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Apocalypse Now! Insects, Pesticides and a Public Health Crisis

Colin Todhunter

In 2017, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, and UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, produced a report that called for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming and move towards sustainable agricultural practices.

In addition to the devastating impacts on human health, the two authors argued that the excessive use of pesticides contaminates soil and water sources, causing loss of biodiversity, the destruction of the natural enemies of pests and the reduction in the nutritional value of food.

They drew attention to denials by the agroindustry of the hazards of certain pesticides and expressed concern about aggressive, unethical marketing tactics that remain unchallenged and the huge sums spent by the powerful chemical industry to influence policymakers and contest scientific evidence.

At the time, Elver said that agroecological approaches, which replace harmful chemicals, are capable of delivering sufficient yields to feed and nourish the entire world population, without undermining the rights of future generations to adequate food and health.

The two authors added that it was time to overturn the myth that pesticides are necessary to feed the world and create a global process to transition toward safer and healthier food and agricultural production.

The authors were adamant that access to healthy, uncontaminated food is a human rights issue.

And this is not lost on environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason who has just sent a detailed open letter/report to Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) in the UK – Open Letter to the National Farmers Union About Fraud in Europe and the UK. Mason’s report contains a good deal of information about pesticides, health and the environment.

Health impacts aside, Mason decided to write to Batters because it is increasingly clear that pesticides are responsible for declines in insects and wildlife, something which the NFU has consistently denied.

In 2017, the Soil Association obtained figures from FERA Science Ltd under a freedom of information request. Using data extracted for the first time from the records of FERA Science Ltd, which holds UK Government data on pesticide use in farming, it was found that pesticide active ingredients applied to three British crops have increased markedly. The data covered British staples wheat, potatoes and onions. Far from a 50% cut – which the NFU had claimed – the increase in active ingredients applied to these crops range from 480% to 1,700% over the last 40-odd years.

Health of the nation

Mason’s aim is to make Batters aware that chemical-dependent, industrial agriculture is a major cause of an ongoing public health crisis and is largely responsible for an unfolding, catastrophic ecological collapse in the UK and globally. Mason places agrochemicals at the centre of her argument, especially globally ubiquitous glyphosate-based herbicides, the use of which have spiralled over the last few decades.

Batters is given information about important studies that suggest glyphosate causes epigenetic changes in humans and animals (diseases skip a generation before appearing) and that it is a major cause of severe obesity in children in the UK, not least because of its impact on the gut microbiome. As a result, Mason says, we are facing a global metabolic health crisis that places glyphosate at the heart of the matter.

And yet glyphosate may be on the market because of fraud. Mason points out that a new study has revealed the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Hamburg has committed fraud in a series of regulatory tests, several of which had been carried out as part of the glyphosate re-approval process in 2017. At least 14% of new regulatory studies submitted for the re-approval of glyphosate were conducted by LPT Hamburg. The number could be higher, as this information in the dossiers often remains undisclosed to the public.

In light of this, Angeliki Lyssimachou, environmental toxicologist at Pesticide Action Network Europe, says:

The vast majority of studies leading to the approval of a pesticide are carried out by the pesticide industry itself, either directly or via contract laboratories such as LPT Hamburg… Our 140+ NGO coalition ‘Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation’ regularly calls on the (European) Commission to quit this scandalous process: tests must be carried out by independent laboratories under public scrutiny, while the financing of studies should be supported by industry.”

Mason then outlines the state of public health in the UK. A report, ‘The Health of the Nation: A Strategy for Healthier Longer Lives’, written by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Longevity found that women in the UK are living for 29 years in poor health and men for 23 years: an increase of 50% for women and 42% for men on previous estimates based on self-reported data.

In 2035, there will be around 16 million cases of dementia, arthritis, type 2 diabetes and cancers in people aged 65 and over in the UK – twice as many as in 2015. In 10 years, there will be 5.5 million people with type 2 diabetes while 70% of people aged 55+ will have at least one obesity-related disease.

The report found that the number of major illnesses suffered by older people will increase by 85% between 2015 and 2035.

Ecological collapse

Batters is also made aware that there is an insect apocalypse due to pesticides – numerous studies have indicated catastrophic declines. Mason mentions two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars that have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two decades.

The research adds to growing evidence of what some scientists have called an “insect apocalypse”, which is threatening a collapse in the natural world that sustains humans and all life on Earth. A third study which Mason mentions shows plummeting numbers of aquatic insects in streams.

The survey of insects hitting car windscreens in rural Denmark used data collected every summer from 1997 to 2017 and found an 80% decline in abundance. It also found a parallel decline in the number of swallows and martins, birds that live on insects.

Matt Shardlow, the chief executive of the charity Buglife, says:

These new studies reinforce our understanding of the dangerously rapid disappearance of insect life in both the air and water… It is essential we create more joined up space for insects that is safe from pesticides, climate change and other harm.”

Of course, it is not just insects that have been affected. Mason provides disturbing evidence of the decline in British wildlife in general.

Conning the public

Mason argues that the public are being hoodwinked by officials who dance to the tune of the agrochemical conglomerates. For instance, she argues that Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has been hijacked by the agrochemical industry: David Cameron appointed Michael Pragnell, founder of Syngenta to the board of CRUK in 2010 and he became Chairman in 2011.

She asserts that CRUK invented causes of cancer and put the blame on the people for lifestyle choices:

“A red-herring fabricated by industry and ‘top’ doctors in Britain: alcohol was claimed to be linked to seven forms of cancer: this ‘alleged fact’ was endlessly reinforced by the UK media until people in the UK were brainwashed.”

By 2018, CRUK was also claiming that obesity caused 13 different cancers and that obesity was due to ‘lifestyle choice’.

Each year there are steady increases in the numbers of new cancers in the UK and increases in deaths from the same cancers. Mason says that treatments are having no impact on the numbers.

She argues that the Francis Crick Institute in London with its ‘world class resources’ is failing to improve people’s lives with its treatments and is merely strengthening the pesticides and pharmaceutical industries. The institute is analysing people’s genetic profile with what Mason says is an “empty promise” that one day they could tailor therapy to the individual patient. Mason adds that CRUK is a major funder of the Crick Institute.

The public is being conned, according to Mason, by contributing to ‘cancer research’ with the fraudulent promise of ‘cures’ based on highly profitable drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical companies whose links to the agrochemical sector are clear.

CRUK’s research is funded entirely by the public, whose donations support over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK. Several hundred of these scientists worked at CRUK’s London Research Institute at Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Clare Hall (LRI), which became part of the Crick institute in 2015.

Mason notes that recent research involving the Crick Institute that has claimed ‘breakthroughs’ in discoveries about the genome and cancer genetics are misleading. The work was carried out as part of the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes project, which claims to be the most comprehensive study of cancer genetics to date. The emphasis is on mapping genetic changes and early diagnosis

However, Mason says such research misses the point – most cancers are not inherited. She says:

The genetic damage is caused by mutations secondary to a lifetimes’ exposure to thousands of synthetic chemicals that contaminate the blood and urine of nearly every person tested – a global mass poisoning.”

And she supports her claim by citing research by Lisa Gross and Linda Birnbaum which argues that in the US 60,000-plus chemicals already in use were grandfathered into the law on the assumption that they were safe. Moreover, the EPA faced numerous hurdles, including pushback from the chemical industry, that undermined its ability to implement the law.

Today, hundreds of industrial chemicals contaminate the blood and urine of nearly every person tested – in the US and beyond.

Mason refers to another study by Maricel V Maffini, Thomas G Neltner and Sarah Vogel which notes that thousands of chemicals have entered the food system, but their long-term, chronic effects have been woefully understudied and their health risks inadequately assessed.

As if to underline this, recent media reports have focused on Jeremy Bentham, a well-respected CEO of an asset management company, who argued that infertility caused by endocrine-disrupting chemicals will wipe out humans.

