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Chairman Mao
Genocidal Maniac and Popular Icon
Why?



Today we find a resurgence in Mao's popularity: inexplicably it seems; people are using Mao's image as a popular icon on teeshirts, posters, and buttons:
Have people forgotten that "Chairman Mao" Committed Genocide against Tens of Millions of Chinese People?

In an interview Alex Jones conducted on Thursday, September 23, he spoke with Frank Dikötter, the author of Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe.

Although this is not the first book to be written about the famine in China, and Mao's engineered mass genocide, it is the first book that has been written and backed up with original source documentation from the archives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a first in the history of the CCP.  The author explains that he was allowed access in the two years leading up to the Olympic games in Beijing, when the CCP was in a pre-Olympic public relations campaign frame of mind. This period of 'openness" allowed him to, under the guise of writing about the economic history of China, instead conduct research on the history of the Great Leap Forward.

Due for release on September 28, 2010, this book describes in detail the atrocities perpetrated on the Chinese people in Mao's "Great Leap Forward".

Description:

    “Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives."

    So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented because access to Communist Party archives has long been restricted to all but the most trusted historians. A new archive law has opened up thousands of central and provincial documents that "fundamentally change the way one can study the Maoist era." Dikötter makes clear, as nobody has before, that far from being the program that would lift the country among the world's superpowers and prove the power of Communism, as Mao imagined, the Great Leap Forward transformed the country in the other direction. It became the site not only of "one of the most deadly mass killings of human history,"-- at least 45 million people were worked, starved, or beaten to death--but also of "the greatest demolition of real estate in human history," as up to one-third of all housing was turned into rubble."

The author exposes the fact that the
Chinese Communist Party archives document
the genocide of 45 Million people over a 4-year period.
45 Million People
That's 11,250,000 people per year, for four years.
30,822 People died every single day for four years.

Think about that when you think about Chairman Mao.


Then think about this quote from an article written by David Rockefeller, and published in the NYTimes:

From a China Traveler
By David Rockefeller
Published in the New York Times, August 10, 1973
New York Times (1857-Current file); Aug 10, 1973;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 – 2 pg. 31)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/15932367/From-a-China-Traveler-By-David-Rockefeller-New-York-Times-August-10-1973

    Given China's vastness, it was only due to the remarkable thoughtfulness of our hosts that the six members our Chase group were able to see and experience so much during just ten days in Peking, Sian, Shanghai  and Canton.  In terms of simple geographic expanse, a week and a half visit to China is something equivalent to trying to see New York City in less than one and a half minutes.

    One is impressed immediately by the sense of national harmony. From the loud patriotic music at the border onward, there is a very real and pervasive dedication to Chariman Mao and Maoist principles.  Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose.

    General economic and social progress is no less impressive.  Only 25 years  ago, starvation and abject poverty are said to have been more the rule than the exception in China. Today, almost everyone seems to enjoy adequate, if Spartan, food, clothing and housing.  Streets and home are spotlessly clean, and medical care greatly improved. Crime, drug addiction, prostitution and venereal disease have been virtually eliminated. Doors are routinely left unlocked. Rapid strides are being made in agriculture, reforestation, industry and education.  Eighty per cent of school-age children now attend primary school, compared with 20 per cent just twenty years ago.

    Each step of the trip was choreographed precisely by our hosts and, though virtually all our requests were granted, we clearly saw what they wanted us to.  Still, there was little sense of the constant security found in some other Communist countries.  Issues such as Taiwan and Cambodia evoke strong positions, but conversation does not founder on ideological shoals. The Chinese seem so totally convinced of the correctness of their own world view that they do not feel they ahve to push it aggressively.

    Despite the constant impressions of progress, however, some gray areas and basic contradictions also emerged. Three major questions remain in my own mind.

    First, can individuality and creativity contine to be contained to the degree they are now in a nation with such a rich cultural heritage?

    The enormous social advances of China have benefited greatly from the singleness of ideology and purpose. But a stiff price has been paid in terms of cultural and intellectual constraint. There are only eight different theatrical productions in the entire country.  The universities are rigorously politicized, with little room for inquiry unrelated to Chairmon Mao’s thought. Freedom to travel or change jobs is restricted. When asked about personal creativity, one ceramics craftsman answered only that there was not time for individual art if the masses were to be served.

    Second, will the highly decentralized Chinese economy be able to adapt successfully to expanded foreign trade and technological improvements?

    Considering the problems to be overcome, economic growth in China over the last 25 years has been quite remarkable, with an annual average rise in gross national product of 4 to 5 per cent. For the 1971-75 period, this growth should range between 5.5 and 7.5 per cent a year. These results have depended largely on a wise emphasis on agriculture and a nationwide policy of decentralized, balanced industrial development.  The industrial spread reflects strategic factors, the labor-abundant nature of the country and inadequate transportation.  There are, for instance, now only a handful of commercial jet airplanes in China, and flights are entirely dependent on weather conditions owing to limited guidance facilities common in most parts of the world.

    Third, are we and the Chinese prepared to accept our very real differences and still proceed toward the closer mutual understanding that must be the basis of substantive future contact?
    I fear that too often the true significance and potential of our new relationship with China has been obscured by the novely of it all. Pandas and Ping-Pong, gymnastics and elaborate dinners have captivated our imaginations, and I suspect the Chinese are equally intrigued by some of our more novel capitalistic ways.

    In fact, of course, we are experiencing a much more fundamental phenomenon. The Chinese, for their part, are faced with altering a primarily inward focus that they have pursued for a quarter century under their current leadership.  We, for our part, are faced with the realization that we have largely ignored a country with one-fourth of the world’s population. When one considers the profound differences in our cultrual heritages and our social and economic systems, this is certain to be a long task with much accommodation necessary on both sides. "The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.  How extensively China opens up and how the world interprets and reacts
    to the social innovations and life styles she has developed is certain to have a profound impact on the future of many nations."

"The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership
is one of the most important and successful in human history.
How extensively China opens up and how the world interprets and reacts
to the social innovations and life styles she has developed
is certain to have a profound impact on the future of many nations."
~ David Rockefeller, 1973

That, from David Rockefeller, published in the New York Times. The genocidal 'experiment' was one of the most "important and successful in human history".  David Rockefeller's comments are true to form, as we have seen over the years, bloodshed is expected; collateral damage in the experiments they've conducted to bring about the one world government, the utopia they believe they are building. They do not learn from the mistakes of the past; they continually repeat them. Because to this segment of society, this tiny majority of elite 'globalists', a cabal of psychopaths, the end justifies the means. Even if the means are genocide, as we have seen countless times throughout history.

Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine by Jasper Becker
(New York: Free Press, 1996); 352 pages; $25.
http://www.fff.org/freedom/0697f.asp

Book Review:

In 1994, Mao Zedong's personal physician, Dr. Li Zhisui, published The Private Life of Chairman Mao. Leading experts on Chinese communist history say that the book is authentic and accurate. He served Mao from 1955 until the dictator's death in 1976. The portrait he drew of the Chinese communist leader was chilling and revolting.

While one brutal disaster after another was imposed on the Chinese people in the name of socialism, Mao remained secluded most of the time in his private residence in Beijing. He would lie in bed all day. His teeth were green from never being brushed. He refused to bathe, so instead orderlies-in-waiting would sponge-wash his corpulent structure. Young virgin peasant girls would be brought to him from the countryside for his carnal pleasures, often for group encounters. He gave no thought to his having long been diagnosed with a venereal disease.

Mao would go into depressions when he feared conspiracies among rival leaders in the Chinese Communist Party. He would plot their dismissal or imprisonment, and he had moments of joy and happiness only when he was once again confident that he was the unquestioned ruler of all of China.

For the sake of building his own brand of Chinese socialism, and as campaigns to undermine any real or imagined opposition in the party hierarchy, Mao would institute new waves of radical social transformation. The most famous of them was the Great Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. But the Great Cultural Revolution had its beginning in an earlier campaign — the Great Leap Forward of 1958-62. China's peasants were to be fully incorporated into the collective farm system and China was to launch a massive steel production campaign in every village and collective farm throughout the country to bring China into the industrial world within a handful of years.

It is this earlier Great Leap Forward campaign that is the theme of Jasper Becker's Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine.

That the Great Leap Forward resulted in a massive loss of human life has been known to experts in Chinese communism. R.J. Rummel, in his detailed account, China's Bloody Century: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900 (1991), devoted two chilling chapters to this period of Chinese history.

But Mr. Becker's book is the first account that is based on personal interviews with the survivors in many parts of China, as well as drawing upon new or recently released documents on the magnitude of this human disaster. In short, at least 30 million people died from a planned famine.

Mao, who knew absolutely nothing about either technology or economics, got it into his head that China could be remade into a modern industrial power, surpassing both the United States and the Soviet Union, through sheer determination and physical effort. He thought that what had taken America or Great Britain or France a hundred years to achieve, in terms of industrial productive capability, could be matched in China in a mere five or ten years.

Tens of millions of people were taken out of farm production to construct canals, roads, bridges, dams, and railways all around China with little more than their bare hands. The vast number of these projects ended up being structurally unsound and unusable. China's industrial "leap" into the modern age was to be performed through the construction of steel-making furnaces in people's backyards. Every conceivable piece of metal, including essential farm equipment and household utensils for cooking and eating, was confiscated and literally thrown into the fire. All that came out were unusable lumps of steel.

Knowing nothing about agriculture, Mao insisted that all the food China needed could be produced in less time on a fraction of the land then under cultivation. To curry favor with the "Great Helmsman" in Beijing, provincial and local party leaders throughout China drew up production plans promising to deliver fantastically unrealistic quantities of wheat and rice. No only did the harvests fall far short of the projections, but they fell far below previous levels of output. With millions of people diverted for Mao's gigantic infrastructure projects and with the basic tools needed for farm production stripped out of the peasants' hands for steel construction, it was inevitable that agricultural yields would drastically decline.

But the local and regional party leaders were determined to meet their targets for delivering what had been promised to the chairman. To meet their targets, they reduced the amount of food left for the peasants to live on. Teams of cadres were sent out to the villages to search for any hidden caches of grain not turned in to the authorities. Tens of millions were left with nothing to eat.

