I just watched an inspirational video of Marianne Williamson speaking at a rally against Monsanto on May 25 in Venice, California, she has an incredible gift for hitting the nail on the head when it comes to what is being done to this planet by the dominant culture. She’s focusing on America in particular, and they probably are the worst offenders, but one of the characteristics of what she describes as “the multi-national corporate matrix”, is that in reality they hold no loyalty to any particular country. Acquiring and holding power by any means, and creating profits regardless of whether you are actually providing a good service that is needed by the community.
When governments rely on these corporations to obtain the necessary funds to get themselves elected, how can we possibly have democracy? By “the awakening of whole people” who are following a path of non-violence, we have some wonderful examples of the power of this approach, Gandhi is probably the one that springs to mind most readily. Marianne mentions a quote I would love to share with you:
When Lord Mountbatten looked at Gandhi, he said to Mahatma Gandhi, “Little man, do you think we’re going to just give you India?” And Gandhi responded, “Yes.”
We are so much more powerful than we could possibly imagine, let’s stand up for what we believe in, there are a lot more of us than there are of them.
Author Marianne Williamson makes the point that the problem we face with GMO’s is broader than one industry and one issue.
She speaks about what it will take to regain stewardship of our democracy and to be released from US corporatocracy in this empowering speech made on May 25th 2013, the global March Against Monsanto, in Venice, CA.
Video (19:55) http://www.nextworldtv.com/page/23562.html
If you would like to read a transcript of this speech you will find it at:
I’ve been going through my inbox and actually watching some of the things that people send me, and I find myself getting both inspired and angry. So many problems in the world have been solved and yet the information isn’t taken up by those in power. They seem quite happy for the powerless to continue to suffer and die unnecessarily, if they could truly empathise and feel for those people it would not still be happening.
And now laws are coming in in Europe, so that while you can talk about the effects of food and supplements, you can’t have any links to places where people might be able to access the products. The fines for breaches of this law are ridiculously high and it is being put forward as an attempt to improve consumer safety. We wouldn’t want people to stop taking their pharmaceutical drugs and actually start getting healthy on safer alternatives!
So far it is just in the Netherlands, but if something isn’t done it will gradually infect the world and severely impact on our basic rights of free speech. I went to the petition to sign it but it is all in Dutch, and I think you probably have to be a citizen of the EU to qualify.
I hope this attempt to erode democracy does not stop organisations like Nextworld Tv from whom I receive a lot of wonderful information about positive developments in all walks of life:
Our nation is coming apart at the seams,
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The pharmaceutical industry has cashed in
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