This extremely interesting article was shared by Mr. A.K., and it's worth your consideration, and our usual high octane speculation. Indeed, I can almost hear the reaction of the lamestream media in the West, if it bothers at all to cover the story: "Mr. Putin is against vaccines? We'll we always knew he was an anti-science irrational troglodyte." But whatever he is, Mr. Putin is not an anti-science troglodyte, and there's something else altogether going on here, but we'll get back to that. Here's the article:
I want to draw your attention to the following four paragraphs, which, apparently, are citing a report that landed on Mr. Putin's desk:
“We as a species have the choice to continue to develop our bodies and brains in a healthy upward trajectory, or we can follow the Western example of recent decades and intentionally poison our population with genetically altered food, pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, and fast food that should be classified as a dangerous, addictive drug.”
“We must fight this. A physically and intellectually disabled population is not in our interests,” the report states.
Describing the average government-controlled Westerner as an “intensively vaccinated borderline autistic fat man slumped in front of a screen battling a high-fructose corn syrup comedown,” the report states that such tactics used by governments to subjugate their citizens are not only “dark/evil” but “counter-productive in the medium to long term.”
Russia under President Putin has been giving away land for free in the past few years to people willing to farm organically and sustainably. The goal is to become the world’s “leading exporter” of non-GMO foods that are based on “ecologically clean” production. (All emphases added)
One of the things that caught my eye is the story - repeated in this article - that Mr. Putin's government has started a kind of Russian version of the American homestead act: giving land away to farmers who will tend it, but apparently as a part of a wider Russian government program to become a leading "exporter" of non-GMO foods. This development I have been predicting for years in my assertion that the BRICSA bloc would eventually make GMOs a geopolitical issue: I call it "GMO geopolitics". And the hint is supplied in this article: people - and farmers - should have the inherent right to GMO-free food. And that extends to a right to know what is in the food they purchase. That, in turn, requires accurate labeling. Russia, as I have pointed out in previous blogs on this subject, does not appear to be waiting for the rest of the BRICSA bloc, but appears willing to take the lead on the issue. Notably, its largest BRICSA partner, China, is less pessimistic - to put it mildly - about GMOs. But this policy may resonate ultimately with BRICSA partner Brazil, and ultimately with Argentina, where the pro-GMO policies of various governments have displaced many farmers and ranchers. And it will find a sympathetic ear in India as well, where the same has happened, and where there is significant political opposition to GMOs.
What is extraordinarily intriguing about the article, however, is that the Russian report apparently identifies a variety of nutritional and pharmaceutical causes for the dumbing down of the Westen population, and makes it clear that this is a result of deliberate policy, a policy which it intends to fight. As the article points out, the report apparently believes this to be an ultimately self-defeating policy, one that will prove to be "counter-productive in the medium to long-term," and that for Russia to remain competitive, it must have an intelligent general population. And in the list, the report ties vaccines to autism, a debate that has raged in the West, where the official narrative - that vaccines are not causally linked to autism - is increasingly under fire.
So what is really going on here? My high octane speculation is that this is deliberate Russian government policy to position itself as the state spokesman for these types of issues, when the issue itself is genuine, and has a certain degree of scientific support and merit. In short, Russia is positioning itself, quite deliberately, on the side of those in the West who have attempted to raise similar issues but who are shut out of the debate by a corporate media and bought-and-paid-for professional journals.
And with this high-octane speculation, comes a prediction, for the failing intellectual ability of the general population of the West, and of America in particular, must also be laid in part at the feet of the progressive education philosophy that have dominated American education, and that of the West in general. If this reading be true, then one may expect, eventually, for there to be some similar Russian criticism of the whole philosophy behind that education system, and of its institutions and favored "gimicks"(think the standardized test here, or its most recent manifestation, Common Core and its "individually adaptive standardized tests.")
Russia wants to own these issues, and if the West is to maintain pace, it must open up, rather than attempt to close, real awareness of them. The problem is, the "West" now has become nothing but a term of convenience for a collection of special privileges for the super-wealthy and their multinationals, and for an embedded corruption that once was the sole prerogative of the Communist nomenklatura. And that's the problem, and Russia wants to speak for them, because it knows that these things will never be objectively address by Faux news, See BS, CNN, or any other western outlet.
See you on the flip side...