by Francisco Fernández-Bullón for The Saker Blog
As shadow banks become authentic governments of countries, the nations gradually turn into foreign capital corporations or companies, which enslave the workforce. Capital or money doesn’t have a nationality. Its homeland is the accounts, hidden by its owners so as not to pay taxes. Traditionally these accounts were in Switzerland or in the Virgin Islands, but are now scattered around the world in many centers, turned into the cash boxes and are the true homeland of that one percent that monopolizes the riches of the planet.
This is especially true for small countries such as Honduras, which probably never was a proper country, but rather a group of ranches owned by a bunch of families and now on its way to definitively become a foreign capital corporation without nationals. Left behind are only wretched employees with miserable wages. The foreign capital company strips all of the homelands of its excess inhabitants, who then have to migrate on foot looking for other lands. The only nationals that Honduras has at the moment are Orlando Hernandez and his cadre of cocaine traffickers who are the only ones who feel at home in the country (although they would probably prefer to live in Miami and be North Americans) and perhaps the high-ranking US military stationed at the base of Palmerola. They are probably the only ones who can walk the streets of Tegucigalpa boasting with impunity of their elite privileges preserved only by the fear or ignorance of the people; an ignorance that they do everything in their power to encourage. I do not include the rank and file soldiers of the base, because surely they will spend their time dreaming of returning home from time to time; returning home to their own country, that probably has also turned into an immense foreign capital corporation with four or five subsidiaries (Blackrock, Vanguard Group … and of course the Carlyle group, the most emblematic). Nationals without a homeland or with a shrunken one like Syria may perhaps console themselves a little for their misfortune, thinking that the capital in the hands of some Arab sheiks is converting middle-class or lower-class Americans into employees of Ben Salman with slowly diminishing salaries. However scarce the rights enjoyed by the Hondurans that manage to enter the stepmother country of adoption that could be the USA, they’ll always have more than in their own country, where they have none and where their death isn’t news. Now finally they have become “news” after many decades of being anonymous victims, thanks to an epic journey on foot, crossing the hostile lands of Central America and North America: lands hostile to those who don’t have more capital than only their hands or their wit, as long as they do not use it to foment crime and robbery. It is possible that those Mexicans who contemplate this diaspora, and are also subject to the abuse of local mafia bosses backed by Washington, feel wrongly lucky. Thinking that they are on one higher rung of the global pyramid, and I don’t mean the Aztec one, but the pyramid of the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by the directors of the Vanguard group or Carlyle, is a false sense of consolation. It only allows the Mexicans to deceive themselves because the foreign capital corporations will continue oppressing them all the same. This hopeless consolation does serve the bigwigs of the banks and corporations in that the Mexicans don’t become fully aware of the oppression that they suffer and don’t decide to rebel against it.
Meanwhile, the nation of Honduras is on its way to becoming universal, because it is a model that Chiquita’s prominent executives want to export to the entire world. They do not want to only ship bananas. They are also committed to exporting slavery and misery as this is part of the model. And the Mexicans and the Americans themselves are becoming Hondurans exceptionally quickly, and if the immigrants don’t hurry to get into the northern country as soon as possible, they could find a nation as tyrannical as their own, but of a much bigger size. Because the real mission that Trump has entrusted to the army on the border with Mexico is not only to stop their progress but to keep intact the mirage that his is a free and prosperous nation, when it stopped being such, a few years ago.
The Bush administration by means of a rigged election, took good care of cutting the constitutional guarantees with its false war on terrorism (which is nothing more than a war against the liberties of America and the rest of the world). This started the long road to privatize the homeland and deliver their wealth into the hands of a few entrepreneurs who frequently disguise themselves as politicians and who change the legislation at will and for their own benefit. It seems very revealing to me that a banana company like Chiquita (because the banana one is the company and not the nation) is in charge of keeping at bay the thirst for freedom and justice of the Honduran people.
In this way, the Hondurans are diminished, and a distorted image of them is projected to the world that allows their oppressors to keep them in the status of serfs or ignorant peasants who serve only to work a land that doesn’t belong to them, with semi-starvation wages. If Honduras is a banana republic, it is because the banana foreign capital companies like Chiquita strangle its development. The role played by Chiquita in the financing of the death squads of Colombia is well demonstrated when they were condemned to pay a “symbolic” fine of 25 million dollars for financing the self-defense groups in that country.
