Saturday, October 27th, 2012. Filed under: Activism Alternative Knowledge Big Agra Big Corp Consciousness Faux Environmentalism Geoengineering New World Order Orwellian World Preparedness The Awakening
by Julian Rose
Over the past ten years it has been my calling to help the Polish
Countryside, its small farmers and the good citizens of this nation, to
stand up against the determination of corporate agrichemical and genetic
engineering giants to move in and transform this relatively unspoiled
land into a vast experimental toxic laboratory.
Working alongside my Polish partner, Jadwiga Lopata, I was able to
draw directly upon previous experience in coming up with a plan to
combat the David-v-Goliath battle that confronted us. A battle not
simply confined to the predatory corporations, but also a complicit
government and a generally unaware public.
As a practising organic farmer at a time when abandoning chemicals in
favour of compost was regarded as a deeply regressive and foolish act, I
had become accustomed to being shot at by posturing agricultural
scientists, pharmaceutical fanatics and government lackeys in the pocket
of their corporate masters.
But I had been sustained throughout by the extraordinary results that
greeted me as I helped my farm transition from its agrichemically
assisted beginnings into full organic status between 1975 and 1980.
This, and those few passionate and creative colleagues who had embarked
upon the same ‘swimming against the tide’ activities around the same
time – kept the spirit of endeavour alive in me, while the ever
demanding ‘hand’s on’ routine of the farming calendar ensured that I was
Already in 1987 I had seen the GMO danger looming up ahead and wrote
about it in the Soil Association (Britain’s leading organic
organisation) journal at that time. By the mid 1990′s the first GM
experimental research crops were being planted in the UK – and almost
instantly ripped-up again by a powerful alliance of activists from
various ecological organisations.
So successful were these actions that the plots were eventually
abandoned and the supermarkets, faced by a high profile ‘Frankenstein
Food’ campaign, pulled any remaining GM produce off the shelves.
At this time I had my hands full leading a campaign to try to stop
the British government attempting to ban the sale of unpasteurised milk,
which just happened to be the main product of my mixed organic farm!
Somehow, with just five hundred such milk producers in the Country, we
managed to beat off the government and keep our ‘Real Milk’ sales going,
much to the pleasure of the equally determined consumers who still
swear by such milk’s amazing efficacy and health giving properties.
So by the time I passed most of my farming operations over to a
fellow organic farmer in 2000, I was well versed in the rigours of
political campaigning and grass roots activism.
What is it that gives us the will to take-on our oppressors in this way?
The enduring impetus behind such efforts seems to make its presence
known (for me) via a strong feeling of ‘rightful indignation’ which
wells up when faced by callous attempts to cut short all that is best
about life. This indignation is then channelled into a determination not
to give-in, but instead to reverse all attempts to thwart and control
our creative initiatives and aspirations.
So it was in 2000, that I took the big step of accepting an
invitation from Jadwiga Lopata to become a co-director of the
International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside and to spend
large spans of time in Poland.
Almost at once it became apparent that Poland was under threat from
predatory GM corporations anxious to get their genetically modified
organisms into the system unnoticed by the majority. What followed was a
full-time campaign to try to raise public and political awareness and
reverse the threat.
In 2004, Poland joined the European Union. This opened the door for a
clutch of agribusiness monsters to seize their chance to get
established on Polish soils; and for the GM corporations to exert an
intense lobbying effort on Polish parliamentarians to allow commercial
GM production into the Country.
Drawing upon earlier campaign experience in the UK, I suggested that
we tackle blocking the looming GM spectre by mounting a campaign on a
regional province by province basis, rather than attempting to get a
result at the top end of government. So started a truly amazing rash of
activity which ultimately concluded eighteen months later with every one
of Poland’s sixteen provinces making an official self declaration of
their ‘GMO Free Zone’ status.
Jadwiga threw herself into this campaign with great passion. Her
heart inseparable from the rolling hills and plains that express the
patchwork of small strip farms and burgeoning wild flower meadows – now
under acute threat of irredeemable pollution. She and I somehow managed
to start a ball rolling and push it along until the board of each
province arrived at the self affirmative conclusion that they did not
want their province’s food and natural biodiversity contaminated by
foreign genes and accompanying foreign corporate invaders.
In May of that same year (2006) succumbing to pressure from the
provinces, the President of Poland signed a declaration to ban the
import and trading of GM seeds – and Poland became the first Country in
Europe (if not the World) to officially ban GMO in agriculture. An
I tell this story, not through any desire to seek acclaim, but to
inspire others to recognize what can be done with determination and
imagination, and incidentally, only the very minimum of funds.
What gives impetus and equilibrium to carrying out an action?
