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Did The ‘Cold War’ Ever Actually End?

Or have the combatants merely changed?

Corporate predators don’t shoot us (usually), but they use more discreet weapons to kill and maim. Many don’t appear to be weapons because we’ve been conditioned not to question the rules of engagement set by these manipulative rulers.

Fact: Pesticides and herbicides are actually biological weapons. And we use these weapons on ourselves. Amazing…

Bank owners control the printing of currency and manipulate the value of the work WE do while sitting in quiet, comfortable offices. They live a sterile existence outside the bustle of human activity and heartlessly pass judgement on the value of life’s many necessities. They lend money to people who already have enough simply so those people can collect more of it. They turn those of us in need into slaves for the privilege of borrowing the money for which we will work hard for many hours. And they have the cruel audacity to put us in prison when we seriously question why they expect us to work so hard for things everyone deserves and especially when we attempt to spread truth.

Food and transportation corporations (often owned by the same people) control the flow of food “products” around the world. They withhold food from many of those who live hand to mouth (of which there are many more than we are told) by keeping the prices too high for too many of us. They do this especially to those who want control of their own communities, but they give plenty to those who mindlessly do what they are told – especially if they live on top of fossil fuels and “precious” minerals.

Energy corporations destroy natural habitats, displacing non-human beings, many of whom die in vast numbers (often violently) because of our selfish desire to control everything – and they suffer horribly. Then the food corporations put animals that taste good (?) in prison cells and torture them until we decide to consume them.

These companies also poison the air we need to breathe, the water we need to drink and the soil we need to grow food. Why? Because they insist we continue a 19th century technology (despite the fact that it has become suicidal) and because we refuse to reassess our diets that are filled with toxins and cruelty. We all know it. How can so many people be convinced suicide is OK?

More facts?

According to the International Energy Agency, 6.5 million people die every year from air pollution. According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 5.5 million people die from air pollution every year. The WHO reports that 4.6 million people die from air pollution every year.

From the Physicians For Social Responsibility website: “Air pollution exposure can trigger new cases of asthma, exacerbate a previously existing respiratory illness and provoke development or progression of chronic illnesses including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. Air pollutants also negatively and significantly harm lung development, creating an additional risk factor for developing lung diseases later in life.”

According to the WHO, 844 million people don’t have access to clean water. Across the world, 263 million people (usually women and children) need to walk at least thirty minutes a day to collect clean water in buckets to drink, cook and bathe. Another 159 million collect water from surface sources that aren’t considered safe enough to drink. Yet…

Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, collected $21.4 million in 2017. John Pettigrew, CEO of National Grid, collected $6.15 million in 2017. Ready for an eye-opener? Takehiko Kakiuchi, CEO of Mitsubishi Corp. (a company involved in virtually every industry that exists), collected $262 million in 2017.

And in the U.S. we give tax breaks and tax subsidies to people who run companies that are destroying life.

Food corporations also determine what crops our soil is used for. Because they demand whatever increases their wealth, about 60% of U.S. cropland is used for genetically engineered corn and soy. Besides GE products contributing to various forms of cancer (especially corn which is used excessively for sweeteners), the clearing of natural vegetation and the reduction of crop diversity are factors in the desertification of soil which reduces the effectiveness of carbon capturing and increases the effects of climate change. 

Have you ever researched the names of the people serving on the corporate boards of these companies? If you do, you’ll see some of the same names on the boards of pharmaceutical companies. This is extremely disturbing. Doesn’t it seem insane for us to allow people to run an industry we expect to help safeguard our health if those people actually make an obscene amount of money on debilitating diseases? We know they care much more about corporate profits than the lives and well being of their fellow citizens so why would we allow people to sit on the boards of directors of food and pharmaceutical firms? {For an example, read this: https://ashiftinconsciousness.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/what-are-you-waiting-for/}

And to finish up this little rant, what about the field we expect to be a watchdog for government and industry, the field in control of the information we use to make decisions that have a life and death impact on our lives?

We expect media outlets to keep us informed of what matters in life, but how can we expect that when virtually the entire industry is controlled by corporate executives? The language used should be a key to this pathetic error in judgement – media industry. These are corporations. We try so hard to convince ourselves that we’re intelligent beings – yet we read and listen to corporate journalism hacks who’ve prostituted themselves for a fat salary and a bit of fame (sometimes infamy). These people do what they are told either because they lack compassion, are intellectually lazy and/or want to be recognized when they walk down the street. This is sad and despicable – and very simple: Corporate media executives care about corporations and corporate media employees obey their masters. How many people are aware that in 2003 the United States legalized deception in news? {Read this: https://ashiftinconsciousness.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/the-day-the-truth-died/}

Until we evolve can we expect things to change? How will we evolve? Can it happen if we refuse to look deep inside ourselves to find the courage to care about others as well as ourselves? We’ve designed and built many incredible things, but we’ve lost sight of the most important things in life. Intelligence is a wonderful thing, but it means very little without beauty, compassion, freedom and courage.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ” – The Dalai Lama

“The secret to happiness is freedom… and the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

Sources:

http://www.psr.org/assets/pdfs/air-pollution-effects-respiratory.pdf

https://theconversation.com/women-still-carry-most-of-the-worlds-water-81054

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/022516/worlds-top-10-utility-companies.asp

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article204293519.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=25285842&capId=524161&previousCapId=1073371&previousTitle=ENGIE

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10 comments on “Did The ‘Cold War’ Ever Actually End?

  1. How will we evolve? Not by our current practices, that’s for sure.

  2. As the facts indicate in your article, the minority elite who hold the wealth and power herd us like cattle to be led to the slaughterhouse.

    Until our spiritual evolution – the path to compassion – catches up with our technological material evolution, our species face the risk of self-destruction.

  3. Banks don’t merely control the printing of our currency – they create 98% of the money circulating in the global economy out of thin air – and then charge us interest on it.

  4. You got that right. Our morals have been reprioritized and our courage has been blunted by blind obedience.

  5. It’s sad, and frustrating to witness while feeling helpless to avert.

  6. Yes, I know. It’s unbelievable, isn’t it? The Federal Reserve Act was the third worst crime committed against the U.S. population (after genocide and slavery). This post was a quick overview (rant) of a few issues from an attitude of “People, what the FU€¥ are you thinking? Don’t you see what’s going on around us?”

    This is a post about the fed you probably read a few years ago. Hopefully more people will read it: https://ashiftinconsciousness.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/the-illusionists/

    Thanks for the comment.

  7. Whatever happens, we have to remain engaged.

  8. Definitely. Apathy and complacency under these circumstances are tantamount to embracing slavery.

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