Monday, March 05, 2012

Good For PR,Photo-Ops,&Image Polishing,Bad For Liberty(A Harsha Sankar Article)

Dear Citizen, March 2012

The following is a firm example why non-profits,charities, foundations, trusts, and other non-governmental organizations cannot be trusted to advance social causes . Non-profits personify cronyism, nepotism, and all other corrupt conflicts of interest. While these organizations, thriving off taxpayers’ and tax break money, do not profit, the people associated with these groups (attorneys, top tier executives, bureaucrats, academia,and businesspeople) profit immensely.

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions,then the non-profits do much of the paving. It is often the corporates that partners with these NPO's to extend both their domination. While these "donations" to and from foundations are good for PR,photo-ops, and image polishing, these activities subtly but significantly harm the free enterprise economic model. In this era where corporate profits rise and yet working class people are losing their jobs and standards of living, the growing influence of the non-profits only contributes to the sociopathic mindset that is firmly on display.

The entire world knows of Bill Gates,founder of Microsoft. For nearly a decade, he stepped down as one of the heads of Microsoft to chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While the appearances are noble and philanthropic, the real purpose is anything but that. The following is a prime example of how a "benevolent charity" is illicitly involved in exploitation.

When Bill Gates purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million, it became abundantly clear that his so-called generous foundation is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world’s poor. It becomes clear that
Gates tax-exempt foundation is now trying to dominate and control the world’s systems of agriculture and food supply. In his purported attempt to curb world hunger, the Gates Foundation wants to significantly expand the growth of genetically-modified crops.Many countries have rejected his outreach due to new disease vectors,mutated pesticide-resistant insects,resistant "superweeds", and contamination of surrounding non-GM crops that would be created. Monsanto's patented seeds is believed to put insecticide into corn-based food products consumed by people everywhere.

The Gates Foundation is currently heavily focused on forcing GM crops on Africa through its financing of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).It has admittedly given at least $264.5 million in grant commitments to this NGO. The Gates Foundation hired a former long-standing Monsanto executive to head AGRA. 70 percent of AGRA's grantees in Kenya work directly with Monsanto.

Gates Foundation pledged $880 million in April 2010 to create the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), which is a heavy promoter of GMO's and Monsanto's products.In 2008, the Gates Foundation awarded $26.8 million to Cornell University to research GM wheat, which is the next major food crop in Monsanto's GM food crop pipeline.

Rather than promote real food sovereignty and address the underlying political and economic issues that breed poverty, the Gates Foundation has instead embraced corporately-owned and controlled agriculture paradigms that will only further enslave the world's most impoverished. GMOs have ravished already-impoverished people by destroying their native agricultural systems, as has been seen in India. Many Indian farmers have protested that once lands use these GM seeds, it cannot go back to what it once was. Traditional seeds are permanently replaced. If one wants to control the people,then control agriculture and make people tenants in their own land.

Whether globally or locally, donations to and from tax-exempt organizations end up favoring many commercial interests. People have to see through this hypocrisy. What the free markets in the private sector cannot do, then let democratically-elected and sovereign governments do. After all, until recently local governments did an excellent job with the American public school systems. At least government officials of limited government were civil servants who were restricted and well-regulated. The leadership of the non-profits, often a bastion of attorneys and other aristocrats, has no constraints placed upon them at all. They can do as they please as their organizations are funded by force. All these organizations have a worldwide record of mismanagement,kickbacks, and graft.

Very Truly Yours,

Harsha Sankar
908 Valley Ridge Road
Covington,Virginia 24426