“Well worth the reading of ‘The Kings Are Coming’. It’s an intense documentation and daily journaling of experiences with the “Kings.” I’ve never read an experiencer’s documentation as in depth as this one. I highly recommend this book for both therapists and experiencers.”Marilyn Carlson, Hypnotherapist, Assistant State Director, Field Investigator and Oklahoma State Director MUFON, Oklahoma Paranormal Team Joint Director and Senior Investigator
“Organic Oreos are not a health food. When Coca-Cola begins selling organic Coke, as it surely will, the company will have struck a blow for the environment perhaps, but not for our health. Most consumers automatically assume that the word “organic” is synomymous with health, but it makes no difference to your insulin metabolism if the high-fructose corn syrup in your soda is organic.”– Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
By RICHARD SMITH
RIO RANCHO, NM – As a human origins activist and civil rights advocate, I know that history always repeats itself for those who do not learn from it. As both my mother and grandmother would say, “What you put out there comes back to you ten-fold, what goes around comes around.” So, it pains me to see the intentionally misleading marketing lingo that has been repeating itself over and over in our local grocery stores ever since the hostile corporate takeovers of the Eighties.
The hyped repetition I refer to comes in the form of nonlegal food terms we see gracing the packaging labels on our weekly shopping lists. Such terms include buzzwords and catchphrases like dietary, low fat, organic, sugar free, healthy, enriched, all natural, artificial flavors and natural flavors, to name a few. Did you ever consider whether or not these advertised terms were ever really held accountable to their allegedly implied definitions? Do they actually carry any legal definition or standing in a court of law? What exactly is a natural flavor when we already know that the word flavor is synonymous with the word artificial? On that note, how can you possibly have an artificial flavor when the word flavor is already implying artificiality in the first place? It’s like someone saying King Tut when you already know the Egyptian term Tut means King to begin with. The flaunted redundant idiocy in the phrase artificial flavor is appalling.
Let’s go one step further. What, if any, is the legal definition of that infamous phrase ‘all natural’? You’ll never find one because it doesn’t exist. That which is labeled as ‘all natural’ could easily be characterized as anything from high fructose corn syrup to toxic pesticides, and everything in between. Nowadays, processed foods get away with being marketed as all natural right alongside salt of the earth produce.
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This article was originally published in the July/August 2019 edition of Truly Alive Magazine.
About Richard Smith: Futurist, author, speaker, human origins advocate and husband. CEO & Co-Founder, The Human Origins Foundation. Executive Committee member, New Mexico UFO and Paranormal Forum. Latest book: The Moor, the Mason and the Alien Part II: A Vril Manifesto. Visit Richard Smith online at ufoteacher.com. Find him @ufoteacher on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, as well as many other social media venues online. This is Richard Smith’s official blog, which you can subscribe to at ufoteacher.wordpress.com.
“The final war will not be a race war between blacks and whites. The final war will be an economic war, a war between the haves and the have nots.”– Malcolm X
By RICHARD SMITH
RIO RANCHO, NM – When Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. focused all of their efforts and influence on the true root of the issue, the growing inequality gap in the U.S economy, they effectively gave all of us a powerful call to action that we could unify, organize and rally around. Regardless of race, creed, gender or background, Malcolm and Martin had awakened us to our identity, the Middle Class, and the undeniable economic power that comes with this strong and vibrant government policy voting bloc.
With laser precision, we began to realize the myopic and misanthropic stupidity of our careless, irresponsible and paranoid conspiracies, most of which were created for the sole purpose of protecting an elitist and highly selfish ‘members only’ country club mentality of privilege and self-entitlement. We began to wake up to the fact that most conspiracies, if not all, were manufactured and fabricated from the ground up by the corporate-funded agendas of Wall Street, the Good Old Boys Network and the Billionaire Boys Club. We began to realize that government policy, that legitimate voting bloc engine that sets the rules for how a capitalist market runs, should always be favoring a strong and powerful Middle Class first and foremost, above all. We started coming to terms with the fact that this really is an economic class war between the haves (i.e. Wall Street corporatism) and the have-nots like you, me and the next-door neighbor. You know, the ones who live on Main Street.
Because of this wake-up call, both Malcolm and Martin had made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. Murdered in cold blood via public assassination, their deaths sent a clear message to the middle-class communities of America. It’s okay to have the Middle Class disintegrate by fighting with itself over race, creed or gender. It’s okay to have the Middle Class shoot itself in the foot and stab itself in the back by divisively voting against its own interests. But it’s definitely not okay to have the Middle Class see the bigger picture, bypass all the divisive smoke-n-mirrors wag-the-dog idiocy, and focus with perfect clarity on the actual genuine root issue.
“The economy, stupid!”– James Carville
In recent years, the cause to awaken and unify the Middle Class has been taken up by people like Robert Reich, a lightning rod of education and empowerment on U.S. economics and the horrendous inequality gap that is targeting the very same American worker representing the backbone of the Middle Class. If you want to educate yourself on how to take back the Middle Class, move away from the intentionally disempowering mythos of fabricated conspiracies and create powerful government policy that invests in a strong vibrant Middle Class, then I highly recommend Robert Reich’s groundbreaking definitive documentary.
