April 20, 2014

Corporate Fundamentalism – The Syngenta/China Example


The verbiage of this corporate media piece provides some good examples of corporatist ideology. As always, the entire thrust is aggressive overproduction and then coercing a market for this overproduction.
One corollary of this is that if a prospective buyer hasn’t yet approved import of a dubious product, this is a “ban”. It’s the same thing as if a salesman were to shout in a reluctant customer’s face, “Why are you BANNING us!!”
This is part of why the GMO cartel and its propagandists are such aggressive flat-earthers about even allowing any kind of scientific questioning of the health and other aspects of GMOs and their companion poisons. The GMO project is so critical for the future of all of corporatism, and its drive to force “markets” into existence all around the globe so imperative, that the ideological soldiers of this assault must deny any other perspective any right to exist at all, wherever consideration of such perspectives on the part of peoples or governments would slow down the assault. That’s why actual science has to be crushed while its name is hijacked by the propaganda machine. To actually perform the necessary safety tests on GMOs and other agricultural poisons would not only probably produce very bad results from the point of view of Monsanto and the US government, but it would from their point of view badly slow down the pace of the globalization planned economy juggernaut.
As we’re seeing with the proposed TTIP and TPP, the overwhelming impetus of all US and corporate policy is to speed up the tempo of this planned economy at all costs (to humanity).
Another corollary, which is the central point of the piece, is that such an insufficiently coerced market equals a “loss” for the profit-seeker. Again we see the fundamentalist mentality that a corporation has a right to any profit it can conceive, and that anything which stands in the way of the full realization of this speculated profit is causing an abhorrent “loss” it has no right to cause. In other words, again no other value or perspective has any right to exist whatsoever. This is one of the things I mean when I call corporations and their ideology totalitarian. What other word would you apply to someone who thinks that if the targeted “buyer” refuses to buy, it’s the prospective buyer who’s the aggressor and the prospective seller who’s the victim? Anyone who thinks about this for a minute will realize it’s impossible for human beings to coexist with such extremist fanatics.
The whole basis of the corporatist planned economy is supply-based, commodity-based, and export-based. It seeks nothing but corporate profit, corporatist power, corporatist control, corporatist domination.
Humanity must abolish this top-down command economy and replace it with real economies which are demand-based and use-based, where the point of economic activity is human prosperity, human health, human betterment, human happiness. This is part of our great need to abolish corporations as such.
As for the specifics of MIR162/China problem, I wrote about it here. The funniest part is that US contractors are so worried about Duracade, which is already a pre-failed product, but evidently they’re buying and planting it anyway. Good luck with that. The rootworms say Hi.



  1. I’ve decided to spend more time reading this blog, rather than wasting it on several other disorganized, unfocused blogs. You do great work, and I hope you’ll extend beyond the boundaries of this medium in the very near future!

    Comment by DualPersonality — April 22, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    • Thanks DP!

      Comment by Russ — April 22, 2014 @ 6:29 am

      • Here’s to 364 more ‘earth days’ per year.

        Comment by Pete — April 22, 2014 @ 7:38 am

      • I’m trying to figure out whether the number of people who care about this stuff is increasing or not. I’m getting frustrated with those I know locally who seem concerned but then become diverted one way or another from doing anything organized that might actually make a difference.

        Comment by DualPersonality — April 22, 2014 @ 9:13 am

      • Same to you! Has the planting been delayed down there like it’s been for everyone further North?

        Comment by Russ — April 22, 2014 @ 10:45 am

      • Yeah, been delayed a bit and had some squash/zucchini nipped by a late frost but nothing devastating…. up and over.

        Comment by Pete — April 22, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

      • I agree it’s frustrating. I think the first task of abolitionists is to form an organization of truly committed people, regardless of how small this will necessarily be at first. The first great publicity task isn’t so much to convince larger numbers of people, but simply to push the ideas of GMO and corporate abolitionism into the public consciousness, so that people are aware of this possibility.

        In the meantime we have to accept that in a corrupt, decadent society, even the better people will almost all be corrupt and decadent as well. We see how it’s easier to pass through the eye of a needle than to find anyone, no matter what his nominal ideology, who isn’t basically a bourgeois private individual in his day-to-day lifestyle and mindset. Citizenship is Dead, to paraphrase Nietzsche in a political way.

        This may be depressing to contemplate, but it can also be liberating, if realizing that we’re in this for the long haul and cannot expect to see any quick results in our immediate surroundings can cause us to stop banging our heads against a wall and accept that we fight for a guaranteed but relatively far-off future.

        Comment by Russ — April 23, 2014 @ 8:14 am

      • I haven’t planted anything outside yet.

        Comment by Russ — April 23, 2014 @ 8:15 am

  2. May be of interest …

    Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Huber about GMOs

    Comment by Scot Griffin — April 23, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

  3. Thanks for the advice, Russ. That is probably the healthiest way to go about it, and the least likely to lead to burnout.

    Comment by DualPersonality — April 24, 2014 @ 8:59 am

    • Stay healthy, DP.

      Comment by Russ — April 24, 2014 @ 9:36 am

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