The two everlasting empires – The demise of America and Canada through greed.

William_Bell_Scott_-_Iron_and_CoalAmerica and Canada would do well to look at little closer at the history of their old owner Britain before they begin work on the pipelines and fracking this year. If they did, and managed to quell their greedy hearts enough to truly look at the stories, they would turn away from their plan and begin to find ways to be better humans.

The story of the British Empire isn’t a glorious one, it’s the story of how greed, need, and technology walk hand in hand. It also happens to be a story of how pine martens end up being homeless, moths have to change color, oh, and rather a lot of humans dies messily.

In short the British Empire, though impressive when you look on a map at the territories claimed, is nothing more than your common or garden tale of humans reduced to the things and ecological terrorism on a mammoth scale. As you strip off the cosy middle class experience of the rise of the British you find that there are an awful lot of bodies left lying around. The reason they were able to rise through the ranks so easily was because of one thing, steam. Clever men who tinkered and worked late into the night, all the time making steam their mistress allowed business men to find ways to prostitute her.

Where mills had once been powered by waterwheels they could now be powered by the new energy source. This meant that they could be built in more locations, could be bigger, could produce more stuff, and do it more quickly. All they needed was coal to heat the water and away they went.

In time this wonder power was harnessed in other ways. Getting the goods to market became a much simpler task and much more cost effective. No carters on bumpy roads to break your fine porcelain with a pothole. All you needed was to carve through God’s Own Country laying track and then use one of Mr Brunel’s nice new engines to get your plates and you to London double quick. With a bit of iron, a few lumps of coal, and some water you could become rich. The Empire’s Industrialists fully intended to, and didn’t mind if there was collateral damage.

That’s basically the story that I was told and encouraged to emulate when I was a kid in school. Clever men made the world better and we benefited from their endeavors (I can’t bring myself to insert the word “heroic” in front of “endeavor” these days but there you have it). England was able to produce more so it bought more resources, or went out and took them which was the more usual trick. But what matters kiddies is that she became Great. Hey they even use it in front of Britain so you get the message.

While all this greatness was going on other things were happening too. The steam engine became a tractor. Where whole families had made a living farming or working for the farmer they became redundant. The old hedges were ploughed up as larger and larger fields could be worked with the new machines. Wildlife lost their home and so did the humans. No longer needed there was a huge influx of people into the industrial towns. Where once they may have been poor but had the chance of poaching a pheasant they now had nothing except 10 people to a bed and the distinct chance of cholera, typhoid, or any number of industrial injuries. There was also a noticable lack of pheasants to poach.

So the industrialization of farming had little to do with the general good but rather allowed the farmer to make more money and save on the wage bill. The ones who did the work had to move on to where they could now scrape a new living.

Pine_Marten_II_by_irenaartAll the coal needed to power these steam engines had to come from somewhere and Wales, with her huge seams was the obvious choice. To dig deeper, bigger mines needed a lot of timber. A large part of the ancient and once beautiful Great Caledonian Forest which covered Scotland was cleared to provide pit props amongst other things. What had once covered about 1.5 million hectares was reduced finally to 35 bits lovingly titled “remnants”. The cost to the native flora and fauna was immeasurable. The pine marten for example was driven to inhabit these remnants and only began to bounce back once it became fully protected by law.

To dig for coal means that there’s a lot of waste material from the mining and refining process. Huge areas were buried beneath the slag and whole new hills created. You can still see them if you tour round Wales. The phrase “lunar landscape” is often used to describe what you’ll see, but the real trouble with that all that slag is that it contains very unpleasant chemicals and they like to leach out. They leach into water ways, into the soil, as water washes through the slag it pulls out the nasty and spreads it about.

Philipp_Jakob_Loutherbourg_d._J._002At this point in our tale it’s worth remembering the hymn which will forever be England’s own love song to itself. “Jerusalem” written by William Blake is now quintessentially English. It’s sung at rugby matches and at royal weddings. We like it because it makes us feel good about how great we once were. But it contains a sting in the tail. The line “And was Jerusalem builded here, among these dark Satanic mills” stands as a reminder to what we ourselves created. In short the greater good came with it’s own private hell. No one at the time of the industrial revolution could have called England’s industrial areas pretty, most would have described them as deadly. Air pollution from the mills, waterways polluted with every chemical in the cupboard, earth filled with heavy metals and waste products, go take a look. I dare you. I dare you because the same thing happened in America with the “great” industrialists here. Go look at what New Jersey did to the Hudson. The copy cats.

