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Josh's note: While I am very active with politics in my personal life, I try to keep this sort of thing out of my job as a Holistic Health Counselor and thus out of the articles that I publish in my newsletter and on my blog. This article however, I made an exception for because it details – in a hold-no-punches attitude – exactly what's going on (all "the FDA, EPA, FTC, FCC, and other alphabet government agencies" don't care about you!), and thus I felt it was important to share with all of you.

Our rulers are fond of telling us there’s no going back, that neoliberal globalism is here to stay. Keeping that in mind, you should be thankful for your toxic turkey, delivered courtesy of the Wuhan Food Exportation Company, China.

“Officials from a major food exporter in China apologized to American consumers today for shipping over 70 million poisonous turkeys to the U.S. early last week, but indicated that it was ‘too late’ for a recall of their toxic food product,” writes Andy Borowitz. “At a press conference on Saturday to discuss what went wrong with the shipment of turkeys, Wuhan officials revealed that the birds had been fed an experimental combination of birdseed, lead pellets, and date-rape drugs.”

Yum, I’ll have seconds.

“Going forward, we’re going to skip the lead pellets,” said Qiu Liangyong, the company’s public relations director. I guess this means the date-rape drug will remain?

“At the conclusion of the press conference, Qiu indicated that he was ‘confident’ that the company could regain U.S. consumers’ trust in time for the Christmas season: ‘We have 80 million delicious Christmas hams just waiting to be shipped.’”

In other words, the Chinese are counting on the amnesia of the American consumer. It’s all about price, as a trip to the local Walmart makes painfully obvious. Americans are less concerned with slave labor and toxic materials in their food so long as the price is right.

In fact, most Americans will remain woefully ignorant of the toxic turkey fiasco, thanks to the fact this story was not reported by the corporate media. A Google news search of “Wuhan Food Exportation Company” produced one result, linked above. It appeared on the Huffington Post website, not the New York Times.

The Google search, however, with the criteria “date-rape turkeys,” linked to a story about children’s toys laced with liquid ecstasy:

The next time you see your infant enjoying a new made-in-China toy, you might want to check to make sure he’s not having too much of a good time: A recent discovery reveals that toys called “Aqua Dots” are coated with a chemical similar to liquid ecstasy. When children eat the Aqua Dots (which they’re not supposed to do, but they’re children, after all), they go into an ecstasy-induced coma. Six children have fallen ill in Australia where the toys are marketed as Bindeez. Manufacturers and distributors of the product are pulling it off the shelves in North America and around the world. It’s the latest in a long string of health scares from Mainland China’s product manufacturers.

The American Chronicle hits the nail square on the head: “The truth in all this is stupidly obvious: The U.S. government really has no interest in protecting consumers from corporations. Whether we’re talking Big Pharma, food companies, toy manufacturers or even financial issues, virtually the entire United States government is aligned against consumers in a pro-business stance that sacrifices the lives of Americans for corporate profits. While there are minor exceptions to this, the big agencies that are supposed to protect consumers (FDA, EPA, FTC, FCC, etc.) have spent the last several years kow-towing to the interests of wealthy, influential corporations rather than protecting the interests of consumers.”

Of course the FDA, EPA, FTC, FCC, and other alphabet government agencies are “kow-towing to the interests of wealthy, influential corporations,” as that’s their purpose.

More than ever, the old adage comes into play: the customer beware.

“There’s only one person in the running for the next presidential election who even has a shot at reversing this, and that’s Ron Paul. But even if he were to get elected, he would be walking into a quagmire of politics, corruption, back-door dealing and criminal conspiracy at the highest levels.”

It’s not clear what a Ron Paul presidency would do for consumer protection against Chinese-made imports, but it’s crystal clear that U.S. consumers would be freer, wealthier and healthier under Ron Paul’s policies than those of any other potential presidential candidate. That’s why people who believe in freedom (real freedom, not the George Bush version of freedom) are wholeheartedly supporting Ron Paul, regardless of whether they’re Democrats, Republicans or Libertarians.

In other words, it is a distinct possibility, with less of their income going to a parasitical federal government, the average American might not be reduced to shopping at slavemart.

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