|Ralph Nader's Public Citizen:
Where Their Heads are Really At ! rev. 10.07.2006
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Ralph Nader, please phone your proctologist immediately.... They found your head !
Read this report as an example of what they're really up to.
Here's the bottom line:
- They're not interested in the hazards of irradiation, which have been shown to be nil.
- They don't make any point of danger, except for the snide aside, "....though depriving food of nutrition and taste." -- unsubstantiated.
- They complain about large corporations globalizing food supplies.
- They complain about lower costs of food due to cheaper supplies in countries outside the USA.
- They notice that irradiation makes food less perishable for longer periods of time, allowing shipment world-wide, which was less practical before the advent of food irradiation.
- Multinationals can make use of "Asia, Africa and Latin America - where labor is cheap and unorganized.
- They combine the concepts of irradiated food with genetically altered food, to associate and leverage the fear factor associated, unfairly, with genetically-modified food. Virtually all foods we eat, whether modified genetically in a lab or by cross-breeding stock over a period of decades, is "genetically modified."
- They're for supporting family farms, which are inefficient and raise the cost of food for customers.
- They're pro-union, for the sake of higher wages and control, not for the benefits of lower cost of food, world-wide.
- They blame corporations for looking for higher profits, when the net result will be lower costs to consumers, even if profits are higher.
- They're anti-corporation and anti-consumer.
It doesn't take much reading of that document to see the true nature and goals of Ralph Nader's Public Citizen.
They're looking for anything to turn people away from corporations, capitalism, and free markets.
There are several names for that philosophy, which include aspects of Socialism and Communism, but basically require that you give up your right to choose a less-expensive alternative in lieu of a more expensive alternative so that some minority can reap the benefits of higher wages or profits at the expense of the rest of the population.
It's ironic, for the philosophies which tout the "good of the many outweigh the good of the few" to turn it on its head that way, but that's really what they're up to.
Whether it's a family farmer kept in business despite inefficiencies, or subsidies to sugar beet growers in the USA when the world price is much lower, or paying farmers to grow corn so that it can be turned into ethanol so that gasoline prices are higher than they should be.... just so the farmers can make more money growing corn........ Well, it all fits together, and groups like these are lying through their teeth about their motives, and screwing you in the end with the results.
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