But get back to Jerusalem. It was a time when journalists of the day reported you could stand in the west country and see only dimly with the fires of the forges and the factories turning night to day. Now call me cynical but that amount of air, water, and soil pollution can’t be good for anyone can it? Certainly if the humans were struggling then one can assume the effects on the animal and plant kingdoms were equally, if not more, dire. So enters a second creature onto the stage. The small and inauspicious Peppered Moth.

800px-Biston_betularia_maleThis little insect isn’t much to look at. Small and white with black flecks it likes to hide on the trunks of birch trees, which also happen to be white with black flecks. So imagine the surprise of the moth with the dawning of man’s industrial age when the air turned black and so did the trees. Where once they were hidden they now stood out like a snow flake on a lump of coal. Something had to happen (if you’re a creationist look away now) and it was natural selection just as Darwin taught us. The birds seeing the whitest would eat them and over time the remaining ones bred themselves black with white specks to hide. An interesting side note is that the same thing happened in reverse when Britain finally cleaned up its air and the moth began to revert back to white. What we can say is that an awful lot of moths died because man decided to pollute the environment.

So this Empire that bragged about owning a third of the globe spread its influence about. It’s an interesting and shameful fact that though the British are fond of pointing out we gave up slavery in 1833 we still wanted cotton and America with her slaves was the place to go. India with her tea and cotton plantations, the tropics for sugar and rubber, all of it had a cost. Not to the nice middle class lady in London, but to someone who’s life followed that of the factory workers in Manchester with the taking of their livelihood in the name of progress. Everywhere Britain and her Empire touched people died, or were made slaves of economy. Everywhere she went, she left the water tainted, the soil a little sicker, and the air filled with the fumes of progress for the indigenous people to choke on.

Flag-U.S.-CanadaBut what has this to do with America the Brave and Canada the Great? How can the age of steam be in anyway linked to what’s happening today? Well just as for the British coal and steam were the driving force behind the destruction in their empire, today the USA and Canada are doing the same with oil and gas.

What Britain did with slag heaps and mills the new Empire is doing with leaking pipelines and fracking. Once again waterways are being polluted, people dispossessed, soil poisoned with the spillage, and wildlife driven to extinction. This new Britain is destroying the planet faster and more efficiently than the British could have dreamed of and we the people are being spoon fed the lie that its for the greater good just as the factory workers in the 1800’s were. We have been conditioned to believe that it’s our right to have cheap and plentiful food (not food thats good for us just cheap), that we deserve the best and that should also be cheap. What has been taken away is the ability for someone to say no and choose to live on the land. And then there’s the new pine marten and the new moth.

Our desire for cheap food has allowed the chemical companies to pollute hundreds of thousands of acres with their sprays because we demand the food to be plentiful and cheap. We have allowed seed manufacturers to remove the right of farmers to save seed and replant because the seed is now patented and controlled from Wall Street. We force chickens to lay eggs and grow for 72 weeks then enjoy them deep fried or feed them to our pets as a fancy feast. We have become the new middle class which demands much and doesn’t care about the cost. Switching to an organic free range chicken isn’t much use because even the word organic has been twisted and perverted by the mad men of advertising. Who knew dry cleaning could be organic? Something to think about is that in it’s strictest sense organic means that there is a carbon molecule involved. So the gas you put in your Hummer is, technically, organic and so’s the plastic bottle your drinking water from. What the organic movement should have done is call itself the “not touched by chemicals and pesticides that are made out of oil brigade” and then it might have been a little more difficult to pervert the name.

img_great-pacific-garbage-patch_2On top of our food expectations we have been taught to be oil dependent. We want cheap flights and have to have three cars in the garage because Junior couldn’t possibly be expected to take the bus. Again, advertising has lulled us into that belief and we fell for it hook, line and sinker. So you see until we give up the car and the need for plastic. But don’t we love plastic? It’s so cheap and light, so easy to produce and our oceans and land are now full of it. Never going away. Just leaching its poisons slowly into our lives like the slag heaps of Cardiff.