It begins with an internal feeling of rising rebellion. Rebellion against what?
Rebellion against the crushing stupidity of the ‘status quo’. Against
the moribund imagination of those who are elected to make the policies
upon which most of human life on this planet is predicated. This rising
sense of deep injustice is an instinct with distinctly human origins. A
kind of kick in the backside wake up call catalysed at the deepest
levels of our instinct to survive and thrive.
But it is not only a personal rebellion. It is a rebellion of the
spirit itself. The spirit which is the real us, not the compromised
sleep walking condition which is the pervading condition of consumer
indoctrinated individuals of today, the endless stream of dumbed-down
servitude which cripples
and confines human beings into machine like automatons.
When the spirit itself rebels, we are on our way to experiencing what
it means to be ‘fully human’. To be driven by a force which does not
know the meaning of the two words “I can’t”. Life itself speaks through
us as the spirit rebels and refuses to be cordoned-off into the
cul-de-sac and denial that become our weapons of phony self protection
against everything that really matters.
And what matters more than blocking all attempts to institutionalize the outright theft of our very DNA?
What matters more than laying one’s self on the line to prevent the
mutilation and degradation of the very gene pool upon which all
planetary life depends?
The spirit rebels because it gets a message that’s its own Divine
constitution is coming under the scalpel of some soulless scientist. Its
own subtle essence is being loaded into the laboratory syringe. Its
innate sanctity being reduced to just a number on a sterile
pharmaceutical production line.
And we who are at one with this Spirit rebel along with it. Of course
we do! And accompanying our rebellion comes a great surge of cosmic
support. Angels spring-up from their routine communication roles with a
largely unreceptive populous – and fly on ahead, illuminating the path
we are to travel. We, the rebellious spirits of the New Resistance.
You are sceptical?
But that is only because you allow your intellectual conditioning to precede your responsive soul.
Your busy mind to block out your poetic essence – your deepest
instincts. And while you do, the forces of darkness laugh their hollow
laughter in full knowledge that their master plan remains unchallenged
and unharmed. Laugh and turn the screw one more notch. One more notch
towards the imposition of a soulless matrix designed and run by the
stultifying architects of control.
The moral: if you sit doing nothing you will have your life taken away from you.
If millions sit doing nothing, then whole Countries become captives to
the architects of control. When billions sit and do nothing, then our
entire world falls into a state of abject slavery. Look around you. Here
The antidote to doing nothing is to lay one’s self on the line to
prevent the debasement of that which threatens the sanctity of Life.
Those just surviving on $2 a day cannot be expected and are not able to
engage in such actions. But those living on $100 a day are. Do not try
to side-step this truth; you will only fall further into your own self
delusion. Embrace it and you will instantly become a receptor of the
Angels of Good Fortune. And the unseen forces that love our planet and
love humanity will come to your aid in combating the oppressors of all
that is Divine and Noble in life.
For good Spirits embrace all who go forth to support and save our
embattled planet. As it says on the tea bag I just dropped into my mug
of hot water “Challenges create strengths”.
So, in the Spring of 2006, Poland led the world, passing an act of
parliament banning the import and trading of genetically modified seeds
and plants. The County was spared the fate of the USA, Spain, Argentina,
Brazil, India and others whose governments decided to allow GM
plantings and the cross-contamination which comes with it.
But politics being politics. One year later this Polish government
was no longer in power and those who moved in to take its place had
another agenda. One supported by big commerce, big pharma and big
The battle of the past five years and of the present moment, is to try
to hold the line. To try to maintain the GMO Free credentials won
through the hard fought campaign that led to the ban.
Its tough, relentless and often exasperating; but it remains an
absolute necessity if we are to have any chance of developing ecological
agriculture on a serious scale. Any chance of maintaining a food chain
free from toxic carcinogens and free from the fertility depleting
weapons of mass destruction called GMO.
What are we waiting for?
Thousands and thousands of people need to join in. Join in the
process of overcoming those who continue to block the arteries of life
with every kind of obstructive, cunning and vile artifice, in their lust
for absolute profit, power and control.
Even as the Earth rocks on its axis, the magnetosphere dilates,
hurricanes devastate coastlines, mountains crumble and repression and
war threaten to overwhelm all that is of value, we must stand steadfast
in the passion and courage which keeps this Universe alive. For it is
indeed the fire of life – and if we put that fire out we will also be
complicit in depleting the energy of the Universe of which we are a
part. Its a responsibility we cannot shirk.
We have no choice other than to keep alive the spirit of rebellion
through responding to the rebellion of the Spirit. For this is our most
intimate and most honest guide and none of us can afford to ignore its
JR, October 2012.
Thanks to: http://www.zengardner.com