For example, if you wish to have corn, well, you could go to the store and buy some seeds and grow them and have a corn garden. But - let's say you
live next to a Westerner who thinks that people who grow their own corn are witches!
That Westerner will then call the police, and possible spread rumors about your corn growing prowess, resulting in you losing social status, friends,
and all kinds of things! Of course you aren't going to grow corn after this!
But it's not real repercussions that are teaching you this, it is people that are completely insane that are teaching you this due to their
incompetence in understanding reality.
It seems that you have very little understanding of the western world, and I do not mean that in an offensive way. This scenario you propose is not
one that would happen in the western world. We don't call the police on people because we think they are witches, and we don't spread rumors about our
neighbors corn growing prowess. That situation seemed like something from Borat.
What would really happen in the western world:
You want corn, so you go to the supermarket and buy corn. End of story.
But to extend it a bit:
You want corn, so you plant a corn garden.
A few weeks later, a SWAT team breaks into your house and arrests you and destroys your garden. You go to court for growing more corn than you can
legally grow on your property. You pay a huge fine, and go home.
You replant your corn garden, this time making sure it's small enough to be OK.
A few weeks later, a SWAT team breaks into your house and arrests you, and destroys your garden. Evidently some Monsanto corn contaminated your
garden, and you are now illegally growing Monstanto's trademarked corn. You not only pay a huge fine, but Monsanto has financially blackmailed you
into signing a contract where you can only use their trademarked products.
You go home, replant your corn garden, this time with Monsanto name brand trademarked corn. For the rest of your life you are enslaved by monsanto.
A few weeks later, a SWAT team breaks into your house, destroys your garden, and arrests you. You had been selling a few ears of corn here and there
in order to help pay for all the fines you incurred previously. You are charged with some crazy charge for selling food without a license or something
along those lines. You pay a huge fine and go home.
You go replant your corn garden.
A few weeks later, a SWAT team breaks into your house, destroys your garden, and shoots your dog for good measure. You couldn't afford your water bill
due to all the fines, so you have been collecting rainwater on your property. Big no-no. You pay another huge fine and go home.
You get home, go to your bedroom nightstand, pull out your pistol, and shoot yourself in the head.
A few weeks later a SWAT team breaks into your house, and arrests your dead body. Suicide is illegal, so they throw your corpse into a cell and leave
it there until you turn to dust.
THAT is how things go down in the western world.
(Just to clarify, that was a fictional story that incorporated many things that have been going on in the west, it may be fictional as written, but
each and every one of those things actually did happen to someone, except the throwing a corpse into jail part)
edit on 13-9-2013 by James1982
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