So we must have the Keystone pipeline. It is the denouement of this empire’s decaying grasp at survival at the top. Canada and the USA will poison the whole continent if it means that we can have one more sip of someone else’s tap water out of a bottle we can then throw away. We will let our politicians kill other citizens of these great countries through water and air pollution from fracking and the pipeline. But it’s all right because you get to lie in bed while Junior drives himself to school. Here’s a tip for you. Look at any empire and you will see that it’s the ruling class encouraging the nationalism that the others think is so important while killing off the working man. They don’t care because the pipeline never goes anywhere near their house. After all we’re all Canadian/American here but I have to keep the country going and what’s a little methane in the tap water amongst friends? Besides you can always by a bottle of the stuff at the gas station.

honeybees-deadBut the cost to the animal kingdom (we’re mammals too remember) must also be considered. Where the British chose to try and kill off a moth America and Canada are choosing the bee as their legacy. The trouble is the bug they chose to pin to the cork memory board as their legacy to humanity is that we kind of need it. Every person who demands cheap food is telling the farmer that they want the bees dead. Why? Because it’s our demand for more that means the chemical companies can keep selling their poisons. If we all decided to go truly “not touched by chemicals and pesticides that are made out of oil brigade” then there would be no demand. If we grew our own or sourced our food locally and accepted the fact that strawberries in winter is nice but not essential to life then the bees might stand a chance. But as long as we want those strawberries as our right then bees be damned we need the pesticides.

You see what makes an empire isn’t the few who have the shiny new product but the ones who are taught to desire it. When we desire more and then turn desire into the belief that its our right then we allow the money men to destroy the environment and our own lives. Thomas Carlyle wrote:

“Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.”

Of the first empire “necessity” we don’t need to be oil reliant or have strawberries in December to live well. We need somewhere to live, food that’s healthy to eat, and water that’s clean to drink. It’s when we see the strawberries as our right we choose through “free will” to empower the second darker empire. Instead of a pine marten we now have the polar bear and salmon that are struggling, for the moth we now have the bee and ourselves.

I wonder, in a hundred years or so, which areas of Canada and the USA we’ll be calling the dark Satanic mills? That is if we are still here to sing.


4 responses to “The two everlasting empires – The demise of America and Canada through greed.

  1. Hello, I have some very important information for you, if you would, please share it with as many people as you can as soon as possible.

    No Well Water is safe or suitable for animal consumption or plant growth, Fluorine is the 13th most abundant element in the earths crust, and water obtained from the ground will be contaminated with very high levels of Fluorides (fluorine + a positive ion). One small glass of Well Water, on average, contains the Fluoride equivalent of one pea sized dab of Fluoridated Toothpaste, this is about 0.7 parts per million of fluoride, however, any amount of fluoride exposure is incredibly harmful for all biological life.

    We have effectively increased our exposure to Fluorides on average by 50,000% when we choose to expose our selves to this water source, that is in comparison to the majority of our evolutionary history of drinking surface waters that contain which contain roughly 500x less fluoride, although, some wells may even be contaminated with levels as high as 12+ ppm.

    I believe that most people do not understand the science of why fluoride’s are so dangerous, so I’d like to explain why, but first I’d like to point out the fact that we are the only life on this planet to dig deep holes in the ground to obtain water to drink, at least deep enough to contaminate our water with high levels of fluoride in this way.

    The safest alternative is distilled water, or rain water (I suggest a collection time during long periods of rain to avoid polluted air contamination), filters like reverse osmosis do not do enough and they hardly filter the majority of fluorides at all because most naturally occurring fluorides are relatively small compounds, but they may help filter many larger fluoride compounds like those which may be additionally added to water supplies by many city water suppliers. Regardless of which fluorides are getting through, distilled water, or rain, will remove them all, except those leached into water droplets through out atmosphere, rain will be especially vulnerable to this and there are about 50 parts per billion of hydrogen fluoride / other fluoride gasses in our atmosphere, but rain collected should contain less than 0.008 parts per million of fluorides on average.

