A few months ago I blogged about a story from The Netherlands about a 5G test there, and the apparent deaths of a flock of birds it allegedly caused. And while 5G is not a topic I cover very often here, I do follow it occasionally, since like many people I believe it's another one of those corporate crapitalism-sponsored disasters in the making. It's bad enough in the modern USSA that we're forced to be jabbed, prodded, taxed to death, spied upon, our privacy invaded, our data bought and sold, our DNA collected, told what pronouns we can and cannot use, forced to pay for the slaughter of the unborn and to subsidize the corporation doing it, subsidize Marxism in the schools and the academies, be regaled with ugly modern art and music at every turn(think the Obama library or portrait), while the neighbor down the street keeps everyone awake at 2AM by playing his jungle music through the sub-woofers in his pickup truck or home stereo - Boom Boom Boom! - now, on top of that, they want to bake everyone's noodle - literally - by beaming even more microwaves at us, and, surprise surprise, they haven't even really studied any of the effects yet.
Every time I think of 5G, I think of GMOs, and "substantial equivalence." Remember that one? In case you forgot, "substantial equivalence" was that nifty doctrine that Mon(ster)santo and other "agribusiness giants" of the agribusiness "community" brewed up in their bubbling cauldrons and served to the FDA in the late 1980s (that's the Food and Drug Administration; you know, the agency of the same goobernment that says its ok to put aluminum and mercury and all sorts of stuff in vaccines and while outlawing a plant and making it a crime for people who want to smoke it). The doctrine said, in effect, that (1) extensive inter-generational testing of GMO crops - corn, or as they call it in Europe, maize for example - was unnecessary since it looked like ordinary corn and tasted like ordinary corn, so voila, for the consumer, it was substantially equivalent to ordinary corn, except that when it came to (2) the patent for said corn, then the corporations had every right to sue the daylights out of farmers if one little sprout of their substantially equivalent plant was found on their land if they didn't purchase the license for it, and in fact, even if they had never planted it. Thus, so far as I am concerned, the words Substantial Equivalence are a fitting symbol for a Great Big Crock Full of Steaming Bull Puckey.
As far as I can tell with my very cursory familiarity with the whole 5G rollout, it looks to me as if we're being served another steaming crock full of Substantial Equivalence; it's more or less the same as cell phone towers, only "better" somehow. Well, we know the story of how well Substantial Equivalence is working out now - decades later - for Bayer with the recent lawsuits. And that appears to be behind the thinking in this article, shared by V.T.:
Class action suit, huh? Well, why stop at a mere trillion? Let's bump it up a bit.
It was while reading that article this week, that I bumped into this one, and this, I suspect, tells the whole story about this latest bit of Substantial Equivalence oozing toward us from corporate crapitalism: http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=120870
And in case you missed it:
The FCC and other government regulatory bodies, in collusion with the big telecomm industries, are ferociously pushing smart meters, 5G and the Internet of Things.
This roll-out is not only happening in the US, but all over the world. The giant telecomms gush enthusiastically about how EVERYTHING will be connected
OMG!! We’re gonna have Incredibly high-speed connectivity so your little girls and teens can, at supersonic speed, upload pix of their latest nail-polish jobs or cute puppy videos to FaceBook, Pinterest, etc., etc., for their friends to gasp and giggle…..and, of course, click “like” and forward these to their friends…. again, all at warp speed.
BUT WAIT!! …. There’s a tiny but growing wrinkle in this rosy scenario of sugar plums dancing in the heads of these telecomm leaders. Specifically, Lloyds of London, one of the world’s premier insurance groups, is refusing to insure health claims made against wireless technologies. And, other insurance companies are following Lloyd’s lead in this.
If you follow the money, this is HUGE. After all, if these wi-fi techno-toys are so safe, why is Lloyds leaving all this additional money on the table?
Well, Lloyd’s November 2010 Risk Assessment Team’s Report gives us a solid clue: the report compares these wireless technologies with asbestos, in that the early research on asbestos was “inconclusive” and only later did it become obvious to anyone paying attention that asbestos causes cancer. (Emphasis in the original)
Bingo. And for me, this story has some added bitterness, as I lost my youngest sister Jeannie to a glioblastoma multiform brain tumor in 2000. The tumor appeared - you guessed it - exactly where she always held her cell phone when answering calls. And people wonder why I don't have a cell phone.
In any case, Lloyds' is saying to the 5G promoters, "proceed at your own risk." Indeed, proceed at your own risk. The problem, of course, is that class-action lawsuits are an after-the-fact strategy, one that will allow the whole thing to be implemented, and which must then wait until the inevitable health problems occur in such numbers as to be actionable at law. So we're back at Substantial Equivalence again, where a corrupt goobernment allowed the agribusiness "community" to sell everyone a bill of goods, reap great profits, pack the bureaucracy with corporate "science" backing their claims. The lawsuits followed thirty years later, and so far as I can tell, have not curbed the planting of GMOs very much.
So I propose a different strategy: just say no to the steaming stream of Substantial Equivalence coming from Swampington, D.C.
See you on the flip side...