied, sedated, herd of controlled producers and consumers destined for the commodity industry of human engineering

Dannyfrom504 said...

that's why i try and kill my own food. can be painful....but i WILL harvest my turkey this fall.


danny

stay up brah.

amyhaines said...

"How can men keep their Divinely given balls in this unholy time of ours...By doing much of the inverse of what passes as acceptable in modern mass liberal society"

In other words, by being masculine? I wonder at what defines masculinity in the 21st century. I know what defines it for me. There are many strong and capable men in my family who are tender enough to change diapers and wipe away tears, brave enough to let a kid bleed a little to learn some toughness, capable enough to bring home bacon (literally - my husband already has two deer in the freezer for our meat supply this year), and smart enough to deduce the cause of a problem and solve it.

I am capable of much of the same things but am glad to have a partner (male or female wouldn't matter, its the complementary aspect of relationships that make them work) who is able to fill in the blanks of my own abilities. often we find ourselves collaborating with more than "relying upon" one another to do some job or other.

I am 35 and maybe I'm starting to get old - when I go out and about I see boys who should be men everywhere I go. Most wouldn't be able to help a damselindistress if they had to, I'm surprised they can tie their own shoes. Of course this does not speak to their actual abilities, just what I see/think based on appearance and actions I observe in public, anonymously and without any follow up. I admit I'm biased that way. But if we can say we have instincts and that a person's visual presentation gives us cues as to his/her ability, then I have little faith in the future of our species.

I can only hope that the weaker ones will be truly weeded out, but the goal of evolution is not mere survival, it's reproduction. And our society wants this type of man to reproduce, because he is celebrated and championed to no end.

OK I know that was a rant but I feel better having said it. Also, time to get dressed for a sit with my longbow. Hopefully I will net that fat doe tonight. Yes, I hunt alongside my husband. He takes care of our babies when I hunt and vice versa. I'm taking independent, primal, libertarian living to often extreme lengths.

Peggy the Primal Parent said...

What a terrific read! I absolutely loved your imagery Keoni. I guess there's one good thing about Monsanto and Pharmacia: they give us passion to write good stuff. Ha! I mean really,

'we have the pharmaceutical Corporations to ensure we have the medicine that keeps us JUST healthy enough to stay on Feed.'

How is it that more people can't see this?

A frigin pathetic feedlot sheeple we are...

Anonymous said...

Keoni:
Clarence in Baltimore, from Alte's blog, here.
You might wish to take a look at this:

"One thing won't chime with some of the protesters' claims: the super-entity is unlikely to be the intentional result of a conspiracy to rule the world. "Such structures are common in nature," says Sugihara.

Newcomers to any network connect preferentially to highly connected members. TNCs buy shares in each other for business reasons, not for world domination. If connectedness clusters, so does wealth, says Dan Braha of NECSI: in similar models, money flows towards the most highly connected members. The Zurich study, says Sugihara, "is strong evidence that simple rules governing TNCs give rise spontaneously to highly connected groups". Or as Braha puts it: "The Occupy Wall Street claim that 1 per cent of people have most of the wealth reflects a logical phase of the self-organising economy."

So, the super-entity may not result from conspiracy. The real question, says the Zurich team, is whether it can exert concerted political power. Driffill feels 147 is too many to sustain collusion. Braha suspects they will compete in the market but act together on common interests. Resisting changes to the network structure may be one such common interest. "

http://hypervocal.com/news/2011/the-corporate-1-percent-just-147-companies-control-40-of-worlds-economy/

Clarence

Anonymous said...

Kenoi-

Sorry, off topic. But you need to read this. This needs to be spread as far and wide as possible:
http://www.examiner.com/civil-rights-in-portland/justiagate

It's about Justia.com editing Supreme Court cases in 2008, to hide the legal definition of a "Natural born citizen."

On second thought, it's a different subject, but plainly the same topic. That being the depth of the rabbit hole.


As to the ownership of Monsanto, the only description I can give of my feelings is, disturbingly unsurprised. Unfortunately, the world now makes more sense to me. One more piece of the puzzle. I should probably thank you. But throwing up seems like the more correct response.

Anonymous said...

That site flat-out lies about the law.

It claims that Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1874) holds that a natural born citizen is a person born in the United States to two parents who are themselves citizens. It did no such thing. In the Court's own words:

"At common-law, . . . children born in a country of parents who were its citizens . . . [are] natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents . . . . For the purposes of this case it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens."

Minor, 88 U.S. at 167-68 (emphasis added).

I love a good conspiracy, and there is one here, but it doesn't do anyone any good to make shit up.

Anonymous said...

That site flat-out lies about the law.

It claims that Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1874) holds that a natural born citizen is a person born in the United States to two parents who are themselves citizens. It did no such thing. In the Court's own words:

"At common-law, . . . children born in a country of parents who were its citizens . . . [are] natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents . . . . For the purposes of this case it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens."

Minor, 88 U.S. at 167-68 (emphasis added).

I love a good conspiracy, and there is one here, but it doesn't do anyone any good to make shit up.

Anonymous said...

It is even worse than you think. Being exiled to Illinois I've heard about some of the games big agra-corps play. With the patents on their genetically engineered crops, they go around slamming the independent farms with law suits for "stealing" their seed if they aren't buying from them. How? Via pollination, the independents crops pick up some of the genetically engineered code. So seed taken from corn that was cross-pollinated from the big-agra fields have the genetic markers. Big arga takes this to court and sues for every penny they can get, sometimes getting a chunk of the farm. Sound bizarre? It happens.

Louis Price said...

There are several alternatives to taking any pills at all. Scientists have actually found that certain frogs that give off a chemical that has the same effects as these pills. It's a lot healthier, it's all natural, and you won't have to worry about the side effects of it down the line. Wouldn't using a natural alternative be better than ingesting something in which we have no idea what the contents are?

Peacemaker said...

I've been saying for years most pharma is poison but you hit the nail on the head. It sucks Monsanto is practically in my backyard.

Also, I'm having trouble posting comments. I've done the verification process numerous times on multiple posts and the shit just won't work. Any idea?

Peacemaker said...

Delete this comment but it looks like using WP for comments is bunk. Name/URL works fine though.

Anonymous said...

From NNDB:

"Original company founded as Pharmacia in Stockholm, Sweden, 1911. It merged with Upjohn in 1995 to form Pharmacia & Upjohn. The Pharmacia company was re-created on 3 April 2000 when that merged company itself merged with Searle Pharmaceuticals (Searle itself having been owned by Monsanto.) Acquired by Pfizer in 2003."