May 31, 2011

BELGIAN “ACTIVISTS” WANT POOR PEOPLE TO STARVE: Belgian Protesters Destroy GM Field Trial: “In Wetteren, a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders, activists succeeded in damaging the GM potatoes being trialled for blight resistance, despite a large contingent of police officers who had been ordered to guard the GM trial. The officers were unable to stop the 300-400 or more peaceful protesters of all ages, who included local people.” I mean, what possible good could new varieties of blight-resistant potatoes ever do? These people should be treated as potential mass murderers, not as “activists.” Because that’s what they are.

UPDATE: Reader Michael Shackelford writes:

On your note about Belgian protesters destroying GM trials, I find it ironic that your link is to a blog called “Food Freedom”, which celebrates a reduction in the kinds of food that people can buy.

But more odious is this common MSM trope of referring “peaceful protesters” when they are no such thing. If you are overwhelming a line of police officers to destroy scientific tests, you are not peaceful. If you are marching across an international border into Israel in defiance of authorities, you are not peaceful. If you fly a Jolly Roger on your boat, paint the names of ships you’ve sunk and ram Japanese whaling vessels, you are committing acts of war, not of peace.

When can we get the English language back?

Well, I was trying with the “mass murderer” bit.