Part of the ruling class in third world countries saw massive dollar signs when Monsanto came promising higher yield from their seeds. Please don’t tell me they did not see what the side effects of the product were, and what Monsanto was notorious for before they began exporting their death.
Pappy Bush was instrumental in legitimizing this genocide as well.
Who still thinks he is the better Bush?
We remain in effect helpless before corporations. Do rogue corporations as Bayer and Monsanto operate without any governmental charter at all? If so, they are racketeers, plain and simple.
Did anybody ever? They must not have heard of the J. Edgar Hoover memo in the immediate aftermath of 11/22/63, to the effect that he was briefed on the reaction of the Miami Cuban community by “Mr. George Bush of the CIA;” Poppy always claimed it referred to ANOTHER George Bush of the CIA.
But changing the name to Bayer doesn’t change Bayer’s awful history—remember Bayer created the product that made people feel heroic-----yeah that product ------HEROIN. : (
Bayer, before Monsanto, wasn’t exactly a paragon of virtue: https://www.i-lawsuit.com/the-dark-history-of-bayer-drugs/
The manifesto opens with the most appropriate and timeless quote.
“Upon this handful of soil our survival
depends. Husband it and it will grow our
food, our fuel, and our shelter and surround
us with beauty.
Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die,
taking humanity with it”
— Vedas Sanskrit Scripture, 1500 BC
Thank you Patricia.
Brings to mind the story with yet another rogue corporation, that being Volkswagen.
We know about its emissions-testing software cheating, but its amorality goes back to the days just after Hitler had commissioned Ferdinand Porsche to develop a people’s car (literally, volks wagen).
At that time, VW had a portion of its labor force working (in effect) as slaves, yet thoughtfully provided childcare (“Kinderheim”) to those workers who needed it. About 9 months ago, The Nation ran a story on just how that program “cared” for those children. I had to put the magazine down several times before finishing the story.
Companies like VW, Monsanto and Bayer should be nationalized.
That’s a quote about Hemp …the worlds number one sustainable resource after the Sun .
Hemp can subsitite for so many non-renewable resources that there is a massive lobby working against it .
It’s called the separation illusion.