Dr. Hibbert: Homer, I’m afraid you’ll have to undergo a coronary bypass operation.
Homer: Say it in English, Doc.
Dr. Hibbert: You’re going to need open-heart surgery.
Homer: Spare me your medical mumbo-jumbo.
Dr. Hibbert: We’re going to cut you open and tinker with your ticker.
Homer: Could you dumb it down a shade?
— The Simpsons
Dr. Mercola’s recent article exposes a new alliance of 50 industrial food and biotechnology front groups covering for GMO producers like Monsanto. At first glance, the Alliance to Feed the Future sounds like a group genuinely concerned about your health and what you’re feeding your family.
The trend to buy locally produced organic, naturally grown real food needs to be nipped in the bud. Local farmers, producers, and consumers are a growing in numbers and are becoming a pesky fly in the ointment to the multinational food and pharmaceutical bottom line. See March Against Monsanto. To combat these rebels and their vocal opposition to junk passed off as ‘food’, the
cabal alliance wants to add balance in the public discussion on mass factory farming and techno-foods.
Monsanto, supported by power and money hungry US politicians, are the bully on the playground. They don’t want to be perceived as such. So they employ soft bullying tactics on the world. The problem with pushing kids around on the monkey bars is that the ‘weaker’ school children have had enough. One or two kids have finally punched the bully in the nose – and the schoolyard erupts in applause and cheers.
But now, this alliance has bigger fish to fry. China recently destroyed three shipments of GMO corn delivered from the US, Japan and other European countries are rejecting Monsanto’s lab experiment foods. Meanwhile, in American poly-ticks, our ‘representatives’ killed a bill that would have allowed states to label foods containing GMOs. So much for state sovereignty.
Don’t be fooled by their ‘caring’ attempt to spin the Industrial Food Machine, loaded with unpronounceable labels, genetically engineered Frankenfood, and chemical concoctions.
You’re smarter than Homer Simpson. But that won’t stop The Powers That Be from dumbing it down a shade. Our government schooling is proof that this ‘dumbing down’ strategy works to produce trusting, compliant citizenry.
Don’t pull a Homer Simpson when it comes to your own health and fitness, self-reliance, or knowledge.
For example, The American Council for Fitness and Nutrition, a member of the sell-out club, is a non-profit organization promoting fitness and nutrition. It’s in their name! They must be concerned about your wellbeing. Following their advice is like living in Willy Wonka’s factory as a weight loss strategy. Here are a few of their members – all ‘experts’ on nutrition:
- American Bakers Association
- American Meat Institute
- Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers Association
- Chocolate Manufacturers Association
- National Confectioners Association
This is just a small taste of the front groups peddling illusions with beneficial talking points that fatten their wallets at your expense.
Smart preppers do the opposite of what the FDA, USDA , and Monsanto alliance advocates. If you’ve followed this blog at all, you’re already in the smart prepper tribe. You’re building individual and community resilience by…
- Growing and storing nutrient dense food – even in space challenged locations
- Doing the stuff of self-sufficiency
- Designing your home to be a producer and not a money pit
- Buying locally grown food from sustainable farmers to supplement what you can’t produce yourselves
- Embracing the importance of play, exercise, sunshine, and family
- Avoiding stupid stuff
- Developing the art of neighboring
- Question everything – be the stupidest survivalist in the room
My last point may seem oxymoronic. But here’s my point.
Try this the next time you’re in a work related meeting. Don’t have all the answers. Ask all the questions – especially those that everyone is afraid to ask. Keep asking and digging until you hit the root. You’ve just become the smartest person in the room by playing the part of the dumbest.
There a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. – Henry D. Thoreau
Being a smart prepper means you lay your axe to the root. You don’t let things just happen to you and your family. No matter what elites tell you is good for you, you’re no Homer Simpson!
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Contributed by Todd Walker of Survival Sherpa.
Todd Walker is married to the lovely Dirt Road Girl, proud father and grandfather, a government school teacher, a lover of the primal lifestyle and liberty. You can check out his website at Survival Sherpa with a vision of helping each other on the climb to self-reliance and preparedness…the Survival Sherpa way…One step at a time. Follow him on Twitter. Send him mail: firstname.lastname@example.org