The directors of Chiquita could have saved the money paid to the death squads by raising the salary and improving the coverage of their employees (instead of cutting it as they intend to do now in La Lima). We must ask ourselves, then, why didn’t they do it?. Does such behavior gratify the ego of executives who take a sadistic pleasure in subduing and oppressing their employees under the soles of their feet to feel themselves important? Are they psychiatric fodder? Are they perverts who desperately need someone to knock them down on a couch to be psychoanalyzed? Is that the only explanation? Or would such an initiative have found the rejection of the Colombian elites, of a no less sinister profile, who contemplate any improvement in the living conditions of the humble classes of that country as a threat? Do they fear that this improvement will arouse the envy of other sectors of the population that could claim, in turn, more just living conditions for themselves? The relationship between corporate fascism and sadomasochism is very clear. It is not necessary to consult with any specialist in mental illnesses about that. The problem, or one of them, is that the victims of the sadism of the fascists do not usually present themselves on a voluntary basis. About the sadism of the assassins, I do not want to joke because it’s too terrible.
Regarding this, the Argentine psychoanalytic school has failed us; it didn’t penetrate into the heart of horror, it didn’t sit the assassins on the couch, and sadly neither in the dock to dig into the garbage of their minds, more tormenting than tormented, and profoundly sick with an infectious disease that looks remarkably like the rage. You only have to read their threatening statements. But perhaps psychoanalysis wanted to transform the patient so that it would integrate better or worse in a sick society, and not to transform the sick society as a whole, and I mean into everyone’s society. Because in the new neo-liberal order, psychopaths spring up like mushrooms. Psychopathy is the crop that gets favored most, together with that of transgenic soybeans. They are transgenic psychopaths fed with Kelloggs watered with glyphosate.
We must ask ourselves these things because it is not enough to accuse the corporations of all the evils of this world. Their bad practices thrive in societies of authoritarian tradition that prevail in most Latin American countries (and increasingly everywhere) where the armed man is worshiped, and solidarity or the disinterested struggle for the common good is considered a dishonor. It is a cult of death and weapons that spread everywhere with fascism, and that also corrodes American society. The “perverse” exaltation of the bully, on the part of both men and women, intensifies with the crisis and threatens to plunge us all into a new global conflagration of apocalyptic consequences. The new times, and the new model propose the villain as a hero. We can not get tired of repeating it: the money to pay the thugs and murderers was foreign, but the murderers are native.
Chiquita has changed ownership (supposedly, because it is impossible to know who is hiding behind that innocent-looking name), but it does not seem to be willing to change its practices. And now it is engaged in breaking the strikes, utilizing the Honduran army, which is actually the army of Chiquita. We saw this in La Lima, Colonia San José not long ago,where 400 workers were shot, and several of them were tortured. Chiquita Honduras dismissed 105 workers in retaliation, and 34 arrest warrants were issued against the leaders of the strike committee.
The links that Chiquita Brands maintained with prominent figures of the American political and economic panorama are very clear. Many accuse it of being behind the coup that ousted Zelaya. Chiquita was represented by a powerful US law firm, Covington & Burling LLP and its consulting firm, McLarty Associates. President Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, was a Covington partner and defense attorney for Chiquita when the company was accused of hiring the death squads in Colombia. George W. Bush’s ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, currently Trump’s national security adviser, worked as a lawyer for that firm, and the vice president of McLarty Associates was none other than John Negroponte, who played a leading role in the Contra war against Sandinista Nicaragua.
The organizations and individuals that conspire in Honduras are undoubtedly the same ones that want to put an end to the Nicaraguan democracy by disguising themselves as a non-profit or an altruistic organization, now named the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. The old School of the Americas, where General Romeo Vásquez did his studies as coup supporter, has graduated to a new name just as Vásquez graduated “cum laude” in the techniques of torture, intimidation, and extermination. The fact that such a school remains open despite its bloody history of dishonor and infamy, gives us an idea of how highly it is esteemed in the new world order (which is the same as the old one, but only worse). The degree of impunity which war criminals walking free enjoy, is rampant. We need a non-profit or philanthropic organization that tells us which NGOs are worthy of the name, and that does not include the Cosa Nostra or the Ndrangheta among its members, who will very soon call themselves philanthropic organizations. I recommend Front Line Defenders, committed to the clarification of the murder of the defender of the land, and president of Muca, Jose Angel Flores as well as the defender Mr. Silmer. Another black chapter in the history of Honduras that deserves a separate essay.
If we try to find out the nationality of a corporation like Chiquita, we enter an authentic labyrinth where it is difficult not to get lost. According to some sources it is – in theory – Swiss. Switzerland, the homeland of evaded fortunes is an ideal country and opaque as no other to hide your gains, but its headquarters is in the canton of Vaud and in Florida, which means that it has at least a double nationality. The Safra Cutrale group that acquired it not long ago is an international network of companies that has its headquarters in Sao Paulo, that is, in Brazil, the perfect country to establish the headquarters of a corporation like that one, now that Bolsonaro and the ultra-right is ruling it. Did the executives of Chiquita decide to make the company Brazilian because, in a country as corrupt as that one, where judges send to prison whoever pleases them based on the false testimonies on the part of criminals without credence, their crimes would never come to light?
