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Hatred of non white people and now more specifically than ever of muslims and indeed of so-called 'communists' by a large contingent of white British and American and other 'European' society is "like class hatred in Brazil. This is deep, you can't put a bandaid on it. It's fundamental things that have to be dealt with." Indeed the 'class' divisions in Britain are also just as deep. This is the key to all the problems faced, whether by utter wallies like the Riley Klux Klan or your merchants, Indian, Saudi, American and other juntas and dictators converting human blood into gold. The blood and the gold. How do we eradicate such entrenched fear and loathing? It's a journey. Learning, evolution, mental, individual, social, cultural, local, global. It's one journey and one, and only one, the only one, solution. No boxing glove gonna beat god and nature, my monkey friends.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Colin Todhunter writes:

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The world already produces enough food to feed 10 billion people but over two billion are experiencing micronutrient deficiencies (of which 821 million were classed as chronically undernourished in 2018). However, supporters of genetic engineering (GE) crops continually push the narrative that GE technology is required if we are to feed the world and properly support farmers.

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Direction of resistance / implied resistance: He reminds us:

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we must acknowledge that from the outset of the GMO project, the sidelining of serious concerns about the technology has occurred and despite industry claims to the contrary, there is no scientific consensus on the health impacts of GE crops.

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Removal of resistance: Damningly, it is obviously true that:

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To evaluate the pro-GMO lobby's rhetoric that GE is needed to 'feed the world', we first need to understand the dynamics of a globalized food system that fuels hunger and malnutrition against a backdrop of food overproduction. As Andrew Smolski describes it: capitalism's production of 'hunger in abundance'.

Over the last 50 years, we have seen the consolidation of an emerging global food regime based on agro-export mono-cropping (often with non-food commodities taking up prime agricultural land) and linked to sovereign debt repayment and World Bank/IMF 'structural adjustment' directives. The outcomes have included a displacement of a food-producing peasantry, the consolidation of Western agri-food oligopolies and the transformation of many countries from food self-sufficiency into food deficit areas.

As long as these dynamics persist and food injustice remains an inherent feature of the global food regime, the rhetoric of GM being necessary for feeding the world is merely ideology and bluster.

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Unification: Think about this maximum availability of food, minimum work.

That is what all humans should consider all humans entitled to. Just to start with.

Sadly most humans want hierarchies and want some to be entitled to much and others to nothing.

Instead of everyone's having abundance, they (most humans) want competition among everyone for some to have more than is ever needed and some to never have what is needed.

Even though we can all have abundance - but only if we all want it for each other, not just ourselves.


Consider this obvious bit of 'maths' (not the Rachel Riley kind, not the Numberwang kind, I mean the Feynman, Chomsky, Newton kind) - we have more than enough for everyone, we do not need to have 'money' - everyone can have enough, nobody will go short of anything. Money's existence is in the way of a better society, not a part of it.

Again:

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The world already produces enough food to feed 10 billion people but over two billion are experiencing micronutrient deficiencies

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So we already can feed everyone, very well, and have no problems. Only pride, class hatred, racial hatred, imperialist greed, imperialism driven paranoia and fear, drives the perpetuation of money, when its non-existence would feed us ALL, extremely well. Money fulfils no function at all which need exist for our species at this stage in its evolution. We are past that. It's just a matter of changing over to a new system.

More importantly than all his warnings. Todhunter points out:

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Furthermore, if we continue to regard food as a commodity in a globalized capitalist food system, we shall continue to see the comprehensive contamination of food with sugar, bad fats, synthetic additives, GMOs and pesticides and rising rates of diseases and serious health conditions, including surges in obesity, diabetes and cancer incidence, but no let-up in the under-nutrition of those too poor to join in the over-consumption.

>>

So stop being lazy minded, hyperconsumer and basically a fraggle, anyone out there who thinks the way the Thatchers and Blairs think, who thinks like Nixon and Hitler, who sees the world not as a potential utopia but as a permanent fortress, for them to try and have 'power' within, through bullying, control, domination, etc.

Note also, do not fail to digest and understand, for you REALLY MUST NOTE THIS:

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Despite the fact that globally industrial agriculture grabs 80 per cent of subsidies and 90 per cent of research funds, smallholder agriculture plays a major role in feeding the world. At the same time, these massive subsidies and funds support a system that is only made profitable because agri-food oligopolies externalize the massive health, social and environmental costs of their operations.

>>

As I said in August, the corporations which sell you the crap which harms your health, whilst they pretend it's "food" - they ignore a major externality - your health. Any problems you face - the cost of fixing that must be deducted from the 'profit' of the 'food' producers and the supply chain, all the way to the retail end. But they don't.