Mason argues that glyphosate-based Roundup has caused a 50% decrease in sperm count in males: Roundup disrupts male reproductive functions by triggering calcium-mediated cell death in rat testis and Sertoli cells. She also notes that Roundup causes infertility – based on studies that were carried out in South America and which were ignored by regulators in Europe when relicensing glyphosate.

Neoliberal global landscape

Mason draws on a good deal of important (recent) research and media reports to produce a convincing narrative. But what she outlines is not specific to Britain. For instance, the human and environmental costs of pesticides in Argentina have been well documented and in India Punjab has become a ‘cancer capital’ due to pesticide contamination.

UN Special Rapporteurs Elver and Tuncak argue that while scientific research confirms the adverse effects of pesticides, proving a definitive link between exposure and human diseases or conditions or harm to the ecosystem presents a considerable challenge, especially given the systematic denial by the pesticide and agro-industry of the magnitude of the damage inflicted by these chemicals.

In the meantime, we are told that many diseases and illnesses are the result of personal choice or lifestyle behaviour. It has become highly convenient for public officials and industry mouthpieces to place the blame on ordinary people, while fraudulent science, regulatory delinquency and institutional corruption allows toxic food to enter the marketplace and the agrochemical industry to rake in massive profits.

Health outcomes are merely regarded as the result of individual choices, rather than the outcome of fraudulent activities which have become embedded in political structures and macro-economic ‘free’ market policies. In the brave new world of neoliberalism and ‘consumer choice’, it suits industry and its crony politicians and representatives to convince ordinary people to internalise notions of personal responsibility and self-blame.

>h6>Readers are urged to read Rosemary Mason’s new report which can be downloaded from the academia.edu website.

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Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

If a document remains undisclosed to the public, you know that the feral faecal matter is about to
collide with the rotating oscillator, signifying somewhere in the chain there’s a bum link,
that is inexplicable to rational minds.

axisofoil
axisofoil
Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar

‘Linking’ alcohol to cancer’:

The biggest ‘link’ to cancer is actually immunocompromise: the body’s immune system being in an underperforming state. All kinds of things which cause immunocompromise contribute to cancer rates, even if they are not carcinogenic.

Carcinogens cause mutations to DNA, creating ‘mutant’ cells which have the capability to progress to cancer after further mutations. Such cells are created every day naturally at a background rate, but healthy humans are not much affected by this because their functioning immune systems recognise the cells as ‘foreign’ and eat them up.

However, underperforming immune systems allow such cells to persist for far longer on average, increasing the probability that a few of them will progress further toward full blown cancer.

This is how immunosuppressants contribute toward cancer development.

A second way alcohol will contribute toward cancer development is through impairment of liver function. Even Mr Todhunter and Prof Mason would not challenge that alcohol abuse leads to liver disease. Poor liver function allows carcinogens to remain in the bloodstream for longer before detoxification, again increasing the frequency of mutagenic alterations around the body.

A third way alcohol will contribute toward cancer is an association of alcohol abuse with poor diet. Once again, poor diet and insufficient exercise has effects on the immune system, as anyone who has struggled with paying the bills will attest to. You struggle to eat healthily for a winter and you will get far more colds, which last longer, during the winter. This is basic experiential common sense, you do not need scientists to prove it. Poor diet increases risk of developing cancer (of course, if you eat a diet packed with carcinogens, you will do more than just compromise your immune system).

We can argue until the cows come home about this, that or the other, but the fact is that anything which leads to immunosuppression increases the risk of cancer developing.

Antonym
Antonym

Alcoholism is rampant among male (farm) labors in India, leaving little money for their families.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Another generalising and demeaning misanthropic smear.

Kevin Hester

Ceballos and Urlich described it in their peer reviewed paper and subsequent book as “The Annihilation of Nature”.
https://kevinhester.live/2018/06/07/professor-paul-ehrlich-the-annihilation-of-nature/

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Unsurprising as Rightwing psychopaths hate EVERYTHING but themselves, including their fellows, and, often enough, themselves. The deranged West seeks dominance, and the hated Chinese have, for millennia, pursued harmony, within society and between societies. The diabolical West even denies that societies exist.

Anton Worter
Anton Worter

I used to work in refinery sector as a consultant. We had a task to survey for upgrade their oily-water sewers. These are the storm drains connecting areas of the plant, combining storm flows with leaked oils, and obviously with blowdown chemicals and process water:oil, occasionally.

My job for survey of the sewers was to climb down as ‘first entry’ and walk over to the next manhole to evaluate ventilation and extraction by safety harness and tripod. Then my job was to act above-ground as ‘first responder’ to call for emergency response personnel and direct them to the underground location.

I only went in once. The other three members of my team surveyed the underground system condition and build a CAD database of the locations, routes, dimensions and conditions. They all died of cancer within two years. My own colon cancer was detected and removed, and I’m still kicking 30 years later.

Just the benzene and other hydrocarbon fumes in those oily-water sewers was enough to cause a cancer. RoundUp, and Dow’s version of RoundUp, are herbicides closely related to Agent Orange. There are still cancer clusters today in Viet Nam and Cambodia, and on Guam, where the US military based dumped barrels of Agent Orange onto the ground, into the ground water, after Viet Nam. That’s 50 years ago!

Herbicide and pesticide schtuff is toxic as Satan! Herbicides and pesticides in Queensland extensive fruit plantations up and down the coast, along with silt and sewage, is what ‘bleached’ Great Barrier Reef, and now the World itself is being ‘bleached’ by these herbicides, pesticides and toxic bT maize in our foods.

The poor bees have mites, molds, mildews, warm winters, manicured lawns added to that toxic impact. Now there’s some kind of giant hornet that bites their heads off and exterminates the whole bee colony. Bees don’t get no respect, but then, neither do Workers. Now get back down in that manhole!

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Chemical poisons directly kill coral polyps, and other creatures, but bleaching is caused by warm waters. The terminal, because the Great Barrier Reef is doomed, assault is multi-factorial.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

What bleaches coral is hot water, and marine heatwaves in particular, which have increased due to global anthropogenic climate destabilisation. Chemicals and run-off from agriculture poison and smother, cutting off sunlight, organisms, different types of assaults.

paul
paul

Don’t worry, there are plenty of locusts. There’s no shortage on insects.

lundiel
lundiel

Batters is there to justify, deflect and propagandise, not face inconvenient truths.

binra

Anti-Bio is the nature of suppressing and blocking life function.
Access to food is then made a means of possession and control.
As the attempt to override and replace life function with a new ‘order’.

Our biotic expressions and dependencies are of a wholeness that cannot be rendered meaningful in parts – except when functionally aligned to the expression, communication and sharing of wholeness.

The particle never separate from the waving.
But the mind of lack-driven possession and control is a hole imagined in the indivisible through which a negative lens of self-definition operates as a reversal or inversion of consciousness.

The development or evolution of the ‘separative’ consciousness is the mind and world-model we experience in stead of ‘World’ as a co-creational extension and expression of wholeness, shared in.

The logical or automatic result of insane premises is an insane (model and experience of) world.

Invested identity in narratives of fear of dispossession and fear of loss of control generates the collective belief that we have our own ‘life’ and ‘control it’ – set over against a greater fear rarely allowed to approach conscious awareness.

There is a pattern of thinking to deceit that can be recognised irrespective of the forms of its expression.
The more we learn to identify such patterning, the sooner we release the false from the realm of meaningful currency of exchange.

The underlying worship of evil is hidden in the ‘War upon It’.
Howbeit we are given a self-inflating justifiction in the frame of emotionally charged support for ‘justified’ war, attack, denial, and hate – often masked in smug and superior rationality set under priesthoods of narrative dictate – that fear shall remain hidden and protected – by flagging to Other.

Worth-ship and true with-ness go together. What we give to fear of lack and loss of the Good, associates us with a mind of fear in hiding – or dissociated and fragmented self-alienation in search of narrative cover.