When Mao or any of the other party leaders traveled around the countryside to see for themselves what the actual conditions were like, the local party officials would line the roads with temporarily replanted crops, to give the appearance of abundance. They would paint trees to hide the missing bark that had been torn off and eaten by the farmers. Selected peasant homes were filled with food and household objects for the visiting officials to see.

All the time, the peasants were in fact starving — in the millions. In their dreadful state, the peasants sank to the lowest form of human survival — they resorted to cannibalism. They dug up the bodies of the recently dead. They hid the fact that family members had died: first, to continue to obtain an extra food ration from the party distributors; and second, to hide the fact that the deceased had been eaten. Then, finally, at the lowest level of an instinct for survival, adults began to kill and eat their own children, usually trading their living child for that of a neighbor's, so they would not have to literally murder and eat their own son or daughter. Children would beg their parents not to let them be eaten.

And where was all the harvested grain seized by the provincial and local party officials? The vast majority of it was stuffed into government granaries. When some of the higher party officials received reports from relatives and friends around the country about the real state of the peasantry, Mao refused to be moved. He could not admit he had been wrong, both because it would undermine his own utopian fantasies and because it might shift power and influence away from himself to others in the party.

Finally, granaries were either opened or broken into. Peasant revolts occurred in various areas. Mao was forced to reverse course, but not publicly. All the shifts in policy were made to seem normal change and adjustment on the continuing road towards communism.

Thirty million people may have died because of his folly, but Mao would not forget that others in the party had challenged him — that they had made him admit that physical laws of nature had stood in his way of making China over in his own image. And in 1966, Mao launched the Great Cultural Revolution, supposedly to purify the party and to rejuvenate the Chinese revolution. Its real purpose was to serve as the vehicle for Mao's revenge against his opponents. It, in turn, cost the lives of millions more and resulted in the loss of another generation of Chinese.

And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40

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Re: Food as a Weapon: The Largest Conspiracy of Mass Murder in World History
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George Walden: Mao starved China during his ‘Great Leap Forward’
http://www.projo.com/opinion/contributors/content/CT_walden20_09-20-10_DCJOHB8_v10.298758f.html

When Julie Nixon Eisenhower met Chairman Mao Zedong in Beijing in 1976, she wore a Mao badge — and thought it fun. More recently, the Archbishop of Canterbury lamented the loss of a China that, under the chairman, had “guaranteed everyone’s welfare.”

After the publication of “Mao’s Great Famine,” Frank Dikotter’s chronicle of how that regime killed at least 45 million people in what he calls the greatest man made famine the world has seen, no one will have any excuses for modish Maoism. (“Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62” is published by Bloomsbury in the U.K. and by Walker in the U.S., 422 pages, $30).

Dikotter, a professor at the University of Hong Kong on leave from the University of London, has broken through the lies and obfuscation surrounding Mao’s crazed attempt to vault over Soviet Russia and snatch the leadership of the socialist camp by achieving communism at one bound in the Great Leap Forward of 1958 to 1962. His sources — central and local Communist Party records he nosed out — are solid, and the result is a shattering book.

Mao’s aim was to “walk on two legs” — to boost farm production and modernize industry simultaneously. In the countryside, the means were ending private property in favor of forced farm collectives that left peasants gobbling up whatever they had — animals, grain, seeds — rather than handing them over. In towns, the result was massive imports of machines that rusted or were broken by famished, comatose workers putting in impossible hours.

Such was the efficiency of Maoist terror that no photos of the famine are known to exist, Dikotter says. Yet the facts are enough, and nothing you read will be so harrowing. The inhumanity of man, ideological man especially, scorches every page.

Edema and disease were rife. Party officials beat people to death for stealing grain from fields. They hoarded food for themselves or bartered it for sex. Roads were lined with naked, dying women and children; their last acts were to sell their rags for a mouthful of grain.

Children were sold. Cannibalism was practiced. Burial grounds were dug up and corpses used for fertilizer. People ate leaves, roots, poisonous berries, leather, stolen unripe crops and even the earth itself before succumbing.

Houses were demolished for building materials, and owners herded into collectives — or left to live wild. Agricultural tools were melted down and “backyard furnaces” established to reach steel quotas. The steel, of course, was useless.

The regime and its Western apologists denied what was happening: It was floods that ruined harvests, they said. But Dikotter shows that it was half-baked schemes designed to humble nature that wrecked drainage and irrigation systems. In the end, even the Communist Party was forced to recognize that the famine was 70 percent man made. Not so, says Dikotter: 95 percent would be more like it.

Elimination of the profit motive in any guise led to nepotism, viciousness in personal relations and corruption at all levels. Everyone bartered what they had to survive, even as production figures were grotesquely inflated to gratify Mao.

Brave men such as Peng Dehuai, the defense minister, and Vice Party Chairman Liu Shaoqi (who was later eliminated in the Cultural Revolution) protested, but Mao was emperor and his word was law. The conduct of Premier Zhou Enlai — to this day a darling of the West — was by contrast cowardly and egotistical. He administered the disaster, deferring abjectly to his master.

Mao’s famine is not passé history; it’s a turning point of the modern world. The Cultural Revolution was the chairman’s attempt at revenge on his “rightist” colleagues for “sabotaging” his schemes, and it was this second Maoist disaster of 1966 to 1976 that finally impelled China toward capitalism and greater freedoms after his death.

The genesis of today’s China,
and of the new world order it is bringing,
lies in the merciless actions of one of the bloodiest tyrants
— if not the bloodiest — of modern times.


Dikotter has done a service to history and, when they are allowed to read it, to the Chinese themselves.

And who knows? Maybe even the Archbishop of Canterbury will read it.

George Walden (gwashchaol.com) witnessed the Cultural Revolution as a British diplomat in Beijing in 1966-69. A former member of Parliament, he is the author of “China: A Wolf in the World?” and a critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are his own.

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Communist's Culture Revolution In China
(Click here to watch on YouTube)

The Chinese Cultural Revolution
Remembering Mao's Victims

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,483023,00.html
By Andreas Lorenz in Beijing

As a documentary filmmaker honors the first victim of China's Cultural Revolution, the Communist Party leadership remains silent over this bloody chapter in its history.

"What is your name?" the Great Helmsman asked a young student as she pinned a Red Guard armband on him in front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace. "Song Binbin," she responded enthusiastically. The name her parents chose meant "properly raised" and "polite," qualities that Mao Zedong found unappealing. "Be violent!" he ordered the girl. A short time later she changed her first name to Yaowu, or "Be Violent."
It was Aug. 18, 1966 and the 72-year-old Chinese leader had called male and female students to assemble on Beijing's Square of Heavenly Peace to launch his Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Hundreds of thousands waved Mao's little red book and cheered the old man.

Mao's call to violence fell on willing ears among many young people. Thirteen days earlier Song, 19 at the time, was presumably present when the female students at her school, which was part of the Beijing Teachers University, killed their teacher, Bian Zhongyun. The girls brutally beat the 50-year-old woman to death using wooden sticks spiked with nails. On the day before the killing, members of the Red Guard had already maltreated the teacher, who was the party leader at the school -- they suddenly viewed her as a "counter-revolutionary revisionist" who they believed had gambled away her life.

Bian went down in history as the first victim of the Cultural Revolution -- the bloody mass movement Mao used to eliminate his enemies within the party. The teacher's murder was followed by the killings of millions of Chinese people. The ten-year campaign destroyed entire families, irreplaceable cultural treasures and centuries-old traditions. In August 1966 alone, about 100 teachers were murdered by their own students in the western section of Beijing.

'She Believed that She Was Innocent'

Independent filmmaker Hu Jie has now traced the grim events at Bian's school in great detail in a new documentary entitled: "Though I Am Gone."


Click here to see the film on YouTube

One of the main characters in Hu's film is the murdered woman's husband, 85-year-old Wang Qingyao. "She sacrificed herself as if she were refusing to lose her dignity," the old man explains. Shortly before his wife died, says Wang, he tried to convince her to flee, but she refused. "She believed that she was innocent," says Wang.

Most Chinese people will never get to see Hu's historical work. The Chinese Communist Party has continued to keep silent about this chapter of its history. In 2006, the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, it instructed academics, artists and journalists to simply ignore the topic.

This was probably the reason the authorities recently cancelled the Multiculture Visual Festival in the southern province of Yunnan, an event where director Hu had planned to screen his documentary. Despite the cancellation, the film is available on YouTube, where it is cut into 10 segments -- although late last week the film was banned in China. Hu, a military painter by trade, is used to these kinds of difficulties. When he filmed an earlier documentary about another Mao victim ("In Search of the Soul of Lin Zhao"), he lost his job with Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency.

But what is a people without memory? Hu asks. "If politicians deny their own history, we simple Chinese should remember. We must continue to make many films about the Cultural Revolution and its massacres."

One of the reasons the Communist Party reacted with such sensitivity to his most recent work is that many of the former members of the Red Guard who attended Bian's middle school were members of the families of high-ranking officials who are still revered today. "Some were daughters, nieces or granddaughters of members of the Politburo," says Wang, the widower featured in the film. "It was essentially a royal school." Yaowu, for example, was the daughter of a senior Communist Party official. The students also included Deng Rong, daughter of the later Communist Party patriarch and economic reformer Deng Xiaoping, as well as Liu Tingting, a daughter of former President Liu Shaoqi.

The families of most members of the Red Guard later became victims of the Cultural Revolution themselves. Radical comrades drove Deng out of office, and his song Pufang was forced to jump from a window and has been paraplegic ever since. Liu died a miserable death in prison in 1969.

Their daughters, former Red Guard members Deng and Liu, are businesswomen today, while Song Binbin, a.k.a. Yaowu, now works as an environmental researcher in Boston. In a US documentary about the Cultural Revolution, she denied any involvement in the murder of her teacher. "I was always opposed to violence," she said, adding that the People's Daily, the Communist Party paper, had forced the name Yaowu upon her.

The Cultural Revolution has never been dealt with officially, nor has there been any debate over culpability and collaboration. With the exception of the "Gang of Four," which included Mao's widow, Jiang Qing, no high-ranking politicians were ever put on trial.

Bian's husband has never quite got over his wife's murder. He has even saved her bloody clothing and shows them in the film, but he is likely to be left alone with his memories. The authorities have turned down his request to have a memorial plaque installed in the schoolyard.

