On the front lines during wartime, defenders stay on high alert and post sentries. Welcome to World War Three. Each one of you is on the front lines facing relentless chemical assault.
By Thom Hawkins
Your enemy has openly declared war. You are being attacked with toxic chemicals in order to extract obscene profit at the cost of your personal well-being and your very life. Who’s on duty protecting you? Absolutely no one.
Are you on high alert? Probably not, if like most citizens you remain docilely compliant with those who are aggressively and openly attacking you. How extraordinary!
Maybe you are trying to avoid the poison or mitigate it in some way. I have talked with some who are trying; however, like Diogenes with his lantern, I have found very few who are doing enough. Most can’t be bothered after making a token effort, convinced they’ve protected themselves. The effort required for significant protection is considerable, and it is so easy to be complacent about an invisible and relentless enemy who appears unstoppable.
I urge you to pick up your intellectual rifle and start firing bullets of informed self-protection at the insidious, sneaky, brutal enemy. You’ll be much healthier and happier if you do, and that is the way we, in a united front, can win this war.
I’ll make it easier for you to stop being exploited. Listed below are some links where you will find brain bullets for shooting down the waves of assaults on your body. There are a lot more where these come from. (Google to the rescue!) You might be surprised at how much better your body will feel when you protect it to the fullest extent possible.
Stay informed and stay on high alert every minute, every hour, every day. It’s war. No one can afford to be careless. Here’s some ammunition:
- DuPont vs. the World
- How to Avoid Toxic Chemicals
- 31 Ways To Protect Yourself From Toxins In Your Home
- Life Without Plastic
- 10 Toxic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid
- The emerging agroecology of wool, cotton, and other fibers that serves ecosystems
Thom Hawkins was a staff writing instructor at UC Berkeley for twenty-two years and has published books and articles about teaching, as well as short fiction and poetry. He is currently preparing his first poetry chapbook, “Wild Decrepitudes,” that will be available later this year.
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