BEES, COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER, AND SCIENTISM
A few days ago I blogged about Russia's warnings against GMOs and the current US mercantilist policies promoting them. It is, as I averred, a kind of "food imperialism." Perhaps this American nuttery took as its cue the practice of the Republic of Venice, which at one point, used its powerful Grain Office and thus the entire republic's food supply, as collateral for expansions of credit; I simply don't know. I can, however, easily see people like Henry Kissinger or Zbgnw Brzznsk sitting around and reading, say, Hunt's The Medieval Supercompanies or studies by Frederic Chapin Lane and thinking, "Hmmm....Venice, Grain Office....what a wonderful idea!..."
Except the idea, as the Russians recently pointed out, isn't such a good idea at all. Amid the other concerns about GMOs, there is this one:
What disturbs me about this article is this: science is supposed to be about observation, and bee keepers are observing the collapse of their colonies - and hence of the "pollination service" (d0n't you just love the euphemisms of modern scientism?) - in conjunction with the planting of GMO corn. So, the beekeepers rightfully are concerned. They address their concerns to "the government" which is supposed to represent them and the public good, only to be told that
“'There’s very little evidence to say that neonicotinoids, in a very general sense, in a broad scale sense, have been a major component in the demise of honeybees or any other pollinators, anywhere in the world,'"
according to "Guelph University entomologist Peter Kevan." That's it. Case closed. Keep planting those GMOs. All we need to find is a scientismist to dispute the common-sense causal coupling being observed by beekeepers, who obviously haven't done peer-reviewed studies of the exact mechanism of causation, nor even determined if there is an exact correlation. And hence, we can safely dismiss them.
This is the problem between the common sense science of observation, and the scientismism being bought and paid for by the agribusiness giants such as Duponzanto or Mon(ster)santo. Observation now means nothing whatsoever, unless one is a tenured academic rendering their nihil obstats and imprimaturs for the corporate magisterium. The observations of beekeepers, farmers, ranchers, mean nothing.
And this, too, is an indicator of the depths of non-responsiveness in most western governments, agents are they are now almost exclusively of the corporations, and not of their citizens. Scientism, and corrupt bought-and-paid-for government agencies that function as nothing but a revolving door for the corporations and their personnel, is a deadly mix. Common sense, that observes colony collapse during GMo crop planting, would suggest to most reasonable people, that there is at least some sort of connection, whatever the exact nature of it may be. And common sense would suggest to most reasonable people that a suspension of such planting would be in order (for, say, planting heirloom crops?) while the phenomenon was investigated, and the "pollination services" of bees, an essential component in the food chain, was restored.
But that's the problem. Common sense does not prevail: money, purchasing the right conclusions from "credentialed" scientismists, does.
Trouble is, it will avail them no more than it availed Robert Cardinal Bellarmine and the Roman Church. Like it or not, the heavens do not revolve around the Earth.
Nor do they revolve around Mon(ster)santo.
See you on the flip side.
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It occurs to me that Colony Collapse could just be another part of the battle against legacy seeds. No bees, no crop.
I’d be willing to bet that Frankenzanto has other plans to pollinate crops (nanomachine bees? we’ve seen them in the news lately) at an additional cost, giving them even more total control over agriculture.
I imagine they are either completely stupid, or some scientists somewhare have done a massive con job on the elite. I will also bet they are in for some very nasty surprises from this experiment. Seed banks on remote islands will not protect them from the spread of zombie plant genes.
