I want you to get mad!
I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot. I don’t want you to write to your Congressman, because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street.
All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad.
You’ve gotta say, “I’m a human being, god dammit! My life has value!”
So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell,
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!!”
Over the past year, “Occupy” protesters took to the streets and parks of North America to speak their minds and let their governors that they were mad as hell and not going to take it any more. Nonetheless, people are faced with the hard fact that unless they all stand up and shout together, they are screaming at brick walls. Today’s elected officials do not seem to want to hear what the ordinary citizen wants or needs, and it’s no less so at Codex Alimentarius, the WHO commission charged with developing new international regulatory standards over food supplements.
Originated in the 60’s by the United Nations, Codex has, over the course of its existence, steadily eroded the standards of healthful nutrition to subsistence levels of essential nutrients, and threatens, once ratified, to impose its recommendations on the entire membership of the United Nations, nearly 200 countries. Thinly disguised as a commission dedicated to the health and well-being of the world population, Codex instead serves the corporate interests of the pharmaceutical industry in supporting everything anti-health, including lowering the “Nutrient Reference Values” (NRV’s) for vitamins and minerals critical for our body’s function to near-useless levels.
The National Health Federation, with members and branches world-wide, is North America’s lone voice in the wilderness, speaking truth to power at meetings of Codex committees, fighting to maintain the right to good nutrition for all the people of the world. As an accredited non-government delegate to Codex, NHF President Scott Tips has attended every critical Codex committee meeting around the world, presenting solid nutritional science which is vigorously opposed by national delegations heavily co-opted by drug interests.
Tips and the NHF have been fighting an uphill battle for many years, and while there have been some victories, the war between real nutrition and the Pharma-promoted drug model is one that is nowhere near being over. Now, says Tips, “Real nutritional science is trampled into the mud as the Committee rushes pell-mell to adopt guidelines and standards without considering the consequences of what it is doing. Unfortunately only a few delegates realize what is happening, the majority are content to drift along in concert with and at the direction of the few leaders.”
Under the rubric of “setting nutritional standards to keep the world populations healthy”, Codex is doing far more damage than good. Lowering allowable dosages of vital nutrients, de-potentizing vitamins and minerals to the point of uselessness, and allowing chemical replacements for real substances (while falsely claiming equivalency in food value), the Commission is making ready to apply these unhealthy guidelines on the world, using the WTO as its enforcer. For a full outline of what this little-known agency has been up to, and why it is so important to fight back, see the NHF’s website.
And, at this most recent meeting , held in Germany, despite the efforts of the NHF and other accredited INGO’s, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) “chose malnutrition”, according to Tips, and not for the first time.
Unfortunately, it will not be their last kick at the cat. Codex committees also address other issues to do with food consumption and nutrient value, such as the labeling and marketing of genetically-engineered foods. The control over what we all eat is stretched tightly across all aspects of food production, from farm to grocery store, and will ultimately impinge on our right to grow our own food in our own back yards.
What citizens of the world need to realize is that Codex Alimentarius, operating out of the limelight, meeting infrequently in diverse locales of the world, is but one tentacle of an octopus threatening to squeeze the life out of all of us, an octopus fed by trade agreements which, by removing our sovereignties as nations, prevent us from refusing the standards set by unelected groups to which we have no recourse, legal or governmental. Once trade groups such as the WTO have signed members, all members must comply, regardless of how their citizens feel. Consequently, while Codex Alimentarius seems a foreign and toothless operation to those at home celebrating the holidays, it is neither toothless nor far away.
The New Year is likely to bring the world a great many interesting events and changes, some of them massively impacting our lives and livelihoods. Never before have the words of Howard Beale resonated so loudly, nor been so important for each of us. Without the voices of people around the world, it is not an understatement to say that people will not be able to access proper food, proper supplementation, and their proper choice of their health care, whether natural or allopathic.
It’s time to stick your head out the window, and make like Beale, make your voice heard, no matter what it takes. Without the rising of the masses, changes for the better will not occur, because what the people would consider better is not considered so by big business.
If you too are mad as hell, open your window now.