posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 08:58 AM
originally posted by: anonentity
So where does this place the likes of Monsanto?
I thought this was an interesting question and it got me thinking. I hope you meant "where does this place the likes of Monsanto" in an ecological
sense as that is where my mind went...if I'm not reading you right then I apologize.
Terence McKenna's "Stoned Ape" theory is at least worthy of consideration and, if true, can help setup the path I went with this. If our
semi-recent ancestors developed an evolutionary bond with certain forms of mushroom, and the absence of it (in the theory) sponsored a fall from
communal nature-balanced primates to the formation of the unbalanced ego, division and war tendencies, agriculture, patriarchy and kingdom
building...then Monsanto comes along as a sign-post to the primate that has over-committed itself to one way of thinking. The very same primate that
the mushroom helped advance to a higher-conscious, detail observant, technology-birthing, powerful steward of nature (towards destruction or
biodiversity and abundance) lost its connection to the earth on the road of left-brained exploration. Monsanto then comes in to reveal to the
primate, in the natural way that it has, that a food system that is developed, publicly subsidized, encouraged to global dominance, reliant on a
public which refuses to take responsibility for its own food, monocultured, highly dependent on fossil fuels, environmentally toxic as a result of its
need for a massive amount of chemical fertilizer and pesticides....certain principles of the natural world that the left-brained primate has
forgotten. Poly-cultured food systems are stronger because they respect the holistic structure of nature, community food is healthier and so the
mushroom wills that we return to community-living we once enjoyed, strong healthy abundant food systems require respect and protracted observation of
our environment and this will have the effect of creating a hominid that is better adapted for survival.
I don't think it's technology vs. the natural world, or right-brained vs left-brained but we have been unbalanced on our road to robotic surgery,
space exploration and the internet and it's possible that the fungus desires we cultivate more balance. What better example of our love-affair with
only certain sciences when a self-professed highly-developed primate could create something as unscientific, environmentally destructive (and so
therefore self-destructive), and as unsustainable as Monsanto. Sorry if this is a mild derailment but I believe everything in an ecosystem has a
purpose/niche and so the question of what is Monsanto's in the human ecosystem was a interesting one to me.