Today’s post features two Jon Rappoport pieces. If you read the first linked post without reading the second, it’s incredibly depressing. If you read the second without reading the first, you miss some in-your-face context provided by the release of the even-worse-than expected TPP documents, and so I link them both together.
“This Globalist treaty will put mega-corporations even further ahead in their efforts to dominate markets and populations.
“’The parts of the TPP that cover food safety are especially troubling,’ states the watchdog Food and Water Watch:
“’American consumers are pushing to block the use of artificial and potentially risky processes and ingredients, like antibiotics and GMOs, but the TPP could trump these democratic efforts to improve our food supply,’ said [Wenonah] Hauter [Food and Water Watch executive director]… Agribusiness and biotech seed companies can now more easily use trade rules to challenge countries that ban GMO imports, test for GMO contamination, do not promptly approve new GMO crops or even require GMO labeling.”'”
(Laura again) The article goes on to show that Monsanto has known about the carcinogenic effects of RoundUp for over four decades and deliberately obfuscated their own conclusive research in order to bypass restrictions. Unlike anyone who might give voice to greater humanity, Monsanto reps sat at the super secret TPP negotiations. They and other transnational “corporate persons” drafted this entire “free trade” behemoth. It’s kind of like insurance companies writing Obamacare, except multiply that into every area of our lives, on a global scale, and include companies who specialize in creating cancer, suppressing cancer cures, bankrupting non-elites, and criminalizing free speech. What could possibly go wrong?! The comments on Jon’s site also include relevant links regarding the TPP and sovereignty, including food sovereignty.
It does, indeed, feel like “the fix is in,” although enforcement will present some challenges. Perhaps the globalist Beast will grow so big that it can no longer support its own weight. One can
hope actively envision the crumbling and intentionally starve this Beast by refusing to participate. It certainly convinces me to continue setting up my own garden and stocking organic and heirloom seeds — not just keeping them in jars, but growing them and learning how to save them from year to year. It makes me grateful for people who do take stands, in whatever ways in whatever countries — saying not on my watch and then creating and living something local, sustainable, and life-renewing. I also feel so grateful to live in a community in which at least a small group of people recognize the importance of biodiversity, even if very few of them have any concept of sovereignty as the means of ensuring that biodiversity. Baby steps.
Despite the obvious lumbering forward of an oppressive transnational corporate agenda, I agree with Jon’s observation in his next post, “The Matrix Revealed: the beginning”:
“I came to understand that, as one travels further and further into the rabbit hole, a sense of incurable optimism grows.
It stems from seeing, at a profound level, how reality is being created—and by transference, how it can be created now…not only differently, but along astonishingly different paths.”
I really do feel the same way. It’s why I study consciousness and magic, exercise my imagination, share tools, and encourage people to invent and enliven preferred realities. Some people say we must never, ever look at “the negative” lest we bring it into being; however, in coaching sessions and in my own life, I’ve found that denial only creates bigger problems. Some people say all we need to do is say, “I do not consent” and then carry on living the status quo, as though words backed by zero action will somehow dismantle the old and create the new.
Words are powerful, but what do you consent to? More importantly, what do you desire? We spoke of this recently in a local reading group based on the Buddhist book, “Time to Stand Up.” I mentioned that nothing happens without desire. I don’t think we should task ourselves with eliminating desire. Quite the contrary — we need that spark of desire in order to summon and nurture something better into being! Desire fuels creation, and if you have no desire, then someone else’s desire trumps your neutrality.
Learn some tools and skills, decide what and how you’d love to live, and then bring that world into being through your own words and especially through your own decisions and actions.
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
Blessed Be … and be the blessing. 🙂