Barbara H. Peterson
America, the land of the free… or is it?
Home of the brave, land of the free. That is what we are supposed to believe. What we are conditioned to believe. Consider this: A rat born in captivity doesn’t know anything else. We could label that captivity “freedom” and the rat would know no difference.
We who were born in America have been told time and time again that we are free and that other countries hate us for our freedom and that we must spread that freedom throughout the world. We are taught to believe that our troops are sent to kill and die to protect us from those that hate us, and that if they didn’t, we would live in captivity, slavery, and authoritarian rule.
But what if it’s all a lie? What if the freedom that we cherish is actually a carefully constructed mask designed to fool those within and without the nation, disguising the true nature of the beast system that we live under? A system created by those who would be king? A system of slavery so complete that we, like the rat, cannot tell the difference because the cage is all we know? What if the freedom that we imagine ourselves to have is all an illusion? Poof! Gone like the wind. Out the door like yesterday’s trash. Read the rest of this entry »
Barbara H. Peterson
I fear I have lost my privacy…
No longer am I free to do as I please whenever I please, in the privacy of my own home. When once I was free to blow in the wind, unencumbered by attire or manners, free to jump up and down and run naked in the rain, I am now bound by the constraints of cordiality.
I must curtail my flight, cut my own wings, to conform to standard politeness. My spirit, now imprisoned behind the boundaries of my land, under a microscope, inspected at will.
I am a butterfly caught in a jar, furiously beating her wings against the sides, yearning to be free once again. I am a bird abruptly halted in flight, a cat robbed of its prey. I yearn for the freedom to be as I once was. I yearn for privacy lost, and maybe, never to return again.
I feel anger welling up inside my being as I gaze across the once beautiful field onto encroaching civilization. I am aghast that this could happen to me. I tried so hard to hold onto my freedom. So very hard. But to no avail…
I have neighbors.
©2014 Barbara H. Peterson
Mexican cartels? Colombian cartels? Afghan poppy lords? Middlemen? Street dealers? Are you kidding? They’re small fry. Check out the pros.
Medical News Today, June 22, 2013, “Most Americans on Prescriptions.” “7 out of every 10 Americans are on prescription drugs, and more than half of the country are on at least two, according to an analysis conducted by Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers.”
That’s 210 million men, women, and children—hooked. Something the Sinaloa Cartel can only dream of.
Most commonly ingested medical drugs? In order: antibiotics, antidepressants, and opioids. Those last two indicate Americans are trying to change their state of mind and kill pain via the Man in the White Coat; the street dealer is way, way behind.
Here’s an interesting quote from the Medical News piece: “…nearly one quarter of women between 50 and 64 take antidepressants…”
The street drug cartels, of course, are working at a disadvantage. The White Coat dealers are backed up by government, insurance companies, medical boards, medical journals, Wall Street, banks, pharmaceutical companies, media, medical schools, hospitals, and big foundations. That’s the competition. What are the street drug cartels going to do? Put out a hit on all these people? Hell, I’m sure some of the Mexican and Colombian drug chiefs have their own doctors and are taking Zoloft and Paxil themselves. Read the rest of this entry »
But No One is Looking, Almost…
A culture of denial over the horizontal spread of genetically modified nucleic acids prevails in the face of direct evidence that it has occurred widely when appropriate methods and molecular probes are used for detection. Dr Mae Wan Ho
This article has been sent to Dr Kaare Nielsen in his capacity as a member of the European Food Safety Authority GMO Panel and he is given the right to reply.
A culture of denial over the horizontal spread of GM nucleic acids
The first genetically modified (GM) crop was commercially approved and released into the environment 20 years ago. From the beginning, some of us have been warning repeatedly of hidden dangers from the unintended horizontal transfer of GM DNA (transgenes). A comprehensive review  Gene Technology and Gene Ecology of Infectious Diseases, ISIS scientific publication) and successive updates were submitted to the World Health Organization (WHO) and regulatory agencies in the US, UK and European Union (see  Ban GMOs Now, ISIS Report); all to no avail. Read the rest of this entry »
This is more than just the broadening of the tax base. It is the attempt to control the food supply and get a grip on what is left of independence and food freedom.
In an article in the Irish Examiner their European Correspondent revealed that the EU Commission is suggesting to the Irish Government to broaden property taxes to include farmland, development land and derelict sites.
This is more than just the broadening of the tax base. It is the attempt to control the food supply and get a grip on what is left of independence and food freedom. We just have to look at the US, where in many parts it is now illegal to capture rain water, plant own food in your garden, share self grown food with neighbours. People owning farmland still have a certain degree of independence as they can grow their own food and if they manage their plot of land sensibly (i.e. permaculture) they and their family can survive. By taxing farmland this remaining independence from the state and big corporations is under threat. With the insiduous tax system it is possible to drive people off their land as taxes can be adjusted in such a way that only big agribusinesses hand in hand with multinational seed and so called bio-engineering companies (like the giants Monsanto, Bayer, Dupont and Syngenta) can survive while the small and independent farmer is forced into bankruptcy. An excellent article on this subject was published on this blog recently. Read the rest of this entry »