Every 30 Minutes A Farmer Kills Himself – You’ll Never Guess Why

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  1. teachpeace | Jan 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm |

    Dear Lee;
    I say this will all sincerity.
    Please donate to your local sperm bank, and often.
    We need a next generation of little Lees, everywhere.
    thanks for your kind attention;

  2. There are a lot of Christians up in arms over industrial ag and “evil science” Some are of the Patriot movement or its ilk. Some are liberation theologians, Catholic workers, Amish and Mennonites. Self-sufficiency and/or community is important to many of them. But, this is a minority. Many followers of religion are just that-followers. It takes a bit of boldness and some faith to follow the Spirit and not the herd of mass men.

  3. Monsanto’s strategy is about power and control. The corporate culture seems to have a psychology of seeing itself as a player in a hostile universe. The strategy behind monopoly is to control your environment to the extent that you can force your will onto people.

    That seems to be the business model. To create a situation where everyone will be forced to buy these seeds because they have no other choice. There is no value of reciprocity or any belief in good will on the part of humanity nor in the Universe as a whole. If they had a belief in the benevolence of the Universe, they would believe in being rewarded for providing positive goods or services that improve the quality of people’s lives.

    It seems to me to be a manifestation in corporate form of the Wetiko Virus, author Paul Levy talks about http://www.awakeninthedream.com/wordpress/

  4. John smith | Jan 31, 2013 at 10:17 pm |

    What is the name of the song

  5. all good but why bring christians into it? I don’t get that especially since there are a lot of christian fermers in the bible belt who are probably suffering from the monsanto seeds too.

    • Because Christians profess strong moral standards but often do little to back that up or even do the opposite in an Ayn Randish Tea Partying way.

      • Jin The Ninja | Feb 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm |

        it doesn’t help that the current canon of accepted gospels and biblical books is not narratively contiguous (full of contradictions, hypocrisies, and inconsistencies) and lacks many of the important cultural contexts of prescribed behaviours, language and values. the more i read the apocrypha (gnostic and otherwise) the increasingly alien and misplaced the old testament seems in contrast to even the conservative gospels left included in the new testament. if christians are going to moralise and rally against something (such as glbtq rights for example) i would hope they would also rally against the consumption of shellfish and pork equally, since those are equivalent desert taboos / ‘abominations’ in the eyes of the old testament.

  6. Bloody naked corn!

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