When we are willing to learn of wholeness, we uncover its ways and align in reintegration with functional existence as expression of Infinite Potential – and not as reduction to smashed sub-atomic particles taken out of context as the attempt to define, predict and control the very Life!

What else could that be but a death wish?
But to the attempt to gain or maintain the fantasy of possession and control it is experienced as compelling and necessary survival, under terms and conditions that are held NON negotiable.

‘Too big to fail’ indicates invested illusions to which truth must be sacrificed for their sustainability.
The protection ‘racket’ is a War on Symptoms that are flagged as causes. What we invest energy and attention in, is where we are accepting and giving worth, and associating with. A false or poor investment is always an opportunity for recognising this is so, and releasing it from currency of exchange so as to be restored to our true and natural function.

The ‘world’ that we acquire and learn is based on belief and experience that we cannot be who we are – and we each have this as unique but recognisable patterning of deprivation, denial, rejection, abandonment, betrayal and etc. Fear is part of our experience of Self in Relation.
That it has run hidden – as shadow power, is perhaps a phase of a larger development – at least for the willingness of the choice to embrace Life on Earth in Living terms.

Living has a function of drawing order from chaos. The attempt to save ‘order’ from change is a death spiral – and the attempt to impose ‘order’ upon life unrecognised and feared or hated, is a death agenda of Life’s usurping.

But mistakes are the basis of learning – unless used to damn, under the sightless dictates and demand of a blind god of the ‘symbol’, image or Model – taken in place of the Living – and interjected to divide and rule.

Fear and guilt operate a dissociative mind as loss of true Authority.
Being remains where it always is, while the mind pursues what it believe it has lost, and yet fears revealing light above all else, in the frame of all it has gained for itself in darkness and division.

The idea of the evil pestilence is embodied by the ‘defence’ made against it.

‘Apocalypse’ is the Great Revealing – that has associations with catastrophic fear and pain and loss because we cling to illusions of life in opposition to the Movement within Being that we may discern within the always changing. As having painted ourselves into a corner within ideas that do not hold or whole together.

Under such condition of compression, persisting in what is NOT workable in terms of wholeness and synchrony – does effectively choose to die. The tantrum of our conditional demands can be as ‘justified’ as we want to believe – but what is out of accord with truth is not whole, and so becomes a hole to stuff with fear and sacrifice to a false god.

To see the world made new, is a shift of willingness – not an act of destruction taken to be Power over Life.

johny conspiranoid
johny conspiranoid

When I was young, in about 1972, when you drove anywhere you got insects splattered all over the windscreen. Now you don’t.

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin

“…in about 1972, when you drove anywhere you got insects splattered all over the windscreen. Now you don’t.”

Before driving anywhere I always spray glyphosate on the windscreen, just to make sure.

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin

Glyphosate and neonicotinoid, actually. Two life forms in one hit. We also have one of those blue light electric insect zappers next to the tv, so if one of them gets boring we can chuckle along with the other.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Don’t forget a little neonic inside the car, too, in case any unwelcome life-forms gain entrance.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

In the 80s I worked in a hospital where all the dementia sufferers in Western Sydney, an area then of c. one million, were confined in ONE ward, of c.thirty persons. It included, at the the time, two brothers with Huntington’s Disease. The massive increase in dementia since is always attributed to increased longevity, obesity of some other cause.

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe

The “insect apocalypse” is very suspicious to me. I read about it last year in an article, and I wanted to know how a decline in the insect population was measured. I had thought that measuring the insect population was beyond human ability. What I had read was that insect traps were put up in a variety of areas around the world. The traps had adhesives which would collect insects. Then they would count the insects that became attached to the adhesives. I don’t know about anyone else, but that seems a primitive method to me. That is until I read this article above measuring insect decline based upon how many insects have died on car windshields. These methods don’t convince me at all, and I’ll still say that measuring the population of insects remains beyond human ability;)

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Anyone who has a garden, or travels in a car knows that it is true. I have recently traveled in areas where we used to have to stop frequently to clean the windscreen of bug splatter, only to see NOT ONE impact. Why be sceptical of such a widespread phenomenon, attested to by millions?

paul
paul

It could just be that smarter insects have evolved which know to avoid car windscreens.

johny conspiranoid
johny conspiranoid

Why are these methods not convincing?

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe

To Richard, johny, and binra:)

It’s very interesting to me that people find the measurement of insect population reliable, whereas I find it intuitive that insect population can’t be measured. Insects, afterall, are tiny moving beings which are much harder to find than larger stationary objects(such as planes and cars) which can easily be lost. Populations just may move, avoid roads, disappear from one area and reappear in another, as well as reproduce very quickly. And really, there are just too many insects to count!

“Most authorities agree that there are more insect species that have not been described (named by science) than there are insect species that have been previously named.”
“Insects also probably have the largest biomass of the terrestrial animals. At any time, it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive.”
https://www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/bugnos

Even the same researchers who use trap methods for measuring insect population concede that it’s unreliable:
“Traps are effective at providing relative counts that enable comparisons but are poor at delivering information on the absolute population size.”
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1476945X11000705

So maybe you’ve noticed less insects in your garden or hitting your car windshield, but who’s to say whether insect populations have declined when they simply could have moved, avoided traps and roads that your car drives through?

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

I’ll take science before your ‘intuition’ every day. Why do you believe that MASSIVE use of non-selective, systemic, insecticidal and biocidal poisons can have NO effect? It does not make sense. Your final paragraph, in particular, looks suspiciously like bog standard industry denialist disinformation.

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe

“Your final paragraph, in particular, looks suspiciously like bog standard industry denialist disinformation.”

I’m guessing that you think I’m a climate change denier, but that’s not so. I just don’t find an “insect apocalypse” to be convincing. Especially given the car windshield and insect trap method. It’s really not that bizarre to me that people just accept such things as truthful, given that people believe in a lot of bs;)

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Your three examples of why insect population studies could be incorrect, were highly unconvincing. It just looked like bog standard denialism. I’m glad to see that you are not a climate destabilisation denialist. To add to numerous insect population studies, you have millions of first-hand observations of people. Are insect numbers the same today where you live as ten or twenty years ago? If I might ask, what sort of area do you live in-urban, rural, urban fringe, forest, plains etc? I know many gardeners, and they all, here, a dry semi-rural, Mediterranean climate, attest to a collapse of insect numbers over the last ten years.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

I’m very happy to see that you are not a climate destabilisation denialist, but your theories as to why scientific and almost universal anecdotal evidence are incorrect re. the insect apocalypse, simply struck me as akin to climate destabilisation disinformation. Forgive me for giving that inference, of all-round denialism, but denialists almost always deny everything, a psychological feature of their bizarre, obscurantist, cult.

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe

No problems at all, Richard, thank you:)

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin

“These methods don’t convince me at all, and I’ll still say that measuring the population of insects remains beyond human ability;)”

Smileys don’t disguise BS. Until you can come up with, or even just point to, a falsifiable hypothesis proposing your “convictions” in a way that can be tested against the observations of–now–thousands of on- and off-road others, in many countries on different continents, that report drops in insect populations unprecedented in living memory, then I suggest you keep your trap shut (pun intended). That you are clever enough to formulate and publish a coherent “lack of conviction” but apparently not clever enough to be able propose a concrete test for it could even be taken to suggest that you are working, paid or otherwise, to create diversionary nonsense chatter memes. No?

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe

“I suggest you keep your trap shut”

I suggest you go fuck yourself:)

binra

Relative difference is not a measure so much as a ratio. I used to have to stop just to clean the windscreen in a UK summer trip to the coast. Now a few random splats.
Don’t get hung up on methodology such as to lose the point.

paul
paul

I think in Germany they swept an area with things like giant butterfly nets and estimated a decline of 75%.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

The usual method in forests is ‘fogging’ ie spraying a lot of insecticide and counting how many insects fall into netting spread beneath the canopy. Traps also work in more open areas, and counting insects attracted to light sources at night is also used.