Safra and Cutrale, the new owners of Chiquita, not only commercialize bananas, but they also commercialize transgenic soybeans, which is a crop that spreads like fascist cancer through Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, and just as neoliberalism, takes hold of those countries. The cultivation of soybeans thrives and already represents 50 percent of the arable land in Argentina. This, however, compromises food security and contributes to spreading the hunger that its defenders say they intend to fight. Violent expulsion of farmers from their lands and introducing changes in legislation that favor the cultivation of these crops, support the concentration of land and wealth in a few hands. It is hugely ironic that the profits of such crops are dedicated to paying the national debt contracted by corrupt politicians or members of the army following the wise advice of the IMF. As many already know, this institution is expert in ruining the economy of countries with the only objective being to fatten their accounts and those of the financial funders who are very savvy in tricks of all kinds. These fraudulent practices deserve a separate essay.
Transgenic soybeans (generously irrigated with Monsanto’s carcinogenic insecticide) not only threaten Argentina’s food security, but it is also a threat to health throughout the world since such poisonous pesticide has been found in alarming proportions in a multitude of foods consumed everywhere. The oppression in the Americas don’t come free of charge for the rest of us: we get it served on a tray, food dressed with carcinogenic. Pharmaceutical lobbies (Monsanto merged with Bayern not long ago) are very active bribing or pressuring European MEPs (like Richard Ashworth and John Agnew) who dine together in restaurants serving organic food. Of course, the glyphosate is left for the masses.
Thus, if Honduras is described as a banana republic, we can already speak of a soy republic in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, or would it be better to call them soy dictatorships? Monsanto impoverishes us all as it impoverishes the variety of seeds and degrades and sickens them; suppressing small farmers and suppressing diversity in agriculture and putting countries on their knees before the big foreign capital corporations of the food, pharmaceutical and armaments complex. The foreign based bankers can only but smile.
Honduras is a priority; together with El Salvador and Guatemala it is the cornerstone where the lies and the tyranny in the Americas, need many schools. Its freedom is the freedom of all of us. That is why it is so important that we help it to free itself so that Honduras exports not only bananas but liberty and justice to the rest of the continent.
This is the “East India Company” model that the world has experienced for the last 400 years or so.
China offered an alternative but it was destroyed for that during the Opium Wars.
Will China follow the “East India Company” now that it is more powerful?
We will soon know.
Glysophate is killing all of us in the West.
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Árpád János Pusztai, bless his cotton socks, along with his wife, Susan Bardocs, and colleague Stanley Ewen, were the first of an increasing number of whistleblowers exposing biotechnology as a vehicle to market agrochemicals and drugs, including vaccines which are not held to the same double blind gold standard of clinical testing as other pharmaceuticals because they are considered biological products : Ignacio Chapela, Mae-Wan Ho, Jo Cummins, Peter Saunders, Shiv Chopra, Margaret Haydon, Gerard Lambert, Cris Bassude, Andres Carrasco, Alejandra Paganelli, Rosemary Mason, Robert Bellé, Paul Deheuvels Charles Sultan, Christian Vélot, Manuela Malatesta, Marcello Buiatti, Jacques Testart, Judy A Carman, John Fagan, Michel Antoniou, Don Huber, Irina Ermakova, Vandana Shiva, Brian John, Erik Millstone, Sue Mayer, David Quist, Pierre-Henri Guyon, Frédéric Jacquemart, Charles M. “Chuck” Benbrook, Jo Hamilton, Zoe Elford, Rowan Tilly, Kathryn Tulip, Melanie Jarman, Martin Shaw, Jill Bee, Alan Potts, Rod Melia. Peter Melchett, lawyer and environmentalist Graciela Gómez and the inimitable website run by veterans Jonathan Matthews et Claire Robinson https://www.gmwatch.org/en/ : to name a few.