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan

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Maybe the successful 'experiment' that David Rockefeller was referring to was the complete subjugation of an entire nation of people by using food as a weapon of control. Withholding food enabled Mao's regime take and maintain control of the population (starving people can't fight back), and the use of brutal beatings, murders and punishment by withholding what little food was available served to further dehumanize and demoralize the population.

Was this what Rockefeller termed "the most important and successful" social experiment in human history?

 

China, Summer 1958: Farm collectives are amalgamated into gigantic people’s communes of up to 20,000 households. Famine conditions appear in many parts of the country.

Contrast this photo with the 1958 propaganda poster to the right:  If the conditions in China turned from bad to worse from 1958 onwards, with the famine that resulted from the Great Leap as the nadir, how did the propaganda apparatus deal with this situation? It showed abundance. One of the essential aspects of propaganda is that it should reflect reality, while at the same time providing an optimistic outlook of what lies ahead. The posters below, all published in 1960, belied what actually had been taking place and continued to provide a surreal picture of life. (Source)

Propaganda worked: It worked on the People of China, and worked on the rest of the world. The images of health happy workers were put out by the Chinese Communist Party, and serve them to this day. People in China revere the memory of Mao - the memory of the images fixed in their minds; not the memories of the reality of the genocide.



In the images above, the propaganda poster shows an abundant harvest; and a smiling chubby girl. The photo in the center is clearly staged; depicting 'smiling' workers and the propaganda flag in the rear.  To the right, the propaganda image of a commune. The size alone is deceptive; as these communes were for groups of approximately 20,000 people.

So the propaganda images were put out by the CCP, and they managed to control peoples' perceptions of life in China. Some of the images attempt to portray the Great Leap Forward's success in achieving industrial parity with the west.



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Maoism in today's China
by Emily Branwell
http://www.helium.com/items/719703-maoism-in-todays-china


My feet were firmly planted on the cobblestones, worn smooth after too many pairs of feet to count had crossed that very spot in army boots or silken slippers. My eyes were firmly planted above me on the round faced portrait of Chairman Mao who's eyes seemed to be firmly planted on me.

I was standing outside the Forbidden City, within the bounds of Tienanmen Square.

I'd just come from a Starbucks around the corner and after my stroll through the Square and the city I planned on heading to Silk Alley for some souvenirs. First however, I had to cross beneath the gaze of that portrait of a man who, though dead and a proved lying murder, still ruled the hearts of that country I had come to love during my years of teaching there.

That huge red portrait brought back to mind the countless hours I had spent in school auditoriums listening to poorly pronounced renditions of "Edelweiss" (bless my homeland forever) and watching dances done in Mao's honor. It reminded me of the red scarves worn proudly by my fourth graders who could not possibly understand the connection between The Young Pioneers (as they call themselves) and the Red Guards which Mao unleashed like savage rats, starved and frightened on a drowning ship to devour all that might threaten their survival.

It brought to mind the seemingly silly little acts of devotion adhered to every morning, like staring at the color green or rubbing your eyes clockwise, simply because a man...a self made god man...said it and someone recorded it in a little red book.

You can walk down the streets of Beijing today and see t-shirts plastered with his face, you can see posters in his honor, you can hear his words and poems echoed over loud speakers. None of this holds a candle to the flame he lit in the hearts of the children who never knew him but who will lead China tomorrow.

Strange how nearly an entire country can forgive the crimes committed against them by a man who did not follow his own rules. Maoism is alive and well in China today and you don't need statistics or polls to prove it. You only need eyes and ears. He still has them too; eyes and ears.


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I wonder if the people of China have chosen to remain asleep to the horror in their history; preferring to remember the past as if the propaganda posters were true? Is that a psychological survival mechanism that makes living under the same regime tolerable? Or have they really been duped into believing that Chairman Mao was not behind the genocide; that he was somehow sheltered from the truth by his staff?  This would be consistent with those who, as they were being murdered by Hitler's SS, held out their arms yelling, Heil Hitler!, refusing to believe that their leader would do such a thing.  After all, they were loyal and true followers. They forgot the lessons of history; even loyal and true followers, when no longer needed by despots, will be removed, because they are witnesses.

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China: imperfect memory, global impunity
http://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization-institutions_government/china_impunity_3847.jsp
Jasper Becker, 22 August 2006

The Chinese elite's repression and falsification of national history fuels its ability to support violations of human rights around the world, says Jasper Becker.

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The past in the present

Chinese leaders simply don't care about genocide in Darfur, mass starvation in North Korea or Burma's persecution of minorities and democrats. How could they? They have hardly behaved any better themselves either at home and abroad.

More than thirty-four years have passed since the then United States president, Richard M Nixon, made his historic visit to China in February 1972. Since then, there have been a series of major domestic changes in China – including Mau Tse-tung's death, the downfall of the "gang of four", the brief "democracy wall" opening, the Deng Xiao-ping reforms, the Tiananmen Square massacre, and the ongoing transformation of China's economy. Through all this, one thing has remained constant: the power and position of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

This political rigidity means that the Chinese elite has never been forced to confront the CPC's own horrendous past or come clean about the enormous violations of human rights it has committed over the past eighty years. Beijing has never had to apologise for occupying Tibet; attacking India, Burma and Vietnam; creating Pol Pot's Cambodia*; bankrolling Enver Hoxha's Albania; and fuelling devastating insurgencies across southeast Asia and Africa.

(* See this thread for evidence that Pol Pot was put into power by the CIA: CIA's Genocide of Cambodians: Pol Pot & CIA murdered 2 million innocents)

Official China doesn't feel the need to because it has clung to a version of history which allows the Chinese to see themselves only as victims. At the same time, Beijing stirs up outrage at Japan's alleged unwillingness to repent for its invasion of east Asia and for using textbooks that falsify history.

But the truth is that China too was for centuries a great colonial power that invaded and occupied neighbouring territories – and that it continued to do so inside the People's Republic of China under Mao Tse-tung. In this post-1949 era, "Chairman Mao" vowed to restore the Qing empire at its greatest extent, and in pursuit of that end settled tens of millions to colonise the areas once conquered by Qing dynasty armies.

At home the CPC murdered and starved to death millions as it fought its way to power, killed thirty million during the "great leap forward" famine (1958-62), and destroyed the lives of countless others in campaigns like that of the "cultural revolution" (1966-76).

What is most worrying is how even its victims often accept the official version of history. Western newspapers which in May 2006 covered the fortieth anniversary of the start of the cultural revolution interviewed many who while acknowledging their individual guilt believed that the terror was an unfortunate excess.

Mao's cultural revolution was however only an episode in an unrelenting campaign to erase the memory of the nation. From the 1920s onwards, Chinese communists began destroying every artefact from the old society that they associated with a degenerate past, and implanting an imagined history in which China's backwardness was the fault of foreign imperialists and capitalists. This in essence is still the version taught in schools and universities.

This cultural revolution still goes on today. It explains why the current leadership, many of them former Red Guards like Hu Jintao, are determined to demolish China's historical cities.





Any totalitarian state,
as George Orwell so famously
made clear in Nineteen Eighty-four,
must monopolise the past
to control the future....


(Full article)

And we see this happening now with the US Government's absolute refusal to conduct an investigation into the events that culminated in the attacks on 9/11, and the resultant rise of the surveillance economy and police state.  They must stick to the 'official story' to control the past - and control the future.
Reference: SURVEILLANCE ECONOMY EXPOSED

And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40

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Re: Food as a Weapon: The Largest Conspiracy of Mass Murder in World History
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 07:59:03 AM »


The meaning of Mao
As China marks 60 years of communism, Al Jazeera gauges Mao's significance today.
http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2009/09/2009923112053530390.html
Dinah Gardner in Beijing Last Modified: 30 Sep 2009 07:54

Keeping a watchful gaze on Tiananmen Square in the centre of Beijing, the giant oil painting portrait of Mao Zedong is one of the most enduring images of 20th century China.

Mao has been dead for more than 30 years but his image is everywhere: on every Chinese banknote, in countless city squares and emblazoned across t-shirts, kitsch cigarette lighters, posters, bags and mugs. Beijing even boasts a grungy music bar, Mao Livehouse, whose logo is the hairline of the "Great Helmsman" himself.

During his two and a half decades as China's supreme leader, Mao enjoyed a fanatical following among millions of young Chinese.

But today, 60 years since he proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China, he has become more or less irrelevant to young people more enthralled by a growing economy and increasing materialism.

"He was just an ordinary man, like you and me," says a young fashion student from the southern city of Wuhan who gave her name as Camille.

"So many people have elevated him into a god, but the time of Mao has gone now. That's history. Personally, I don't believe he was a god."

Officially, Mao lost his godlike status when, in 1981, Deng Xiaoping, then China's leader, announced Mao was 70 per cent right and 30 per cent wrong. It was an effort by Deng, say commentators, to abolish Mao's cult-like status and to draw a line under a brutal and turbulent episode in China's history. More than 30 million people are thought to have died as a result of Mao's policies, including the Great Leap Forward, a radical economic plan in the late 1950s that resulted in mass famine. That was accompanied at the same time by the Anti-Rightist Campaign, in which Mao launched a vicious nationwide purge of party critics.

In the mid-1960s Mao then announced the start of the Cultural Revolution, a decade-long drive to weed out what was considered "old thinking" led by ranks of fanatical Red Guards.


Mistakes

But Deng's 70:30 statement did not give the green light to an honest appraisal of Mao's rule. Until this day, Mao's mistakes have never been publicly debated in China.
Young Chinese views on Mao are shaped early on through school history textbooks, which refer to Mao's mistakes but gloss over the bloody details. Mao is portrayed as a great revolutionary figure who made some errors but who is still revered as the founder of the nation.  

Mao is not explicitly implicated in the Cultural Revolution, for example. Instead, the official line goes, he is guilty merely of bad judgement and of allowing himself to be hoodwinked by his wife, Jiang Qing, and her cronies. Teachers are unlikely to fill in the gaps, say commentators.

Indeed, in some parts of the country, Mao is now hardly mentioned in text books. In Shanghai in 2006, Mao was virtually dropped from the city's high school history books except for one sentence on etiquette.  So it is no surprise then that the majority of Chinese youth grow up with little understanding of, and even indifference to, Mao's legacy.

"Parents are not interested in talking about it, the textbooks don't talk about it, their teachers don't want to talk about it and students are not interested in finding out about it," says David Moser, a professor of Chinese studies and an academic director at Capital Normal University in Beijing. "They don't really care and they are not being pushed to find out."