A wild speculation but what if the bee holocaust is a most cunning act of covert warfare by one of America’s adversaries with perfect plausible deniability using the soulless American corporation and its defective product as the scapegoat? As far fetched as it may seem, let’s not forget the very credible conspiracy theory involving the crafty Chinese engineered American mortgage meltdown of 2008. I would also imagine the Russians to have the guile, capability and motive to pull off such a lethal ruse. Let us also not forget that ruthless and vengeful loser of WWII and their post war international that our beloved Doctor has alerted us to. Would they go so far to exact such crippling revenge against the nation that defeated them so mercilessly and continues to this day to subjugate the German people? Add to that the dozens of other victims of Imperial America that would have the motive and possibly the scientists and spies to execute such a destructive act. The plucky but always underestimated high IQ-ed North Koreans could fit this bill. You would almost have to begrudgingly admire these long suffering victims of American imperialism for this act of fierce revenge. How about Kamakazi Japan with Fukishima on their minds? We also can not forget the third tier players who may have vaporized the WTC. Would not such a clever attack on the US be in line with their other actions? And what if there truly were some angry aliens awaiting payment of some sort, possibly gold, and this assault against the bee population would be their equivalent of the loan shark breaking the dead beat’s fingers to persuade the dead beat to come up with the owed payment.
Lastly, we can not rule a mischievous God such as Loki who may find humor and poetic justice in ushering a food armageddon to the most gluttonous and nature disconnected people on the face of the Earth.
Attacking the pollinator would bring a sly and satisfying grin to any foe commissioned with the duty to conceive an act of revenge against the United States.
Jesus, I hope no neo-con visits this website and reads this. I regret writing it already.
Bees are the “miner’s canaries” of agriculture.
By nature, the government lies. Cigarette buts & tobacco have long been used as an effective natural insecticide. Bees are insects. In a concentrated form nicotine based neural disablers would be even more toxic. Nicotine laced patches can induce cardiac arrest. Very little real science is being practiced in today’s world. Most of today’s “science” is prostituted to control & profit, rather than being dedicated to human welfare & enlightenment.
The idea is to impose a centralized control of food so as to control people. Oldest subversive measure for population control in the book.
I think is possible that all this bees colapse thing, and GMO’s and transhumanism ideas presented so well by Dr Farrell are interconnected. I had read somewhere about the fact that humans are tied with the food sources and food types they consume. The body and even the DNA is fixed and geared to work with the food sources used since milleniums at least, both vegetal or animal (including water).
By modifying the food sources, like new plants with genetic modifications, eliminating other natural plants by eliminating the bees who pollinate them, using all kind of hormones or chemicals to feed domestic animals used as food source, puting some chemicals in water (or even air), using all sort of medicine drugs etc, it is possible to either slowly affect the humans health so leading to all sort of genetic problems and death.
Or, to alter humans DNA (as many organism may adapt and survive), little by little, with an unknow purpose which can be speculated however, like creating a “new human” for example (or several types of “new humans”), sometime in the future (this being helped by other technologies as well, belonging to same transhumanism thing)
Not only domestic honey bees! Those magnificent wild bumblebees are also important to farmers for pollinating crops. In Oregon last month what a sad sight to see, 50,000 bumblebees laying dead in a commercial parking lot under Linden trees that had been sprayed with a neonicotinoid insecticide. The same happened in a residential area: same insecticide, same result. The Oregon ag dept. has put a temporary restriction on all use of the insecticide. I think this is evidence enough … observation and common sense trumps ‘scientism’ again! Here also Europe is far ahead of the US. The EC has put a 2 yr moratorium on necotinoid pesticides thought to be responsible for 30% of annual loss of bee population there since 2007.
In the same month, Mon[ster]santo’s Honey Bee Advisory Council (yeh, the good guys in the white hats coming to the rescue) hosted the first Honey Bee Health Summit for all concerned parties with the goal of finding ‘sustainable solutions for improving honey bee health’. Somehow I can’t see the result being other than finding more ways for ‘technology-based solutions’ to solve problems created by previous ‘technology-based solutions’ and on and on. They’re messin’ with Mother Nature and she’s going to win in the end!
The press should be buzzing-mad.
Problem is, there mad with power,
& are busy as a bees
suppressing truths worldwide.
Hey Robert, IF you feel moved, a new book you might like (I repeat, “might”) is NATURAL GOD DEISM IN THE AGE OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN.
