The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do #FoodFight

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AngelicView: I remember a couple of years ago when we had the Occupy Movement, remember? People were marching in the streets in various cities around the U.S. Some of the groups were smaller and some larger. While some of us were cheering them on, I would say that probably most people mocked them.

They said, “Look at them! They can’t even decide on one thing that they’re marching for!”

I say, “There are so many damn things wrong with this country that they are marching for all of those things.”

Many people would respond, “If you don’t like the U.S., then move out. I’ll help you pack.”

I say, “Improving the conditions under which you and your children and grandchildren live is the most Patriotic thing you can do.”

When I put on my ‘Rose Colored Glasses’, I think, well, maybe things can change without people waking up – because it seems as though it’s never going to happen. Maybe we’ll have Divine Intervention of some kind and somehow the right people will make it into office that will change things for the better. Maybe… (looking at a Bush/Clinton run for President?!) …probably not.

This subject right here ↓ is just one of the reasons why we should be marching in the streets – every day. Not just a few people – but everyone.

Do you know that our food is banned in other countries? Banned. Did you know that the people in the U.S. have the highest cancer rates in the world? Don’t these things tell you something? Anything? Is anyone out there?

Get ready to hear Robyn O’Brien’s story and laugh, cry, and get angry.

Video Description: Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a “Real Food” evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a “typical” breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.

About this speaker

Robyn authored “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It.” A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded allergykidsfoundation.org and was named by Forbes as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter.” The New York Times has passionately described her as “Food’s Erin Brockovich.”

http://allergykidsfoundation.org

http://twitter.com/unhealthytruth

Before we released our speaker’s names, we featured a series of Speaker Teasers. Here, Robyn’s:

Real food, is that too much to ask;

Big industry, I take to task;

It’s time that we reclaim our plates;

from food forced into altered states.

AV: One last thing… in this NDE, the experiencer was shown that our food has been poisoned. (“An Eyelid Slowly Awakens to Dawn”)

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9 thoughts on “The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do #FoodFight

  1. Unfortunately, the police are sometimes faced with adversaries whose abilities, tactics, and equipment are quite militaristic (the LA bank robbery, Columbine, and Trolley Square incidents are just a few examples). In order to live up to the public’s expectation of protection, officers have had little choice but to “step up their game” in order to respond to that level of threat. As much as I respect and would like to see law enforcers like “Andy Griffith” on every block, in today’s world it’s just not realistic. Expecting our officers to race headlong into a violent, deadly situation without proper training, equipment, and support will only result in more innocent deaths–including those of the officers. We shouldn’t ask them to needlessly sacrifice their lives and the well being of their families when they already risk these every single day.

    While I understand and appreciate the frustration that led to the “Occupy” movement, trashing our own cities, overturning cars, setting fires, and resorting to violence isn’t the answer. This kind of behavior not only perpetuates the problem, it’s completely counterproductive. It ultimately only feeds into “the machine” of government, finance, and control. Nor should we wait for “Divine Intervention”, some technologically advanced “Extraterrestrial Race”, or our “Ascended Masters” to step in and make everything better. It’s Humanity’s mess and WE need to clean it up. That’s OUR job and OUR responsibility.

    What’s truly needed is a change in the way we react to injustice, corruption, and oppression. We can choose to eliminate these limitations in our lives, in our homes, and in our communities. We can speak out when we see them and take whatever peaceful actions we feel guided to take at the time. But above all, we can begin to conduct ourselves well in our daily lives–serving as an example by being understanding, loving, and compassionate in all our dealings with other-selves.

    As the Hopi Elders wisely said, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

    I’m with them. So I say let’s put our remotes down, get up off our sofas, and get to work!

    Respectfully,

    Stargazer

    • Hi Stargazer! After reading your comment about the police, I can agree with that. I think I’ll take that comment out of the article.

      Of course, when I speak of marching in the streets, I am not condoning any kind of violence. Just peaceful protests. I think most of the Occupy Movement was peaceful – not that all of it was. I’m sure that that was all the mainstream media reported on – because that’s what they do. But I watched multiple LiveStream feeds that showed peaceful protesting.


      AngelicView

      • Thanks, AngelicView! Understood and I agree. I suppose there will always be factions or individuals who are attracted to protests just to stir up trouble and incite violence–and it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that some of them are actually being paid to do so by “The Powers That Were”. That’s why I don’t think protests are the best “vehicle” for change. Oh well. What can ya do?

        Stargazer

  2. Shannon,
    This is what I’ve been fighting for my whole life as a chef. Anyone who is knowledgeable about the food industry knows this.
    Profits before people.
    Thanks for posting this, I will pass it on.

  3. Reblogged this on Intuitive Voyage and commented:
    While all this, ‘standing up to your food,’ is nice. A great portion of Americans cannot afford anything other then the cheap poison being offered. All these people advertising eating alternatively, seem to be speaking to the elite, and not to people like me. It feels like Marie Antoinette is getting up and telling me to eat cake, when I cannot afford bread.

    If you want to make America healthy, getting up and telling them to pay for food they cannot afford, is not the right answer. Only the rich can join your revolution. Stop picking on me for being poor, and telling me to act rich. If you revolution included providing Americans with enough money to buy organic, lowering the price of organic food, or creating laws that in effect did one of these, then you would have my respect. Otherwise, I’ll name you and your revolution, Marie Antoinette.

  4. P.S. Sorry AV, I mean you no offense in my re-blog. I just feel these eating revolutions tend to overlook the true problem. It is true that Americans are often left eating junk that should be only thrown to pigs, but it is often because they cannot afford good healthy food.

    • Thanks PNF! No offense taken! I totally agree with you. Did you notice that she didn’t harp too much on eating organic? She mentioned it, but I think her point is more to the angle that she wants to see things changed. If things are banned elsewhere, why are we still being served the crap here?

      I am one of those “working poor”. Yes, I make good money. But I only work part time and I have a house and a kid and all kinds of bills. Prices are going up and benefits are going down. I’m totally with you.

      • I will admit to not watching the whole video before commenting. I am just so frustrated with being told to spend money I don’t have or I will get cancer. I am doing my little parts. I got a ZeroWater Filter, which is supposed to be great at taking out bad stuff from tap water. Yet, unless I win the lottery, I cannot shop organic weekly. Whole Foods is a great place to visit, but not stay. Whole Foods, Whole Paycheck

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