While the mainstream view of Mao is indifference tinged with respect, there are minority groups who do hold strong opinions on the former Chairman.  The more nationalistic youth tend to idolise Mao. The most obvious example are the "fenqing" (angry youth), who use the internet to vent their fury against countries, organisations or people they feel threaten China's rise.

Criticism 'resented'

In retaliation for protests that disrupted China's Olympic torch relay last year, a Chinese university student posted a six-minute nationalistic homemade video on Youtube.
The opening shots are of Mao with sunbeams emanating out of his head. In the first 10 days it attracted more than a million hits.

"Some of the younger kids are nationalistic
so many look at Mao as a great leader," says Moser.


"They don't like foreigners finding fault with him. They hate the foreign press that lumps Mao in with Stalin and Hitler. That really makes them mad."
But there are also some young Chinese who have grown to despise Mao for the cruelty of his rule.

One 30-year-old interpreter from Beijing says that whenever she thinks of Mao it makes her sick because it reminds her of the Cultural Revolution.

She declined to give her name because she was worried about publicly expressing this opinion.

But while Mao's mistakes have officially been acknowledged it is not acceptable to criticize him in public. Likewise, it is never fair game to parody Mao in the media.

"There is, in fact, no political satire at all in China," notes Moser.

Take the business of Mao impersonators, for example. These are men who make a living looking and acting like Mao for television skits and functions. These men never make fun of Mao, he says. The fun is in the re-creation.

"You can't do parodies of any leaders and the Mao impersonators just use his famous quotes and mimic his actions. It's more homage to him."

Similarly, in the movie world, filmmakers always depict Mao as a revolutionary hero.

The two propaganda blockbusters put out for the October 1 celebrations - Tiananmen and The Founding of a Republic - are good examples.

"What we do get are revolutionary history films that depict his glorious achievements. The private life, the mistakes and the declining years are unseen," says Chris Berry, a professor of film studies at the University of London's Goldsmiths College.

And it's not just because vilifying Mao would be taboo, he argues.

'Mao the hero'

"While I doubt the government would permit anything like that, I also think that most Chinese viewers are not very interested in a critical perspective on Mao. They want Mao the hero."

A film that portrayed Mao as a dictator who caused millions of people to die would  he says be seen not merely as a mistake, "but as a crime – an attack on the state".

There is one area, though, where there is some scope for playing with Mao's image and that is the art world.

"Artists are able to do these sacrilegious images of Mao that go well beyond the Andy Warhol images of him wearing lipstick," says Moser. "There's almost total freedom to parody him in modern art."


Andy Warhol's image of Mao

It's a niche market, which is only seen by foreigners and the arts community and so the government "has given up", he says.

One of the more outspoken artists is Ai Weiwei who is not shy of sharing his opinion.

Ai holds no fond memories of Mao.

"Mao enforced his will rather than served the people," he says. "He was one of those rotten emperors."

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Propaganda
by Edward Bernays



"It remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives,
whether in the sphere of politics or business,
in our social conduct or our ethical thinking,
we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons
[who] pull the wires which control the public mind,
who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world."

And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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Re: Food as a Weapon: The Largest Conspiracy of Mass Murder in World History
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Could it be that Henry Kissinger took a lesson from Mao's 'success', and wrote about using Food as a weapon in his
National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests?”




Eclipse of a Statesman
Why Dr. K's star has fallen
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/books/1999/9905.heilbrunn.eclipse.html
by Jacob Heilbrunn

... Kissinger and Nixon put much faith in Mao. Kissinger refers to him as "intellectually still vigorous" when he met with him in February 1973. But how intellectually vigorous was someone who, Kissinger reports, stated that "If the Soviet Union would throw its bombs and kill all those over 30 who are Chinese, that would solve the problem for us." Judging from the books and memoirs that have emerged from China in recent years, he was a sex-addicted, disease-ridden despot whose grasp on reality was tenuous at best. Missing from Kissinger's account is any sense of the enormity of Mao's crimes, of meeting someone who was prepared to sacrifice tens of millions in one fantastic industrial and agricultural scheme after another. All Kissinger can do is recount Mao's addled lucubrations about swallows flapping their wings in the great foreign policy storms to come. This is not exactly Churchill telling Stalin, in an allusion to freedom in Eastern Europe, that the eagle should let the small birds fly free.

Not surprisingly, Kissinger rushed to defend the Chinese regime after the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Any government, he said, would have swept away such protestors from its square.

Kissinger sees eye-to-eye with the Chinese.

"I have generally questioned the wisdom of seeking by explicit pressures to compel societies with vastly different backgrounds to adopt, in a matter of years and at early stages of their political evolution, the same standards and procedures it took centuries to grow in the West," concludes Kissinger.

Well, yes. But is urging the Chinese government not to imprison dissidents tantamount to asking it to turn into a democracy overnight? Recent events suggest that the Clinton administration's silence on human rights, coupled with free trade, has only led to a worsening of conditions inside the country. In following the Kissingerian formula, the United States has sold out human rights without getting anything in return.

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Henry Kissinger's 1974 Plan for
Food Control Genocide

http://www.schillerinstitute.org/food_for_peace/kiss_nssm_jb_1995.html

This article appeared as part of a feature in the December 8, 1995 issue of Executive Intelligence Review, and was circuclated extensively by the Schiller Insitute Food for Peace Movement. It is reprinted here as part of the package: “Who Is Responsible for the World Food Shortage?”
Kissinger’s 1974 Plan for Food Control Genocide
by Joseph Brewda
Dec. 8, 1995

On Dec. 10, 1974, the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger completed a classified 200-page study, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” The study falsely claimed that population growth in the so-called Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs) was a grave threat to U.S. national security. Adopted as official policy in November 1975 by President Gerald Ford, NSSM 200 outlined a covert plan to reduce population growth in those countries through birth control, and also, implicitly, war and famine. Brent Scowcroft, who had by then replaced Kissinger as national security adviser (the same post Scowcroft was to hold in the Bush administration), was put in charge of implementing the plan. CIA Director George Bush was ordered to assist Scowcroft, as were the secretaries of state, treasury, defense, and agriculture.

The bogus arguments that Kissinger advanced were not original. One of his major sources was the Royal Commission on Population, which King George VI had created in 1944 “to consider what measures should be taken in the national interest to influence the future trend of population.” The commission found that Britain was gravely threatened by population growth in its colonies, since “a populous country has decided advantages over a sparsely-populated one for industrial production.” The combined effects of increasing population and industrialization in its colonies, it warned, “might be decisive in its effects on the prestige and influence of the West,” especially effecting “military strength and security.”

NSSM 200 similarly concluded that the United States was threatened by population growth in the former colonial sector. It paid special attention to 13 “key countries” in which the United States had a “special political and strategic interest”: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Turkey, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. It claimed that population growth in those states was especially worrisome, since it would quickly increase their relative political, economic, and military strength.

For example, Nigeria: “Already the most populous country on the continent, with an estimated 55 million people in 1970, Nigeria's population by the end of this century is projected to number 135 million. This suggests a growing political and strategic role for Nigeria, at least in Africa.” Or Brazil: “Brazil clearly dominated the continent demographically.” The study warned of a “growing power status for Brazil in Latin America and on the world scene over the next 25 years.”

Food as a weapon

There were several measures that Kissinger advocated to deal with this alleged threat, most prominently, birth control and related population-reduction programs. He also warned that “population growth rates are likely to increase appreciably before they begin to decline,” even if such measures were adopted.

A second measure was curtailing food supplies to targetted states, in part to force compliance with birth control policies: “There is also some established precedent for taking account of family planning performance in appraisal of assistance requirements by AID [U.S. Agency for International Development] and consultative groups. Since population growth is a major determinant of increases in food demand, allocation of scarce PL 480 resources should take account of what steps a country is taking in population control as well as food production. In these sensitive relations, however, it is important in style as well as substance to avoid the appearance of coercion.”

“Mandatory programs may be needed and we should be considering these possibilities now,” the document continued, adding, “Would food be considered an instrument of national power? ... Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can't/won't control their population growth?”

Kissinger also predicted a return of famines that could make exclusive reliance on birth control programs unnecessary. “Rapid population growth and lagging food production in developing countries, together with the sharp deterioration in the global food situation in 1972 and 1973, have raised serious concerns about the ability of the world to feed itself adequately over the next quarter of century and beyond,” he reported.

The cause of that coming food deficit was not natural, however, but was a result of western financial policy: “Capital investments for irrigation and infrastucture and the organization requirements for continuous improvements in agricultural yields may be beyond the financial and administrative capacity of many LDCs. For some of the areas under heaviest population pressure, there is little or no prospect for foreign exchange earnings to cover constantly increasingly imports of food.”

“It is questionable,” Kissinger gloated, “whether aid donor countries will be prepared to provide the sort of massive food aid called for by the import projections on a long-term continuing basis.” Consequently, “large-scale famine of a kind not experienced for several decades—a kind the world thought had been permanently banished,” was foreseeable—famine, which has indeed come to pass.

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NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20506
April 24, 1974


National Security Study Memorandum 200
http://wlym.com/text/NSSM200.htm
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TO:    The Secretary of Defense
         The Secretary of Agriculture
         The Director of Central Intelligence
         The Deputy Secretary of State
         Administrator, Agency for International Development

SUBJECT: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S.
              Security and Overseas Interests

The President has directed a study of the impact of world population growth on U.S. security and overseas interests.  The study should look
forward at least until the year 2000, and use several alternative reasonable projections of population growth.

In terms of each projection, the study should assess:

  - the corresponding pace of development, especially in poorer countries;

  - the demand for US exports, especially of food, and the trade problems the US may face arising from competition for resources;  and

  - the likelihood that population growth or imbalances will produce disruptive foreign policies and international instability.

The study should focus on the international political and economic implications of population growth rather than its ecological, sociological or other aspects.

The study would then offer possible courses of action for the United States in dealing with population matters abroad, particularly in developing countries, with special attention to these questions:

  - What, if any, new initiatives by the United States are needed to focus international attention on the population problem?

  - Can technological innovations or development reduce growth or ameliorate its effects?

  - Could the United States improve its assistance in the population field and if so, in what form and through which agencies -- bilateral, multilateral, private?

