By Stratton J. Davis, The Societal Scope
Whenever the Power Elite take interest in helping “develop” the third world, you can be sure the development is in their favor, and theirs only.
From New American:
“The Gates-led Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) was supposed to increase incomes and food security for millions of smallholder farmers. But according to an independent evaluation by consulting firm Mathematica, there is no evidence of progress toward these goals.
The evaluation was financed by the (Bill and Melinda) Gates Foundation on behalf of AGRA’s top donors, including the Rockefeller Foundation and government agencies in Germany, the United States, and the U.K….
In a formal response, AGRA countered that the finding is ‘an expected outcome and a true reflection of the realities that farmers, AGRA, and other institutions that support farmers today live with daily.’
This is in contrast to previous language from AGRA, in which the group promised it would ‘double yields and incomes for 30 million farming households by 2020.’ The failure to live up to that promise comes despite AGRA having raised over $1 billion, two-thirds of it from the Gates Foundation…
AGRA is based in Kenya and is registered as a tax-exempt nonprofit in the United States. It encourages African countries to pass business-friendly policies and scale up markets for patented seeds, fossil-fuel based fertilizers, and other industrial inputs the group claims are necessary to ramp up food production.
Critics of AGRA say the organization’s strategies ‘continue to impoverish smallholder farmers’ by ‘promoting green revolution technologies that do not improve [African] soils.’ They also are concerned with AGRA’s promotion of seed privatization legislation, which creates penalties for open-source seed sharing — which detractors say would hurt small-scale farmers while benefiting large corporations.
‘Not only does the corporatization of seed undermine existing indigenous knowledge systems regarding seed diversity and multi-cropping,’ wrote Africa-based faith leaders Gabriel Manyangadze and Francesca de Gasparis in Business Daily last year, ‘but more insidiously, it centralizes control of production systems, disempowering and reducing the resilience of small-scale farmers who rely on informal trade, historical and cultural knowledge in addition to their unique understanding of their ecological landscapes.”
To most people, this may just seem like another case of a powerful institution trying to do good in the face of good for nothing protesters. But anyone who understands Intellectual Property (IP) and how it works can see something is up here. IP is simply a supposed category of property that consists of human ideas. When these ideas are recognized as property, they are then protected by the law in the form of trademarks, copyrights, patents, etc. Those who support IP claim these laws help breed more ideas that can be turned into “intellectual goods” and stimulate innovation and technological progress throughout the world.
In reality, IP is being used to hinder competition at the benefit of those who own the IP. “It is important to point out that ownership of an idea, or ideal object, effectively gives the IP owners a property right in every physical embodiment of that work or invention.”, explains Stephan Kinsella, an anti-IP lawyer. This basically creates a monopoly where an IP owner can use force by way of the law against anyone making use of said IP. It also helps contribute to scarcity by ensuring products cannot be made specifically because of the existence of IP laws, which then helps drive up the price of the product relevant to the IP and lets the price stay there.
In regards to why AGRA is pushing for seed privatization, the reasons may be more insidious than as shown on the surface. Before we tackle that part of this predicament, let us have some more light shined on the subject.
The Cornell Alliance for Science (CAS) is one of the primary advocates for this “Green Revolution” that AGRA is acting under the guise of. CAS, in conjunction with the Open Forum on Agriculture Biotechnology (OFAB), have worked to downplay any debate against their doing in Africa by recruiting “journalists and key government individuals working on agriculture, science and technology to the cause of promoting GM seeds.” according to Million Belay and Bridget Mugambe.
CAS, AGRA, and OFAB all have one thing in common: they are all funded by the Gates Foundation. Belay and Mugambe bless us with another revealing tidbit of information: ”OFAB is an offshoot of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, which was born in 2001 out of negotiations to promote GM seeds in Africa between the Rockefeller Foundation and corporations including Monsanto, Dupont, Pioneer and Syngenta.”
This small amount of info connects a lot of dots, and those connections are very telling. Going back to the idea of seed privatization and why it is insidious, Kiki Hubbard paints a grim picture when spilling the truth about it.
From The Natural Farmer:
“History shows that seed industry consolidation leads to less choice and higher prices for farmers. These companies also aggressively protect their IP rights, which means less innovation and more restrictions on how seed is used and exchanged, including for seed saving and research purposes. These restrictions affect conventional and organic agriculture alike by making a large pool of plant genetics inaccessible to public researchers, farmers, and independent breeders, which in turn limits the diversity of seed in our landscapes and marketplace, and weakens our food security…
How do these trends in IP rights and concentration impact organic seed? Consolidation in the seed trade is as much about concentrated ownership of seed as it is about concentrated market power in the seed trade. One factor is that independent seed companies that don’t have the financial means for breeding programs heavily rely on licensing seed from bigger companies. For example, hybrid seed corn companies license inbred lines for their hybrid seed production, including organic hybrids. The largest biotechnology companies own the majority of these lines and are unwilling to license them in an untreated form; that is, without chemical seed treatments prohibited in the organic standards. It is illegal to use these lines without a license. It is also common for these licensing agreements to prohibit testing for patented, GE (genetically engineered) traits. This puts companies that want to protect their reputation as a supplier of ‘clean’ seed in a vulnerable position of risking litigation if they decide to test for detectable levels of GE traits illegally.”
