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Backpage.com Controversy offers a Harsh but Objective Analysis of “Exploitation”
"Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct."
~ Thomas Carlyle
Source: BrainyQuote.com: Quotes: Thomas Carlyle
Forget about putting money where our mouth is, as the above quote by Thomas Carlyle suggests, we convert conviction into conduct. It’s our mantra. But every now and then, those convictions are questioned, and they deserve an appropriate response.
Recently someone posted a comment on our facebook page: “How do you feel about GMO fruits and vegetables?” As it happens, yesterday serendipity delivered us a harsh analogy in the news to describe our feelings toward Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s).
Nature produces a perfectly healthy, beautiful and vibrant population of adult women capable of engaging in responsible consensual relations. But that’s not good enough for some men, is it?
Imagine a world where children are coerced into prostitution, manipulated by all sorts of highly scientific psychological engineering tools to “break their code of ethics” and “encode desirable traits.” They are schooled in techniques, dressed up, packaged, possibly even augmented with cosmetic surgery, and then “licensed” on the open market (in this case, Backpage.com) to a “hungry world”…just like GMO’s.
Deplorable. Disgusting. Pure exploitation. A violation. An abomination. Youth Sex Trade; Genetic Engineering of Organisms, including fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, etc.: both exploit innocent creatures for power and profit; both spit-out thousands of “broken” beings into the world, who end up causing incalculable damage to the environment (natural and/or social) as a direct consequence of the industry which messes them up permanently and irrevocably. Shame.
GMO’s and child sex-trafficking. When we look objectively at the nature of these two activities, we find they’re on the same page. In this case, Backpage.com, where beautiful works of Mother Nature are turned into abominations by man and his atrocious ego: lust for sex, money, power, domination, et al.
If you’re thinking, “GMOs and child sex-trafficking are not even in the same ballpark!” Consider the question of morality vs. ethics. Our morality is conditioned by the society we live in. What is moral in one time/culture/person is considered immoral by another. But ethics run deep. Ethics are without time, place, or subjectivity. Morality is a product of conditioning. Ethics is the basis of conviction.
But there is a double-standard at play in the world, and it’s because that double-standard exists (that our children are more precious than all of Mother Nature’s children) that so many heinous crimes go on unchecked. We like making one heinous crime “worse” than another…makes us feel okay about the one we engage in every day (or hold stock in the companies who do so).
Violation of children. Violation of Divine Mother Nature. Ethically speaking, they are both deplorable, and should be unacceptable under any circumstances. This type of conduct exhibits a different definition of “conviction”…not the noun, but the VERB…they both deserve to be CONVICTED.
Images: Cartoon of man holding “patent pending” GMO corn.
Source: TreeHugger.com: Arguments Against GMOs (and Industrial Agriculture)
Image: claybennett.com: Bennett Cartoon Archive: Genetically Modified Food
Photo of man holding sign which reads: “I paid for sex with a 14-year-old child I found on backpage” Source: Humanitarian Alliance Blog: Bakepage Ad
So now you know how PeapodLife feels about Genetically Modified Organisms and the character of the people who create them, own them, license and trade them.
And no, their “we just provide a service, it’s up to those who use it to be responsible for their actions” defense doesn’t cut it. They are implicated. And so are we. We are not innocent in this matter. After all, we consume GMO foods. And, whether we admit it or not, participate in a hyper sexualized culture.
Part of the problem is the lack of labeling, awareness, and down-right OUTRAGE. It’s time for us to stand up, be counted and be heard. It helps to band together so many individual voices become a movement: trickles become creeks become tributaries become rivers become the ocean and whips up a hurricane.
To that end, here’s a special shout-out to the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN):
Image Credits: Bee & Cow saddened by GMO crop
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Check them out and get involved!
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Let’s start getting mad about all the abominations of nature created at the hands of ego-pursuits!
To learn more about CBAN, visit: www.cban.ca
CBAN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cban.canadian.biotechnology.action.network
While we’re on the subject, why not check-out The Humanitarian Alliance: http://humanitarianalliance.wordpress.com/