are you aware that right now, while people all over America discuss a simple case of racism gone wild, sensationalized by the media and used to further political agendas, Syrian rebels (who are singing in the streets about the wholesale slaughter and genocide of the multi-denomination population of Syria that is to follow the revolution) are being assisted by the US despite warnings from both Russia and China about doing so. Syria, who happens to be a major ally of Iran, who also holds the last of the middle-eastern oil reserves free of American control and supplies both China and Russia with large portions of their oil imports. The United States of America is busy pushing the boundaries of an issue that could very quickly and very easily escalate into World War III, and almost nobody in the States is paying attention, because the media has you.
Mark these words well. In the very near future, the United States of America’s main stream media is going to air a story that will rouse it’s people. But this time, the target will be the United States Government itself. when the people start baying for blood, as they have in so many nations around the world. The military will step in to protect the state, or overthrow it, and either way, the rest of the world will be called on to intervene. The result is inevitable, we either have a third world war on the way, or we have the United States under Martial Law and an openly tyrannical ruling class.
This is a very loaded debate, and unfortunately this is very deliberate. As with tobacco back in the day, we’re dealing with a group of corporations with a vested interest in spreading misinformation regarding their products and the health effects, distorting scientific facts to suit the corporate agendas. Only this goes deeper, not only are products with known side effects being pushed with extreme vigor, but this is being done despite a lack of extensive testing about large-scale environmental impact. It really doesn’t matter at this point where you stand regarding Artificial Genetic Modification and it’s usefulness for feeding the planet or manufacturing super drugs, because both sides of the fence are arguing with incomplete information, and ignoring the actual issue. The issue with genetic modification is what it is used for, and contrary to public relations press releases from companies like Monsanto, the bottom line has nothing to do with feeding the planet. Monsanto board members’ sole responsibility is to Monsanto Shareholders and maintaining PROFIT MARGINS. This is true of all corporations in our capitalist system, and that is the real elephant in the room isn’t it? Would Genetic Modification be pushed as strongly into a market that doesn’t function according to private property and profit incentives? I don’t think so, and I also think that there would be far fewer compromises being made by scientists asked to lie for a pay day. As long as Capitalism reigns supreme, short-cuts will be taken, bribery and corruption will be the order of the day, manipulation of public perception, and finally no matter what the impact to the planet, or the rest of society, those running the show will profit while the rest of us pawns are stuck eating potential death sentences.
My big question is, why is GE/GM the only alternative being considered by the USA, when Russia has proven that small scale organic farming is sustainable
as if it is not bad enough that digital networking has distanced us from those seated beside us, we’re now growing into an on-line culture that has little more to say to each other than: i ‘like’ what you’re saying. the only other communication is heated debate, and often this is centered around linguistic trivialities. is this truly how social development is destined to be?
how would YOU account for and mitigate the disparity between theory and practice? in my experience, theories ALWAYS fall short of practical reality, and this universality should allow for the difference between the two to be defined. I am thinking predominantly of economic and sociological theories, but I see no reason why a generalization of the observation would not apply to other theories. To be clear, I am referring to both hypotheses and formal scientific theories.
and for those who want to suggest General Semantics, I have found that although Korzybski’s theory is reasonable, rational, logical, and as empirical as one can be about human evaluations, practical application has very ambiguous results, and seems to cause more hindrance in an unenlightened society than the boon it promises to be in an enlightened society.
with my attempts to find/develop a detailed transition plan to achieve a post-scarcity society, i find myself wanting to reconcile theories with their practical applications Thoughts?
A new executive order addresses how the country deals with the Internet during natural disasters and security emergencies, but it also puts a lot of power in the government’s hands. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
uhm… i haven’t been staying up to date with goings-on, but how did this happen? after everything with SOPA, and then CISPA, nobody says a word while the Internet gets an off switch installed? anyone got some critical analysis of the repercussions of this move?
July 7, 2013. Washington. In case readers missed it with all the coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the Supreme Court’s rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act, the US Supreme Court also made a ruling on lawsuits against drug companies for fraud, mislabeling, side effects and accidental death. From now on, 80 percent of all drugs are exempt from legal liability.
Well done America…. way to set an example for the world……….. >.<