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Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Fight For Truth

It's crazy how a day unfolds.

Because I have chosen to try to survive without depending on a large transnational corporation for my income, I usually wake in a slight panic.

To get grounded, I get up and feed my Little Red Haired Girl and then turn on Free Speech TV (dish 9415) to see if Democracy Now or Thom Hartman are on and get the latest for what people wanting a true democracy are having to say about the state of the world.

This morning, "Meet The Farmer" was on. It's Saturday. It's Fun Day. It's Farmer's Market Day.

The host was interviewing a young girl in VA who was doing a cooking demonstration with food she collected from the vendors around her at the Farmer's Market that day.
She's a cook and got this gig because she also writes for a local publication started over 10 years ago, before it was a trend to practice sustainable agriculture by buying/eating locally.

It always gives me hope to realize that many, many people are avoiding working for transnational corporations and even thwarting their efforts to take over the world.

That's what I want to be a part of.

Before long I was online looking for more information to encourage my efforts to bypass selling myself to slave labor. (Debt Bondage?)

Overall, fifty-one of the largest one-hundred economies in the world are corporations.

Scary, eh?

(To counter this trend, Dave Hartley has suggested “four wisdoms of de-globalization”: 
                        Think for Yourself
                        Question Authority
                        Globalize Consciousness
                        Localize Economies)

I am just amazed at how many people are out there fighting for the truth about what is really happening to our world around us.

Commercial TV seems to be no more than propaganda. There is no way to tell if what they are saying is a way to manipulate us or not.

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television argues that the technology of television is not a neutral or benign instrument or tool. The author argues that in varied technologies and institutions such as militaries, automobiles, nuclear power plants, mass production, and advertising, the basic form of the institution and the technology determines its interaction with the world, the way it will be used, the kind of people who use it, and to what ends.

Follow the money and you will know the truth of what their intentions really are.

Transnational corporations have been made into "people" by the Supreme Court who are operating with serious conflicts of interest, with little transparency and to no good for us as the world of real people.

What I can't understand, apart from knowing the Devil is in the details, is that there are real people behind those big industrial steamrolling ships of social movement. Do they not have any conscience about their own children and loved ones or do they assume Mars will be made habitable by the time they blow up Mother Earth!

Here are some of the things I found in my search for sanity...

Grit TV with Laura Flanders:
("The American people should see that corporations have abandoned them long ago," says scientist, environmentalist, and food justice activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, named one of the seven most influential women in the world by Forbes magazine.  "The people will have to rebuild democracy as a living democracy."
Dr. Shiva has been fighting corporate takeover in every area in her native India, combating a nuclear plant one week and patented, genetically modified seeds another. She joins Laura in studio to advise American activists how they can fight the merging of corporations and government here at home and around the world.)

One of the 7 most influential women in the world: 
Dr. Vandana Shiva

 click here for books by Dr. Vandana Shiva

"Soil Not Oil is a must-read for anyone who takes the future of the planet seriously. Soil Not Oil dares us to imagine a world where people matter more than profits.With Soil Not Oil, Vandana Shiva brilliantly reveals what connects humanity’s most urgent crises—food insecurity, peak oil, and climate change—and why any attempt to solve one without addressing the others will get us nowhere.Condemning industrial biofuels and agriculture as recipes for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva champions the small independent farm instead. With millions hungry and the earth’s future at peril, only sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are more resistant to disease, drought, and flood can both feed and safeguard the world for generations to come. Bold and visionary, Soil Not Oil calls for a return to sound agricultural principles—and a world based on self-organization, community, and environmental justice."
"Within a Permaculture system, work is minimised, "wastes" become resources, productivity and yields increase, and environments are restored. Permaculture principles can be applied to any environment, at any scale from dense urban settlements to individual homes, from farms to entire regions."

Stolen from several unnamed sources (meta-physical in nature) on the internet, but it sounds pretty useful..

“Our thoughts are prayers, and we are always praying.  Our thoughts are prayers, listen to what you’re saying.  Seek a higher consciousness, a place of righteousness.  And know that God is always there.  And every thought becomes a prayer.” ...

For food Freedom start here.

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