Gilles-Eric Séralini has dubbed the GM plant pesticide scam (avec un transgène produisant un insecticide par la plante ou un transgène de tolérance à un herbicide, le plus souvent le Roundup de Monsanto) «éponges à pesticide». All of them give us insights into how the regulatory process and US/EU Scientific Advice Mechanisms are stitched up and in lockstep with the GMO lobby. None dare to broach the thorny subjet or epistemological reason why we’re inundated today with junk science, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, gay marriage, LGBTQX ideology, digital government, Big Data, social and geo-engineering, marchandisation du vivant, neuro-piracy, malbouffe, bébés en kit, le marché de la stérilité, l’industrie de la procréation «assistée», l’abjection de la GPA (grossesses pour argent), effets cocktail d’un éventail de polluants cancérogènes, mutagènes, reprotoxiques (CMR), d’origine chimique ou électromagnétique, l’arnaque des compteurs communicants et téléphonie mobile (Courant Porteur en ligne alias Power Line Communication (PLC), internet haut debit sans fibre, G5, Guidestones de Georgia – villes ‘intelligentes’ et cancers malins – Full Spectrum Dominance – To keep this short and sweet here’s a translation of extracts from a long text by Maria Poumier
«What has changed is that everyone understands that they want us to buy babies like puppies or cats. It is a world market, the most fabulous of all, ever considered until today. But for this to work, we must stop producing children naturally, without us noticing the ploy. […] Unlike Christian theology, Jewish theology considers that man has the right to perfect nature through experiments of all kinds, to become co-creator, without limiting his ambitions. This was developed by Israeli sociologist Yael Ashiloni Dolev. Je n’y suis pour rien [ …] There is a market for gametes and Jewish surrogate mothers ; genealogical research engineer Gilad Japhet, creator of the My Heritage company, who was originally a dreamer, has learned to make his quest profitable, and connects people of Jewish descent from around the world, for a kind of scholarship to the next genetically Jewish generations. Beside this market reserved for the chosen people, there is one for the all-comers, provided that they have the means. In fact, buying a kid is for the rich, for those who can pay, all over the world. But we have to see that accepting to buy a baby is a mental step towards Jewishness. To accept to manufacture one (there are many practitioners in China and India, and throughout the Far East), signifies acquiescence in the same trade. […].
Israel has an acute demographic problem, and Israeli scholars throughout the world are well aware that Jews are threatened with extinction by absorption into the countries where they live, by conversion to local customs and religions, and genetically, because endogamy makes them a fragile group, subject to specific diseases. As early as the story of Abraham an obsession with sterility arises and resurfaces several times in the Bible ; ever since Sarah, when we are told of a servant who is ready to be inseminated by the husband to replace the defaulting wife. With the creation of the State of Israel, the Israelis set themselves the task of compensating the unborn generations of Jews who had perished in concentration camps, and of defusing the “demographic bomb” constituted by the Palestinian population, which counts upon its birth rate with a sure instinct, so as not to be eradicated ; but they have another vital problem: 1 in 4 couples have problems to reproduce, it’s huge, whereas in the rich West, overall, this rate is 1 in 7. There is no doubt that Israel produces babies more than any other country in the world, because despite its serious fertility problems, it is a country with a high birth rate, much more dynamic than that of the Western countries which it considers itself to be part of. There are no statistics on artificial procreation in Israel, because a parent who has an infant registered does not have to justify a childbirth with a specific physical maternal affiliation. It is sufficient that he or she claims an intention to raise him and possibly a second parent to do the same. In addition, Israelis have no qualms about abortion ; they routinely practice PGD, prenatal and pre-implantation diagnosis of the embryo, and jettison all children declared defective before birth. They were the first to legalize the PMA for all, the GPA since 1994, the gay marriage of course, etc. All over the world, it is Jewish doctors who are passionate about expanding the market for artificially produced children, and who develop eugenics, that is to say, the supply of children sorted according to their intellectual and physical performances. Israel boasts of offering such services to the USA, with much lower rates, because they use poor countries to produce children, while in the USA, the spiel of «surrogate pregnancy» is «negotiated» in return for a simple cash rewards allowing, for example people, who have enough money to live, but just want a few more bucks to take a trip to Disneyland. It goes without saying that there is a global Jewish clientele rushing to Israel with this value-for-money argument […] We can resist in a thousand complementary ways. Psychoanalysts rebel against the incest that is the manipulation of our descendants. There is the legal consideration followed by legal action : there are lawsuits in progress, but the agencies that promote illegal activities in France are based on the extra territoriality that Internet allows. French jurists do a great job, some from a Christian philosophical approach, some not; rights are respect for natural harmony and the application of reason, it is enough to demolish all the cynical sophistry that surrounds us». Source : «Marchandiser la vie humaine» : Deux ans plus tard, qu’est-ce qui a changé ? Publié le : 22/05/2018, Vidéos auteurs L’enjeu du débat sur la bioéthique | Interview with Maria Poumier normally visible on the follwing webpage : https://www.leretourauxsources.com/blog/maria-poumier—c56.
