Support GMO labeling or turn the oil tanker around?

Support GMO labeling or turn the oil tanker around?

by Jon Rappoport

November 20, 2014

Face it, America is in a shopping trance. A consumer trance. A buying trance.

So it’s natural that the more “enlightened shoppers” would see labeling GMO foods as a way to create a revolution.

Inside that bubble-trance, labels feel like a revolution.

The fact that Monsanto keeps selling high-level poison (Roundup) and Monsanto’s genes drift from plant to plant across the landscape doesn’t make an impact, because people don’t palpably encounter those elements when they look at food products on shelves.

Which is where they live when they aren’t living at home. In stores. Moving along aisles. Putting things in carts.

A GMO label on those things, or a non-GMO label, is as far as the eye can see.

The labels are also symbols: “I’m doing good in the world by making the right choice. I’m helping the planet. The Universe is looking at my shopping cart and nodding Yes.”

Meanwhile, more toxic Roundup blows across America. More Monsanto genes drift from plant to plant, infecting them, changing them.

But the shopper is happy.

On this foundation of sand, the GMO-labeling movement in America was launched and bankrolled, calling itself a revolution.

People in other countries, many of which have already instituted outright bans on GMOs, look at America and think, “What is wrong with those people?”

They can frame that question because they’re outside the shopping trance.

If you look up the major funders of the GMO-labeling ballot initiatives, you’ll see that they, too, are outside the trance. They’re businessmen, and they sell non-GMO food to the shoppers.

They have a (self-serving) vision: when enough foods products in stores are labeled, consumers will choose the non-GMO products and put Monsanto out of business.

That will happen when a feather beats away a monsoon.

The labeling funders and their advocates also carry with them, like an ID, the following assumption:

“Americans are too dumb to understand what havoc Monsanto is actually wreaking; therefore, we can only approach them as consumers.”

This premise has never been tested in battle conditions. But it could be. Now.

Some of you know that Maui voters recently passed a ban against all new Monsanto/Dow GMOs in their county. Well, a judge has unconstitutionally put a temporary block on that, and Monsanto and Dow have sued the county.

If the natural and organic businessmen, who bankroll these losing labeling ballot-initiatives, called a time out, they could turn their ship around and pursue a new venture.

Exit From the Matrix

They could hire a team of lawyers who take no prisoners, a real PR agency (not one who represents Coke and Pepsi), some pro advertising people, and flood Maui (and the online planet) with what I’d call “Monsanto crime reports.”

Bold in-your-face support for the people of Maui, who executed a ban on GMOs.

Broadcast the triumph of Maui and the criminal actions of the judge and Monsanto/Dow, non-stop.

Do something right for a change.

Surpass the shopping trance.

Invent a new reality. The deceptive reality of labeling was invented. So try a different one.

Make it mean something.

Or confess you’re not in the battle to win; you just want to sell GMO labels.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

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6 comments on “Support GMO labeling or turn the oil tanker around?

  1. From Québec says:

    “Surpass the shopping trance.”

    Well this will come sooner than everyone expects, since the World’s economy is going down.

  2. RockHeavyMetal.Com says:

    Bravo, sheer genius. Create and maintain your own ineffective enemies is an old tactic. This is how police build private for profit prisons, by running the opposition groups.

  3. Rastafari says:

    Jon, you’re on a roll now.

    I agree with you, one hundred percent. But here’s my main concern:

    ** most people that I encounter do not even know what “GMO” means. Including the farmers who plant the poison. those that listen to me explain what it is, seem completely unconcerned. Even when I explain the evidence that roundup particles lodge in the intestinal wall and continue to exude roundup. (does anyone know anyone else who doesn’t have some type of digestive trouble? gluten intolerance. diverticulitis, GERD, acid reflux, ulcers, constipation, on and on.)

    Then, the other crowd includes those that know about GMO, somewhat, but think cheaper “food” is ok. They say they can’t afford so-called organic food. I point out that organic food is actually food whereas GMO [food] is not food but poison.

