Today, I really don’t care if you are a Republican, a Democrat, a Libertarian, or unaffiliated with any political party. Today is a “We” day…
As President John F. Kennedy once said, “Our most common basic link is that we all inhabit this planet. We breathe the same air. We cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”
On the afternoon of Friday, August 10, 2018, just a few hours ago, in fact, a jury in San Francisco, CA delivered a stunning verdict against the chemical giant Monsanto and its herbicide, Round-Up. The chemical glyphosate is used in Round-Up and has been identified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a probable human carcinogen.
You can read this account from the San Francisco Chronicle:
The jury not only found Monsanto liable…
…but ordered the company to pay $2.3 million dollars in economic losses to DeWayne “Lee” Johnson, $37 million dollars for pain and suffering, and $250 million dollars in punitive damages. In total, Monsanto must pay $289 million dollars. Hopefully, the death knell has been sounded for Round-Up and a new environmental activism of both the left and the right can spring up.
This is a remarkable victory.
To fully understand the implications of this decision, I encourage readers to look again at my recent interview with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. about this case.
Glyphosate has been linked not only to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but other auto-immune conditions, as well as autism.
In my interview, Kennedy also expressed his opinion that the use of Round-Up was leading to widespread catastrophe in the environment, including an unprecedented drop in populations of the Monarch butterfly.
I genuinely believe this may be looked back upon as a hinge-point in history, the moment where the Gilded Age of corporate lies about pesticides and other chemicals may finally be judged under the harsh light of truth.
I am encouraging all political leaders, of the right and left, to take this moment to think about the future of humanity and our planet.
Pray and pray BIG that our leaders in the state houses and Washington D.C, will seize this moment to do the right thing.
Kent’s book PLAGUE was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014 and is now available in paperback. Skyhorse also publishes the work of Mo Yan, the 2012 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.