Parallel to food chain pollution, drinking water from the tap – even bottled water – is laced with petrochemical derivatives. Everybody has glyphosate and one or other of the metabolites or co-formulants of this compound in their urine. At the moment, in France, les Faucheurs Volontaires d’OGM, render unsaleable stocks of pesticides – marketed illegally in supermarkets – by spraying over the bar codes and getting themselves arrested and charged with «destruction de biens en réunion». They’ve invented an ingenious argument in court : to challenge their unwanted status as «Pisseurs involontaires de Glyphosate».
Finally a message for the Saker and Francisco, which moderators have not released : Alain Soral refers to «finance apatride» ie a Stateless Central Banking System suivant la logique mafieuse de l’idéologie mondialiste. In 2018 I proposed detailed quality articles in French and English describing several of these malthusian tendencies for this website. None reached the readers.
On your veggies…in your grains….in your cane and beet sugar…in your meat…milk…in your organs…it is killing without relent
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) have spread throughout the global environment to threaten human health and damage ecosystems, with evidence of POPs contamination in wildlife, human blood, and breast milk documented worldwide. Based on data from the US Food and Drug Administration, this article provides a brief overview of POPs residues in common foods in the United States food supply. The analysis focuses on 12 chemical compounds now targeted for an international phase out under the Stockholm Convention on POPs. The available information indicates that POPs residues are present in virtually all categories of foods, including baked goods, fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, and dairy products. Residues of five or more persistent toxic chemicals in a single food item are not unusual, with the most commonly found POPs being the pesticides DDT (and its metabolites, such as DDE) and dieldrin.
Persistent toxic chemicals in the US food supply
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty, signed in 2001 and effective from May 2004, that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
There are more than 20 (POPs), most of the nations signed the Stocholm_Convention, except USA.
State parties to the Stockholm Convention as of 2017
Glydophate (Mod: Do you mean glyphosate?) is not currently so listed and it should be. The manufacturers assure it remains in soil only for 3 years but that is a lie. It remains at least 25 years.
I am dying but want to tell people to get kefir and silybum marianum to defend themselves from glyphosate.
Macron and Gore are the monsters predicted.
The carbon dollar is coming.
No man shall buy or sell except he who has the signifier of the lifeform…carbon
Another low information leftist.
Geoengineering is a massive industry: it’s worldwide destruction. Your job: put everyone to sleep by telling them to worry about one chemical.
I’m sick of how dumb leftists are. Every time they try to help they make it worse.
You might as well call it the West India Company, aka the trans-Atlantic slave traders and exploiters mafia. Where do you think they got all the banked loot with which they established their first (of many) central bank(s) about 400 years ago? (Amsterdam, 1609)
The Americas were (still are) in essence merely slave plantations.
Pathopsychology of the sadist:Solzhenitsyn charts the course of a person called Naftaly Frenkel who is a useful enough technocrat organizer of the Gulag system to have survived it all from the 1920s through the 1950s. He died in old age in honor with rank of Lt.General in Moscow. And Solzhenitsyn sums it up thusly:
“ I have the feeling that he really hated this country.”
And the Mexicans and the Americans themselves are becoming Hondurans exceptionally quickly, and if the immigrants don’t hurry to get into the northern country as soon as possible, they could find a nation as tyrannical as their own, but of a much bigger size. Because the real mission that Trump has entrusted to the army on the border with Mexico is not only to stop their progress but to keep intact the mirage that his is a free and prosperous nation, when it stopped being such, a few years ago. ( how have we been blind to this point !,!)
Russia fell to the revolutionary social experiment in 1917, in full view; but, America hideously transmogrified, c. 2001, (?), and only after the fact do we vaguely surmise it. It is socialism, irrefutably, as painstakingly defined by I. Schaferivich; but now, wholly morphed in all conceivable scope — a dark, dark, spectre.
Speaking of countries as corporations, I’ve read that Germany was turned into some kind of limited company after reunification.
On the publishing description of this video we read:
The GDR [East Germany] was purchased by the FRG [West Germany] for 200 billion DM. But Germany is still occupied by the Western Allies and it does not have a peace treaty signed by the victorious powers. In 1990 before the reunification, article 23 of the basic law had been removed. It contained the purview of the FRG. After the expungement of article no. 23, the FRG ceased to exist. It had been transformed into a limited company by the Allies. The FRG now is a limited company which is controlled by the former Western Allies (USA, France, UK). The people of Germany are the staff, the supervisory board is the European Union (EU), the proprietor is the USA, UK and France. The executive board is the Federal Government including the Federal Chancellor.