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

“Human ability”, maybe, but not electronic’s. Apparently, the latest Chinese Radar Antennas can detect a single mosquito, more than a mile away … if they want, zzzzzz… 🙂

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe

Yet a plane can disappear for years? Humans can disappear? They guesstimate 10 quintillion insects are alive, which is probably way more than a trillion insects per every human being who has ever existed on the planet, yet you just believe in the end of insects? It’s been theorized that insects survive through even a complete nuclear devastation of the planet because of their adaptability, yet you think they won’t adapt to climate change? zzzzzzzz…:)

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

You’ve probably picked the wrong person to get technical with, concerning insect life, coz’ I’ve actually been doing my own direct experimentation in this domain, for 15 years, by re-wilding horses on mountain pastures in order to increase the dying Bee population. And it worked ! After 10 years of wild horses grazing, Winter & Summer, my neighbour for the First Time in 83 years, harvested honey 4 times in 2016. A record his father had never surpassed in over a century, that also coincided with far less human activity in the Bee’s domain, where Mountain Flora was given more UV to propagate seeds, due to the varying manner in which horses graze in comparison to lazy cows, propagated by most.

First & foremost, Sharon, even before I came upon the idea of implementing the concepts of Tadeusz Vetulani & Re-wilding Horses, I was highly concerned and disappointed for decades, at the loss of habit for and specific numbers of Fireflies, Butterflies & Dragonflies, especially in Western Europe. These 3 insect forms, along with the bees, are our best barometer of the consequences of human activity.
They suffer first, though you may never have noticed !
I have travelled pretty much everywhere in Europe, seriously.

You’ve misunderstood: I’m not talking just about climate change being ‘The Cause’, (which is predominantly being altered due to our collective military activities and immoral Geo-Engineering, nonono, Sharon forget that bunch of arrogant dumb mofos >>> when the helicopter landed & parked in the middle of the roundabout in Madzharovo Bg. , prior to spraying the region against a plague of grasshoppers & crickets in our region, I asked him and his personnel attachment from the Ministry of Ag. to specifically NOT spray in my village & record Fact: after which, my neighbour Nikola had his bumper harvest of honey, whilst others were complaining about Bees dying, Nikola’s losses were kept to a minimum and wild flowers were blooming like never before, thanks to the re-wilded horses grazing habits, in comparison to other regions very close by, see ? Human activity >>> Pesticides ! nothing to do with climate change, which is a whole other ball game, scientifically speaking. Logic, not intuition ! You’d be wise not to endeavour to put words in my mouth or endeavour to suggest that the Firefly, Butterfly & Dragonfly population have not suffered due to pesticides ! In the meantime, good luck with your intuition… it should be telling you something, right now, like maybe there’s a good reason why Ark Foundation, New Thracian Gold & Re-Wilding Europe (all Dutch NGOs, backed by Queen Bee, Beatrix, lol) decided to copy/pilfer/plagiarise my ideas & then beg for public donations instead of spending the money from the Dutch Postcode Lottery in the field, they fielded a marketing team, headed by Frank Zanderink & Wouter Helmer, living off the interest, I created … meanwhile, I get to eat the best honey in the world, no exaggeration, never tasted better ! 🙂

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

360º chains, Sharon, a simple question:

Should you eat honey or desire anything sweetened, like ‘compots’ or jams or Baclava, have you ever tried the honey from bees who’ve digested the nectar from wild orchids ? &&& many other real biodiversity 360º food chains of chemical constitutions, in natural systems in the wild, that includes predators, wishing to survive. Bears, Vultures & Wolves are all part of this natural balance, though most live far removed from any comprehension of their chemical reality …
the answers lay in the nature.
‘We’ swarm, largely …
for absurd reason !

Studying Dragonfly Flights >>> That’s Physics and a fact 🙂 all chemistry, just like fireflies, innit’ ? Converting stored energy, recycling our survival.
Man ist was man isst, after a heavy curry, with much garlic . . . 😉
Burning dried cow dung is excellent against mozzzzzies,
in my experience in the wild, down the river …
it’s everywhere, thanks EU subsidies 😉
F.O.C.
Regards,
Tim 🙂

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe

Yes, no doubt that pesticides are affecting certain species of insects. But an “insect apocalypse” is pretty silly to me. Hyperbole like that is why James Corbett, for instance, criticizes “alarmists”. Humans will eventually disappear, and it could very well be because of our own doing. But insects will certainly survive long after we no longer do.
In any event, Tim, I haven’t had special delicious honey. Which is probably why I can take it or leave it;)

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Well done, Tim. I’m doing my best to keep insects going here, but I suspect the local vineyard sprays a bit more under its new management than the old. Anti-fungals mostly, they say. Another sign is the crash in populations of insectivorous birds, but the denialist will no doubt deny that by saying that the birds are hiding, or have taken up new diets or some other such mind-numbing garbage.

paul
paul

I asked an expert ornithologist who had been studying the subject for decades whether there was anything in this Global Warming or was it all a LOB. Is that why there weren’t any sparrows and you saw things like kingfishers and cormorants. Maybe it was a bit warm for them.

He said no, it was all down to farming methods and old style barns disappearing.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

You’re not arguing from facts, research or science, but from your gut feeling. That is a very grave intellectual error. Why would so very many scientific studies and the universal anecdotal evidence from around the world be incorrect, but your disbelief that insects could be so annihilated, by habitat loss, rapid climate destabilisation and massive chemical attack, be correct? Are you denying out of fear?

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe

“Are you denying out of fear?”

Nope, I’m denying out of numbers and adaptability.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson

The carcinogen is not the primary cause of cancer.
In 1932 a Japanese scientist, Yoshida, discovered that an azo dye fed to rats caused a cancerous tumor of the liver. European and American scientists found that the rats did not get cancer when they repeated the Japanese experiment. It took about eight years to repeat the experiment after discovering that the experimental rats in Japan were fed differently than the experimental rats in Europe and North America. The rats were fed rice in Japan and whole wheat in Europe and America. Armed with this amazing discovery the Japanese researchers found that whole wheat countered the carcinogenic effect of the azo dye while non-polished rice had only a moderate ability to counter the carcinogenic effect while polished rice had almost no ability to counter the carcinogenic effect .
A German physician and cancer specialist, H.K. Bauer, commented on these experiments in a paper, “Das Krebsproblem” in Berlin in 1949. It can be downloaded from the internet.
He recognized, of course, that this was not a unique situation and that when essential substances are lacking in the diet over time it creates a situation that favors cancer.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Carcinogens exist, and their effects are synergised by genetic and epigenetic effects, and environmental, such as poor diets. It is not simple.

binra

Cause is not really sought for in medical science – excepting as a vector of disease or conflict management. (Same in other spheres of captured science).

The assigning of ’cause’ is the control of narrative when transparency and accountability are lost to invested interests.

Lynn Thyer is currently illegally extradited and locked up in France as a result of discovering how to make GcMAF available when the body no longer generates enough – perhaps as a result of nagalese – its inhibitor – being favoured by medical interventions or other exposures – including glyphosate.

This is just one of countless examples of Cancer as a Racket. A good start might be the documentary, ‘Cancer is a Serious Business’.

However, the underlying psychic-emotional-physical conditions are closer to cause than their symptoms. This calls for a qualitative shift from ‘attack mode’ to realignment in trust.

Fear (of death by diagnosis) is also a shock nocebo – but we cannot pretend our way out from fears we are identified in and acting from – and so there is an individual responsibility to align in what we CAN believe that does align with what we TRULY want. Wishful thinking can and does generate cover-stories against what we are not willing to own or face or reconcile. And once a lie is given protection, it calls on more deceit to reinforce its narrative.