    So, why are fluorides dangerous…?

    Besides specific bond formations that may occur within the body and disrupt normal biological processes, like that of calcium bonds in our bones rather than our teeth due to excessive fluorides in the blood stream, here is the key issue behind fluorides disastrous effects, which continue be disastrous even after bonds like this occur.

    “Electronegativity”, which is the tendency to draw in electron mass, is a fundamental atomic property of all the elements on the periodic table, out of all these 118 elements of the Periodic Table, the element fluorine has the highest Electronegativity, and, more importantly, one eighth of the entire spectrum of Electronegativy for these Elements on the Periodic Table, is a gap between Element Oxygen, and Element Fluorine.

    Let me just repeat that once again…

    1/8th, of the entire spectrum of Electronegativity, for the elements on the periodic table, is a gap, between elements oxygen and fluorine.

    That kind of Electronegative energy, drawing in electrons in a biological system, (which is a finely tuned system of exchanging electrons), will extremely distort functions of biological systems, especially systems that have not evolved to cope with the levels of Fluoride they are being exposed to.

    We are 70% water like most life on this planet, and only throughout roughly the last 100,000 years or so have we begun digging these holes in the ground to obtain water.

    Evolution does not occur rapidly enough for this fluoride contaminated water to really be called “safe” by now, one quick example of the the slow progression of evolution is that we split from Chimpanzee’s / Bonobo’s nearly 7 million years ago.

    There is roughly 500 times less fluoride in natural sources of water like rain, or springs, even rivers and lakes, than there is in this water from holes in the ground. Drinking and using this water for farming, globally, is destroying our bodies, developing a wide spectrum of health issues for us, our pets, and our plants, I’m sure you’ve noticed we are the only wild animals getting cancer.

    A good example of the powerful Electronegativity that the Element Fluorine has is when experiments are done in it’s pure state as a Gas, in this state, it is so reactive, that almost any substance, Glass, Metals, or even WATER, BURN, with a Bright Flame in a Jet of Fluorine Gas, WITHOUT the need for a Spark.

    This incredibly high Electronegativite Energy still lingers even after Fluorine forms a bond with positive ions, and these are what we call “Fluoride’s”.

    Among the wide spectrum of various health Issues fluoride can cause, Cancer is a big one, but i’d like to focus on another not so obvious symptom of fluoride exposure.

    I think it is crucial to understand this particular issue, i’ll start with the fact that we are 70% water, we need a lot of water each and every day, and our body can detect the amounts of Fluoride, along with the minerals that end up in our water as it is processed for use in the blood stream, and if this amount is higher than the natural levels we have evolved to cope with, our brains have evolved a coping mechanism which attempts to put a damper on precious processes such as higher cognitive functions involved with imagination, functions that are involved with implementing new neurons, or functions that strengthen new neurons and neurons already in use for more reliable access. This damper is done as a way to preserve these functions for more significant moments, which will be judged by your conscious thought and with emotions, rather than just allowing these functions to be used all the time, because doing so would damage neurons your trying to strengthen if there are fluorides present in the blood stream. (this is hard for me to explain so I hope you understand.)

    This damper is the reason why cognitive dissonance occurs in the minds of so many people, many of us who are so heavily poisoned by these fluorides would much rather rely on a set of neurons that are already hardwired and therefore reliable, than to risk developing new ones that may be distorted by the presence of excessive amounts of fluorides.

    Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, are emotions that help you to overcome this damper that the Human Brain Implements, these emotions help your conscious mind in ways that get you “worked up” enough to use these higher cognitive functions, it is like forcing your brain to use these parts it’s trying to preserve (imagination and functions that are involved with implementing new neurons) because your consciously telling it that you think what your doing is extremely important. A good example of this, is if your having a discussion with your boss at work and he is noticeably upset because you didn’t do your job right, you’ll stress your self out over this kind of event in order to strengthen particular neurons for more reliable access so it won’t happen again.