Is Germany a sovereign state?
Germany is not a sovereign state
Glysophate destroys your liver and kidneys and it drastically reduces gastrointestinal tract motility. To protect yourself from its effects you should eat silt um marianum (whole plant or seed extract). Silt um marianum increases P450 enzyme expression by your liver…reversing thereby the diminishment of said enzyme by glysophate. What is more silybum marianum increases bile production which helps greatly your gut motility. Everyone with any sense should find a source of kefir grains to grow at home. Kefir (whether they be water kefir grains…tibicus, or milk kefir grains) are a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts which are used to ferment a liquid medium (a sugar water solution with respect to water kefir and milk with respect to.ilk kefir). Kefir is antimutinogenic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal. It can protect you against glysophate and it can help you avoid cancer…it can stop the spread of cancer if you already have it. Silybum marianum and kefir should become the mainstays of your diet.
Many people do not understand that glysophate remain deadly toxic in soil for 25 years. It also reacts with metals and salts in soil and water and it’s deadlines is multiplied manifold.
It suggest viewing information about glysophate on http://www.sott.net
You will be amazed at the treachery of its manufacturers.
When googling information on silybum marianum and kefir you would be best advised to add to the search terms ‘scholarly article’ because this will lift your search results out of the labyrinth and into a world of genuine knowledge.
By the way Macron is no friend of man. If you think you have seen a devil or two in your life I suggest you take a closer look at Macron.
How To Protect Yourself From Glyphosate
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Cancer from Roundup weedkiller herbicides)
On August 10, 2018, a California jury found that Monsanto’s Roundup and Ranger Pro herbicides contributed to a retired school groundskeeper’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and ordered the agribusiness and chemical conglomerate to pay $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a landmark lawsuit.
However, a judge reduced the verdict to $78.5 million on October 22, 2018 by slashing the punitive damages award to a 1:1 ratio.
The jury had previously awarded $39.25 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages, which included $37 million in non-economic damages (one million dollars for every year that the 46 year-old Johnson will lose to his cancer). Johnson alleged that he sprayed 150 gallons of Ranger Pro herbicide per day on athletic fields at five school campuses, 20-30 day per year, during the course of his career as a groundskeeper at a Bay Area school district. An accident in 2013 left Johnson drenched in the herbicide and he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma a couple of years later.
And don’t forget a daily dose of vitamin C of preferably at least 3 grams taken over the day. It is a powerful anti-toxin on top of its other beneficial properties.
This cycle is becoming very well known and I am glad to see a writer spelling it out. What we believe to a government or a state, in reality, is not, but has been corporatized by those that have no interest in being a state, only to pretend to be one. It is a kind of an evil collusion and is disaster capitalism as spelled out by Naomi Klein in her book of the same name. It is as if these blueprints build money spouts and as long as people buy the bananas, the soybeans, the cocoa, and anything the earth can deliver, the blueprint is repeated and more money spouts created.
In a recent Journal of Peasant Studies (yes, there is such a thing) the study was done into financialization of the ‘value chain’ of cocoa in Equador – in other words we have things like futures contracts and different kinds of contracts being bought for crops. The issue here was that farmers could get more for their crops, if they sold from their farm gate so to speak, rather than get into a financialization value chain. When the subsistence or peasant farmer realizes this, there is usually an effort to build some kind of cooperative which is almost like a worker’s union for these farmers. Much work gets done, a cooperative gets on its feet to directly represent the farmer, and the cooperative is simply infiltrated, invaded and taken over – another money spout. There are agriculture industries where one cannot even dare speak about this, and where journalists know not to publish anything, because it is really dangerous to one’s life. I’ve actually personally witnessed on such cycle and could not get even one journalist to stick their toes in these muddy waters. Oh, they wanted to, they knew they had to, but it was simply too damn dangerous to life and limb – those death squads are very real. And if you feel righteous for buying that bunch of organic bananas instead of a bunch of probably sprayed bananas, be assured that those organic crops are equally owned by the Chiquitas of the world.
What gets me is the current South/North migration. It is very different from the European migration. It is as if some wild strain broke loose and people took to walking, hiking, hanging on buses and generally trying to find their Shangri-La, but of course we know that Shangri-La does not really exist. Of course, those that are unwilling to really look at this and research, all shout ‘Soros’ in one voice and the social issue gets politicized to a high degree. Now, who benefits here? Surely not the migrants who are currently kept in atrocious conditions with all kinds of epidemic diseases threatening because of zero sanitation. Surely not Soros, because there is no serious Soros financing to be seen, only the political powers in the North whipping up a rare level of social anxiety to reach political goals and objectives. And the migrating bunches of people are treated with xenophobic eyes and demeaned bitterly in order to appear sub-human. Vermin, I have heard them called. Thing is, people shout that their taxes will increase, but they happily pay taxes for any war that can be dreamed up and drummed up, but they are fearful of a bunch of incredibly people without a pot to weewee in.
