Fake Boondoggles.

Is anybody out there thinking at all?

When you disguise a really good report with a phony propaganda headline, then do you expect the people to read it who are looking for honest information?:

“Eco-Farming can double food production in 10 years, says new UN report.”

Well, I know that is pure nonsense and therefore I would not have read the report, except that it was brought to my attention by one of our group. But that’s not what the report — reports. So I recommend you read it for yourselves. Just remember you do not have the right to your own facts. A measurable fact is what it is.

(PS. It also introduced me to the idea of “right to food.” There is no right to food in any constitution of my knowledge. There is a need, of course, but there are certainly a lot of people around, even here, who according to the reports don’t have enough. So how much is enough? Who are we going to arrest? How do we define a right? Who will enforce it? Sounds all like blather too me, which is too bad because we really do need to solve this problem, and I don’t think honorable and aware people want to solve it using propaganda that you can’t tell whether or not it has any foundation in fact. Or is the goal to turn away the honorable and aware people and attract those who can be easily controlled by propaganda? Anyhow there is no way to solve the food problem and at the same time ignore the population and economic growth problem — though of course we haven’t even given a serious shot at the obvious, which would be to make birth control available to everyone who wants it, and hope that families will control themselves. Why is that? Maybe because some corporation is making bucks off the distribution of aid and the arms sold to the food wars and the disposal of the dead and dying? Some other corporation is making bucks off the fight between “right” to life and right to freedom of choice?) Nobody has a “right” to anything they want. We have an obligation to figure out what the ecosystem needs to stay healthy, and how our communities can best develop in peace and compassion, and that’s about it.

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