This is screwing the NHS up and on top of that soon Crazy-eyes Johnson will be selling the NHS off and when you do get ill the same nebulous group of profiteers who made you ill, who ignored externalities and made money by stealing your health (you can't get something for nothing) will then make huge profits from forcing you to pay through your nose for the health THEY stole from you. More externality-ignoring.

Read more about externalities in the works of Chomsky or watch some of his many lectures easily found on Youtube and elsewhere online.

The words of George Orwell pertaining to the present nature of 'work' and capitalism and 'wages' and slavery may also be very pertinent to any such analysis you may make or research.


Let's end with a warning from Chomsky:

The rich may think they can escape by going to a mountain somewhere but that's not going to happen. And the policies that are being pursued are to escalate the problem - it's not just Trump, take a look at the big banks. Take a look at the JPMorgan Chase huge banks they know exactly what the consequences are and they're increasing their investments in fossil fuels. That's the nature of capitalism. As I said its we have a mixed form of capitalism but there is a market system underlying it somewhere and an imperative of the market system is that you try to make maximal profit tomorrow and you disregard what are called externalities. The things that are not charted. And if you don't do that you're out of the game. It's part of the structure of the system. So Jamie Dimon who's a smart guy, head of JP Morgan Chase, understands perfectly well the consequences but nevertheless is compelled by the logic of the institutions to maximise the threat to his own grandchildren. He may not like it, maybe on the side he gives money to the Sierra Club, environmental groups, but functioning within the system they're destroying the possibility for organised life.

That is nothing that you can put band-aids on. This is much deeper. Then of course the Trump administration that's just the worst by far. We ought to have big headlines and the newspapers every day saying these guys are trying to destroy the possibility of organised human life and if you think about it honestly there's been nothing in all of human history to compare with this not a Atilla the Hun not Genghis Khan not Hitler.

Horrible as they were they never tried to destroy organised human life. This is something new. There's no word to describe it: evil doesn't capture it. Insanity doesn't capture it because it's not insane it's planned, and conscious and part of the very logic of the system in which they work.

Now of course with Trump and his associates they're trying to extend it make it worse. That's not part of the logic of the system - the system could function with palliative efforts as Obama in fact was doing and most of the world is doing. Not enough but at least something, but it's a very deep problem. It's like class hatred in Brazil. This is deep, you can't put a bandaid on it. It's fundamental things that have to be dealt with.
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Hatred of non white people and now more specifically than ever of muslims and indeed of so-called 'communists' by a large contingent of white British and American and other 'European' society is "like class hatred in Brazil. This is deep, you can't put a bandaid on it. It's fundamental things that have to be dealt with." Indeed the 'class' divisions in Britain are also just as deep. This is the key to all the problems faced, whether by utter wallies like the Riley Klux Klan or your merchants, Indian, Saudi, American and other juntas and dictators converting human blood into gold. The blood and the gold. How do we eradicate such entrenched fear and loathing? It's a journey. Learning, evolution, mental, individual, social, cultural, local, global. It's one journey and one, and only one, the only one, solution. No boxing glove gonna beat god and nature, my monkey friends.

Colin Todhunter writes:

<<

The world already produces enough food to feed 10 billion people but over two billion are experiencing micronutrient deficiencies (of which 821 million were classed as chronically undernourished in 2018). However, supporters of genetic engineering (GE) crops continually push the narrative that GE technology is required if we are to feed the world and properly support farmers.

>>

He reminds us:

<<

we must acknowledge that from the outset of the GMO project, the sidelining of serious concerns about the technology has occurred and despite industry claims to the contrary, there is no scientific consensus on the health impacts of GE crops.

>>

Damningly, it is obviously true that:

<<

To evaluate the pro-GMO lobby's rhetoric that GE is needed to 'feed the world', we first need to understand the dynamics of a globalized food system that fuels hunger and malnutrition against a backdrop of food overproduction. As Andrew Smolski describes it: capitalism's production of 'hunger in abundance'.

Over the last 50 years, we have seen the consolidation of an emerging global food regime based on agro-export mono-cropping (often with non-food commodities taking up prime agricultural land) and linked to sovereign debt repayment and World Bank/IMF 'structural adjustment' directives. The outcomes have included a displacement of a food-producing peasantry, the consolidation of Western agri-food oligopolies and the transformation of many countries from food self-sufficiency into food deficit areas.

As long as these dynamics persist and food injustice remains an inherent feature of the global food regime, the rhetoric of GM being necessary for feeding the world is merely ideology and bluster.

>>

Think about this maximum availability of food, minimum work.

That is what all humans should consider all humans entitled to. Just to start with.

Sadly most humans want hierarchies and want some to be entitled to much and others to nothing.