If only it can be clearly seen that nobody is free of a repeat of this devilish model, right in their own back-yard.
errata: This sentence “Thing is, people shout that their taxes will increase, but they happily pay taxes for any war that can be dreamed up and drummed up, but they are fearful of a bunch of incredibly people without a pot to weewee in.”
Thing is, people shout that their taxes will increase, but they happily pay taxes for any war that can be dreamed up and drummed up, but they are fearful of a bunch of incredibly poor people without a pot to weewee in.
Excellent article. Looking around, we can see many cases like that all over the world.
Let me quote Teranam13:
“Solzhenitsyn sums it up thusly: “ I have the feeling that he really hated this country.””
Change the “he” to “they” and it works for every country in the world, sadly.
Very important point in this linked article regarding statin medication effect on world leaders.!
“And the Mexicans and the Americans themselves are becoming Hondurans” Mexico has been Honduras for many years already and Mexicans are aware of that. Mexico has probably the highest rate of kidnappings and murders in the whole continent, I mean highest due that authorities try to downplay the problem and do not show credible statistics with police often involved with the orginized crime. “the Mexicans don’t become fully aware of the oppression that they suffer and don’t decide to rebel against it” They (the Mexicans) are aware as I mentioned above and they have rebeled via the so called “self defense” groups with mixed success problem was that the authorities went on tu suppress these groups but not the criminals.Then, I never understod why the US went on to train and provide weapons to some of the cartels since anyone could guess that they would make trouble in the same US, see the follofing: http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/968
Finally, Mexicans voted for Lopez Obrador (the new president) with hopes that all of the above changes it will really be a challenge for the new president. His predecesors did not make any good being corrupted themselves.
Shareholders. Smart Meters for one example. Calculating use based on complete fraud.
The operative word for Globalization is Criminal Fraud.
The Chinese were on board until a young woman got the attention of the Chinese leadership: What They Want Our Money And Our Lives Too. (please stop using caps – it is shouting, changed this once and any further will go to trash. Mod.)
So we now see the “Multipolar World” spinning into what?!
How do the majority of world earth become the masters of our own destiny/ies?!!
2 B CON’T
“Honduras is a priority; Its freedom is the freedom of all of us. Its important we help it to free itself to export liberty and justice”.
Is that all we have to do? Help it to free itself??
Extremely disturbing! The real « Evil ». And these psychopats rejoice in their evil actions. They are really sick. The real challenge is how to stop them? I guess information is ine way, like circulating your article, suggesting they think twice before buying Chikita bananas, but this isn’t enough I think.
Actually, the documentary “Big Boys Gone Bananas” shows a bit of the potential of consumer protests – in this case, Swedish consumers. I found it inspiring.
“if Honduras is described as a banana republic, we can already speak of a soy republic in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, ”
Brilliant: “soy republics.”
Pls expand on this in a future essay.
Biologist Arpad Pusztai had more than 300 articles and 12 books to his credit and was the world’s
top expert in his field. But when he accidentally discovered that genetically modified (GM) foods
are dangerous, he became the biotech industry’s bad-boy poster child, setting an example for
other scientists thinking about blowing the whistle.
In the early 1990s, Dr. Pusztai was awarded a $3 million grant by the UK government to design the
system for safety-testing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). His team included more than 20
scientists working at three facilities, including the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, the top
nutritional research lab in the UK, and his employer for the previous 35 years. The results of
Pusztai’s work were supposed to become the required testing protocols for all of Europe. But when
he fed supposedly harmless GM potatoes to rats, things didn’t go as planned.
Within just 10 days, the animals developed potentially pre-cancerous cell growth, smaller brains,
livers and testicles, partially atrophied livers, and damaged immune systems. Moreover, the cause
was almost certainly side effects from the process of genetic engineering itself. In other words, the
GM foods on the market, which are created from the same process, might have similar affects on
With permission from his director, Pusztai was interviewed on TV and expressed his concerns about
GM foods. He became a hero at his institute – for two days. Then came the phone calls from the
pro-GMO prime minister’s office to the institute’s director. The next morning, Pusztai was fired. He
was silenced with threats of a lawsuit, his team was dismantled, and the protocols never implemented.
His institute, the biotech industry, and the UK government, together launched a smear campaign to
destroy Pusztai’s reputation.
