freedom has different meanings across the cultural spectrum,
it is a direct reflection of education, the truth of the information
imparted, and the ability of the populous to contribute their
interpretation of that information towards the fundamental directives
that give shape to that culturelocally or globally. While
many embrace the concept of being free they may be as blind
as the mice in a children's fairy tale if misinformation is
the hallmark of government and media.
concept of "One World" has been with us in some shape or form
since the dawn of history. On its own, it is a wonderful idea;
a Utopia where people everywhere, regardless of race, color
or creed would live side by side in harmony.
all sounds wonderful, and as we move further into the 21st Century
the idea of The Global Village is something that we are encouraged
to believe in and embrace. World travel and world trade are
a reality. The Internet makes instant (almost) communication
possible with virtually anyone or any place on the planet. Nation
can speak unto nation; the cold war and all of its ramifications
have retreated into the mists. In most of the industrialized
world, everyone has food on their plates, at least one car in
the garage, a well appointed home, and access to affordable
medicine of their choice; whilst the peoples of the non-industrialized
communities benefit from the export of their natural resources,
exotic foods and native crafts worldwide. Spiritual awareness
is blossoming with many embracing doctrines that we would have
found positively "cranky" only a decade or two ago. So what
is wrong with this picture?
the pieces of the scenario that you don't see are the issuethose
interesting pieces of the jigsaw that just won't fit without
some careful manipulation.
of those ill-fitting pieces is the idea that "standardization"
is a necessary requirement of the Global Villageostensibly
to facilitate world trade and understanding. Thus packaging
must carry the same message to everyone, and products must meet
a universal standard. At a recent world trade meeting a document
was introduced which required the major trading nations to agree
on a "standardization" policy for the production and labeling
of all foodstuffs and medicines, an idea which was heartily
supported by the World Health Authority: After all, people have
a right to know that the products which they are consuming are
indeed good for their health. Unfortunately, this piece of helpful
legislation has a very sinister "side effect."
a closer look at the label on your herbal tea or vitamin supplement
and you will find a little note that reminds you that any statements
made by the manufacturers as to the possible benefits of their
product "have not been evaluated by the FDA" or MAFF (Ministry
of Agriculture Farming and Fisheries, if you live in Europe)
and that the product is "not intended to diagnose, treat, cure
or prevent any disease." Another statement starts with the phrase
"Dietary Supplement: Not intended for . . ." The meaning is
the same. Herbal or natural products that are not produced by
pharmaceutical companies cannot claim to have any beneficial
propertiesthey are not scientifically approved or clinically
tried medicines, so how can they be anything other than food
this, if the officers of GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs
and Trade), WHO (World Health Organization), WTO (World Trade
Organization), and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) have their
way, is about to change. Under the guise of "standardization"
any food, herb, or natural product that is known to have medicinal
properties will have to be manufactured and controlled by the
pharmaceutical companies, who will set "standards" and prices.
Health Food stores will only be able to offer products with
low, or very low potencies (agreed upon by the Pharmaceutical
Companies), and there will be no "confusion" as to what is food
or what is medicine. And what is wrong with that? you may ask.
medicines are as old as history; their benefits are known to,
and appreciated by, millions, of people all over the world,
and to many in different parts of the world they are the only
medicine which is available and affordable. Once the new requirements
of the bill, which is becoming known as "Operation Cure All,"
are fully implemented, the Pharmaceutical Companies world wide
will have total control over any food that may have medicinal
properties, and they will decide what products will be freely
available, where they can be sold, what price you will pay,
and which products should be available only with a physician's
the scenario where you may need a prescription for a simple
herbal sweetener. No need to imagine! In the United Kingdom
the herb Stevia, a natural alternative to sugar, has been declared
a "novelty food" and its sale banned. (Not surprisingly, the
strongest lobbying for this measure came from the sugar refiners.)
No one, however, has sought to ban the sale of other manufactured
"artificial sweeteners," although the harmful side effects of
Aspartame are well known but not readily available to the general
public. (See Nancy Markle's article - Diet Drink Anyone? Newsletter
Vol. 5 issue 6don http://www.healthfree.com).
Sufferers from Diabetes who have relied
on Stevia for their "treats" are currently seeking supplies
from more liberal minded countries, but "Operation Cure All"
will soon cure that.
policies outlined in this document are already law in Norway
(where an extract of Echinacea can only be produced and marketed
by one pharmaceutical company) and Germany. Legislation will
soon be in place to force all member countries of the European
Economic Community (EEC) to fall in line. Nations who fall outside
of this consortium will not be immune from this dictate, as
trade embargoes, exorbitant export levies, and other trade sanctions
will be brought to bear on any malcontents who fail to comply.
