As if the prohibition of non-corporate drugs wasn't already enough of a tragedy of liberty, the Feds are now increasingly arming themselves to raid peaceful organic farms, food Co-Ops, and even Amish dairies over raw milk.
This past week the Los Angeles Times reported that policeman, with guns drawn, raided a private organic food store in Venice California called Rawesome Foods:
With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.
Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.
One of the shocked owners was quoted saying, "There's a medical marijuana shop a couple miles away, and they're raiding us because we're selling raw dairy products?" As if either one being raided by the armed thugs of Corporate-Federal tyranny is acceptable. This would seem to be the most obvious abuse of our inalienable human rights, and the sovereignty over our own physical being; purely designed to intimidate those who wish freely to choose what they ingest into their own bodies.
When we witness the utter absurdity of the war on marijuana, and now raw milk, the hypocrisy over health safety clearly tells us that much more is behind their continued prohibition in many of the United States. The corporate masters simply can't allow us to have these rights or their cartels would lose control over our bodies. Incidentally, it is estimated that at least 75% of our diet is now patented GMO foods.
The controllers know that this health-safety hypocrisy is too obvious to continue legislating against overwhelming public will, so they must create commercial statutes and regulations written by the chemical and food cartels themselves. Then they use the local authorities to enforce their monopolies to the detriment of true free markets, authentic health safety, and individual liberty.
Now that it is becoming clear that marijuana will indeed be legalized in California or elsewhere -- perhaps not this year, but soon -- the corporate robber barons are rushing in regulations to squeeze out the small farmer. In a recent Associated Press story this process was referred to as the "Wal-Marting" of weed:
After weathering the fear of federal prosecution and competition from drug cartels, California's medical marijuana growers see a new threat to their tenuous existence: the 'Wal-Marting' of weed.
The Oakland City Council on Tuesday will look at licensing four production plants where pot would be grown, packaged and processed into items ranging from baked goods to body oil. Winning applicants would have to pay $211,000 in annual permit fees, carry $2 million worth of liability insurance, and be prepared to devote up to 8 percent of gross sales to taxes.A similar bullying tactic occurs with raw milk sales, where "commercial feed licenses" must be applied -- a process which varies from state to state. Additionally, there are also proposals that will make the small commercial farmer register and tag individual livestock, while large multinationals will need only one tag per barn load, yet again defeating the little guy through economics. Whenever a new grassroots trend business begins its free-market climb, the elite find a way to coral the market. It's happening to organic foods, natural supplements, and even biofuels.
It's worth noting, the strategy they use to dominate products like biofuels is to create a quality standard to qualify for commercial sales, where the producer must have each batch tested to meet these standards before selling their product. The catch is that these tests can run in the thousands of dollars, therefore a small producer who may only produce 5000 gallons per batch can no longer afford to test their product and sell for a profit, while the big boys can.
And once the elite have total control they can easily manipulate food shortages for a number of desired outcomes to benefit their agenda. These are the small battles that "free market" Libertarians refer to when they scream about big government and over-regulation. Surely, some liberal raw "foodies" are now getting the message when their freedom to be healthy is being threatened by tyrannical corporate regulation.
"This is about control and profit, not our health," said Aajonus Vonderplanitz, co-founder of Rawesome Foods. "How can we not have the freedom to choose what we eat?" Incidentally, John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, describes his awakening from liberal to libertarian views in his book Be the Solution, precisely because of this Corporate-Federal hijacking of healthy products. The owners of Rawesome foods and others like them must realize that they are in the same battle as private medical marijuana Co-Ops and small organic farmers. They all must continue to thrive as they play a key role in defeating the multinational food powerhouses, building local self-sufficiency, and restoring personal freedom.
Of course, all of this "regulation" is done in the name of our safety because, you know, the sheep need their shepherd. That is why the U.N. and the World Health Organization have been working hard for many years (since 1963) to quietly create an international standard for controlling natural foods and health products called Codex Alimentarius -- Latin for "food code." Many good pro-natural health progressives and and civil libertarians are teaming up to defeat proposed freedom-shredding regulations.
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