As a minority of one, we all have the tendency of feeling small and helpless. Those day are over it seems. There is an avalanche beginning. An avalanche of ideas comes down the mountain, and each passing moment it gains momentum and the frozen truth is spread to thaw and become deluge of new ideals for the entire planet. On Saturday May 25th 2013 over 2 million voices joined together to say enough is enough. In the words of John F. Kennedy, “…We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.”
We as a global people are no longer a minority. We as a global people tired of the status quo are no longer on the fringes of popular opinion, and when over 2 million of us took to the streets to protest the concealment and unethical practices of the Monsanto Corporation, we aimed to be heard by the rest of the world. For those who still may not know what Monsanto is, or what it has done, let us begin with Agent Orange. Wikipedia explains, “Agent Orange is the combination of the code names for Herbicide Orange (HO) and Agent LNX, one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. Vietnam estimates 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of its use. The Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that up to 1 million people are disabled or have health problems due to Agent Orange.” This terrible product was one of the first “gifts” from Monsanto.
Today, Monsanto has turned its resources to agriculture, and owns patents for many seeds which have been genetically modified, grown in mass quantities, and distributed in our food supply without being identified as such. These GM foods have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory experiments, due to these plants being resistant to the poisonous pesticides they have been bred to survive.
Former heads of The Monsanto Corporation can been seen in not only some of the top positions in the Food and Drug Administration, but also in congress, the white house administrative staff, and the USDA to name a few. We have seen and heard enough, and the global protest of this monstrous organization was proof that the people have had enough.
One drop of water can do little to erode the hillside. One drop of water would not even attempt such a feat, but the mighty ocean has the power to change the landscape over and over again. We are the mighty ocean; the drops of our intent collect to create great waves of change. We may not have always remembered this fact, but we can see it clearly now. This is why the world’s power seeks to keep us separate and fighting amongst ourselves. Once the rest of the people realize that they are drops in the ocean of change, there will be no stopping it.
- Alternet – 5 Most Horrifying Things About Monsanto – Why you Should Join The Global Movement And Protest On Saturday – 25 May 2013 (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
- Monsanto, The Company That Brought You Agent Orange and Birth Defects (dprogram.net)
- Monsanto Controls both the White House and the US Congress (rinf.com)