I also strongly recommend putting down whatever demented and malignant wackadoo conspiracy garbage you’re reading or listening to right now and focusing on reading all his books, which can be found here on Amazon. As an American worker and a member of the economically embattled and financially strained Middle Class, you owe it to yourself at the least to do this.
Remember, folks, there is absolutely no such thing as a so-called self-proclaiming “job creator” who comes in the form of a venture capitalist, a Wall Street lobbyist, or a wealthy corporate CEO. These people pay themselves. In terms of middle-class entrepreneurial spirit, they do not invest in you, me, or anyone else other than themselves. They do not create jobs for anyone, anywhere, nor have they ever done so at any time in U.S. economic history. So, when you hear these rich self-entitled sadistic sub-human types screaming bloody murder about Middle Class government policies that favor the American worker but infringe upon their alleged “job creator” status in Corporate America, take a few steps back and realize where their shallow and baseless self-serving rhetoric is coming from. These mega-million parasites create nothing, no thanks to a venomous Trickle-Down Theory and the outright destructive agenda to liquidate the American workers’ union solidarity.
Do you want to know who does create jobs? Yup, you hit the nail on the head. It’s the Middle Class, the American worker, the very thing that the inequality gap has been actively raping and molesting since the Seventies, when our wages were intentionally flatlined. Let’s be clear and precise about this. The Middle Class, and the American working class that serves as its backbone, is the only true, genuine, authentic job creator to ever exist throughout the entire scope and girth of U.S. economic history. Without the proper targeted and effective government policies favoring a strong and vibrant Middle Class, you have nada, zippo and zilch in terms of job creation. Remember, government policy, which is meant to favor the Middle Class above all, sets the rules by which the market runs, thrives and succeeds by leaps and bounds. Go against this key foundational relationship, and we effectively slit our own throats today, tomorrow and for future generations.
There is no such thing as this fabricated comic book mythos referred to as the so-called ‘free market’. That is a terrific work of fiction invented by Corporate America’s lobbyists and their Wall Street cronies for the sole purpose of damaging the solidarity of the Middle Class and its powerful voting bloc. In tandem, this means there is no such thing as that other magnificent work of fiction often characterized by these demented corporate-funded conspiracy outlets as ‘government intrusion vs. the free market’. This type of devious rhetoric is orchestrated ultimately to confuse the American worker, divide the Middle Class against itself, and then have all of us vote against our own interests.
Once again, I will repeat it. Government policy, which is meant to favor the Middle Class above all, sets the rules by which the market runs, thrives and succeeds. Go against this key foundational relationship, and we effectively slit our own throats. Capeesh? Comprende? Are we all on the same page now? There is no such thing as some imaginary government intrusion going against some mythical free market when, in fact, it’s your government policy that sets the rules for your Middle Class market in order to function at all, as well as stimulate that healthy job creator spirit of and for the entrepreneurial American worker. Folks, it doesn’t work any other way. End of story.
As for the corporate-funded fabricated serpentine ooga-booga conspiracies we’ve been sucker punched with and bowled over by, it’s time to take them out to pasture and put them down for good. They have no rightful or legitimate place in an educated and empowered Middle Class, nor have they ever. The purpose of the hateful and fearmongering paranoid rhetoric that always aligns itself with such conspiracies exists for one reason only, to disempower, to divide, and to conquer, the result of which is quite apparent in the way you are reacting to this article. From there, it’s a manipulating and calculated slippery slope that easily segues into the manufactured self-deluded excuses for such things as misanthropy, irresponsibility, lack of involvement, depression, anxiety, drug addition, alcoholism, domestic violence, child abuse and criminal behavior, to name a few. Bottom line: The manufactured conspiracy becomes the excuse to sit on your ass and do nothing for yourself, your American community and your middle-class society. At that point, your excuses further perpetuate the mythos of the corporate-funded conspiracy, making you both pimp and prostitute for Wall Street’s harem of propaganda. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this defines you as part of the problem, not the solution as outlined by Robert Reich.
I can only hope that this article, and it recommendations, has sobered us up on how and why conspiracies were ever invented in the first place, a custom made freakshow specifically designed to kneecap the Middle Class from the inside out in favor of Corporatism and a severely protracted ever widening inequality gap. In final, I will leave you with these pearls of wisdom:
Lindsey Brigman: [relaying what Bud types] Have some new friends down here. Guess they’ve been here awhile. They’ve left us alone, but it bothers them to see us hurting each other. Getting out of hand. They sent a message. Hope you got it.– The Abyss (1989)
Catfish De Vries: I’d say that’s a big ten-four, Jack.
Lindsey Brigman: They want us to grow up a bit, and put away childish things. Of course, it’s just a suggestion.
About Richard Smith: Futurist, author, speaker, human origins advocate and husband. CEO & Co-Founder, The Human Origins Foundation. Executive Committee member, New Mexico UFO and Paranormal Forum. Latest book: The Moor, the Mason and the Alien Part II: A Vril Manifesto.
This is Richard Smith’s official blog, which you can subscribe to at ufoteacher.wordpress.com.