The study should take into account the President's concern that population policy is a human concern intimately related to the dignity of the individual and the objective of the United States is to work closely with others, rather than seek to impose our views on others.

The President has directed that the study be accomplished by the NSC Under Secretaries Committee.  The Chairman, Under Secretaries Committee, is requested to forward the study together with the Committee's action recommendations no later than May 29, 1974 for consideration by the President.

HENRY A. KISSINGER

cc:  Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Full Text of NSM 200 is here: http://wlym.com/text/NSSM200.htm
and also here: http://neithercorp.us/npress/?p=25

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Food as a Weapon of War
http://www.answers.com/topic/food-as-a-weapon-of-war

Providing or withholding food during times of conflict can be just as potent a weapon as the guns, bombs, and explosives of opposing armies. Control of food supplies during war is important because wars disrupt the seasonal pattern of growing crops, displace farming populations, and prevent the transport of food within the area of conflict. The economic costs of war may so impoverish citizens and local governments that they are unable to purchase or distribute needed food, even if it is available. A major focus of the Marshall Plan for Europe after the Second World War was to prevent the kind of starvation and social upheaval that had followed World War I. More recent relief efforts have focused on distributing food to refugees of many regional conflicts, where imposed famine was part of the combatants' military strategy in countries like Liberia, Mozambique, Somalia, and Sudan.

Withholding Food

Food can be withheld by preventing it from being grown and harvested, by destroying it after harvest, by preventing it from being shipped to where it is needed, or by contaminating it and rendering it unfit for consumption. Indigenous farming populations have been scattered or exiled from their native lands by conquering armies to make room for their own colonists who would subjugate and establish their hegemony over the local inhabitants, and provide food and warriors for future campaigns. Ancient armies have "salted the earth" and destroyed irrigation systems to make an area unsuitable for growing crops. In the culmination of the Punic Wars with Carthage in the third and second centuries B.C.E., Rome defeated the armies of Hannibal, destroyed his empire, and ploughed the land with salt to make it infertile. The Roman practice of contaminating water supplies by dumping dead animals into wells has continued into recent history as demonstrated by an instance during the American Civil War when Confederate solders fouled the water supplies of Union forces with dead animals. There are no instances of widespread contamination of food during war in the modern era, perhaps because of the universal condemnation of such practices by all civilized nations. Sieges of fortified positions have been used since time immemorial to starve, demoralize, and physically weaken the ensconced combatants. Pictorial representations in Egypt depict sieges over 4,000 years ago, while the Iliad of Homer describes the siege of Troy by the Greeks over 3,000 years ago. It, like many of the numerous sieges that followed, ended not through force of arms, but through deception and treachery. The Spartan siege of Athens that ended the Peloponnesian Wars (431–404 B.C.E.) was ineffective as long as Athens could obtain food by sea. Only by allying themselves with Persia and destroying the Athenian navy were the Spartans able to starve them into submission. A similar maritime strategy was employed, but in reverse, by Emperor Leo III of the Eastern Roman Empire, whose forces destroyed the Arab navy, maintained food imports, and broke their siege of Constantinople in 717. Sieges often do not work because the besieged forces have stored or can obtain enough food for the duration, or because the invading forces cannot obtain enough food or maintain their supply lines because of the surrounding hostile population.

A continuing problem with siege warfare was that the attackers could run out of food or succumb to disease in their unhealthy encampments. For this reason, the parties of siege warfare in the medieval West often agreed on a time limit, after which the besieged forces could leave without penalty. Such civility was rare even then, and certainly has not persisted to modern times of total war. Parisians were reduced to eating rats during the siege that ended the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, and over a million Russians starved to death during the 500-day siege of Leningrad in World War II; more civilians died in Leningrad than in the bombings of Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki combined.

In modern times, sieges have expanded and evolved into embargos of critical war materials (for example, food, medicine, oil, strategic metals, technology, etc.) by nation-states. England imposed an embargo by sea for that area of Europe occupied by Napoleon, and Germany tried to embargo food and war materials to England and Russia by the United States in the Second World War. While food is now usually not embargoed for humanitarian reasons by the major powers, economic sanctions remain an implement of international policy and genocidal starvation as accepted strategy in some regional conflicts.

Scorched Earth

Many countries have adopted a "scorched earth" policy (destroying anything that might be of use to an invading enemy) to prevent an invading army from living off the land. Both attackers and defenders in conventional wars and guerrilla struggles have used this strategy. During the U.S. Civil War, General William T. Sherman brought "total war" to the heart of the Confederacy by his infamous "March to the Sea" across Georgia and South Carolina, a scorched earth policy that is still debated as being barbarous or sound military strategy. The British used a scorched earth policy during their war with the Boers in South Africa, and the French conquest of Algeria (1830 to 1844) used it to starve the natives into submission. Unless ruthlessly enforced, it is often difficult to convince people to destroy all they have in advance of an invading force. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar was almost prevented by this tactic, but Vercingetorix's guerrilla campaigns were ineffective because he could not persuade his countrymen to adopt this painful policy wholeheartedly.

Russia very effectively used a scorched earth policy during its invasion by Swedish armies in 1709, Napoleon's armies in 1812, and Hitler's armies in 1941. Because the Russians removed most of the food and crops in advance, Napoleon's half-a-million-man army could not live off the land as they had in previous campaigns. Despite being able to capture Moscow, they were too emaciated to hold it and had to retreat. The inability to find food locally also created severe problems for the German military in World War II, which was trying to feed three million soldiers. Forests, stores and transports were set afire; all grain and millions of cattle were shipped from the Ukraine to Russia, leaving nothing for the advancing German armies. However, nothing was left for the peasants who were equally bereft of food and shelter. As the Germans retreated towards Berlin, they too implemented a scorched earth policy to slow the pursuing Russian army.

And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40

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Re: Food as a Weapon: The Largest Conspiracy of Mass Murder in World History
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2010, 05:42:25 PM »
How did Mao Zedong rise to power?

He was 100% owned and operated by the globalists... a puppet to conduct the deadly experiment that David Rockefeller thought was so successful, the success that inspired Kissinger to write about the value of food as a weapon...

The following research compiled by TahoeBlue shows Mao's training at Yale in preparation for his genocide... and for a lot more information about Mao and Yale, click on the link provided below:

Quote from: TahoeBlue on 09-01-2010, 19:18:08
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=154829.0



http://www.thecrowhouse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1888

Student Mao Zedong & Yale in China
"The fundamental difference between a "New World Order" under the United Nations and an independent United States are nowhere more clearly indicated than in our 'Declaration of Independence' affirmation that "men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." The UN's total exclusion of God means that rights do not come from God, (but) that they proceed from government, and government can take them away.

Skull and Bones reaches to all the leaders around the world and this may explain Bush's obsessive support of China, regardless of the human rights violations and arsenol buildup.

"Skull and Bones is a secret fraternity at Yale University which restricts their membership to only fifteen per year. . The society was formed in 1832 by General William Russell, whose shipping firm later dominated the U.S. side of the China opium trade. Yale University was founded by Eli Yale, who made his fortune working for the opium smuggling British East India Company.

"Skull and Bones became the recruiting grounds and preserve of the most important New England-centered families--families who also made their money in the opium trade. These families, whose sons regularly join Skull and Bones, include the little known, but powerful, Coffins, Sloanes, Tafts, Bundys, Paynes, Whitneys. They are a dominant element of the U.S. 'Eastern Establishment' to this day. The Bush family is one of a cluster of lower-level Establishment families controlled by these interests.

"George Bush, the first U.S. diplomatic representative to the People's Republic of China back in 1973, was a member of Skull and Bones. So was his father, brother, son, uncle, nephew, and several cousins. Winston Lord, the Reagan-Bush administration Ambassador to China was a member; so was his father and several other relatives. James Lilley, the current Ambassador to China, is a member of Skull and Bones, as was his brother. With the exception during the Carter administration, every U.S. Ambassador to Beijing ,since Kissinger's deal with Mao Zedong was a member of the Skulls and Bones.

In 1903, Yale Divinity School established a number of schools and hospitals throughout China that were collectively known as 'Yale in China.' It has since been shown that 'Yale in China' was an intelligence network whose purpose was to destroy the republican movement of Sun Yat-sen on behalf of the Anglo-American Establishment. The Anglo-American "Establishment" hated Sun, because he wanted to develop China. On the other hand, they loved the Chinese communists because they intended to keep China backward, and were committed to the production of drugs. . One of 'Yale in China's' most important students was Mao Zedong.

"During World War II, 'Yale in China' was a primary instrument used by the U.S. Establishment and its Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to install the Maoists into power. 'Yale in China' was run by OSS operative Reuben Holden, the husband of Bush's cousin, and also a member of Skull and Bones. "The Maoists made China into the world's largest opium producer.

"'Yale in China' was also closely associated with the New York-based Union Theological Seminary, which has been a center for U.S. subversion of Asia According to Branton, they were literally wolves in sheeps clothing Every prominent radical leader operating in Korea today was trained at Union Theological. Union Theological was dominated for twenty years by Henry Sloane Coffin, a U.S. intelligence executive from the Sloane and Coffin families. He was a Skull and Bones member as were a dozen of his relatives.

"Nor should it be forgotten that Averell Harriman, the former Ambassador to Moscow who did so much to build up the Soviet Union, was a member of Skull and Bones. Harriman was also a business partner of Prescott Bush, Sr., the father of Maoist enthusiast George Bush."

According to geopolitical and economics researcher, Dr. Antony Sutton in his book 'The Patriot Review', not only did the Skulls and Bones help to build up the Communist movement in China, but they gave financial aide to the Soviet Union communists as well. This power cult has for centuries been playing a "two ends against the middle" type of game, attempting to control America (the thesis) and Russia (the anti-thesis) and other countries or movements, carefully pitting them against each other at the lower levels in order to keep the populations of the world in a state of confusion and despair, to the point that they will - hopefully - resign themselves into accepting the New World Order "synthesis" as the only alternative to solve the very "problems" which 'they' the New World Order initiators, created in the first place!

http://www.burlingtonnews.net/jscott5.html

http://www.kmf.org/williams/bushbook/bush5.html
...

