I’ve had an interesting few days observing similar dynamics happening all over the human world, as well as in the Faery Realm. It appears that those who refuse to negotiate or who insist on increasing their demands would do well to recognize that consequences arise from such refusals. I’ve witnessed this play out in various people’s employment situations, as well as politically. When you push and push and push, eventually the pushed decide they have nothing left to restrain them. Or the Universe steps in on behalf of the pushed. Or instant karma — the Law of Cause and Effect — steps in with a dramatic lesson.
We see this in Oregon where the illegal GMO wheat crops have been found growing in fields where they were not intentionally planted (at least not by the farmers themselves). Meanwhile, those same farmers face huge losses on the international market as saner countries than the US cancel all imported, potentially tainted GMO wheat. That’s 80% of some farmers’ crops going unsold. With the Monsanto Protection Act and Congress’ continued refusal to listen to the overwhelming voice of the people to label GMO’s, even after millions of marchers worldwide, the people have begun to take matters into their own hands. Forty tons of GMO sugar beets in Oregon were recently destroyed — individually, by fire. That’s a lot of GMO plants very deliberately taken out of the mix!
The FBI considers this “economic sabotage;” however, I suspect we will see more of this tactic if legal options continue to make a mockery of justice. Oregon also runs the risk of having its entire brassica crop turned GMO by the pending approval of GMO rapeseed (canola) plants that can cross breed with broccoli and other organic crops.
In Hungary, the government burned all the Monsanto GMO corn fields. “The Deputy Secretary and Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar indicated 1,000 acres have been burned to the ground and ploughed under to prevent it from spreading by pollination. The authorities did not find out that Monsanto had invaded their country with GMO seed and again it is an act against a country’s sovereignty to plant a banned substance.” (Source) Here in the US, the government colludes with Monsanto for a complete takeover of our food supply, killing bees, sickening humans, and perverting Nature all in one dastardly scheme.
Americans have tried and tried the legal routes. Five million organic farmers have tried to fight the GMO Beast but to little or no avail. Meanwhile, secret trade agreements attempt further to eliminate food s_overeignty by lowering food safety regulations to the lowest common denominator, making it increasingly difficult for countries to ban GMOs or other “food” atrocities.
Those currently in power would be wise to listen to the people, because when the nice remedies don’t work, then “all’s fair in love and war.” The US government is fighting just as much of an undeclared war on its own citizens as it has in Libya. The corrupt, bought and blackmailed few in power would be wise to negotiate (sincerely) with the many while they still have a chance, because all the FEMA camps and ammunition in the world won’t be enough to stop the awakened and angry bear of humanity once enough people identify the ones poisoning and destroying our world.
Ironically, I also witnessed this dynamic in our yard this weekend. As regular blog readers know, I’ve been working closely with the Faery Realm and Nature Spirits, reminding them that the permaculture transformation of our yard will take awhile in human time. Weeds need to be cleared and mulched out in order for new trees to grow. A monoculture of dandelions needs some taming before this once overgrown forest of a yard will return to any kind of harmonious, beautiful, ecological balance.
I remind the Fae that of all the humans who could have moved onto this property, I am probably the most accommodating to their goals and desires. I respect Nature and the Other Realms, listen to and observe Nature and the Other Realms, and I am attempting to work with Nature and the Other Realms in order to create something mutually beneficial to humans, animals, plants, and the Other Realms. Anyone else who moved onto this property would be dousing the place with RoundUp and burning tree stumps into the ground.
There have been some Faery Hissy Fits regarding my weed whacking, yanking of thistles, and plucking of dandelions. Even though I telepathically warn the Faery Realm and all the animals before we cut the lawn or before I weed whack, I have been on the receiving end of some pointed Faery Frustration and Mischief.
I “get” it, but I’ve been warning them that as frustrating and “uncooperative” as they may find me, I’m really their best hope at the moment … not to mention I actually live here, on this side of the veil, so, um … they technically need me. If they want a shift in human perceptions of how to work with the Faery Realm and how to live in harmony with Nature, then they’d be wise to support, not sabotage my mission. A certain level of order and “normal” human aesthetics need to occur, especially in the parts most visible to neighbors and the city. I’ve tried to warn them.
We have a wooden fence in our back yard, which separates our main lot from our landlord’s work garage and the alley out back. Behind the work garage, there has been a scary mess of grass, weeds and regenerating trees of many randomly planted and unwanted (by humans) species. Periodically, I would go out back to weed whack, and my, what a scary place! I would cut things down to about 6-12 inches in order to save some habitat for the animals I knew were living back there. I’d also cut down huge thistles trying to grow in the middle of the driveway, as well as crazy tall burdock stalks and wild chard going to seed. All the while, I’d apologize to the Faery Realm, explaining that I needed to maintain at least this level of “care” or the humans would intervene. I warned them that I really ought to be cutting down even more, because if I didn’t do it, then someone else would. Someone much less understanding and accommodating than me.
Well, that’s exactly what happened! Someone — our landlord? the city? an annoyed neighbor? a “helpful” neighbor? — someone mowed down the area behind the fence and garage to a half inch of growth, ripped out all the weeds, including lovely wildflowers (by the roots!) and dumped all the remains in an ignoble black trash bag. The land looks bald back there, and now we have lost bunnies hopping all over our yard because they have no natural place to hide anymore. I could say that I feel bad, but I actually feel a bit relieved. I learned from a neighbor that the official city limit is 6″ of lawn growth, so take that, Faery Realm and Nature Spirits! Work with me, or someone else will take matters into their own hands.
Ditto on the government and the evil corporations. Work with the people. You need us, not the other way around. “Respect, Not Control” means everyone involved. We could all exist in harmony, but if you refuse to negotiate, then the consequences will reveal themselves in due time. Trust me, you will wish you had negotiated.