Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, warm, always stunning island of Nantucket! Great to be with you once again on this perfect beach day here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s). Just returning from a bike ride to Barrier Beach in Hyannis Port, whirring past the Kennedy Compound at high noon this 22nd day of June, 2015, wondering what Jack would have been up to at the ripe old age of 98…
Hope you are all well and happy today on this Monday wherever this message in a bottle may be reaching you. Be it the South, the West, the North or the East, one thing is clear, the American people have been sold down the river. Believe me!
Take the U.S.D.A., one of our many institutions in this very rich nation, well, rich to those at the very top. This fine grouping of people responsible for just about everything under the sun regarding the foods this country consumes, is the instrument and indeed weapon used in keeping this country’s children undernourished and in failing health due to the obesity epidemic; a direct result of the highly processed foods that are subsidized by said United States Department of Agriculture, an institution that at one point, after the Great Depression, helped family owned farms. The subsidies provided to the big Ag corporations via this corrupt corporate, I mean government entity is astonishing. Especially considering the whole issue of food scarcity in the U.S., with more and more of our children going to bed hungry. A family of three, if they’re lucky (and make slave wages of 24,000 dollars a year or under), receives about 250 dollars a month to feed themselves with. I defy anyone reading this to try a ‘food stamp diet’ for said month and get back to Sea Cape Cod and let us know how you made out. Come on David K., you know you like a good challenge! The fact that there are more and more and more food deserts in this United States of America–every major city has one–brings us full circle to the fatal problem of bad food=bad results.
Soy, Wheat, Corn, and a few other grains are the crops most sought after by the greedy Monsanto’s of the world. For they know, no matter who is in the White House, their bread will be buttered by those ‘policy makers’ in the form of advantageous policies that keep America hooked on salt, sugar and fat. Type 2 Diabetes now common place in children that until only a few decades ago never got that older person disease. It’s like the U.S.D.A. is condoning the poisoning it’s own people, while they give billions every year to these monstrous corporate food giants who have spread their garbage to nation after nation after nation; the destruction of diseases like Diabetes rampant in those far off locales as well, bringing that whole concept of economic slavery, I’m sorry, GLOBALIZATION, under closer scrutiny.
Fruits, vegetables, natural grains, seeds and other healthy foods are not available to the masses any longer, as those crops receive less than 1 percent of U.S.D.A.’s billions given out every year in the form of subsidies that make bank for the ‘farmers’ who do what they are told by their overlord Monsanto or the like. Those monies “invested” in the corn and soy crops, crops that yield a golden bean freeing the big executives to buy another Gulf Stream to fly over to say India; attending to the other slave trades in the frightfully sad and tragic “emerging markets”, the (shameful), vast “empire” called the “free-market” system, or “monetary-market” system that is decimating the planet’s resources for their own greedy short sighted and short term profits, leaving future generations, billions of real people, our own brothers and sisters of the world, as we are really all one, twisting in the howling winds of our time…
Have a nice ‘corporate’ week ahead folks!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M