    For example,

    organic butter in U.S., imported from Ireland (dairy cows fed non-GMO so far) costs $10.00 a pound. I use 1/2 pound of butter a month for 1 person. It’s pure, wholesome & tasty.

    commercially-produced butter in U.S., dairy cows raised in confinement under horrid living conditions, being milked while having mastitis, injected with all vaccines, hormones, antibiotic, being forced to produce unnatural quantities of milk, fed corn/soybean GMOs. I don’t know what all exactly that lifestyle for an animal causes, but it cannot produce pure, wholesome and tasty anything. It cannot be considered food as it does not nourish although it may fill. Some butter at grocery stores (where there is very little real food at all) sells for sale price $3 – 4.

    we cannot compare organic, real food to GMO poison. real food for $10.00 or poison for $3.00?

    Yes, that yellow ear with those rows of kernals looks like corn, doesn’t it? And doesn’t it even kind of taste like corn? But, it is not corn it is Monsanto laboratory concoction, served up to the world.

    Americans are gobbling it up. Why? What’s happened to us?

    Seems like a sort of collective trance. But we’re not all tranced, and why is that?

    I sure hope someone will answer my questions … in detail please. with solutions.

    My solution is to boycott, disengage & form new. I personally do that. Gathering support is slow but that may be a function of my leadership and implementation skills rather than mass psychosis. I don’t know, have to admit very befuddled.

    Not really at the slavemasters who are doing all this. Because that’s what they’ve always done. But don’t they do what they’ve always done because many of the slaves stay slaved by choice?

    Choosing walmart. choosing made in china. choosing coke. choosing doctors over healers. choosing drugs over plants. choosing violent movies. choosing to believe in elections.

    they believe in those choices and I’m truly befuddled over what to do. So, thanks to Brian Gerrish, I use this never-used WWII British propaganda slogan:

    Keep Calm and Carry On.

    Thank you, Jon.

    /s/ Rastafari, in the name of His Imperial Majesty

  4. ozziethinker says:

    There is another way of looking at this, Jon.

    Let’s suppose GMO labelling “won”. Is that the end of Monsanto. They paid their money for all that R&D, made the product and now, like traditional businessmen, they throw it all away? Yeah and pigs do fly.

    Or do they [look up] find another use for their toxic stock, feeding it to the animals and other things – the backdoor route.

    Wouldn’t coup d’état be all product “labelled” GMO-free when in fact it is all laced with genetic modification. That’s their usual trick. I agree with Rastafari; redefine what it means to be GMO and you have the final blow exploiting, how did you say it Jon, trance state populations.

    If the people woke up; it could mean civil war!

  5. TheAlmightyPill says:

    I have no experience with such organizing, but I think one strategy that could be successful against a wealthy monolithic entity like Monsanto would be a locality-driven divide and conquer. Look at how much money Monsanto poured into Maui to fight the ballot initiative (compared to the tiny amount spent by locals) and how much they will be spending to fight it (and, cynically, probably buy victory) in the courts.

    However, imagine if a few hundred or more counties across the US simultaneously launched independent ballot initiatives to ban GMOs. Monsanto would have to fight each of these head-on, on the ground, and at exorbitant expense. If even a small fraction win in the polls, Monsanto will have to fight these independently in the courts. Buying victory/silence/complacency becomes untenable when the cost to play is multiplied hundred-fold or more. If each local effort plays hardball with hard-hitting ads like Jon has suggested, this adds another cost-sink if Monsanto tries to sue in court (not to mention multiplying the odds of coming up against a legal framework that allows discovery that Monsanto absolutely doesn’t want).

    I am not a Lawyer, but surely there is a way to organize such an effort so as to make it light-weight and impervious to local losses, under the assumption that Monsanto will certainly buy many poll and court victories. These will have to be anticipated and organized around such that the larger effort is immune. Once even a handful of local footholds are achieved, the movement will only gain momentum for the next round.

  6. brian says:

    come on everybody, lets all get together, our kids are being poisned every day, wake up fellow humans please someone has got to start but how do i go about it, please help, limited education, likely caused by being poisened by food i eat — brian thomas, south wales uk

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