    That sort of behavior can cause someone to act impulsively, i’m sure you’ve seen it many times even with your self, we want to stick to a set of reliable and hardwired neurons, as if we know it all and we don’t need improvement on our methods or awareness of particular things… and many times cognitive dissonance will occur as we try to avoid stress, anxiety, and depression, as we are met with concepts perhaps true, which seem counter intuitive to us.

    To make it short, excessive fluoride in the blood stream can literally makes it stressful to try to imagine and develop new ways of thinking… Your brain is telling you not too do something via these emotions, because of fluorides present in your blood stream, and unless you overcome this stress with your conscious judgement of importance, like realization of truth and excitement for learning this truth, cognitive dissonance will occur.

    Money, and other various ways of cultures, will keep us plugging along sticking to Hardwired Neurons doing something we wish we weren’t doing, or preforming a job which barely pays at all, perhaps worthless and unsustainable as well. There are many various ways our cultures promote these bad ideas, among each other in this adversity, must stand up for the rights of our planet, to live sustainability, to do so we must use our consciousness to it’s utmost potential, that means getting off of fluoride as soon as possible…. that’s the first step I believe. Money is evil in the sense that it is a false incentive and provides many unconscious opportunity’s for the destruction of our planet, it will promote the success of particular neurons, meanwhile demoting others, and we rewarded our selves self chemically when we receive “money” for doing a job right, or when we receive / spend / have money, this strengthens those neurons even further, it’s all about money sometimes, and not the actual thing it’s self.

    Rain (Like Distillation) = Averages 0.008 ppm (parts per million) fluoride.
    Surface Waters (For example, Lakes, Rivers, Springs) = Averages 0.05 ppm fluoride.
    Bottled Water = Averages 0.1 ppm fluoride.
    Well Water = Ranges from 0.7 – 12+ ppm fluoride .
    Tap Water = Ranges from 0.7 – 12+ ppm fluoride (In america, the maximum allowance is 4.0 ppm, regulated by the FDA).

    Additionally fluoridated water supplies often use chemicals we’ve never even come into contact with throughout the last 3.5 billion years of evolution here on earth, for example, chemicals like Sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6)and HydroFluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6). Fluoridation of a public water supply is medication without consent.

    Some Of The Easiest Thing And Most Important Thing You Can And Should Do Immediately to avoid the majority of Fluoride Exposure, Is to drink distilled water, and to avoid tea or tobacco, they both contain very high levels of fluoride.

    Distilled water is very inexpensive, it cost roughly $0.88 for a 1 Gallon jug which is available at nearly every grocery store, otherwise you can order it from a water supplier like “Culigan”, for nearly the same price.

    Please start drinking distilled water, or rain water (collected sometime near the end of a storm, during a long duration of rain preferably, to give time to clean the atmosphere and avoid polluted air contamination) as soon as possible, drink, cook, and process your foods with this water.

    Distilled water and rain water, are the process of evaporating water, collecting and condensing the Vapors, which will leave you with 100% uncontaminated (no dissolved solids) h2o.

    If your worried about not getting enough minerals anymore once you switch to distilled water, let me assure you that if you eat acidic fruits, or add some lime or lemon (Organic) to your distilled water, you will be completeeeely fine… and feeling much better than you were before.

    For water with more alkalinity, you can add coconut water to your distilled water, and there are plenty more options out there for you to try, but a proper food diet is all that is necessary, many fruits will contain all the minerals you need in your diet, Banana, Cantaloupe, Water Melon, etc, fruit is incredibly healthy, especially raw fresh fruit, which happens to contain incredibly low levels of fluoride as well, especially if grown organically.

    Home Water Distilling Units range in Price from 100$ which is sufficient to start drinking, to 1000$ which will be ridiculously efficient, supporting your entire Family and a Home Garden as well, although rain can be very sufficient for a home garden if unpolluted, rain water (<0.008 ppm fluoride)

    If you decide to distill rain, or even reverse osmosis water, you will never have to clean your distillation unit, you will only need to drain the water from the boiling tank occasionally and replace the post filter every 2-5 months.