The latter gentleman had been on the staff of the Yale University establishment in China in 1921-22. Yale and the Rockefellers were breeding a grotesque communist insurgency with British Empire ideology; another Yale staffer there was Mao Zedong, later the communist dictator and mass murderer. While he was over in China, Papa Godfrey's cousin Isabel had been the bridesmaid at the wedding of George Bush's parents. His Uncle Percy had co-founded the Harriman bank with George Walker, and backed George Bush's father in several Nazi German enterprises. His grandfather had been the founding treasurer of the Standard Oil Company, and had made the Harrimans (and thus, ultimately, George Bush) rich.
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http://saintpaulsistercities.org/changsha/index.html
...

Yuelu Academy was founded in 976 AD (Song Dynasty), destroyed by war in 1127, and rebuilt in 1165 (Southern Song Dynasty). The celebrated philosopher Zhu Xi taught in at the Academy in 1165. It was destroyed by the Mongols but was restored in the late-fifteenth century (Ming Dynasty). In 1903, it became Hunan High School. The modern day Hunan University is a descendant of the academy. The architecture of some of the buildings was restored from 1981–1986, presumably according to the Song design.

The 1903 Treaty of Shanghai between China and Japan opened the city to foreign trade. Consequently, factories, churches, and schools were built. A college was started by Yale University bachelors and later became a medical center named Xiangya and a secondary school named the Yali School.

Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China began his political career in Changsha. He was a student at the Hunan Number One Teachers' Training School from 1913 to 1918. He later returned as a teacher and principal from 1920 to 1922. The school was destroyed during the civil war but has since been restored. The Former Office of the Hunan Communist Party Central Committee where Mao Zedong once lived is now a museum that includes Mao's living quarters, photographs, and other historical items from the 1920s.

http://alumni.yale.edu/clubs/fapn/forchina.htm

The creation of Yale's campus in China was a long and difficult process, interrupted by upheavals and constantly threatened by Chinese distrust of foreign influence. Seabury and Thurston would eventually both have plaques in Woolsey Rotunda next to Pitkin's: Thurston contracted tuberculosis in 1903 while attempting to find land for the program, and Seabury drowned in a swimming accident in China four years later.

The Yali Academy -- later known as the Yali Middle School -- opened its doors to Chinese students in 1906 in the ancient walled city of Changsha. There, students were instructed in both Western and Chinese subject matter. Soon, recent Yale graduates began to be recruited as short-term instructors, known as the "Bachelors." By 1918, due to the generosity of Edward Harkness, construction was completed on a new, state-of-the-art medical college, hospital and middle school campus.

Era of 'enlightenment'

Relations between the local Chinese government and students and the Yale staff members were delicate from the start. Although Yale-in-China almost immediately reduced the religious nature of its work, the original missionary causes and attitudes remained a campus presence, and a source of tension, through the years.

"Right from the start, the Chinese felt real caution about linking education with Christian training," Spence said. "If you wanted to become a nurse or doctor, why did you need Christian training?"

During the rice riot of 1910, and again in 1927 when Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist Party took over the Chinese government, rising anti-foreign sentiment forced the Yale administrators to evacuate.

"We have been made aware of the almost bottomless gulf of pride, prejudice, and misunderstanding between the east and west," Gage wrote in a letter home.

Even during times without overt political strife, the students and Changsha residents resisted American control. Yale-in-China, which was "manned and controlled by Yale men," was not intended to be a reciprocal program: Americans were in Changsha to educate and "enlighten" the Chinese.

Even in the 1950s, 20 years after the program had transitioned to minimal American oversight, many at Yale still viewed the Chinese as the primary beneficiaries of the arrangement.

"[Yale-in-China's] enlightening effect on a new generation of Chinese may be of as great significance as its contributions to a past generation," the Yale Daily News reported in 1951, during Yale-in-China's 50th anniversary.

Many at Yale remained hopeful even after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, when the United States became the enemy of China. The News reported on Feb. 12, 1951 that Anson Stokes, one of the original members of the program, expressed his hope that Yale-in-China would "save for China the strong institutions based on Christian faith and idealism of Yale."

Leaving the mainland

But after surviving the horrors and privations of World War II, as well as Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, most of Yale-in-China's staff were evacuated from the country by 1951.

With the expulsion of the last staff member, Yale's involvement in mainland China ended for nearly 30 years. Only in 1980, after China had opened its doors to the West once more, did Yale return to Changsha.


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Yale’s ‘Mao Project’ Paves Road To Hell For Rise of Oriental Anti-Christ

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Yale University is known as one of the most prestigious centers of   learning in the world. It is now also known as the home of the Skull   and Bones secret society of which both Presidential Candidates in the   2004 election, Senator John Kerry and President George W. Bush were   members. President Bush is third generation Skull and Bones , while Senator Kerry’s first wife’s father and   brother were members, as was the former father-in-law of Teresa Heinz-  Kerry whom he is now married to. Ms. Heinz.

Kerry’s becoming a billionairess after her previous husband Senator  Heinz died in a bizarre plane crash is but one of numerous odd events   that follow this organization everywhere it goes and affect everyone  it comes into contact with.

What is not known to the general public is the connection that Yale University had to Mao Tse Tung, the ‘Great Helmsman” of China that navigated the Chinese nation across the proverbial river Styx into   the human rights hell that it currently is, with organs and collagen being harvested for sale from political prisoners and every manner of  
evil perpetrated with no recourse for the tens and millions of victims.


In fact Mao and his “Little Red Book” are responsible for more deaths and misery over the long term than anyone else in history. Mao is also a “Yalie”.

It is the purpose of this article to show how a plan has been effectuated for nearly a century to bring to global power and   domination an Oriental Antichrist , likely from China through the auspices and assistance of an evil secret society network based in Yale University, which effectively uses its status as a center of learning as a cover.

1. Yale University was founded on the profits of the opium trade in China. Skull & Bones & Bush
www.subgenius.com/bigfist/evils/politics/X002_BUSHED.TXT.html .

2. Mao attended Yale-In-China and in fact was a writer and editor there after his first paper was closed by authorities. Thus when Yale educated, trained and hired him  the institution surely knew what they were doing. In fact , YALE-IN-CHINA OWNED THE BUILDING WHERE HE HAD HIS ‘CULTURE BOOKSTORE’ IN
1920. www.asiasource.org/society/mao.cfm .

3. Since the resumption of diplomatic ties with China due to the influence of Henry Kissinger (whose son David is a Yale graduate) on President Nixon, every US ambassador to China is a Yalie and known or suspected member of Skull and Bones, the only exception being a brief period during the Jimmy Carter presidency.

The current Ambassador, Mr. Randt is known to be a member of S & B by the Chinese authorities and is described as a ‘fraternity brother’ of President GW Bush.

www.english.people.com.cn/english/200107/24/eng20010724_75677.html .
“New US Ambassador to China Promises Closer Relations”. Of course,   former President George H.W. Bush was a member of Skull and Bones and US ambassador to China as well.

Oddly, the paranoid Chinese Communist regime never seems to have a problem with this “fraternity” - for good reason as the following information will show.

EVIDENCE OF EXTENSIVE CHINESE PENETRATION OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY- - SELECTED AS MERELY ONE EXAMPLE OF MANY.

1. “CNOOC’s All Star Team”
www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/report.aspx?aid=737 . CNOOC , the chinese oil giant hired various lobbyists recently in its ultimately failed attempt to buy US oil company and owner of the only rare earth metals   mine in the USA, UNOCAL.
One of the lobbyists was BKSH an affiliate of Burson-Marsteller and part of the WPP group.

2. “Security Veteran Michael J. Hershmann To Head New Homeland Security Advisory Firm/18July2003.
www.wpp.com/wpp/news/press/press-release.html?content=wpp/news/press/
pressrelease_285.html
. The new company is to “help navigate the security landscape” possibly with the ‘great helmsman’ in mind. The subsidiary of previously   mentioned BHSH and WPP will join with StoneBridge International and be called
Civitas, LLC. So the lobbyists for CNOOC are also navigators for companies that want a piece of the security pie caused by the 9-11   attacks and the creation of DHS.

3. StoneBridge International was run by Samuel Berger, also now known as Sandy-the-Burglar, caught with US secrets in his silk stockings   and now convicted of a misdemeanor and on probation.
www.stonebridge-international.com/News/release8.html .

4. StoneBridge has a StoneBridge-China subsidiary. “…announces establishment of StoneBridge-China…”
www.stonebridge-international.com/News/release-stonebridge-china.html .

5. WPP has extensive ties in China as well. It is planning on doubling its workforce to 2000 employees and its subsidiaries are also   expanding in China. WPP is the second largest advertising / Public Relations firm in
the world led by a member ofBritish royalty.
www.biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/2/15/business/
10159497&sec=business
. WPP Plans to expand in China.

6. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is managed by the illustrious Secretary Michael Chertoff. He was formerly a long term partner of the law firm Latham & Watkins (L&W). The company recently announced that it represented SEVEN CHINESE BANKS IN A RECENT DEAL.

www.lw.com/resource/Publications/PressRelease/pressRelease.asp?pid=808
“Latham & Watkins LLP Advises on Four of the Largest Project   Financings in Asia”.

7. One of the proud clients of the former DHS leader’s firm is Bank of China which is now implicated in money-laundering in Macau to FINANCE   THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM. “U.S. Probes Banks’ North Korea Ties”

www.yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=6244(yes…the source of this cite is ironic).

8. One of the other banks mentioned is Banco Delta Asia of Macau.
Banco Delta has a partner in the USA. The partner is HSBC which   happens to be tied to the hero of the New Orleans disaster, Michael “brownie’s doing a damned fine job” Brown, former head of DHS department FEMA or Federal Emergency   Management Agency. www.innercitypress.org/finwatch.html September, 16, 2005 -  
“Guess which banks have been correspondents for Macau’s Banco Delta Asia….” one of the two was HSBC.

Michael Brownie involvement in odd things at HSBC =
www.householdwatch.com/wp/2005/09/15/bush-buddies-at-hsbc and apparently
HSBC was running a “credit card cartel” as well -
www.news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article310082.ece “HSBC sued   over credit card ‘cartel’.

