A recent lengthy email and then today a comment on one of my posts, made me think about how easy it is to get distracted by the claims of some conspiracy theorists. We can forget to focus on the real problems caused by Monsanto and other huge industrial mega-giants who want to totally control our food supply if we get caught up in the more outlandish claims some make. The comment, posted by a very intelligent individual who often makes informative, enlightening, contributions here, contained a link to a website containing some very good videos and information on a wide variety of topics. Here is the link to some of videos that are especially really are worth watching. The issue with sites like that is often not the original information put up on the website, but the information contributed by some of the commentators.
As one example, a commentator there made the claim that Monsanto and other companies like it are poisoning food on purpose in order to reduce the population of the planet. Now I do not like Monsanto and disagree with almost every corporate focus they have. I also think they make some terribly dangerous products. Of course that is just my opinion, but when you look at things like “Round Up Ready Corn”, it is hard not to get worked up. On the other hand, I do not believe some of the more outrageous claims of the “evils” of Monsanto. In this case, I seriously doubt that Monsanto and the US government are in cahoots to depopulate the planet. After all, this population is Monsanto’s customer base. Monsanto is all about increasing the bottom line for their shareholders and it is this single minded focus on profits and market control that is the danger.
If we allow ourselves to get distracted by claims of the “Illuminati” or “population control”, we risk losing ground in the fight to control the real threats to our health and the environment. GMO food, pesticide resistant food crops, and the pesticides themselves are where we need to focus our energy. We can deal with the Illuminati later…. I hope.