Millie Johnson followed her family’s long tradition of drying herbs and spices, which was a welcome aide to her family’s lifestyle. Drying and preserving an array of earth born healing plants to use as their diet permits. Any excess spices or herbs were given freely to her neighbours in a welcomed communal outreach that allowed her to endure the long winter month in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Therefore, it was to her neighbours tremendous surprise and anger as they watch the provincial police storm the simple family dwelling in the secluded community, hustling the occupants outside and face down in the bitter Saskatoon winter. The seven-month old baby dragged from the wailing mother’s arms as she also was knocked down, roughed up, and held at gunpoint. Some of the witness tried to intervene but they in turn were promptly arrested and carted away.
Ras Iwah a long time observant of the Rastafarian religion adhered to its strict belief in the ganja plant as a sacrament that opens the reasoning centre of all who partook. Being anti Babylon in his outlook, Ras Iwah made a living selling herbs and roots, along with cultural accouterments, reggae CD’s and a little “spiritual” herbs on the side. When his shop door was kicked down by the jack boot stomping ETF, they confiscated his ganja stash and more importantly confiscated his vast herbs and spice rack. However his neighbour’s were delighted that a “drug” dealer was shut down by Metros Finest.
The Sweet Incense Health Food store was a staple in the trendy Kensington Market area for 15 years. The owners were certified herbalist and naturopath doctors who were trained both in Beijing and Ottawa. Lucy shin was the gregarious face of the family run operation always deep well of organic prescriptive healing, while husband Don, could recall the exact location of each of the 1200 different herbs, plants, healing spices and crystals that he and his sons ken, Mack and Jackie had stocked and restocked over those 15 years.
When the ultra right wing governing body of Stephen Harper pushed bill C-51 through parliament, with the complicity of the docile opposition, including the pseudo socialist NDP party, The Sweet Incense Health Food store was forced to close up shop instead of signing on as a supporter of the bill.
I once had a vision of a time and place in the future, where there would be no sovereign countries, but holdings of big corporations. Each land area a subsidiary of a corporation and each “occupants’ a worker drone of the company. Now being an avid science fiction fan, I confess my vision could be influenced by the genre but I do see the New World Order pining of George the 1st rushing towards reality as the worlds sleeps or is distracted by other nefarious activities
Promoted as a means to protect the safety of Canadians from untested natural health products, this bill’s wide-reaching, little publicized & carefully crafted set of amendments to the Federal Food & Drug Act threatens Canadians rights to natural health products.
With the push from big Pharmaceuticals and the assistance of the Harper government, C-51 intends to outlaw thousands of beneficial low risk natural health products. It grants extra enforcement powers to federal inspectors to raid homes and business without warrants, seizing properties and charge you storage fees, bank accounts, levy up to 5 million dollars in fines and jail terms for up to 2 years for selling or drying herbs in your kitchen. Re-categorized as “controlled activity” it now becomes an excuse to protect Canadians from dangerous unapproved therapeutic agents.
Big Pharmaceuticals and the Harper government’s attack is part of a larger decade’s long attempt to control the planet through food. The past most glaring example being Monsanto and its GM foods attack on small poor farmers, suing them and cross pollinating their crops with bio-engineered seeds that never replenish the earth. Seeking to suppress the Natural Medicine industry through intimidation, Nazi like attacks and criminal intent including trade wars, the UN and WHO along with all wealthy countries or those wishing to suck from the discarded bones of the masters table have signed on to the Codex Alimentarius, thus moving that much closer to world wide control of the food of each and every country.
This but a distorted view of a distorted bullshit philosophy of Thomas Malthuse who after looking out at the increasingly barren yet populated landscape of Scotland stated:
“I think I may fairly make two postulata. First, That food is necessary to the existence of man. Secondly, That the passion between the sexes is necessary and will remain nearly in its present state. These two laws, ever since we have had any knowledge of mankind, appear to have been fixed laws of our nature, and, as we have not hitherto seen any alteration in them, we have no right to conclude that they will ever cease to be what they now are, without an immediate act of power in that Being who first arranged the system of the universe, and for the advantage of his creatures, still executes, according to fixed laws, all its various operations.”
“Assuming then my postulata as granted, I say, that the power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man. Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio.”
– Malthus 1798
The Codex Alimentarius is a threat to the freedom of people to choose natural healing and alternative medicine and nutrition. Ratified by the World Health Organization, and going into Law in the United States in 2009, the threat to health freedom has never been greater. This is the first part of a series of talks by Dr. Rima Laibow MD, available on DVD from the Natural Solutions Foundation, an non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about how to stop Codex Alimentarius from taking away our right to freely choose nutritional health
Nutricide – Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins, and Herbs