PART 2: Out of control of what we consume and our basic rights
Who actually knows what is in the food that we eat? I mean really know what is in it… Because when it comes to animal products, whatever they ingested, we digest too.
Take factory/intensive farming for example. Four-six chickens stuffed into a cage with wire flooring to lay eggs for us. And the broiler chickens are put into a shed and fed god knows what, hormones, MSG, genetically modified food, ground-down chicken meat – I’ve heard it all – to make the most amount of meat in the shortest amount of time… for us.
The worst thing is that we aren’t even told what we are eating. We are eating Genetically Modified crap which despite the bogus reports that the Government release saying that GE foods are safe, I simply can not take it seriously because most GE foods are run by Monsanto. Guess who helps Monsanto along? The Government.
I don’t want people to read this or watch the films of animals in cages, being tested on or with deformities and think “awww poor thing!” then chow down on a burger thinking that they have nothing to do with it.
It’s the whole perspective of this society which is the issue. How is it okay to love dogs, cats, cows and chickens, but it’s only acceptable to eat 50% of those animals?? I mean, don’t you see the irony?? We tell children to be gentle with animals and to respect them, whilst putting crumbed fish fingers on their plate which have been trawled up from the depleting oceans of the Pacific, suffocated and stuffed with artificial colours and flavours.
I’m not saying ‘don’t love your pet’ or ‘don’t eat chicken and fish’ I’m saying, ‘have a damn conscious’. Know what you’re eating. Know where it comes from. Be happy with what you’re consuming. Understand the process and know who is making the profit and how. Chances are, that multi-billion dollar company didn’t get that way by playing by rules you agree with.
As they said in the film I mentioned in my last post, The End of the Line, the oceans – and everything else from nature – are ours. They don’t belong to a company, a conglomerate, a prime minister or a dude in Washington. They belong to us as a people.
And as Charlie Chaplin said in his great speech:
In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written:
“The kingdom of God is within man”
Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men; in you, the people.
It’s not only the mass consumption.
The latest invasion of privacy has come in the form of Smart Meters. Smart Meters will be attached to our houses to record what light turns on and off, when, why and how it affects our overall bill. Who gets this information? What are they doing with it? Not to mention the health risks – with a machine on the side of your house pulsing away like a mobile phone 24/7 can’t be good!
Not forgetting the ACTA bill which would control the internet. It’s incredible. It’s not about protecting artists and journalists, it’s about preventing people sharing information. It’s in whose best interest to do such a thing, do you think?
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish… – Charlie Chaplin.
Hopefully it won’t get this far:
Regretfully a part of the human race and longing for simpler times, Jodie.