The power of the mind is evident in creation of our experience – but under deceit we cast that power to Them – be they psychopaths or pathological viruses – because on some level it serves us to WANT responsibility OUT and AWAY from ourself – as if to self-protect from a greater ill.

JudyJ
JudyJ

The carcinogen is not the primary cause of cancer

The rest of your post goes on to provide evidence that it IS the

primary

cause of cancer. The fact that diet may influence the body’s ability to fight the carcinogenic effect is immaterial to the issue of what actually causes cancers in the first instance.

The crux of your argument seems to be that we should all be fine ingesting any number of carcinogenic chemicals as long as we all stick to a strict diet to lessen the potential impact of those chemicals. Presumably, if we fail to do this we’d only have ourselves to blame if we develop cancer.

I think I’d prefer to aim for a society which doesn’t willingly and readily compromise human health and the environment in order to line the pockets of the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, and doesn’t encourage them to adopt a lazy or disinterested approach to, what should be, their research obligations.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson

You clearly have no idea of what the crux of my argument is.
In 1946 Sharpless found that the addition of a copper supplement to food for rats exhibited a marked protective effect against the carcinogenic action of the butter yellow contained in the food.
In 1953 Pedrero and Kozilka also found that the addition of copper to food for rats greatly reduced the number of hepatoma resulting from the addition of an azo dye to the food. They noted that the azo dye was similar to butter yellow.
Also in 1953 Clayton fed rats food containing no copper. He found the results of adding various azo dyes to the food resulted in many fewer tumors when a 300 mg dose of copper was given to the rats.
Copper deficiency or a copper metabolism problem is probably the underlying cause of osteoporosis. Do you think osteoporosis societies have any interest?
Treatments are the money makers in sickness care. Sickness prevention would be bad for business. The sickness care industry can count on agriculture to provide their customers as agriculture is also concerned about making more money by increasing yield. The resulting decrease in the nutritional value of the food is of no concern to anyone in agriculture.
By the way for a long time I have wondered why sickness care is called health care. Does anyone know why?

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Your argument that prevention is avoided because not profitable, is one I can agree with. You are rather too dismissive of JudyJ’s argument otherwise-cancer, and ill-health of all types is very rarely the result of one single cause.

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin

“…cancer, and ill-health of all types is very rarely the result of one single cause.”

Spurious dissociated culturally enforced binarism: valuable elements of both Béchamp’s and Pasteur’s thought and work are both within the biochemistry of life, just as other elements of both are not, though no Martian observing the ‘rationality’ of the earth’s ‘highest’ life form, especially when it’s operating in commercial self-interest mode, would–without independent reference to that biochemisty–have ever concluded that.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

How is my observation ‘binarism’? It asserts multi-factoriality, not mere binarism. What is ‘binarism’ in this context?

binra

The bio-chemistry is life embodied in act as our matrix of sustainability and support – and the human map and model of our body-form and its function is within the realm of human consciousness.
A ‘higher’ form of life can be seen as inclusive of lower functional existence and yet transcending or expanding to a more conscious complex of potentials. The configuration of such potentials being the true realm OF cause in terms of belief and experience as ‘effect’.

Humpty is seen in pieces by all the king’s men, as a result of a split or fragmentation of consciousness. This can be seen as a breakdown of communication within consciousness by which a polarised compartmentalisation seeks to limit and control its own experience in fear of its own being.

Consciousness can (and does) project its own attributes to the body and world (body-corporate). The closed system of defence against Infinite Potential is associated with and within the body as limit, as separator, as solid, dense or exclusively physical. It’s attempt to put Humpty together again is the attempt to regain wholeness or unity in the frame of a segregative and dissociative ‘separation’ from life as Total Communication.
To such a ‘mind’ separation is salvation and love the greatest threat, from which it is ‘saved’ by terror symbols charged with fear of pain of loss of self existence. And so they symbolise the fear of pain of loss of self, and operate a currency or framework of reference for social reinforcement of a compartmentalised dislocation as a mask in our own mapping out of accepted self and rejected, discarded or denied self.

When self is ‘disconnected’ from communication with its embracing, sustaining and guiding environment, by its own internal engagement in self-conflict, it ‘reads’ or interprets through a false sense of ‘self-agency’ of lack of sufficiency, and the attempt or invocation of power as external impositions, interventions and mapping – by which internal processes are initiated and enacted.

This armouring or triggering in defence takes it from connected growth to protective encapsulation. The membrane of any self or cell is not so much a physical container, as an electrically defined inner and outer condition of rhythmic balance and exchange. The biological association or location of any conflict is related to its core function. When the mind maps personal conflict to the body, it is acted out there, or in a sense stored as unresolved conflict looping that cannot heal while the underlying energetic complex remains active.

So indeed the casting of ’causes’ can be many and varied, yet none of these in and of themselves are truly ‘Cause’ because they do not exist in and of themselves – any more than we do.

The assignment of responsibility for experience of existence to external ’cause’ is the nature of the physical sense of existence AS the body.
Consciousness in truth is higher or prior and upstream or ‘causal’ to the casting out or mapping of its own sense of reality, but the consciousness construct of adaptation to such conditions as conditioned response, is learned habit of perception response to a subjectively mapped environment – that costs us direct and felt awareness of Infinity as our currency and field of sustenance – or That which identifies us truly by moving through us.

Particle and wave, object and field, are indeed a dialogue that breathes and lives all things, but a polarising mind breaks from relational coherence to closed system of proprietary imbalance, which constricts and denies the underlying support for life as a dead or hollow structure seeking persistence against change.

Martians… are invoked here as an example of a perspective outside the groupthink of the normalised rationality set over an insanity persisted in.
This is the consciousness of imagining a higher perspective from which to allow Universal truth into an otherwise closed mind. Creative imagination aligned to conscious purpose and desire is an open system that works with, evolves and transforms a seemingly closed mind.

That the creative is already active via negative or fearful polarisation is the world we currently share – but as a result of the lens of false thinking and not as a volition of the Creative as a false flagged ’cause’ of cruel or destructive intent. However, once given power of acceptance and belief, we shall experience according to our decision. Until we wake to accept Consciousness as an inner and outer balancing of true exchange, the decision ‘for getting’ runs from a core sense of lack in need of power and protection. And for a ‘closed system’ this means power struggle or war, masked in forms of ‘communication or concern’, under which to hide loveless agenda while maintaining an illusion of life and growth.

Opening to Higher Communication is necessarily associated with loss of self and of control – hence the huge complex of resistance – framed in ways that seem rationalised or justified and necessary or morally dictated.

However, the momentary willingness of a curious and innocent question opens the receipt of answer that comes directly – rather than via the MSM and the MIC and the CIA or any other compartmentalised ‘control’.

All the kings ‘advisors’ and all the king’s robes cannot hide the simple fact that Humpty was a false flagged sense of self-lack that arose from a self-inflation of mistaken identity. This is revealed by a Current connection or communication by which to recognise a mistaken identification and so no longer give it allegiance and support as YOU.

A higher calling is the discarding of a limiting sense of self and life, seen in others BECAUSE it has been accepted as our self. You can meet the Infinite – by accepting the love that holds and aligns infinite potentials in living ways. But I understand that the reality-experience of a fallen or faulty human is a very strong jamming signal to our attempt in compartmentalising and splitting off – or judging.

JudyJ
JudyJ

Gary

Thanks for this info. I apologise for being hastily dismissive of your original comments. I can see now where you are coming from and I agree with your observation that not enough is being done to mitigate the effects of carcinogens.

Looking at the whole picture, it is clear to me that the agrochemical/pharmaceutical industry, and, more significantly, independent researchers in various scientific fields need to devote more effort to looking at ways to minimise the use of carcinogens. And there needs to be more focus on the use of nutritional supplements (e.g. copper, as you use as an example) to reduce the risk of cancers developing as well as help in the reduction of other illnesses and conditions.

