Just when you thought that the misinformation campaign couldn’t get any better, it got pretty good again. Not only have they bombarded the social media to indoctrinate their followers to their mantras but they have got it all compacted in a whole minute! Just listen here or read it below.
“Aloha, this is Uncle Mac. My ohana has been farming Maui for over 51 generations and now we have to get with the times. Dats why we like us da GMOs. It’s easy. All you gotta do is get one license from da chemical companies dat rent da seeds cuz you no can own or save em for next year. Den you sign one contract dat you not going tell no one nuthing. Den you gotta study technical stuff like coexistence, den you almost ready for plant, but first you got to buy one space man suit to protect yourself cuz you gotta spray the chemical to kill everything and grow the GMO. Den they have to inspect dat you did em right so you no get in trouble. If dis is da way you farm, den you no like the GMO bill. If you farm old skool like everybody else, den the GMO bill absolutely no problem for you. It’s dat simple.”
The funniest thing about the whole Shaka Movement is that even some of their followers can’t even quite explain the law that they are proposing itself and don’t even know the content of it.
Not only do these people not like being questioned for their movement, but some will even try to show you a baseball bat for questioning them.
Not only do these people have so much aloha, but they will even beautify public property in the name of being allegedly poisoned. Forget the fact that they exposed themselves to synthetic chemicals and aerosols and some solvents that are known carcinogens. They likely did this without a space suit too!
Oh, yes, and these malama the aina pono preachers (aka “I love the land and do what’s right but don’t quite know right from wrong) has no boundaries when it comes to private property either. They come with the mentality that what’s yours is mine apparently.
It’s funny that these same folks have all kinds of weird spellings and conspiracy theories about the whole biotech issue and when you point out the obvious, they are the first one to call you ignorant. Sure, your internet knowledge and Google searches have made you a whole lot smarter than any farmer. In this aspect, I make like an anti-GMO activist and don’t read the flood of “intelligent and thought provoking” comments. It gives me inspiration. NOT.
Well, I can’t enlighten everyone about the wonders of biotechnology unfortunately. Especially if people would rather socialize, I mean protest, something they clearly don’t understand but think they do. So yes, keep sending those comments, and denying the facts and evidence. Facts and evidence don’t need mantras and emotional terms of people and the aina dying or being killed because it just doesn’t stand beyond a reasonable doubt.
And please, don’t send me any comments about how you’re now going to save the turtles, protest the Mauna Kea telescope, surf by a Superferry, and hijack the North Shore Neighborhood board meeting with an anti-farmer crowd. I would love to hear how you’re going to participate in a civil discussion about how agriculture will move forward first and foremost sans any mention of Monsanto.