Monday, July 26, 2010

Sorry to get political!!!

I started this back in May, but it’s even more appropriate today! This seems to be what we've gotten back to:
From "The Old Enemies" by New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman

"Mr. Obama wanted to transcend partisanship. Instead, however, he finds himself very much in the position Franklin Roosevelt described in a famous 1936 speech, struggling with "the old enemies of peace — business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering." "

Re: corporate monopolies:
Chemical companies like Monsan… aiming to monopolize plant genetics around the world and inflict their dangerous GMO's on the whole world, causing enormous grief to farmers and the environment.

Toxic chemical industry cover-up shenanigans revealed in Doubt Is Their Product – How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health, by David Michaels

Agriculture giants like Monsan… and Archer Dan… promoting environmentally disastrous farming methods around the worldFood processing giants like Kraft & Coke turning corn, wheat and soybeans into unhealthy nutrient-depleted processed foods, while taking over all the small organic food companies More links on The Grocery Store Blues

Pharmaceutical industry giants like Merck turning doctors into drug pushers with their "education-providing" drug reps and their excessive influence on medical education, while actively suppressing unfavorable research results and ignoring effective alternative therapies if they can't turn them into profitable patentable drugs

With these forces lined up against genuine reform (and I haven’t even touched on the military/industrial complex or the oil & coal industries and their anti-global warming campaign, or the financial industry & it’s resistance to regulatory reform, or the dairy industry and its anti-raw milk propaganda), is it any wonder that President Obama has a hard time making progress on campaign promises. We need to understand what is behind the controversy and doubt that drives the raucous noise and uncertainty that floods the airways and byways, and stand up for what is right and just in this crazy world! And call our politicians and bureaucrats to task for succumbing to big money pressures and refusing to break up these monopolies that undermine the health and welfare of our citizens and the environment our health depends on.

My thoughts for today!