March 3, 2010


Now for those of you who aren't exactly sure who monsonto is I'll give you a handy link that'll summarize why they are so fucked up and important. Now you might be wondering what my beef could be be with the worlds largest charity organization (gates foundation) and the worlds number one philanthropist (gates). Well my beef stems from what they are doing to africa and India under the banner of Globalization and if you don't yet know why Globalization is fucking up the global south (or what i mean when I say global south) then you've got a lot of self educating to do to fully enjoy my rant. But I think you'll be able to dig what I'm about.

There are a few key players in all of this that you're going to need to understand though and you need to understand that they are foundations established by the Elite to put poor countries in inescapable poverty, to the point that they have to give up their rich natural resources for pennies. These are the World Bank, The IMF (international monetary fund), the WTO (World Trade organization [these guys are really fucked up due to their secrecy and ability to usurp a countries sovereign rights to protect multinational corporations from things like being sued for dumping deforming toxins into a towns water supply because it hampers trade]), NAFTA is another thing like this but used to fuck over mexico and US workers. I probably wont mention them in this rant. Once you learn what all these things are you will have a very very good handle on how the world actually works. It used to be the countries were the most powerful entities on earth. Like now people think America is the most powerful entity on earth, but it isnt. Monsanto, Microsoft, GE, EXXON, etc, they are the most powerful because they own america. they own all the politicians. there is an army occupying washington right now. The current count is 90,000 not including support staff. DC likes to say it's only like 17,000 but that's bullshit. 90K is a fucking army. Alexander the great conquered most of the world with half that.
Supposedly a single american is supposed to be more powerful than any corporation since a person has a vote. And no matter how much money a corporation has it can't buy more votes. well we all know that's bullshit, and to make matters worse JUST A MONTH AGO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES DECIDED THAT CORPORATIONS CAN NOW SPEND UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF MONEY ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS. you know why? they said it would be limiting the corporations freedom of speech! somewhere along the line the courts decided money = speech. I'm pretty sure the framers of the constitution (Who im not a big fan of anyway being white elitist slaveholders) meant that SPEECH = SPEECH. money is money. oh man so man tangents about how fucked everything is is making really hard to even start my rant. If you dont know anything about the concept of Corporate Personhood Go Learn It. It more than anything is fucking up our country so bad that it;s beyond repair. I don't have time to type a huge thing on why it's so fucking bad but i'll supply a link. PLEASE OH PLEASE read the first two links on that page. they are short and to the point.

OK back to what I was intending to write about. The Gates foundations biggest partner in Africa is Monsanto (the evilest thing ever ever) and their goals are very similar. First to make a quarterly profit and second to gain patents on almost every gene and micro-organism possible. To pantent LIFE. that's their goal and they have tons of genes and micro-organisms already patented and that's not counting their special monsanto seeds that only grow when sprayed with roundup (a monsanto pesticide). One story in africa that I found very sad was in a village where indigenous farmers grew certain crops next to other crops because they knew that one of the plants was a poison to pests that feasted on the other plants so there was greater biodiversity (which scientists are learning too late is such and important thing that we may never get back [while humans exist]). Well the gates foundation came in and said oh my goodness these people are barely making enough to survive and no surplus to sell on the global market. So in comes the IMF and they say here take this large loan and only plant the one crop that you eat and not that useless other one. you can double your yeild instantly and make enough money selling the surplus on the open market. then the government of the country the village was in forced the village to do this because of pressure from the US, IMF, and Gates foundation. So the people did this and guess what. the pest that was kept at bay ravaged the crops and was immune to the pesticides that monsanto had sold them. So they were told not to worry we've got people at MIT spending millions working on a new pesticide that will wipe out this pest. turns out that didnt work either, so the people were forced to take a loan from the world bank so they could grow something else but their region was only good for a few crops. many people died of diseases of the now rampant pests and they were begging to be return to their former way of life. But we cant have that now can we. YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL MARKET. what a wonderful thing.

My beef with the Gates foundation is that their stated goal is that global hunger can be solved by technological advances (guess what shitheads, it can be solved by logistics, there was enough food grown last year to feed every single person on earth and feed them well, we just decided it was better to throw it away or divert it to other markets.). The Gates foundation is really a cover. The actual purpose of the foundation is to have the market cornered when the biotech revolution begins. The people they are "helping" are often guinea pigs, and they are aiding companies like Monsanto gain a stranglehold on the last part of the world that hasn't been totally sucked dry of every ounce of resource. They also use the image of the foundation to make Microsoft look better. Wow what a great company. doing so much for the world. If they really wanted to help people they wouldn't be spending billions of dollars patenting genes, medicines, and the like, they'd be teaching people how to live sustainablly with what is available to them, and gift them with things that only a multi-billion dollar trust could.

Another thing about the Gates foundation: they have no rules or regulation regarding their investment portfolio in matters of environmentally friendly ventures. As an article I read pointed out as long as they make money that's the bottom line. that same L.A. Times article says
Almost since birth, he has had respiratory trouble. His neighbors call it "the cough." People blame fumes and soot spewing from flames that tower 300 feet into the air over a nearby oil plant. It is owned by the Italian petroleum giant Eni, whose investors include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Another quote from the article states
The Gates Foundation has poured $218 million into polio and measles immunization and research worldwide, including in the Niger Delta. At the same time that the foundation is funding inoculations to protect health, The Times found, it has invested $423 million in Eni, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and Total of France -- the companies responsible for most of the flares blanketing the delta with pollution, beyond anything permitted in the United States or Europe.
Some more from the article
In addition, The Times found the Gates Foundation endowment had major holdings in:

* Companies ranked among the worst U.S. and Canadian polluters, including ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical Co. and Tyco International Ltd.
* Many of the world's other major polluters, including companies that own an oil refinery and one that owns a paper mill, which a study shows sicken children while the foundation tries to save their parents from AIDS.
* Pharmaceutical companies that price drugs beyond the reach of AIDS patients the foundation is trying to treat.
Using the most recent data available, a Times tally showed that hundreds of Gates Foundation investments -- totaling at least $8.7 billion, or 41% of its assets, not including U.S. and foreign government securities -- have been in companies that countered the foundation's charitable goals or socially concerned philosophy.
There's so much more to write but I think I've got it out of my system and I hope you learned something. if you want to read the entirety of that great Times articles here's the URL it's great and it's 12 pages long I think. BAM I'm out of this mug