While talking about many topics, the main issue is how SCIENTIFIC fundamentalism is just as bad as religious fundamentalism (‘fundamentalism” being a dirty word in this context). A good bit of the book is devoted to demonstrating how nonsensical the evolutionists can be, but the author also tackles some of the nonsense coming from the physics community. There is a lot of good critcism of “science” in this book.
It is likely you will not be concerned with all the issues in the book, for instance, I am not particularly interested in the view of “Deism,” no matter how benign and reasonable it is. But this is actually a very good book (until the next JPF book comes out!).
Yes that’s right.
Not only in science but in many other disciplines as well. Religious fundamentalism is ubiquitious in their infrastructure programs. For instance, their supply/demand & free-market repertoire. They are despicable, beyond belief.
Old sins have long shadows bdw000.
This is only the steady march of our masters plan total slavery. For those they will allow to exist as their property and toys. Another Death World ruled by Devilmen and Devilwomen as the Spanish Falangists cry Viva La Muerte.
Puts a kind of deadly spin on the word beware. (Just move the “e” where it belongs/Bee War)
Kind of how it all started, with the killing-off the hunter-gathers. Now the bees are taking that symblolic role of long ago/ hunter gathers being(again that word) killed-off.
Not only are we be herded in the food/power/money sense; but we’re also being herded digitally, into some nightmarish gulag, that we can’t even see, because it’s crept up on us incrementally, like a toxic fog under the insidious guise of national security and othe mendacious Newspeak.
How did we become the prey of capitalistic jackals, ruthless corporations and power-intoxicated lackeys of the one percent terraraptors?
more profitable to herd men rather than cattle, they bring everything for the offering.
Just stick a few tough guys heads on a stick outside the office of complaints, voila…devolution.
Could Americans be suffering from a Colony Collapse Disorder brought on by GMO foods and other poisons?
What if t he Russians breed or engineer a bee that will not go near GMO plants? That would be quite an advantage they would have over Banksterdom. They could charge a hefty price for these bees to the starving Americans after bee-armageddon and even use the wonder bees to back their currency. That would be a twist and a game changer. Trump the banksters in one fell swoop and become global czars of the food supply and currency.
Or, what if the bees, instead of dying off, get wise to the GMO suicide plants and just start avoiding them? I don’t think we are in any position to underestimate these kind of amazing creatures and what they are capable of. Nor can we underestimate the collective power of nature to warn them and help them readjust. And if these bees were laboratory or divinely engineered for a terraformed planet eons ago, maybe this folly was anticipated as well and a fail safe was built into the system. Then again, maybe all these lifeless planets around us where once abounding in life but were destroyed by the same utter foolishness or malevolence. Ultimately, maybe we should try to communicate this danger to the bees in thought and prayer.
“Like it or not, the heavens do not revolve around the Earth.”
Can we really say with complete certainty this is true? What if Earth is the game board?
““Like it or not, the heavens do not revolve around the Earth.”
Can we really say with complete certainty this is true?”
I am no expert, but I have heard mainstream scientificky types make the statement that, from the point of view of plain ‘ole observational astronomy, the Copernican model is indistinguishable from the model of Tycho Brahe.
While I don’t think it likely that Earth is “at the center,” I have seen enough of the absolutely brazen lying from the physics and astronomy establishment that I would not be surprised if the Earth actually was at the center.
Also, while I am no supporter of Christianity, the REAL history of the Galileo affair is astonishing: put simply, Galileo could NOT win the dispute with the catholic church with SCIENTIFIC arguments. The Church had valid SCIENTIFIC complaints that Galileo could not answer, and it turns out that Galileo actually insulted the sitting pope (who had been a good friend and supporter before the insult) in his famous book, all in the context of the 30 years war, where the Catholics were literally fighting for their lives.
Bottom line, the Catholics have gotten a very bad rap from this incident. The take home message is not that “Catholics are good,” but simply that we should not trust scientists just because they are scientists.
Thanks for that interesting information. It gives weight to the bankster era adage that if you take an historical event and turn it 180 degrees from the “official” version you are probably closer to the truth.
Will we learn one day that the stars above are just lights on a canopy put there to mystify and bedazzle us?