I and others have made the comment previously that, despite many decades of research at vast expense to those who fund the work, there has been little progress in finding actual cures or preventive measures for most illnesses. On the other hand, those developing and promoting treatments simply to mitigate symptoms and side effects of treatments have never had it so good. As the latter are the bodies most actively involved in the research – and may indeed ‘sponsor’ independent research bodies – to, supposedly, find cures there is definitely an ‘unhealthy’ conflict of interests.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson

No problem judyj
When I make statements I always have the science references to back them up.
With respect to science, the problem I have with today’s science is that science is funded in both the medical and agricultural fields. Their journals are funded by advertisers. It’s worth noting who the advertisers are. That restricts the type of article they will publish as they would not want to offend their advertisers.
The independent scientific researchers testing products are funded by companies seeking to make a profit from the individual researcher’s results. This puts pressure on individual researchers to cheat and slant their results in favor of the company they are being funded by. Researchers who report their results without slanting the results in favor of the company may find that they are not receiving more research from that company but also not receiving research from other companies. I would expect companies funding research in the same field would communicate with each other identifying “problem” researchers as well as compliant researchers.
To top it off, the beautiful system the companies have allows the companies to use a researcher’s fraudulent evidence to help sell their product. If later it is discovered that the researcher’s evidence was fraudulent, the company can exclaim that it is shocked to learn that the researcher was dishonest, laying all the blame on the researcher. In addition the company states that this is a rare occurrence while it is really just business as usual.
Scientific researchers in these fields are a lot like dogs in that they don’t normally bite the hand that feeds them.

binra

Few would give allegiance and support to sickness care.
Same with eugenics.
Or the Ministry of War.

So the repackaging of toxic debt into instruments of deceit is the art of hiding hateful agenda in plain sight, and the allegiance to the sugar coating runs as if that is the protector of love rather than of fear and its progeny in hate.

Zev
Zev

I am always suspicious when the word “rights” is used in the context of science.

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

‘Man O To’ > Me & You . . .

Antonym
Antonym

Must be regional apocalypse. India was far behind China, the US, Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, Canada, France, Spain or Australia in 2017.

I get it though: China doesn’t allow any constantly negative foreign NGOs on its soil while India still does.

Antonym
Antonym

China used 3350% more pesticides than India in 2017. Crickets silence here ….

Gall

Proving once again that capitalism based purely on profit motive is hazardous to your health. Maybe they should place that banner prominently over top of the NYSE, Goldman Sachs and the Federal Reserve but let’s not forget the Chicago School of brain washed MBAs who continually repeat the “bottom line” mantra while they’re killing the planet. Maybe they can put that on our headstone after the planet turns as toxic as Venus. “It was the bottom line”. RIP.

binra

No – profit is benefit. False profits reap and sow deceit.
False accounting, false everything.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Profit is imbalance-not good.

binra

You are defining profit as imbalance?
Why?

Do you seek to profit by your endeavour or are you seeking to suffer pain of loss?

False profit is a seeming aggrandisement or inflation that is indeed imbalanced – and thus running scared (hiding) a true account under complex justifications or rationalisations set to keep obscure.
When I write from a sense of shared worth, I profit by a strengthening in the worthy and a weakening of the false investments by which thinking would I be deceived – if I persisted in it.

Profiting the whole and therefore the self – both – is a win-win.
Just because false model of growth wreak destruction and debt doesn’t mean there is no such thing as trie and positive growth. But while we are framed in a model of false accounting – nothing true is affordable while the false is held to be ‘too big to fail’.

So yes there is a destructive and hollowing imbalance in seeking financial gain above all else – but there is more to life than storing up ‘treasures’ in a realm of change or transience.

A true or just balance is the sign of Justice.
Give as in truth you would receive.
Energy exchange is the nature of the Universe.
Too much structural rigidity and imbalance elicits the breakdown of structure to free the flow of energy.

If we sought a true profit instead of seeking to evade or avoid a feared loss – we might be whole in our endeavour instead of split in mind and coerced into operating a masked agenda.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Capitalism is a matter of profit and loss. Profit for the capitalist, loss for workers and the natural world.

Binra

You are talking of the corruption of any true account as the leveraging of power by deceit.

Look at your life and see how your economy operates.
For how you see yourself will colour how you see others.

I don’t argue FOR corrupted money systems and the shared beliefs that empower them. But I say no one does anything but that at some level it profits them or seeks to avoid pain of loss.

You may only think in money – but I am talking of worth, value and shared meaning or significance.

The worship of money over true worth or integrity is the framing within scarcity as a means of externally leveraging control as a dissociative identity.

If you reduce everything to financial leverage – you join the rush to destruction.

Systemic corruption operates like a terrain in which nothing true can grow.
You think that capitalism is in itself the cause of corruption?
I hold that people operate out of psychic-emotional configurations of belief and conditioning until they awaken responsible for their thoughts. Rather than being framed by narrative polarities.

All of which is symptomatic and furthering relational breakdown (war), depletion, and lack as the drive to GET at another’s expense.

Land and the freedom to live on and use it is primary capital.
The ruse of an ‘anti-capitalist’ Green fascism will further displace and dissociate people from the land and each other into ‘smart’ (dumb) cities for the processing of carbon units.

For polarised identity – the seeming ‘enemy of my enemy’ is seen as friend. Hence the golems are worked to their own degradation and – including those bought by greed for money.

Cartel monopolism is about control. Profits are but a means to acquire, control, and defend revenue streams – and this is more of a Mafia of Organised Crime that captures influence to operate outside the law – and indeed to make laws such that it cannot be threatened. Or generate narratives by which it cannot be openly challenged without meeting penalty.

The game moved on while the old ideological identities keep us many steps behind.

However, blind ‘Getting’ does bring about a breakdown of order regardless the shifting guises of its deceit. I see ‘getting’ as a mindset or indeed a bot-net of golem-like mechanistic defence that sacrifices true growth or profit for the defence of the illusion of power. What profits us to gain a fantasy world but dissociate from Soul awareness?

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin

“You are defining profit as imbalance? Why?”

Because he’s not a closet reactionary authoritarian overtones?

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin

with authoritarian…

Binra

Authoritarian is not true authority.
I align in true authority by releasing the attempt to author myself.
This is the release of conflicted self to a profound self-acceptance – and I recommend NOT fighting yourself – unless of course, you insist.
If you lack authority you MUST seek and find your identity – perhaps stealing it from others or hating others for stealing (offending) yours.

Do you think for a moment that you are not attempting to ‘pull authority’ over me by your smear and attack on the person?

If you want to know you have a mind, you must use it AS a mind and not a template of reactive anti-authoritarianism – that becomes the thing you say you hate – only – like others on the world stage – you are an exception. The measure you deal out doesn’t apply to you.

But you perhaps do not realise that by assuming authority you are giving it to your world as the judgement you hold precious or protective to who you want to be.
No one else limits you.

If you cant put forth something as a positive expression but only set in negative frame, is that because you set yourself in grievance against a hated ‘authority’ by which all that is truly positive is dead or lost forever – such that the only ‘positive’ left is some sort of defiance, refusal or withholding of love?

Or is it simply that anyone who doesn’t groupthink with you must be the enemy you CAN attack between meals!

Binra

My sense of true authority is never at another’s expense – in other words is synonymous with an integrity that reflects the needs of the whole rather than imposing narrative judgement as if to tell Life (others) what it is and should be.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

In a finite world operating under certain physical constraints, one person’s profit must come from someone else’s loss eg the stolen labour value that underpins capitalism, and the exploitation of the natural world to the point of destruction that we are living through the End Stage of now.

Binra

You’ve hit the nub of it.
Closed-mind thinking generates the experience of the world you describe and basically it is ‘kill or be killed’ – but masked so as to hold the appearances of concern so as to keep a hateful agenda hidden.
That such a mindset is self and other-destructive is rationalised as ‘natural selection’, while the mind of deceit is the primary weapon by which to hack and subvert the trust and belief of others, so as to turn them against themselves and each other.