Instead of everyone's having abundance, they (most humans) want competition among everyone for some to have more than is ever needed and some to never have what is needed.

Even though we can all have abundance - but only if we all want it for each other, not just ourselves.


Consider this obvious bit of 'maths' (not the Rachel Riley kind, not the Numberwang kind, I mean the Feynman, Chomsky, Newton kind) - we have more than enough for everyone, we do not need to have 'money' - everyone can have enough, nobody will go short of anything. Money's existence is in the way of a better society, not a part of it.

Again:

<<

The world already produces enough food to feed 10 billion people but over two billion are experiencing micronutrient deficiencies

>>

So we already can feed everyone, very well, and have no problems. Only pride, class hatred, racial hatred, imperialist greed, imperialism driven paranoia and fear, drives the perpetuation of money, when its non-existence would feed us ALL, extremely well. Money fulfils no function at all which need exist for our species at this stage in its evolution. We are past that. It's just a matter of changing over to a new system.

More importantly than all his warnings. Todhunter points out:

<<

Furthermore, if we continue to regard food as a commodity in a globalized capitalist food system, we shall continue to see the comprehensive contamination of food with sugar, bad fats, synthetic additives, GMOs and pesticides and rising rates of diseases and serious health conditions, including surges in obesity, diabetes and cancer incidence, but no let-up in the under-nutrition of those too poor to join in the over-consumption.

>>

So stop being lazy minded, hyperconsumer and basically a fraggle, anyone out there who thinks the way the Thatchers and Blairs think, who thinks like Nixon and Hitler, who sees the world not as a potential utopia but as a permanent fortress, for them to try and have 'power' within, through bullying, control, domination, etc.

Note also, do not fail to digest and understand, for you REALLY MUST NOTE THIS:

<<

Despite the fact that globally industrial agriculture grabs 80 per cent of subsidies and 90 per cent of research funds, smallholder agriculture plays a major role in feeding the world. At the same time, these massive subsidies and funds support a system that is only made profitable because agri-food oligopolies externalize the massive health, social and environmental costs of their operations.

>>

As I said in August, the corporations which sell you the crap which harms your health, whilst they pretend it's "food" - they ignore a major externality - your health. Any problems you face - the cost of fixing that must be deducted from the 'profit' of the 'food' producers and the supply chain, all the way to the retail end. But they don't.

This is screwing the NHS up and on top of that soon Crazy-eyes Johnson will be selling the NHS off and when you do get ill the same nebulous group of profiteers who made you ill, who ignored externalities and made money by stealing your health (you can't get something for nothing) will then make huge profits from forcing you to pay through your nose for the health THEY stole from you. More externality-ignoring.

Read more about externalities in the works of Chomsky or watch some of his many lectures easily found on Youtube and elsewhere online.

The words of George Orwell pertaining to the present nature of 'work' and capitalism and 'wages' and slavery may also be very pertinent to any such analysis you may make or research.


Let's end with a warning from Chomsky:

The rich may think they can escape by going to a mountain somewhere but that's not going to happen. And the policies that are being pursued are to escalate the problem - it's not just Trump, take a look at the big banks. Take a look at the JPMorgan Chase huge banks they know exactly what the consequences are and they're increasing their investments in fossil fuels. That's the nature of capitalism. As I said its we have a mixed form of capitalism but there is a market system underlying it somewhere and an imperative of the market system is that you try to make maximal profit tomorrow and you disregard what are called externalities. The things that are not charted. And if you don't do that you're out of the game. It's part of the structure of the system. So Jamie Dimon who's a smart guy, head of JP Morgan Chase, understands perfectly well the consequences but nevertheless is compelled by the logic of the institutions to maximise the threat to his own grandchildren. He may not like it, maybe on the side he gives money to the Sierra Club, environmental groups, but functioning within the system they're destroying the possibility for organised life.

That is nothing that you can put band-aids on. This is much deeper. Then of course the Trump administration that's just the worst by far. We ought to have big headlines and the newspapers every day saying these guys are trying to destroy the possibility of organised human life and if you think about it honestly there's been nothing in all of human history to compare with this not a Atilla the Hun not Genghis Khan not Hitler.

Horrible as they were they never tried to destroy organised human life. This is something new. There's no word to describe it: evil doesn't capture it. Insanity doesn't capture it because it's not insane it's planned, and conscious and part of the very logic of the system in which they work.

Now of course with Trump and his associates they're trying to extend it make it worse. That's not part of the logic of the system - the system could function with palliative efforts as Obama in fact was doing and most of the world is doing. Not enough but at least something, but it's a very deep problem. It's like class hatred in Brazil. This is deep, you can't put a bandaid on it. It's fundamental things that have to be dealt with.




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