Stevia, incidentally, is not the only herb to fall victim to
"legislation." Herb such as Comfrey (Symphytum officinale),
Aloe Vera, Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and Eucalyptus
(Eucalyptus globulous) are already subject to legal restrictions
in some countries.
your mind back five years and recall how the traditional medical
profession emphatically denied the value of supplements, herbs,
and alternative health care. Is it not interesting to note that
since realizing how many millions of dollars are spent annually
on these items, that the pharmaceutical companies (who have
a large vested interest in what doctors prescribe) are now so
keen to acknowledge that there may indeed be some very real
benefits in those "folk medicines"to the extent that they
want global control?
those of you who appreciate and depend on herbal, homeopathic
or alternative therapies, take heed: every signatory of the
GATT trade agreement is required to comply with this ruling
before the end of the year 2002. The United States, Canada,
Japan, most of Asia, and South America have already signed agreements
pledging total harmonization of their food and drug laws with
these international standards.
one would argue with the common sense of warning a prospective
user of any contra-indications that exist for a particular herb
or oil, and of the very real dangers of trying to self-diagnose
a serious illness. The recommended Daily Amount (RDA) is already
used as a standard guideline across the world and a universally
accepted common language for herbs, herbals, and homeopathics
already existsit is called botanical Latin. (Stevia is
Stevia rebaudiana anywhere in the world.) Those who fervently
believe that herbal medicine is hogwash and that alternative
practitioners are a bunch of charlatans, watch out when you
reach for your bottle of "spring water," as it may have healing
properties and very soon you might need a prescription for it.
Everyday edibles such as garlic and peppermint could also be
categorized as drugs.
understand the full implications of "Codex Alimentarius" (Food
Code), you should read The Sinister Truth Behind Operation Cure
All, by Ruth James. She can be contacted by e-mail at
in information technology and the Internet have made global
communication possible, but much of what we read is couched
in sound bites and news-speak (a phrase coined by George Orwell
in his "novel" 1984) designed to encourage us to buy, buy, buy,
or simply to hide the real truth behind statements which we
are urged to believe. (The chain store, for example, who advertises
items as being on SALE for much lower than the regular price,
whilst, conveniently, omitting the fact there is only one, or
very few, of these items available in their store. Or, to cite
another example of Orwellian newspeak"the price of this
bar of chocolate has been reduced." What they do not disclose
is the fact that the weight of your bar of chocolate has also
been reduced, and that you are effectively paying the same price
for 3ozs as you paid for 4ozs last year.)
all know that there are some who are using this technology for
more malefic purposes and they should rightly be brought to
book, but when "in the interests of national security" actually
translates as "more limitations on civil liberty" there is something
wrong with the picture. The flaw in the perfect idea of the
Global Village is the hidden element of Global Control or World
Domination. Throughout history there has always been one person
(Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolph Hitler,
Mao Tse Tung, Pol Pot), one body (the orthodox Christian church,
the Communists, the Capitalists, the Islamic Fundamentalists),
or one industrial conglomerate whose goal has been world domination
through their products. They have all tried to impose their
will on the populous, in many cases by censoring what people
read or listen to. Reading is knowledge and an educated, well
informed population is more difficult to control. In ancient
times only the elite were taught how to read and write for this
very reason. The Catholic Church ordered the burning of all
books that could be deemed heretical and, more recently, the
leaders of South Africa legislated that blacks should receive
only the most rudimentary education (in order that they could
not question the rightness of Apartheid). Today, it is the Taliban
who prohibit women from education thus ensuring their subjugation
to the males, who regard them only as brood maresincapable
of intelligent thoughts and with no more rights than cattle.
we believe and trust that those who we elect, in a democratic
process, will govern us and do so with integrity and wisdom
of the highest order.
truth may not always be the sweetest medicine to swallow, but
in the end, it is the bitterness of lies and deceit that leads
to social unrest, and allows the less scrupulous elements in
our world to incite hatred and acts of terrorism; ordinary people
are told that they must be prepared to sacrifice their civil
liberties in the name of democracy and freedom. History has
shown that once lost, those liberties are never regained, and
the voice of the people is drowned in the shouting of those
with money and vested interest.
6 billion souls, whether they are all aware of it or not, the
Global Village is a reality. Six billion souls! How many languages,
creeds and cultures from this rich human tapestry will be lost,
in the name of "standardization" when one "Global Government"
prevails? It is vital that we all understand the real implications
of what is being said, or being fed to us daily, and that we
educate ourselves so that we can recognize those little things,
of vital importance, that are "conveniently" left out. Remember
that while you embrace the concept of being free, without sterling
information to guide you, you may become as blind as the mice
in this children's fairy tale:
Blind Mice, Free Blind Mice;
See how they run, see how they run.
They all ran after Mendacity's wife,
Who cut off their heads by creating strife;
Did you ever see such a thing in your life
As Free Blind Mice?
adapted from the original, with apologies for poetic license.)
it becomes law the Codex Alimentarius will not only affect your
quality of life, it will also decide how the future is shaped
for your children, and your grandchildren, even before they
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