Ignorance Wins in California
The ballot initiative to give the public the "right to know" if their food is genetically altered in a laboratory (Prop 37) has failed by 53/47%. The Monsanto and partners disinformation blitz, to the tune of $44 Million or more, succeeded in confusing citizens and convincing them to directly vote against their own interests. It helped the corporate gang that their slush fund was able to sway several large newspapers into siding with them and to tell their readers to oppose their own basic rights.
The blame, however, ultimately rests upon the people themselves. Ignorance can be combatted with education, yet often that's not the case. People are far too willing to believe well-told lies rather than expend the energy to investigate the truth for themselves. They are molded from childhood to be passive receptacles of information rather than curious seekers of knowledge. This style of factory-worker programming is widespread and a relic from the recent past industrial age. Workers were not expected to question, but to passively obey, thus the non-thinking majority.
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