Making Money and Living the Lie

March 26, 2013 | By | 18 Replies More

Barbara H. Peterson, Guest Writer
Waking Times 

Compromise. That’s what it’s all about, eh? We are taught from early on that the only way to get along is to go along. Meet halfway, in the middle. Don’t be such a stickler. Nothing is so sacred or important that it cannot stand a little compromise.

And just where has this type of thinking gotten us? Just how willing should we be to compromise and lay our values down on the altar of coexistence?

Just how much compromise do we have to accept to feel that it is okay to allow others to put poison in our food, to spray poisons on the land that we are supposed to be stewards of, to poison our animals that trust us to take care of them, to drop poisons from the sky, to put poisons in pills and vaccines that we are ordered to get if we want to keep subsistence jobs working for people who would rather see us dead than alive because we are just a statistic and replaceable, and to poison our very water supply?

We are dying, and it’s our own fault. We are compromising our way into extinction with only ourselves to blame. But it’s okay if we keep believing the lies. If we keep hiding our heads in the sand and accepting the falsehoods that make us feel good, eh?

We love the lies that make us feel like we are all powerful and in control of our pitiful existence. Yes, pitiful. Just how pitiful is it when poisons are sold next to healthy foods and we have to guess which is which, all under the banner of “choice” and “free will?” You tell me, because, quite frankly, I’ve had just about enough of it. I want truth. I want uncompromising truth, no matter how much it hurts.

I talked with someone at Trader Joe’s. She would not allow me to quote her, and referred me to the PR department, but the gist of the conversation, paraphrased, was this:

Question: “Do you sell brands with GMOs?”

Answer: “Yes, we do.” She listed the brands.

Question: “Will you be getting rid of your GMO brands anytime in the near future?”

Answer: “No. We want the customers to have a choice. We won’t get rid of them unless demand goes down.”

In other words, they want the customer to be able to choose between non-GMO and something unlabeled that might possibly be GMO, but you don’t really know because it is not labeled. That’s real choice, eh?

If people simply stop buying the poisons, Trader Joe’s will concede to that and stop carrying them because the company will lose money, not because removing poison from store shelves is the right thing to do, but because it is cost-effective.

No wonder she didn’t want me to quote her….

If people want it, the stores will sell it, doesn’t matter what it is. No values, no honesty in advertising. No concern for anything other than the almighty buck. Hey, if it works for me, then to hell with everyone else. Let the buyer beware.

This is the same type of thinking that says my neighbor can spray Roundup all over his place and pollute my organic garden through toxic runoff. It’s his right to do so. What about my right to not be poisoned by his choices? My organics don’t hurt anyone, whereas his chemicals do. That is the difference. When poisoned food is placed side by side with good food, with no outward distinction, not to mention the ethics of poison being sold as food anyway, how exactly is that real choice? It’s not. It’s compromise. Coexistence, if you will.

Each and every time we compromise we lose a little bit of ourselves in the process. Each and every time we decide that just a little poison is okay, just as long as no one notices, or because everyone is doing it, and I just have to make a living, so I have to, we lose another piece of ourselves to compromise. And just how much do we have to lose before we cannot regain what was once good and true?

What are the consequences if “everyone does it” except for the minority that chooses to not compromise? The radicals. The freaks, if you will. The people who choose to take a stand and fight the good fight for uncompromising honesty? I guess if the majority wants to poison itself, the minority just takes it in the shorts. So much for democracy in action.

We live in a world where good is bad and bad is good. Where poisons are considered healthy, and good, clean food is illegal. Where people stand in line to register and poison their children, all mandated by a state that requires such “healthy” practices in order to participate in life on this earth. And don’t dare try to really be healthy and share the wealth by sneaking any raw milk to your neighbor or you just might end up in jail.

But it’s all okay if the bottom line is in the black. If you have enough money to get all the zoo-zoos and wham-whams you want to keep yourself occupied with triviality while the world around you crumbles in a pile of toxic waste.

For those who couldn’t care less and prefer the status-quo, just keep making money and living the lie. It’s easier that way. But for the rest of us who have a burning for the truth, and who spend every last breath here on earth searching for it, it’s not nearly enough. No lie will replace it.

So, we stand. We stand in the truth, and try to do what is right. We plant our heirloom seeds and pray for rain. We watch our gardens grow and feed our animals with the last remaining shred of food that hopefully has not been poisoned by liars, deceivers, and those who choose to compromise and coexist.

When you are surrounded by falsehoods and compromise, it’s time to make a choice. Sometimes, that choice is a hard one, but one that must be made by every man, woman and child on earth. That choice is to either stand for the truth or die defending the lie. As for me, I choose to stand for the truth, come what may. Please join me. It’s our only hope in a compromised world full of deceit and trickery.

About the Author

Barbara Peterson is the author of the critical blog, Farm Wars, where this article originally appeared.

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  1. Ali Awadh says:

    Very nice article, thank you very much for it. But I think the title is a bit misleading.

  2. Montana Adams says:

    Your not alone, I burn for the truth everyday while fighting through lies and facades. Unwillingly working under this rein just to pick up the last pieces of truth in this world.

  3. Kukulkan says:

    I agree with you completely and share your passion for the truth. Your words express the fire within me, that fire which demands truth and is infuriated with the lies built with money and forced upon the masses with mind-bending, saturating, all-encompassing social dominance. ENOUGH! We will win the fight, or die trying.

  4. Vicky says:

    Humans are evolving around the monetary system as it is today and putting their humanity aside for gain. The spell needs to broken for real progress to take place. The alternative has to be worked out and be presented to others. Choice is what people in the mainstream don’t recognize they have.

