Order 81

You’re asking yourself what the ‘order 81’ is?

Simple as that: In 2005 Mr. Paul Bremer, the US official in charge of reconstruction of Iraq, passed a law to prevent the Iraqi’s independence in food production. The order 81 imposes, that all Iraqis have to use genetically engineered seeds and furthermore, that they are not allowed to grow/use their own, old and ancient seeds.

They have to depend on companies like Monsanto, Bayer or others, who uses the population as lab rats, because nobody really knows what effects this kind of non-natural artificial food has, how it will affect people and their health. And again they will be fully bound to the prices these companies ask. Who has no money will have nothing to eat or will be detained and punished.

Isn’t it nice, that after 5 years word gets out?

Did you ever hear about that before?

I didn’t.

Here is the link to the original text, written and released by “The Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize)” (For the english version you have to scroll down a bit).

Isn’t it enough, that over a million people already died in Iraq? Isn’t it enough that they suffer from depleted uranium, which will poison their soil and their population for centuries or more? That it infested the water, the land and the people?

And what for? Just to station the troops there being at the ready when war with Iran is staged? Think about it.

So, I agree with Einstein, when he stated:

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

In this spirit…

TINA – who’s that girl?

TINA.

In some contexts this is more than just a name.

I’m sure you have heard it, too. Maybe not in its shortened version…

TINA means: There Is No Alternative.

This seems to apply to everything these days. From global warming and carbon taxes to war against terror – everything is justified by TINA.

But why is that so?

Let’s take a look at how opinions are made. Yes, opinions are made today, because people not even have the possibility to think for their own. And again: Why?

One point is, that most of the mass media – i.e. TV Stations, Radio stations, newspapers and publishers are mostly part of only one or two companies, representing the same or almost equal interests and lobbies. Let’s take a look at the most obvious example we can think of: Italy.

Mr. Berlusconi owns the private TV and newspaper companies. He started regulations, like fees, that are a disadvantage for public stations, because they are not allowed to present commercials, either. Therefore Berlusconi is able to influence what is being broadcasted and told to the public. That means many things are not said and shown, that of course results in a public opinion that has nothing to do with a big picture or a free and objective formation of opinion. How could it? To be able to think about something you have to know what’s the truth and what’s the lie. Which is impossible when censorship is being imposed on the recipient.

But it not only depends on what is said, but also on what isn’t. Meaning when points that exist and furthermore which could make a huge difference in formating an own opinion are left out you get a wrong picture.

Of course there’s also the alternative to lie publicly and with enough might over the press you can even disguise the biggest lie as breathtaking truth. For example the pictures of Iraqi soldiers kicking babies out of their incubators in the war 1991 against Iraq, and even the witness, who testified in front of the court – these things were not real but staged events manipulating the public opinion. And remember the weapons of mass destruction evidence which was a hoax as well. All staged and invented by the american president and his head of intelligence. That’s how you get people to except that there is TINA.

There is no alternative to war.

There is no alternative to stop the climate change.

There is no alternative to capitalism.

There is no alternative to misinformation.

But that’s not true.

The point is, that this system only works, when the public believes what is told. But were told just a fraction of what really is. There are many tabu about which nobody is talking. Many terms are being changed in their entire meaning.

Once upon a time investigative journalism was a good thing, today it is – or at least seems to be –  equal to treason. This becomes very vivid when you think about the war against terror, where everybody who tried to look at the subject objectively and more or less pragmatically was denunciated as a traitor and unpatriotic.

If you do not believe me (and you should be sceptic with everything what you read and hear) take a look at this documentary: War made easy.

So back to TINA.

There is no alternative because they don’t want us to even think there could be one and I’m more than sure, that there always is an alternative.

We only have to stop building tabu. Wether they are political, social or a question of ideals – start thinking outside the box. Be sceptic and start thinking for yourself. Open your eyes and start being critical.

President Obama’s speech shows the TINA principal in purest and most excellent way, it is dripping from every sentence every word.

The high art of opinion formation – in the last century called propaganda.

So, to look back at the history of mankind, let’s stick to ancient Rome:

A senator suggested to label the slaves with white wristbands, so they could be recognized as slaves. But another senator said: “No, if we did this, they would be able to realize how many they are, which would result in a rebellion.”

And if the romans knew that…