I do not subscribe to closed-mind thinking, but see its imbalance as the disease.
If I choose to exchange my labour for goods services of money I take responsibility for my decision. If I work to make and sell things or services for money – I do so as a mutual exchange and benefit. Energy exchange is the nature of the Universe, but alignment in positive or integrative and unifying purpose and desire is the key to creating and growing value within our consciousness and among ourselves as cultural riches.

You may believe you are in a finite world of constraint as a result of trying to make untruth true – and hating the lack of power to enforce your fantasy – and therefore all who don’t play a supporting role for your movie. And so they will support as the justification and target for a fantasy of vengeance.

Now is without beginning or end and is not really a point in time so much as the closest in time to the timeless.
In my beginning is my end, and in my end is my beginning.

The Prodigal Son ran of with a copy – as an image of a living inheritance taken out of true context – to waste and be wasted by, to the point of desecration, degradation and desolation.
Until you ‘bottom out’, your ‘choices’ are all framed by addictive or driven identity.

Life is not our model or image or construct of mind, that separates an inner from the outer when polarised by lack, fear, conflict and pain of loss.
But I cannot reveal what you are unwilling to accept as a result of the ‘life’ that is running as a mask over the true.

The prison guards and privileged inmates have no desire to let light reveal the sham by which fear of death replaces life, in sacrifice of life for illusions of self-specialness and control. These are never a basis for true sharing in relational recognition, or worth.

The physical mind – taken as if IT has creative agency – effects the experience of limitation as subjection to solidified ‘opposition’ to such a will-confusion.

There is more to life than what you think – and what fear of pain of loss sets in as defence – and we all know attack is the best defence – but make its seem justifiable, deserved or morally necessary.

Why would you hang out on OG – if you hate others and seek to profit from their loss? Or are you open in some willingness to allow love may hold power you cannot see – because you cannot possess and control it?

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum

Not to mention the hormones, anti biotics, highly processed feed and chemical cocktails fed to the animals that are consumed by humans.
Organic Veganism is self preservation and the most ethical way to live.

binra

I’m not arguing against your criticism of agribiz, factory-pharming and etc – but the vegan bandwagon is being politicised as a top-down identity-politic – where ‘ethical dictate’ will be used to drive a green fascism that cares NOTHING for ‘ways of living’ – but only for predation upon the living.

Find and be found in the Way of Living – and give others the same freedom that you accept, by sharing it.

Are you seeking a moral superiority by which to damn others and exonerate yourself?
Where’s the integrity in that?

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin

“…the vegan bandwagon is being politicised as a top-down identity-politic – where ‘ethical dictate’ will be used to drive a green fascism that cares NOTHING for ‘ways of living’ – but only for predation upon the living.”

‘will’? ‘only’? How? If you can type only assertionary regressive bollocks in response, no reply required.

binra

Lust for power (sin) IS a direct attack on the living will by the mind of division and deceit. Its wage or return is living death – that knows not who and what it is or what it does – having willingly become a tool or shill to a hatred given power and WANTED over truth.

Because it is in error it is correctable. But in its own frame is irrevocable guilt – that sets the mind’s conviction as an externalised physicalised condition. Set in defence against Intimacy of a true relationship or account.

‘People of the lie’ systemise evil as ‘conflict and blame management’ and only pretend to seek or deal with its causes via externalised false flag.

Lies given power are a form of mind capture or control that ONLY operates as defence and is blind to anything but getting. Everything of Life as giving and receiving is subsumed and reduced to getting for self and by extension ‘group’ or identity support.

As for weaponisation of guilt, fear or shame by the ‘getting power’, this is nothing to do with anyone’s freedom to align in who they accept themselves to be – and live their reward or return. It is the weaving of actual, active and denied guilt consequence into narrative identity that is then insinuated, sold, taught and incepted into the minds of the unwary – such that the many are induced to ‘eat the sins’ of the few.

It is a kind of magical accounting for psychic energy whereby those who set the frame in which others think, set private fantasy over truth and sustain it by the sacrifice of others.

While OG tends to focus in the ‘world’ as a thing in itself that seems to hold us all subject. I see the lie and the father of it in a more fractal holographic appreciation.

In other words I recognise the pattern in myself as well as in others – and thus open the otherwise hidden choice of the freedom NOT to use it – despite baiting temptation of the mind of emotional reactive or narrative fixation.

Repackaging toxic debt into seeming assets is the ego’s genius.

Once bought into, there will seem no way out.

The monkey trap uses a gourd fixed down with a hole large enough for a fruit or a monkey’s hand but not both. Attempt to GET for self set OVER truth is the getting trapped in a sense of being denied or deprived of Life and freedom. But if you release the demands, terms and conditions of the ego, you can align anew in freedom to be.

The NWO is a monkey trap for those who WANT to save their ego of offended identity trap, rather than embrace an education in the nature of their active but often invisibly structured or systemic psychic-emotional investments.

So we are being offered an education of a different order than getting, trapping and becoming possessed by our own fear, lack and lust. And of course a new world arises from seeing in freedom to be who we are rather than persisting the old world of ‘For Getting’ as if this time the attempt to escape or overcome the trap will be different – rather than a different FORM or shapeshifting of the same deceit.

Regression and progression BOTH can be used positively. There is a prior innocence of perception that CAN be uncovered from a mind of judgements. There is a future that extends a true presence as the natural and lawful extension of truly accepted foundational value.

That the ‘voice for the ego’ can mock, bait and incite reaction by deceit is your freedom to seek you identity in what you made instead of living in the life created.

Creation is Already and Always – and this is covered from awareness by narrative identity set in power of opposition to life – as if apart and alien.

The attempt to align under an alien will is trying to become what you are not – as if your life depends on it. This extends to blocking and denying the receptive – as if your separation is your salvation, and is the world of self-destruction being enacted in insanity given power – because that it what it is – regardless how it packages, presents and masks to be.

The choice to identify the mask over truth is the growing of the personal and social construct – that is also the ‘world’ we have externalised or modelled and through which we interact – like this.

I see the nature of love as the movement of the true will or in our terms’ willingness’ to listen – because we have learned an alien will of the refusal to hear and invested it as our protection from what we set hateful or fearful to uncover in our lives.

Do the ‘principalities of the world DO unto others – in terms of deceit – or is there already an underlying investment in the mask of an unconscious or hidden agenda?

For sure it seems that a few decide the fates of the many – but is that form of power-worship a frame in a very specific and exclusive focus of values? – or indeed of derivates generated as symbols of the true and sold as if the real thing?

Are you being truly served?
Or served up to be fed upon by an alien will?

‘Alien’ here is used for ‘other’.
Othering is the rejected or discarded self-denial – that at some point will demand the light of acceptance and recognition. If you get a head of yourself, you may seem to be pegged down by the body and blame IT for limiting your fantasy creations – thus made ‘special’ by your sense of deprivation.

The willingness to recognise life is the releasing of self-specialness that demands life conform to judgements based on past grievances or conditioning. Perhaps death ‘saves’ us from such humiliation – or perhaps there is a crossover from humiliation to humility to recognition of truth prior to form-based symbols.

The mind is always faster than our thinking – but before a thought is the quality of the Field that attracts and aligns thought – and once this rises as awareness, we have a basis to evaluate thought without having to run malicious code.

Self-contradictory thinking is the attempt to unify truth and illusion as one – and results in a mindshare of split levels that operate a shifting focus of millions or billions of frames per second. Be aware of what you want because it aligns your thought, perception and response as experience. Live your choices and know your own will, instead of suffering the loss of will to the choices of others.
That is of course an invitation or re-minder. We each and together are in any case living our choices – even when outsourcing responsibility onto Other – but we do not then have awareness and so SEEM to have escaped our debts and denials.