Dr. Arpad Pusztai last interview
Same silencing as is being done to Mark Lamont Hill.
Of course, not the first and not the last.
But the parallel is striking to me.
Hi Mr. Francisco. Thanks for your enlightening article. I am always very interested on subjects related to my country, which is Latinoamérica.
Sadly, everybody is merely describing the obvious consequences of perennial plunder and slavery. But the foundational causes are never addressed, not even understood.
First, Spain conquered most of América, which means:
1. The lands weren’t empty, so they had to fight against local owners of the lands, that is, the tribes occupying the territories
2. Spanish conquistadors won, which means that they appropriated the land
After the conquest was done, then the Colonia (Colony) starts:
1. We still need personnel to extract the riches of almost anything. So the Spaniards used the decimated Indians as slave and/or cheap workers. Instead, the AngloZionist Empire (AZE) preferred to exterminate all the local tribes
2. Latinoamérica is extremely rich and vast. So they needed more slave/cheap workers. The slave traders were 95% Khazarians, and they became the richest landlords with all the slave workers from Africa. Also, the Khazarians organized this horrid slavery invasion as an early Kalergi plan to destroy the European identity and keep the lands underdeveloped
3. Spain wasn’t able to attract enough Spanish people to these lands (France neither), so making a pact with the big tribes (Incas, Aztecs, Mayans, etc.) and absorbing a lot of African slaves was the only way to have enough people to maintain an empire running
4. Spain integrated the territories as Provinces, which means that their inhabitants had rights as citizens. Instead, the AZE always kept colonies with inhabitants as serfs
Latinoamérica, as part of the Spanish Empire, was becoming a prosperous state, and with time and adjustments, a superpower. But the AZE was building an Empire to control the entire planet, so in America it needed a very good plan to destroy the Spanish empire. The AZE had a superweapon: since the Satanist Adam Weishaupt took over the Masonic lodges, their control was transferred to the British Crown.
So, voilà. The AZE provoqued a judeo-masonic revolution in France, took over control of France (which is still controlled by the Rothschild Khazarians!), and used France to attack Spain. At the same time, the AZE infested Spain and Latinoamérica with masonic lodges, where they groomed the traitors, infiltrators and “revolutionaries”.
The AZE financed its masonic agents, who formed armies with duped revolutionaries, mercenaries (25% to 50% British) and local traitors and opportunists.
These masonic agents won, and followed the plan to divide the Empire by founding fake countries. Then these masonic agents and their accomplices became the new oligarchy in each of the artificial “countries”. These freemasons rewrote the history books and portrayed themselves as heroes. For example, you can see statues of the mofo Bolivar everywhere in Latinoamérica. So everybody became brainwashed with the purported heroism of their “liberators” and the fictional banana republics.
The masonic oligarchy in each of the banana republics is a satellite of the masonic central in England. These oligarchs can enrich themselves as they please, but they must grant the control of the banana republics to the AZE, which keeps them looted and Balkanized. And if anyone resists, the AZE uses the alphabet agencies to subvert, threat, bribe or kill the current rulers of the banana division. If that doesn’t work, expect then a military coup!
The solution for Latinoamérica is geostrategic, not local, not through the matrix of each fake country. It implies neutralizing the Freemasonry by physical persecution or by redirecting it to work for the LatinAmerican union. It also implies the military deactivation of the AZE. And the repudiation of all the financial tricks that the Khazarian mafia uses to loot any republic.
Yes. Same for America. You have got your finger on the pulse of the dragon. How to make it happen? As the Freemasons / AZE ARE the the military, and the local thug force that rules now with impunity through the new neuroscience weaponry. This is the real threat – an invisible, completely deniable, undetectable, 1000% effective psychiatric AI Puppetmaster has been created. Light years ahead of all the other games.
The tech gives the KM God/spiritual status. The People have no idea.
Too bad that can’t fit on a placard so the morons in the States who still think Trump is there to “save” them might learn to think. No, not too likely.
Nations start as extended tribes and end as rackets. The details differ surprisingly little.
Rome never fell, it simply morphed into the Roman Catholic Church and collected land and taxes from the people for the gift God is supposed to have given them for free. It took till the Fourth Crusade to destroy the Cathars who knew Rome was Christ’s opposite number.
England’s Empire, long gone, is a good demonstration of how a tiny band of plutocrats took the reins of the nation and the people and turned it into a global empire, most likely enmeshing all of us.
A good overview (and for non-Brits, a look at the future):
Chris Hedges and Dana Frank, Professor of History Emerita, University of California, about America’s complicity in turning Honduras into a failed state, and its geopolitical consequences.