The Queen is displeased. Her ministers are engaged in perpetual electioneering as opposed to their actual job: writing and passing laws that reflect the needs of her subjects, the general American populace. This "Do-Nothing Congress" is aching to be elected out! The Queen is so displeased with the pratfalls, the antics, the double-speak of the House Republicans, most notably, that she finds herself burdened with only one option: to dictate to the Royal Office of the Exchequer that all self-serving politicians be cut from the payroll... that their salaries, benefits, and "perks" be discontinued immediately. Until such time as these Personal Gain Politicians come to their senses (pull themselves up by their brain-straps) and do their jobs, the Queen orders that they be unfunded... or perhaps only temporarily funded, just like the government.
Let the ministers pass laws that allow government to function (pass more than a temporary budget). Let them see the error of favouring the NRA, the Gun Rights lobby, over the safety of innocents. Let them fund a farm bill that will keep Americans safe, eating healthful foods. Let them protect small farmers, particularly organic farmers instead of the giant farm conglomerates (who mainly care to make as much profit as possible, not whether they provide safe, life-affirming foods). Let them see down the road of time to preserve forests and wet-lands, clean streams and healthy top-soils. Let them protect the future for all, with wisdom and with compassion. Or, let them become gainfully employed elsewhere...perhaps mucking out barns, building roads, or repairing damage from the environmental debacles they have allowed to occur.
Alas, this is not to be. The Queen cannot dictate policy. The Queen beseeches all her loyal subjects: learn what your representatives really do and don't do, and then, when the time comes:
Vote your conscience.
Would that I were Queen.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Queen’s heart has been heavy, weighted down by the burden of need to protect her people from the Dark Arts. The Queen’s evil foe, the dragon Monsanto, it has been discovered, is a work of mightily evil sorcerers. The sorcerers first set this dragon upon the common-folk, to ravage and to destroy the foodstuffs. The good farmers toiled about, planting their health-giving, life-supporting food crops little aware of the crisis hard upon them. It has become known that the evildoers, through the deepest of dark magics, have conjured to afflict the good farmers’ crops. Many of these crops were infected with the sorcerers' affront to Mother Nature…to the Deity, himself: GMOs. And now, the evildoers cast a spell on the winged creatures, on the bees, on all the pollinating insects…on the winds even, causing these to spread the foul creation! This is the deepest evil of all these despicable arts…to silently kill and injure millions unknowingly…perhaps to destroy the entire community of man and woman-kind.
The Queen has been shut in her private quarters praying for Divine Help, for Divine Guidance… for only Supreme Good is strong enough to battle supreme evil. Finally, a prayer has been answered and by the Queen’s very own Royal Physician, a good woman of science! This learned advisor shares with the Queen that both the people and the merchants must be educated. It is not enough for only the people to know of the evil inherent in the new, altered “food”. No, truly, the merchants must also be enlisted in this struggle. The merchants must hear of the peoples’ desire for safe foods, for health-giving, life-affirming foods. The merchants must choose to stand with the people, must insist to their suppliers that their customers no longer wish to purchase and eat tainted “food”. The merchants must insist on honest labeling of foods, for the sake of their customers… and, for the sake of the merchants' pocketbooks! And, in this matter, We (the Royal We) say “Yea” to the power of the purse, that this power may finally slay the evil dragon, Monsanto…that it may at last cancel the dark spell!
Here, in the Royal Physician’s own words, is a letter of petition. The Queen requests that you print this letter, putting in the name of your favoured grocery merchant. To the end add your name and the names of all the members of your household. Declaring your deep desire to eat in health and in safety, hand your notice to said merchant. The merchants are wise men and women. If even a small percentage of their customer base declines to purchase tainted foods, they will cry “Foul” and the spell will, at last, become reversed!
Dear Manager at ______________,
I’ve noticed your store has offered locally grown produce in the summer, and an increased section of healthy foods, including organic and gluten free options. I applaud this and have been purchasing these.
However, I want to let you know that I will not be buying any products with genetically modified components. This includes most cereals, breads, baked goods, soups, and dairy with rBGH hormone. Almost all processed foods contain some GMOs. I am also choosing to buy 100% grass fed meat in order to avoid the genetically modified components in animal feed.
While the research isn’t conclusive, there is enough research to raise significant questions about the safety of GMO consumption. I will not risk the health of my children or grandchildren. I believe that consumption of GMO’s is linked to increases in cancer, autoimmune diseases, autism and infertility.
I will be sharing this information with many people in the hopes that GMO containing products will no longer be allowed for sale and consumption here in the US, as is the case in most European countries.
If you want my business, you will need to offer more non-GMO food choices and to develop and implement a plan to eliminate GMO foods from your shelves.
My thanks to “Royal Physician”, Dr. Cheryl Shea, DC
Would that I were truly Queen!
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Queen is angry. Actually, the Queen is disgusted. She is not sure if she’s more disgusted by the corporate business heads who would defile our planet and our resources to fill their own purses…OR, if the Queen is more revolted by the lackluster approach of the government regulators who have relinquished their given powers meant to insure our safety.
Monsanto is the name of one such “dragon” that is breathing fire on the countryside, devouring farmers, reducing their fields to poison-ridden stubble. Have not the heads of this company over-stepped the bounds of human decency in their quest to own life itself? Aye! They have! Can they be allowed to police themselves? Can they be trusted to hold back from rearranging life’s building blocks…to the benefit of their own clan? No ! They cannot! They have shown their ugly faces. They will lie, connive, and attempt to blame the innocent as a smoke screen, hoping we will not see who is really predator and who is prey.
I say to you now, Monsanto: though the current “knights” of the E.P.A., my justices, and my advisors (the Congress and even the President) may be too weak, too glutted by the rich sweetbreads of the kill that you have bestowed upon them, I and my Subjects see the true evil you represent. We see your desire to draw wealth to yourself, even at the expense of the health of the masses…even at the cost of human life on our planet. Tell the Queen, Monsanto, what do your children feed on? Do they eat organically grown foods…raised with no poisons, no altered genes, no chemical cocktails? Or, do you feed them on straight gold?
The Queen hereby decrees:
- No entity can own life…there will be no slavery, even that of seeds!
- The Queen’s knights, justices, and advisors will immediately do their work of protecting ALL. Those who are too weak to resist being bought will lose their positions, herewith!
- All the poisons and life-altering “foods” designed by Monsanto will be destroyed immediately. Not a grain, not a vial, will be kept. The farmers who will feel the loss most personally will be well compensated by Monsanto.
- The Queen’s new rules governing farming:
- No factory farms
- No farming monoculture.
- We return to the era of the family farm. Farming subsidies will be paid to those working their own farms, those who attend to the soil properly…amending it in the traditional ways (compost, manure, nutrient-adding winter ground covers).
- These organic farmers will receive the subsidies.
- Organic farming will become the norm.
- Our water resources will be given the opportunity to heal from years of agricultural chemical run-off.
- Our human life will, once again, feed on that which the Deity has designed for us.
- We will again work hand-in-hand with our Mother the Earth, rather than milking her dry.
- We will choose harmony and decency.
- We will work together to see that ALL are safe and healthy.
Would that I were Queen!