There we have it. Through IP, they effectively control the food market to a huge extent and have us consume “foods” that are contaminated with chemicals which are more than harmful to us. These chemicals along with pesticides being used in conjunction with them can potentially damage our nervous systems due to them being neurotoxins. Along with this, they can suppress our immune systems, lead us to cancer and a loss of nutrition, among other terrible fates. This means they can use our own food as a weapon against us, as both a form of population control and keeping us docile. Control over the masses and every facet of their lives is a huge part of the New World Order’s (NWO) mission. Our diets are key to our health. When we allow our diets to be controlled by powerful people who hate us we are giving up a part of our sovereignty, and thus begin to surrender our souls. From there, as with any compromise made with the Cabal, it’s only a slippery slope.
The NWO’s goals for the third world is to subjugate them completely through initiatives with NGOs or big business, such as the one the Gates Foundation is leading in Africa, or through UN treaties and partnerships that strip sovereignty away from all nations who agree to these UN agendas. Those in favor of this mission will claim the intentions of it are good and will help make the third world start to reflect the first world. Instead, conditions in the third world are not getting any better for anyone living there, while day by day America, along with other first world countries in Europe, are starting to look more and more like the third world countries they feel superior to. In reality, we are all equal in getting screwed over by the same people, and those people all have the same goal in mind. Those in government, business, academia, etc. working towards this goal through their own means all have the same desired outcome: a one world government.
Going back to the IPs and the tentacles of Bill Gates that are ruining food security and agriculture in Africa, these serve another great purpose: to make money. Money is the language of the NWO, and the reason for that is because that is the only thing, other than their power through government, that keeps them going. The reason for this is because the NWO is globalist by nature. This means in order for them to realize their dream, they must resort to advocating for multiculturalism and cause it to happen by any means necessary. This gives them an advantage as individuals over time will lose their sense of identity and thus community, causing them to feel zero connection to their historical roots and lose any sense of morals they may have. On the flip side, this means the masses will be mindless, which is both good and bad for the NWO due to a variety of reasons. Therefore cash will be king above all, as that will be the only driving force in such a soulless world. In today’s world, the consolidation of currency is one of the driving forces towards a one world government, as it aids them in their mission and helps lead them to one of the most important components for the NWO: a one world currency.
It is a lot to unpack, and many of these are topics for different days. What this news story exemplifies though is what is going on not only in Africa, but around the world, and it is all being done by the same individuals. It also shows us what the world is becoming, a world that Ned Beatty described perfectly through his character Arthur Jensen’s monologue in the 1976 movie “Network.” :
“You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels.
It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today…
There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today…
We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that perfect world in which there’s no war or famine, oppression or brutality — one vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused.”
In this “perfect” world there would be no diversity. It may not seem that way on the surface, since this sort of world would be multicultural due to the rampant globalism it would bring on. But what diversity really is every individual having a different identity due to where they come from, what they believe in and how they live. This is almost totally shaped by the community they are born into and the family they come from. These circumstances also help lead each individual down their respective paths, and only when they are free to choose can they truly become their perfect selves.
This simple truth about what diversity is illustrates why each and every corner of the world and the people who populate their areas are different from each other, and those differences are natural. They help us build bridges with different people while drawing lines in between others. They also inform us of who we are and give us an inner sense of what we should do. Whatever our respective missions in life may be, we will never be able to realize them and work towards them under this “perfect” world that Beatty’s character describes, which is the world the NWO is working towards. Therefore, we must embrace our authentic pluralism and utilize our differences together in an effort to fight off the powers that want to mold us all into one and control our destinies. We do not even have to work together intentionally. We can all put into this effort to stop the NWO by just opposing them from our homes, our communities, and our very own lands. If we stop them there, that helps stop them somewhere else. This will help us not only keep our sovereignty and identity, it will help us return to the old world, a world where there is an infinite amount of different philosophies, communities, and just general ways of life, the way the world is supposed to be in regards to all people taking up space on it.
With that all being said, it is time to take back our lives and our communities before the world as a whole is taken from us. Stand by your principles and your people, and stand up for yourself. You have a world to win.
Categories: Economics/Class Relations, Geopolitics
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