“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” – Henry Kissinger, 1970
This is not a new strategy.
“In 1870, some U.S. government officials promoted the destruction of the bison herds as a way to defeat their Native American enemies, who were resisting the takeover of their lands by white settlers. Soon, military commanders were ordering their troops to kill buffalo — not for food, but to deny Native Americans their own source of food. One general believed that buffalo hunters did more to defeat the Indian nations in a few years than soldiers did in 50. By 1880, the slaughter was almost over. Where millions of buffalo once roamed, only a few thousand animals remained.
By now you may be asking, ‘what the heck does killing off the buffalo’ have to do with the universe within and a foundation for education’. I understand. It’s a huge leap. Although, the two are most relevant and have much in common.
We have put our trust in those individuals we have elected to govern our nation to safeguard our food. What kind of job is being done?
A recent article, February 2015, New Yorker article, A Bug in the System, gives gory details of how the trust we place is undeserving.
Each year, contaminated food sickens forty-eight million Americans, of whom a hundred and twenty-eight thousand are hospitalized, and three thousand die. – Wil S.
Perhaps we need to pay more attention to who we are electing? Be more engaged in governing ourselves? Oh, that means the 63% of us have to get off our tired butts and pay attention to why they are so tired…and do something about it. We have endorsed persons in power who are obsessed with producing ‘cheap food’ for the masses. Their excuse, doing so is necessary to feed an ever growing population. A population growth out of control. A population growth out of touch and with no consideration of the resources necessary to accommodate such growth. We are a nation obsessed with quantity over quality!
We are growing food in an abundance as fast as we can, using whatever science to fertilize this obsession in order to feed ourselves…and be damned the consequences! Cheap food and cheap labor is the dream of the 1% controlling our world. Encouraging population growth is essential to having a constant source of expendable and renewable energy…a type of slavery that President Polk’s administration could not have imagined when they sought to win the American West!
It is not too late. We can cease this ‘age of imitation’. Do as the ancient sages believed: Know Thyself. Know our bodies work best when we take guessing and placing trust in others out of the equation. I’m not a Christian…however, I do agree on many of their beliefs: our bodies are our temples and in order for us to reach our true optimal potential, should be treated as such. The Blue Ray and High Definition glossy and colorful ads enticing us into oblivion is an addiction; it is time to say ‘no’ more.
Placing biology at the forefront of education is a huge service to humanity, the planet and all its inhabitants! Placin’g Biology as the foundation on which all else is built and integrated into increases our understanding of our place in the web of life. Start counting the bones in your feet as soon as you begin to speak! The well being of the Universe within and ewithout is counting on it.
What is Biology? Merriam-Webster defines Biology as:
I believe our first responsibility, no matter what your faith, is to treat your body as your temple; Earth as our place of worship and all the inhabitants as our congregation. Those before us knew controling our food is the best way to control people. The ways in which our food is being controlled today is much less direct than for instance, ‘our war to win the American west‘. There are no Buffalo to target this time. Now the control is much more illusive. More scientific. The human population is approaching seven billion…and everyone has to be fed! The World Bank puts the food and agriculture sector at 10% of global gross domestic product, which, taking the bank’s 2006 estimate of about $48 trillion, would make the sector worth about $4.8 trillion.
Who is responsible for undertaking the monitoring of nuances going into our food?
“For most opponents, the war to win the west was a transparent attempt to extend slavery into new territories that would become new slave states, thus ensuring that the South would control Congress and the presidency into the foreseeable future.”
– Miller Center, University of Tennessee, An american President: A Reference Resource
Humankind’s health and well being is reflected in the condition of the planet’s congrigation. Look closely at the heart and soul of what life is about, not just what it looks and smells like; new doors to how we connect are opening and ‘What happens to the least of us, does happen to all of us’. The changes needed today will go beyond much of what we have loved and coveted. We have a couple of choices when it comes to changes; we can choose to leave a bright and shiny world full of everything healthy and beautiful; or, continue chomping away at the heals of our world, leaving a sick and fearful world.
- Taking a journey of discovery; travel back in time 4000 years to the Tang Dynasty and explore how this culture utilized “intrinsic life energy”.
- Striving to understand how your mind, body and spirit works: learn how ‘intrinsic life energy‘ can be guided through your body and heal!
- Going beyond traditional education: Explore the ‘Hundred Schools of Thought.
- Awakened Social Conscience: A subject with an awakened social consciousness explores alternatives to the dominant cultural viewpoint.
- Listening to different drums, different drums, different drums.
- Embracing another code of Ethics
- Sustainable sanctuaries: Earth’s congregation.
- Know your body.
- Understanding our innate connection and benefit to each other.
Albert Einstein 1950
Happy trails within!