Moving on to an even more dangerous breed of cards…

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BIOMETRIC MICROCHIP AND ID CARD RELATED COMPANIES DO IDENTICAL WORK FOR COMMUNIST CHINA

1. Oracle corporation of Larry Ellison stands shoulder-to-shoulder with DHS in protecting the motherland.
www.oracle.com/industries/homeland/homeland_brochure.pdf . And it also helps the Chinese motherland. “Oracle Mounting full Scale Linux    assault in China”.
www.techweb.com/wire/26810368 / “Oracle , Legend Cluster in China”. There is now even an OracleChina.
www.databasejournal.com/features/oracle/article.php/1484681

2. Accenture has been given a TEN BILLION DOLLAR DEAL TO CREATE A ‘VIRTUAL BORDER’BY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY…despite concerns.

“Can You hide from Accenture”?
www.insight.zdnet.co.uk/communications/wireless/
0,39020430,39213293,00.htm
regarding “interesting views” its chairman has regarding RFID (Radio Frequency ID) which many christians and others believe is the feared ‘mark’ of the book of revelations.

3. Accenture spun off from the Enron scandal tarred Arthur Andersen accounting/ book-cooking firm. There are concerns over what this company is doing in Canada as well. “Just Who is the company taking over BC
Hydro”? www.citizensforpublicpower.ca/pdfs/accenture.pdf

4. “Accenture believes in ‘Sensor ship” (or should that have been ‘Sensor chip’?) www.news.zdnet.com/2100-9584_22-5830533.html

Yes….the protector of America’s Virtual Border is in Asia. In fact it is doing a lot of hiring there.

5. “ACCENTURE TO HIRE UP TO 30,000 IN ASIA”
www.news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-5784626.html In fact the number could  get to be 50,000 more from the current 19,000 it now has in that continent.

MANY OF COURSE IN CHINA.

6. OTI - ON TRACK INNOVATIONS. It is involved in the new biometric microchip enabled RFID ePassport that American citizens will soon   have to have. One does not need it to leave, but entry will be denied without  it.

“OTI receives GSA contract award and FIPS Certification for homeland
security products”, Jan. 25, 2005
www.secureidnews.com/news/2005/01/25/oti-receives-gsa-contract-award-
and-fips-certification-for-homeland-security-products/
AND “US Government Awards RFID Passport Contracts”
www.rfidgazette.org/security/The three companies were OTI from Israel,
Oberthur and ASK Contactless -of the greatest US ally in the world -
FRANCE.

7. OTI in China -”China starts to Launch Electronic ID Cards Incorporating OTI’s Contactless Technology” (thank goodness no pesky   human rights concerns there!)
www.rfidnews.org/news/2004/04/07/china-starts-to-launch-electronic-id-
cards-incorporating-otis-contactless-technology/
.

8. Oberthur - It is manufacturing the cards in South Africa, a country whose political leanings are very open to question vis-a-vis the   interests of the USA. www.smartcardtrends.com/”Oberthur Card Systems to acquire AfriCard…”.

9. Oberthur is making cards for the Turkish military, a nation becoming increasingly “islamist” and closer to China.
www.keycorp.net/InvestorCentre/ASXAnnouncement/  

Keycorp_Turkish_Military_ID_Card.htm
(Oberthur will manufacture actual card for KeyCorp).

10. Oberthur - China “Oberthur wins China Smart Card Certification”.
www.cardtechnology.com/article.html?id=20050922QE675665 .

11. ASK Contactless - As noted earlier, OTI, ASK and Oberthur were awarded contracts for the development of ID technologies for the USA’s “security”. It recently sponsored a “Smart Labels China” exhibition in Beijing,  
April 19-21 of 2005 and conquered (that was the word used) Portugal andit also “conquers the Californian coast.”
www.ask-rfid.com/uk/news/news_index.php4?&pg=2 .

12. Transcore, privately held, based in Dallas , Texas, USA.
“TRANSCORE develops FAST system to boost Homeland Security along borders with Canada and Mexico” www.rapidttp.com/transponder/presre80.html The FAST system uses RFID to track vehicles via a windshield sticker. The
system is called eGo.

13.Transcore is also helping Chinese customs keep their country’s border secure . We should all sleep better now knowing that all is well since this Texan company of which little is known, since it is not publicly traded and thus is not under SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) scrutiny is dealing with BOTH CHINA AND THE USA SECURITY
AGENCIES USING THE SAME DEVICE FOR THE SAME PURPOSE - while chinese generals threaten the USA with nuclear incineration.

www.transcore.com/news/news021014.htm “China Boosts Border Crossing
Efficiency and Security Using Transcore’s eGo Products”.

14.Transcore is also a proud partner of china in the ongoing genocide in Tibet by helping the chinese build the railway to Tibet that will   bring millions of Han chinese to finish the ethnocide begun by Mao when he invaded in 1959. www.transcore.com/news/news010301.htm “China Extends Transcore’s Railway Wireless Tracking System Nationwide”
“Protests, nature won’t stand in the way as China steamrolls into Tibet (IE). www.tibet.ca/en/wtnarchive/2001/7/27_3.html .

15. AXALTO - The KGB of Russia has its self respect too…it would not be left behind in this complex web of corruption and evil. “Axalto Gets Piece of Russian E-Passport Business”
www.cardtechnology.com/article.html?id=20050930BBVZFM42 (Axalto is french-based). Russia under Putin is now an ally of Communist China.

16. AXALTO is a great friend of the USA in Homeland Security - it’s   mottocoincidentally is “YOUR FUTURE IN HAND” - precisely where the biblical mark of the beast is supposed to be implanted by the One World   Government
of the Anti-Christ. www.axalto.com/Company/press/news.asp?id=219

The US and World headquarters for AXALTO smart cards is in Austin ,Texas, where Dubya used to be the Governor, busily signing nearly 160 death warrants, more than any Governor in US history far outpacing his brother in Florida who only has 19 or 20 so far….

THE FUTURE - IF WE ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN…

There are many that believe that the Li bloodline of China is of Illuminati origin. “The Li Bloodline” www.whale.to/b/sp/li.html AND www.thewatcherfiles.com/bloodlines/li.htm

“Red Chinese Army Controls America’s Largest West Coast Container Port, Long Beach , California”
www.educate-yourself.org/tw/coscocontrolslongbeachshipyards17sep04.shtml

The article speaks of Hong Kong billionaire Li Kashing and his   Hutchinson Whampoa conglomerate which along with other companies has spread   tentacles all over the world . A subsidiary even has extensive business ties with
SAVI Technology the present employer of the first DHS leader Tom Ridge.

SEE: “US government officials further RFID “Mark of the Beast” agenda.
www.red-ice.net/specialreports/2005/09sep/RFIDmarkbeast.html . (
paragraphs 5,6 &7)

Li Kashing has a son that is a rising star (or should one say falling star?) He is being touted in messianical prose. “The Rise and Rise of   the Li Dynasty” www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/2000/0313/
cover.timeline.html

“THE SECOND COMING OF RICHARD LI”

by Bruce Einhorn, October 3, 2005 . www.businessweek.com .

CONCLUSION:

The Mao project started in Yale is not unique. The current President’s grandfather funded the rise of Hitler and others associated with the secret society helped bring about the Russian Revolution and kept Stalin in Power. There are also   ties to Pinochet, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein and others that are   beyond the scope of this article. The one differentiation is that THIS PROJECT MIGHT SUCEED.  

China

, with one billion people and rising like an evil phoenix, could rule   the world unlike Saddam in Iraq or Noriega in Panama that were mere national or regional powers. The rise of Maoism in China did not happen by accident. It was guided
along by Skull and Bones and other evil networks. The rise of the red dragon from a rice paddy to RFID, from the barefoot doctor to man in space has been designed. China has not risen, it has been lifted.The Craftlove NWO
Education Project provides this information as one tiny piece of the puzzle. What the beast fears most at this
juncture is exposure. The reader must as always draw his or her own conclusions and decide what action to take. However, to do nothing is to allow the rise of evil.


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And we see that the food supply in the US and other western countries has been under attack by the globalists: the people who put Mao into power in China, the same people who engineered Pol Pot's rise to power in Cambodia, the people who brought you Rwanda, Darfur, Somalia ... wherever we see food shortages, we see the footprints of those who seek to control the population by using food as a weapon.

Genetically Manipulated Crops: The GMO Catastrophe in the USA.
A Lesson for the World




by F. William Engdahl
Global Research, August 18, 2010

Recently the unelected potentates of the EU Commission in Brussels have sought to override what has repeatedly been shown to be the overwhelming opposition of the European Union population to the spread of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in EU agriculture. EU Commission President now has a Maltese accountant as health and enviromnent Commissioner to rubber stamp the adoption of GMO. The former EU Environment Commissioner from Greece was a ferocious GMO opponent. As well, the Chinese government has indicated it may approve a variety of GMO rice. Before things get too far along, they would do well to take a closer look at the world GMO test lab, the USA. There GMO crops are anything but beneficial. Just the opposite.

 
What is carefully kept out of the Monsanto and other agribusiness propaganda in promoting genetically manipulated crops as an alternative to conventional is the fact that in the entire world until the present, all GMO crops have been manipulated and patented for only two things—to be resistant or “tolerant” to the patented highly toxic herbicide glyphosate chemicals that Monsanto and the others force farmers to buy as condition for buying their patented GMO seeds. The second trait is GMO seeds that have been engineered genetically to resist specific insects. Contrary to public relations myths promoted by the agribusiness giants in their own self-interest, there exists not oné single GMO seed that provides a greater harvest yield than conventional, nor one that requires less toxic chemical herbicides. That is for the simple reason there is no profit to be made in such.

 
Giant super-weeds plague

As prominent GMO opponent and biologist, Dr Mae-Wan Ho of the  Institute of Science in  London has noted, companies such as Monsanto build into their seeds herbicide-tolerance (HT) due to glyphosate-insensitive form of the gene coding for the enzyme targeted by the herbicide. The enzyme is derived from soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Insect-resistance is due to one or more toxin genes derived from the soil bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis). The United States began large scale commercial planting of GMO plants, mainly soybeans and corn and cotton around 1997. By now, GM crops have taken over between 85 percent to 91 percent of the areas planted with the three major crops, soybean, corn and cotton in the US, on nearly 171 million acres.

The ecological time-bomb that came with the GMO according to Ho, is about to explode. Over several years of constant application of patented glyphosate herbicides such as Monsanto’s famous and highly Roundup, new herbicide-resistant “super-weeds” have evolved, nature’s response to man-made attempts to violate it. The super-weeds require significantly more not less herbicide to control.