  5. Yaz says:

    I feel your passion and it has put a huge smile on my face hearing others that care and are ready for change!!! Thank-you

  6. halderon says:

    “We are all dying.” That great observation will go down in History! What enlightenment! And I see that you have some followers,How Sad! Putting your paranoia aside,Prove to me that: Poison is falling from the sky; Prove that someone is poisoning your water supply;Prove that pills and vaccines are being poisoned; Prove your animals are being poisoned; Show me the law that says you will be imprisoned for giving your neighbor raw milk;-After 32 years in Law Enforcement,I will gladly arrest anybody that is doing this to you-and show me-why? According to your misguided thinking, someone has to benefit from the destruction of us all. Your employer wants you to die do that he can kill others, and do the work himself? Please-they have designed some wonder full medication for you.

    • Tamara says:

      There are LOTS of studies, articles and documentaries proving all of this. I’ve seen MANY documentaries and articles talking about all of this! Look it up! Look up chemtrails, look up raw milk, look up GMO cancer links and various health concerns… you know how to use a search engine, don’t you? There’s a WEALTH of information if you’d bother to look! I seriously can’t believe you don’t know how to find this stuff, it’s incredibly easy! SEARCH!

    • Ray says:

      You are a @#ithead. Halderon from the calderon !

    • Kukulkan says:

      If you need these things proved to you, halderon, then you simply haven’t awakened and looked for yourself. Seek, and ye shall find.

    • Rachel says:

      The same science that created mindsets like yours also created creepy labs where psycopathic bitches stab pregnant monkeys with various types of knives and sharp objects just because some asshole with too much money wants to know if stabbing monkeys kills them faster.

      You need a large dose of psychodelics, Halderon. And for someone like you, psychodelics will really hurt. But they really are what you need. Really.

    • Jim says:

      Typical brainwashed police idiot, nuff said

  7. Tamara says:

    The problem with compromising with evil is, when good men call it compromise, evil sees it as a victory. And everything further erodes. Some people, like the authors neighbor, may not realize due to Monsanto’s lies that the Roundup is dangerous… but Monsanto knows, and keeps lying and selling it and their other products. The more we compromise with evil, the more eroded things will become because while we are willing to do things for what we are conned into thinking are good reasons (or the “go along to get along” if not), evil bastards like Monsanto KNOW what they are asking will cause further harm, they KNOW what they are doing will cause further harm. Same for politics, business, policies,laws, etc. So STOP COMPROMISING with people (companies, etc too) you KNOW are lying, manipulative, evil bastards!

  8. Linda says:

    Brilliant article – I agree with every word you say Barbara. Thank you for writing.

  9. Mike Zealey says:

    Unfortunately in this ‘age of austerity’ for most people in the first world their principles go out the window when it comes to buying organic or free-range, they just want their food as cheap as possible.
    When it comes to third world, I question whether it is long-term helpful to them to artificially sustain their high birth-rates through GM crops, without it they will die of famine, with it we are setting up and facilitating people to suffer more through poverty and unsustainable population growth.
    No easy answers, and certainly, with respect, not as black and white as you try to make out.

  10. Pipa says:

    Excellent article….
    Ray, it is easy to see from your writing that you are projecting yourself. As for your agreeing mob. Ray, time will tell you. Arrogance and closed minds must give way. Law enforcement guy, you are the exact kinda guy who the world can’t stand. Future it out.

    Excellent.

  11. Tuna says:

    Great article Barbara and spot on. I’m a rancher in Montana who raises organic grass-fed beef. I live surrounded by chemically dependent farmers and ranchers. The sad thing is agriculture is becoming a “clash of the Titans.” Farms are getting huge as the little guys are bought up and leased out. These mega-farms all have a state-of-the-art chemical spraying machine and boy do they lay on the chemicals. I almost hate leaving my ranch in June because driving along I’m sure to smell the chemicals being sprayed.
    With chemically dependent livestock ranching you have the backpours (chemical wormers) and the hormone implants that everyone routinely uses not to mention the chemically sprayed crops the animals graze on.

    It is challenging to stay operating with the ongoing droughst/ taxes/ etc. but what bolsters me is articles like this one and the people who want clean food. Halderon and his progeny will delete themselves from the gene pool, in time, based on their beliefs.

  12. There is a WAR ongoing says:

    For as long as people think they are saving money by poisoning themselves and all flora and fauna around them with products that are economically “convenient”- be it chemical herbicides, chemical pesticides, GMO’s, petroleum-based products and fuels, etc.- we will be reducing ourselves and our planet to waste.
    It seems to me that most people already have an inability to consider the future at all. Add to this the fact that seemingly ever-increasing numbers of people are being inducted and schooled from a young age to ONLY consider the short term (usually not more than a 1-year period with even more emphasis on the “fiscal quarter”), we may quickly find our species incapable of planning for coming disasters such as those that the author points out (also see the film IDIOCRACY).
    Educating the world’s youth (TRUE EDUCATION, NOT SCHOOLING – indoctrination is one of the principles that got us to this point), is the only fix that I can see working. We may be too late already – education may take too long to institute at this point to avert major catastrophe or possible planetary extinction. We have already consigned the next several generations of children to mental slavery in this form and dependence upon the existing systems so we are YEARS- maybe DECADES from even beginning a large-scale fix.
    All one can do is to be the change you wish to see. Hopefully we are not too late – the actions of the powers that be CLEARLY illustrate that we have passed the point of no return.

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