I am one of the millions of little people here in the United States. Of late, we have come to be known as the 99%. My voice is unheard in the halls of our government as are most of the millions of other voices of my fellow 99%-ers.
Like a dog, which has a hearing range much different than humans, our government has become attuned to only one frequency: the voice of corporate America. This voice does not speak for the American people but for its own advancement, power and profits.
This voice is full of lies, too. It produces so-called evidence of its good intentions, what it pretends it wants to do for the people of the United States. It proffers one-sided studies, carefully edited as to avoid discrediting itself. Naysayers are held at bay by an unseen hand: holding them by the throat, strangling discordant voices into silence. Their heads are held under water to stifle them; weighting bodies of damnable evidence, hoping that it will sink to the bottom of the lagoon never to rise again.
Somehow this voice always seems to drown out millions of Americans: WE THE PEOPLE. Citizens are screaming at the top of their lungs against corporate agendas. They know these corporate plans are wrong, will not serve the people of this country, and continue to scream even louder. Public venues, online petitions, faxes and phone calls to their lawmakers fall yet again, on deaf ears. The government dog can only hear that frequency above the mass human cry: money, influence and market share.
Supposed consumer watchdog agencies: the FDA, the USDA and others pay no attention to the public cry. They continue to be infiltrated with cronies of the very corporations seeking approval of their agendas. Again this whispered voice triumphs. Again the slanted data is presented with earnest and humble countenance in outstretched hands by corporations saying, “See how much GOOD we want to do for the American people and this planet? Our product will alleviate hunger, protect the ecosystem, forever banish disease and send bad bugs into oblivion!”
The American people keep yelling, protesting, writing, calling, faxing, e-mailing – to no avail. The USDA just goes ahead and approves things like more GMO corn, citing the need for more ethanol production and a growing world population which needs feeding.
The government discounts the public, opting to believe the “scientific evidence,” and approves this new GMO corn. Another round of poisoning begins. At first it works. The corporation is vindicated as a savior to modern agriculture and food. Billionaires pile on the bandwagon to boost their humanitarian ratings.
Again the government of the United States has failed WE THE PEOPLE. Our elected officials, sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and act in the best interest of WE THE PEOPLE, have yet again acted only in the best interest of their own wallets. They have acted in the best interest OF the corporations who are NOT people!
Years go by. This wonder-product begins to fail. In the meantime, millions of humans the world over have died from direct or indirect poisoning. Cancer, fetal abnormalities, circulatory, cell damage and many other insidious diseases from eating this GMO food sprayed with poison. It’s in the soil, water and air. Medical science struggles to know WHY people are dying of cancer. Our bee population has all but been eradicated. Waters have been polluted the world over. Small farmers in poor countries were hoodwinked into believing they could feed their starving families with this new plant. The cycle goes on and on, just like last time.
This new product was not the be-all, end-all of the world’s food crisis. It did not save farmers time or money. It was not good for the environment. Least of all, it was not “perfectly safe” for humans to eat.
The voices raised by millions of WE THE PEOPLE who spoke against this at the outset were ignored. We were right but you would not listen…, again.