    Fluorine is in low friction "plastics" such as Teflon which is a molecule comprised of only carbon and fluorine atoms, when Teflon Coated Cookware is Heated, it will release Carbon Fluoride Vapors into the Air or into your Food, do not use Teflon for this reason, and it is well known to cause cancer,

    Aluminum is very dangerous as well, it will increase the toxic build up of Fluorides in the Human Body, avoid aluminum cookware because it aluminum has a low melting point and if scraped, bits of it will end up in your food, small amounts may boil off into water or evaporate like Teflon as well.

    Aluminum is the 3rd most abundant element in the Earth's Crust, and Fluorine is the 13th most abundant element in the Earths Crust: An average of 950 ppm of Fluoride are contained in it. Top Soils contain approximately 330 ppm of Fluorine, ranging from 150 to 400 ppm. Some Soils can have as much as 1000 ppm, and contaminated soils from industrial processes have been found with 3500 ppm.

    Rain water has 0.008 ppm as I've mentioned, and it is what the majority of the water that the Life on this Planet has evolved to cope with, waters are further contaminated when they make contact with the surface of this planet, and the further down those waters go before they are dug up from wells for various human purposes, the more contaminated they are going to be.

    Fluorine that is located in Soils may potentially accumulate in Plants, Especially the Tobacco or Tea plants, i'd like to suggest to you that you avoid exposing your body to these two plants in particular, you can find very credible information on wikipedia about them and their fluoride contamination.

    The amount of uptake of fluoride by Plants depends upon the type of Plant, and the type of Soil, and the amount and type of Fluoride found in the Soil / Water.

    Too much Fluoride, whether taken in from the Soil by Roots, or absorbed from the Atmosphere by the Leaves, retards the growth of Plants and reduces Crop Yields. Growing plants with well water is like pumping the fluoride equivalent of 25 to 100+ tubes of fluoridated tooth paste in with the soil throughout the plants life… that's because well water averages a 0.7 ppm contamination of fluoride… and unfortunately that is what I assume the majority of our foods are grown with at this time.

    With Plants that are Sensitive to Fluoride Exposure, even Low Concentrations of Fluoride can cause Leaf Damage, and a Decline in Growth.

    Although Fluoride was once considered an Essential Nutrient, the U.S. National Research Council has since removed this Designation due to the lack of Studies showing it is essential for Human growth.

    It is important to note that if Fluorides are absorbed too frequently it will cause Calcification of the mammalian Pineal Gland. The Pineal Gland is Biological Filter for Fluoride. It has the most Profuse Blood Flow 2nd only to the Kidneys, with the Highest Concentrations of Fluoride throughout the entire Mammalian Body, ranging from 20,000 ppm to 25,000 ppm.

    Both the Pineal Gland and The Kidneys turn Fluorides from our Diet / Blood Stream (note: Smoking, Vaporizing, Water Vapors in the shower, Air (15-50 ppb) into Calcium Fluorides, which are safer to process out of the body. The Pineal Gland processes built up calcium fluorides to safely exit the body through urine at night, the process involves the molecule n,n-DMT which is produced naturally in the Pineal Gland, many plants contain this molecule, and this molecule is good medicine for decalcification of the Pineal Gland if taken before your sleep as concentrated dried plant matter (nearly boil plant matter containing n,n-DMT, let settle for an hour, scoop off top layer of water and dry it in a glass dish), the urge to urinate will increase and you should wake up to do so accordingly. The molecule n,n-dmt neutralizes the electronegative effects of fluorides in the blood stream by clumping together with fluorides to help them safely exit the body.

    If these two filters cannot handle the fluoride they are being exposed to, then Fluorides may end up in other calcium deposits throughout our bodies, like our Bones, which can cause Skeletal Flurosis, (which may lead to Arthritis or Joint Pains), this may even be the general cause of Arthritis.

    Dental Flurosis (White spots on Teeth) which may lead to Tooth Decay, is an obvious sign of wider systemic damage.

    This information is updated as frequently as I can update it at

    An obvious indication of a significant reduction in fluoride exposure to your body is remembering your dreams from each time you sleep, and vividly.

    (You are experiencing a subjective reality, and there are many others experiencing a subjective reality as well, but we are all the universe it's self, and so we must not activate neural pain networks.)

    Much Love,

    – И

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