In today’s edition of “While You Were Sleeping,” we present our latest example of a concept we like to talk about here at Common Sense Conspiracy called political misdirection. And like in our original article on the topic last year, gay marriage is once again the fall guy for another agenda altogether.
While millions of Americans were hanging on every report they could get from both outside and inside the Supreme Court and the ongoing arguments about gay marriage, President Barack Obama was busy signing a bill into law that chances are you have never heard of. And the media was able to pass it by unnoticed while dominating our minds with images of two men or women at an altar. But even as the debate goes on about one group of people receiving equal rights, there seems to be an equal agenda at work to take rights away from Americans as a whole. Discrimination is not limited to any class in America anymore; we are now discriminated against by the government just because we exist.
Enter the Monsanto Protection Act. Who is Monsanto and why are we protecting it? Well, Monsanto is a California-based “biotech corporation” that just received a “get out of jail free” card from the American government over any future liabilities and litigation. Of course, this was buried deep in the bill so as to not arouse too much attention. So far, the ruse has worked. Like we said before, most Americans are much more concerned about gay marriage right now to even notice something as sinister as the bill, officially dubbed H.R. 933, coasting through to the annals of our system of law and government.
To be fair, most of H.R. 933 is typical government mumbo jumbo approving budgets and spending for various government agencies. Most of that stuff is quite ordinary, and while we could certainly embark on an all-encompassing debate of each one’s legitimacy, that is for another time. What we are interested in is the provision included in the bill that prevents federal courts from being able to do anything at all to stop or slow down the planting or sale of genetically modified or engineered seeds. This mandate is actually quite alarming. It doesn’t have any qualifiers. Nothing can be done. Even if it becomes painfully evident that there are health risks associated with these crops, there is no recourse.
The reasoning behind the provision that is being offered to the public is that the chances of winding up in costly legal battles is causing many entrepreneurs to stay out of the GMO business. The concept is that fears of lawsuits might be preventing new inventions and innovations that might push the GMO industry to new heights. So, to bolster interest in producing “biotech” crops, President Barack Obama basically proclaimed that it’s open season. It simply doesn’t matter what happens as a result of these scientific experiments; companies producing GMO’s will not be held liable and have no reason not to try anything at all with no regard for human health or risks. It’s a great time to be a biotech corporation, and a bad time to be a consumer.
If you think that all sounds bad enough, take this into consideration: the Monsanto corporation actually helped write the bill. Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, actually worked with lawyers from the company to create the provision that would make its way into the legislation. So, yes, the Monsanto corporation actually got to help write a law that completely benefited it in every way. It seems that lobbying is not a game for shadow puppets anymore; now if the companies throw enough money at the right people, they can just sit down and write the damn laws themselves. How convenient, and what a great way for Congress to look out for Americans everywhere.
The word on the street some members of Congress didn’t even know the provision had made its way into the bill when they voted on it. Of course, this is a glowing endorsement for our system of government all the way around. First of all, it’s slimy to think they snuck a provision like this in, and it’s even worse to think that Congress would vote on something without at least somebody making sure it said what it was supposed to say. Who knows what President Obama and company might be able to sneak in next?
So, as President Obama continues to herald his health care reform plan and how it will help public health in America, he signs a bill subjecting Americans to an agricultural technology as guinea pigs with no requirements for testing or research.
Well, at least we’ll be able to go to the doctor when the GMO’s rot our insides out. Thanks for looking out as always, Congress, President Obama, and especially, the good people at Monsanto. Don’t drown while swimming in your money.