If we knew what we do – would we still WANT it?
No one in their Right Mind would – and so maintaining wrong-mindedness is the underlying defence of the ego operating in Your Name.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

The last time I looked veganism is still voluntary, and only aids one’s health and the health of the biosphere, surely most pernicious outcomes.

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum

Morally superior?
It’s a burden we bear with pride.

binra

No it is a burden you seek to dump on others as your own self-inflation or aggrandisement.
But you are free to believe whatever you are willing to accept, align in and receive the result of.

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum

Ditto.

binra

Thankyou for sharing in freedom. The pattern of putting down others as if to take a position over them is not personally directed at you, but becomes noticeable when we no longer take the bait and run with it.
Dishonesty can hide in ethical presentations, while the truth can seem ugly or crude or dissonant to self-assigned virtue.

JudyJ
JudyJ

And this is only likely to increase when we agree our “beneficial” trade deal with the US.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/08/huge-levels-of-antibiotic-use-in-us-farming-revealed

binra

‘Trade deal’ is another doublespeak term. Weaponisation of trading under enforced regulatory frameworks, presents itself as serving the Economy or indeed boosting trade.

I am sure I tell you nothing new in that, but careless talk costs life, and I feel to dig deeper for a true wellspring of meaning – that is already framed in marketising and weaponising frameworks of ‘agenda’ passing off as meaningful.

Antonym
Antonym

Organic veganism is good for those above say 35 years of age. For kids and teenagers extra proteins like from fish, organic eggs and meat are required to stimulate cell growth. For older people cell growth might mean cancer growth. Organic vegetarianism is fine too with moderated animal protein intake I understand.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc

Cobblers. All the needed protein can be gained from plant sources.

binra

Cellular integrity and growth is not a matter of protein supply but of wholeness and balance of functional need.

Anyone can explore dietary desires, preferences or ideas and attitudes and find our for themself what suits them, and when or whether to change. At least within the range of what is currently available.

Te investiture of moral right over the lives of others – ostensibly to ‘save the planet’ or ‘herd immunity’ or ‘ending poverty’, or any other narrative of wishful or fear-driven belief – is presuming power to enforce a narrative dictate as reinforcement set against the underlying knowledge that it is not true – or else there would be no call to try to MAKE it true.

For many, a socially engineered veganism – (which is relaunching processed phood as moral virtue signalling) – will further the agenda of distributed malnutrition and corresponding degradation of cognition, immunity, and digestive metabolism. But along with this shall be regulatory denials of other choices – masked in cherry picked moral packaging.

Degrading and limiting Consciousness to a substituting of social engineered ‘consciousness’ is a way of not having to feel and know what you are unwilling or unready to feel and know – by packaging the experience in forms of exception – such that a seeming escape is bubbled off from a hateful mind and world.

Life grows as an energetic patterning of purposeful focus – and the expression of symptomatic conflicts – or blocks – in the pattern, is a call to re-align or resolve in life as balance – but this can be delayed by encapsulation.

A cell is a balance of inner and outer – as is a self. When the inner operates as a ‘closed system’, it becomes lawless, or chaotic and when the inner focus and pattern is lost to an ‘open system’ the cell or self or nation is deconstructed to entropic or destructive forces.

Life is a balancing of open and boundaried conditions. Inner and outer are defined by the membrane that is a boundary condition for a specific focus or centre.

What is the point but to establish the balance points within and from which to engage in meaningful experience of life as idea expressing?

When the point is lost, the attempt to regain by force rather than realign in power, sets up an usurping oppositional polarity to life, to meaningful experience, and to knowing who and what you are. This is fundamentally an attempt to replace life by structure of control. But the mind of such attempt is not the Creative and has no capacity to recognise or command its own alignment as accepted decision, but only the use of mind-blocks and psychic-emotional filtering distortions by which to seem to create through limitation and scarcity.

paul
paul

ALL major charities without exception have been infiltrated, hijacked, corrupted and hopelessly compromised.
CRUK is just one of them.
None are any longer a force for good.
The Red Cross is closely linked to the Clintons, their slush fund Foundation, systemic child abuse and child trafficking. $500 million donated for disaster relief in Haiti promptly vanished into thin air. It probably paid for Chelsea’s wedding.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are active and willing tools of the Regime Change agenda. AI invented most of the propaganda fiction used to justify the bombing and destruction of Libya. In particular the stories of Viagra fuelled black rapists that led to the lynching of so many African migrant workers. HRW has been shilling for an invasion of Syria for years. There is a revolving door between these organisations and the US State Department. One of the directors of HRW was the architect of the US torture programme. They have also served as tireless cheerleaders for the war in Afghanistan.
Save The Children ran bogus vaccination programmes in Pakistan and Afghanistan to gather DNA information for CIA drone targeting. As a result, genuine health workers were treated with suspicion and hostility and the eradication of polio, which had nearly been achieved, was set back many years. Polio is now making a comeback. And as the corona virus has shown, disease is no respecter of borders.
Much the same can be said of all major charities.
That is not an excuse for a Scrooge like approach. Many smaller and local charities do sterling work that is worthy of support. Food banks make the point adequately.

What applies to these charities is also true of many international organisations that have also forfeited any claim to credibility and integrity. The OPCW, IAEA, UN, ICC, and WADA are just a few obvious examples. And this is something they all have in common with the MSM, the judicial system, and the political establishment.

None of these bodies merit any respect, deference, or support.

binra

I agree with your recognition that charities are used as masking or fronting face to destructive agenda.

You still believe that bio-medical interventions – (and their global regulatory frameworks that include martial law and overriding health freedom as to what goes into or is done unto your body, by live experimentation of pharmaceutical violence on human beings) – are real charities and are not equally masked in false profit, plunder and control?

You believe that polio went away – rather than being the cover story for pesticide an herbicidal toxicity – and then reframed by diagnosis and definition?
And you believe the pathological virus of fear flagged to natural healing process as the basis for the administering of toxins within the context of nocebo diagnosis and social exclusion?

You believe that science is alive, active and working as the search for truth, and could not possible align under such deceits? Just like journalism, or politics?

I wholly agree with the withdrawal and withholding of respect, reverence or support to recognised deceits – as the freeing up of false investment to a more truly aligned choice.

Yes there is a baby in the bathwater – and so blanket reaction is no less likely to provide another cover story for maintaining conditions of darkness or blindness that are necessary for deceits to operate in place of true.

Narrative identity is a cover story over hidden conflicts. The obvious and resulting insanity of persisting in conflict evasion and diversion, is the exposing of the split between the narrative control and the seeking for unconsciousness of managed bubble reality by which NOT to know or be exposed in the light of feared truth or conflict with (and denial of) truth.

PS:
“Polio is NOT even contagious or infectious (never proven to be). There is NO proof Polio is caused by a virus. There is NO evidence that anyone caught polio from another person in the family. There is NO evidence that any nurse or doctor caught polio from a patient.” Sheri Nakken, R.N., MA

[A non-infectious (1) man-made disease from medical injections and pesticides such as DDT that got into the milk supply–polio incidence in the US mirrored DDT usage (1).  Made worse by the vaccinators fad for tonsillectomy.  The virus hunters were used to create a smokescreen, and bring in another profitable drug, the appointment of Dr Kumm to head up the March of Dimes polio charity was a big red flag for that, and another was another Rockefeller man, and Military (Rear Admiral, no less) Thomas M. Rivers.  Also the real agenda of the Medical Cartel can be seen in their suppression of the non-drug treatments for polio 1, such as Dr Sandler’s nutritional one,  Dr Klenner Vitamin C cure, their lies to make the vaccine appear effective (they had to disappear the 1955 to 1970 United States Polio Surveillance Unit’s bulletins 1), and they were caught out recently trying to kill African children with the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), as Kihura Nkuba discovered.  Polio (mostly vaccine induced Provocation polio) is now hidden under names such as Acute flaccid paralysis.

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http://www.whale.to/v/polio2.htm