ABC Television, a major US national network, made a recent documentary about the super-weeds under the rubric, “super weeds that can’t be killed.”[1]

They interviewed farmers and scientists across Arkansas who described fields overrun with giant pigweed plants that can withstand as much glyphosate as farmers are able to spray. They interviewed one farmer who spent almost €400000 in only three months in a failed attempt to kill the new super-weeds.

The new super-weeds are so robust that harvester combines are unable to harvest the fields and hand tools break trying to cut them down. At least 400000 hectares of soybean and cotton in Arkansas alone have become invested with this new mutant biological plague. Detailed data on other agricultural regions is not available but believed similar. The pro-GMO and pro-agribusiness US Department of Agriculture has been reported lying about the true state of US crop harvest partly to hide the grim reality and to prevent an explosive revolt against GMO in the world’s largest GMO market.


Superweed

One variety of super-weed, palmer pigweed can grow up to 2.4 meters high, withstands severe heat and prolonged droughts, and produces thousands of seeds with a root system that drains nutrients away from crops. If left unchecked, it takes over an entire field in a year. Some farmers have been forced to abandon their land. To date palmer pigweed infestation in GMO crop regions has been identified in addition to Arkansas, also in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, New Mexico, Mississippi and most recently, Alabama and Missouri.

Weed scientists at the University of Georgia estimate that just two palmer pigweed plants in every 6 meter length of cotton row can reduce yield by at least 23 percent. A single weed plant can produce 450 000 seeds. [2]


Roundup toxic danger being covered-up

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the US and the world at large. Patented and sold by Monsanto since the 1970s under the trade name Roundup, it is a mandatory component of buying GMO seeds from Monsanto. Just go to your local garden store and ask for it and read the label carefully.  



As I detail in my book, Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, GMO crops and patented seeds were developed in the 1970’s with significant financial support from the pro-eugenics Rockefeller Foundation, by what were essentially chemical companies—Monsanto Chemicals, DuPont and Dow Chemicals. All three were involved in the scandal of the highly toxic Agent Orange used in Vietnam, as well as Dioxin in the 1970’s, and lied to cover up the true damage to its own employees as well as to civilian and military populations exposed.

Their patented GMO seeds were seen as a clever way to force increased purchase of their agricultural chemicals such as Roundup. Farmers must sign a legal contract with Monsanto in which it stipulates that only Monsanto Roundup pesticide may be used. Farmers are thus trapped both in buying new seeds from Monsanto each harvest and buying the toxic glyphosate.

France’s University of Caen, in a team led by molecular biologist, Gilles-Eric Seralini, did a study that showed Roundup contained one specific inert ingredient, polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA. Seralini’s team demonstrated that POEA in Roundup was more deadly to human embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells than even the glyphosate itself. Monsanto refuses to release details of the contents of its Roundup other than glyphosate, calling it “proprietary.” [3]

The Seralini study found that Roundup’s inert ingredients amplified the toxic effect on human cells—even at concentrations much more diluted than those used on farms and lawns! The French team studied multiple concentrations of Roundup, from the typical agricultural or lawn dose down to concentrations 100,000 times more dilute than the products sold on shelves. The researchers saw cell damage at all concentrations.

Glyphosate and Roundup are advertised as “less toxic to us than table salt” in a pamphlet from the Biotechnology Institute promoting GMO crops as ‘Weed Warrior.’ Thirteen years of GMO crops in the USA has increased overall pesticide use by 318 million pounds, not decreased as promised by the Four Horsemen of the GMO Apocalypse. The extra disease burden on the nation from that alone is considerable.

Nonetheless after introduction of Monsanto GMO seeds commercially in the USA, use of glyphosate has risen more than 1500% between 1994 and 2005. In the USA some 100 million pounds of glyphosate are used on lawns and farms every year, and over the last 13 years, it has been applied to more than a billion acres. When questioned, Monsanto’s technical development manager, Rick Cole, reportedly said the problems were “manageable.” He advised farmers to alternate crops and use different makes of herbicides produced by Monsanto. Monsanto is encouraging farmers to mix glyphosate with its older herbicides such as 2,4-D, banned in Sweden, Denmark and Norway for links to cancer and reproductive and neurological damage. 2,4-D is a component of Agent Orange, produced by Monsanto for use in Vietnam in the 1960s.


US Farmers turn to organics

Farmers across the United States are reported to be going back to conventional non-GMO crops instead. According to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture, retail sales of organic food went up to $21.1 billion in 2008 from $3.6 billion in 1997.[4] The market is so active that organic farms have struggled at times to produce sufficient supply to keep up with the rapid growth in consumer demand, leading to periodic shortages of organic products.

The new UK Conservative-Liberal coalition government is strongly backing lifting a de facto ban on GMO in that country. UK Chief Scientific Adviser, Prof. John Beddington, recently wrote an article in which he misleadingly claimed “The next decade will see the development of combinations of desirable traits and the introduction of new traits such as drought tolerance. By mid-century much more radical options involving highly polygenic traits may be feasible.” He went on to promise “cloned animals with engineered innate immunity to diseases” and more. I think we can pass that one up, thank you.

A recent study by Iowa State University and the US Department of Agriculture assessing the performance of farms during the three-year transition it takes to switch from conventional to certified organic production showed notable advantages of organic farming over GMO or even conventional non-GMO crops. In an experiment lasting four years—three years transition and first year organic—the study showed that although yields dropped initially, they equalized in the third year, and by the fourth year, the organic yields were ahead of the conventional for both soybean and corn.

As well, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) has recently been published, the result of three-year deliberation by 400 participating scientists and non-government representatives from 110 countries around the world. It came to the conclusion that small scale organic agriculture is the way ahead for coping with hunger, social inequities and environmental disasters. [5] As Dr Ho argues, a fundamental shift in farming practice is needed urgently, before the agricultural catastrophe spreads further across Germany and the EU to the rest of the world.[6]

 
Endnotes:

[1] Super weed can’t be killed, abc news, 6 October 2009. See also,Jeff Hampton,  N.C. farmers battle herbicide-resistant weeds, The Virginian-Pilot, 19 July 2009, http://hamptonroads.com/2009/07/nc-farmers-battle-herbicideresistant-weeds

[2] Clea Caulcutt, ‘Superweed’ explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands, Clea Caulcutt, 19 April 2009, http://www.france24.com/en/20090418-superweed-explosion-threatens-monsanto-heartlands-genetically-modified-US-crops

[3] N. Benachour and G-E. Seralini, Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells, Chem. Res. Toxicol., Article DOI: 10.1021/tx800218n

Publication Date (Web): December 23, 2008.

[4] Carolyn Dimitri and Lydia Oberholtzer, Marketing U.S. organic foods: recent trends from farms to consumers, USDA Economic Research Service, September 2009, http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB58/

[5] International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, IAASTD, 2008, http://www.agassessment.org/index.cfm?Page=Press_Materials&ItemID=11

[6] Ho MW.UK Food Standards Agency study proves organic food is better. Science in Society 44, 32-33, 2009.
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And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2010, 09:36:37 PM »
Pilikia.    Thanks for bringing this up, these freaks are genocide artists. you know I have been living with monsantos AO, so I take it kind of personell as well as all the other victims.
            Decades past it was revealed  that monsy's agent orange was effecting   both our troops and inhabitants of Nam, slow death in many forms and  severe birth defects. Was Monsanto charged, was its doors closed, Uh UH, they continued and their venim has expanded, sanctioned by our leaders.Under the guize of saving humanity from starvation they are in fact giving us methodical doses of poison and  eradicating  ARICULTURAL competion and staging a monopoly.
            Survival requires, food, energy, gas-transportation, water, medical care, etc. Who controlls them?           The gov and their playmates..Caines legacy....
           
           

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Here comes the UN with fear-mongering about the food supply... but it's not the globalists' fault...
it's global warming climate change climate disruption that did it... along with investors putting their money into things like GOLD...


Published on Friday, September 24, 2010 by The Guardian/UK
UN Warned of Major New Food Crisis at Emergency Meeting in Rome
Environmental disasters and speculative investors are to blame for volatile food commodities markets, says UN's special adviser
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/09/24-4
by John Vidal and agencies

The world may be on the brink of a major new food crisis caused by environmental disasters and rampant market speculators, the UN was warned today at an emergency meeting on food price inflation.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) meeting in Rome today was called last month after a heatwave and wildfires in Russia led to a draconian wheat export ban and food riots broke out in Mozambique, killing 13 people. But UN experts heard that pension and hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and large banks who speculate on commodity markets may also be responsible for inflation in food prices being seen across all continents.

In a new paper released this week, Olivier De Schutter, the UN's special rapporteur on food, says that the increases in price and the volatility of food commodities can only be explained by the emergence of a "speculative bubble" which he traces back to the early noughties.

"[Beginning in ]2001, food commodities derivatives markets, and commodities indexes began to see an influx of non-traditional investors," De Schutter writes. "The reason for this was because other markets dried up one by one: the dotcoms vanished at the end of 2001, the stock market soon after, and the US housing market in August 2007. As each bubble burst, these large institutional investors moved into other markets, each traditionally considered more stable than the last. Strong similarities can be seen between the price behaviour of food commodities and other refuge values, such as gold."

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Re: Food as a Weapon: The Largest Conspiracy of Mass Murder in World History
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 02:01:28 AM »
Superbly put together, Pilikia.

Will have to check some of the links.
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010, 03:38:19 AM »
Thank you for posting this. 
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Re: Food as a Weapon: The Largest Conspiracy of Mass Murder in World History
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 08:14:35 AM »
Here comes the UN with fear-mongering about the food supply... but it's not the globalists' fault...
it's global warming climate change climate disruption that did it... along with investors putting their money into things like GOLD...



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  I drove 4000 miles across to SC and then back home to Iowa and out to MT.  IF the NWO stopped the supply of gasoline/diesel, most Americans would be doomed.  Almost every semi we saw had FOOD as their load.

  Yes, the smart play is gold but you can't eat the stuff.
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Re: Food as a Weapon: The Largest Conspiracy of Mass Murder in World History
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2010, 09:41:31 AM »
marking for later  ;)
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Re: Food as a Weapon: The Largest Conspiracy of Mass Murder in World History
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010, 09:26:47 PM »
Aw man so much information, thank you for posting this up.
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