The Rawesome Foods Raid
Why it really took place
by Jon Rappoport
August 4, 2011
(Update: Be sure to also catch my podcast on the great Rawesome Food Raid of 2011).
Most of you know by now that multiple agencies of the federal government raided Rawesome Foods yesterday in Venice, California. FDA, CDC, Dept. of Agriculture—along with LA County Sheriffs. Armed sheriffs.
(See the story that Mike Adams, Editor of NaturalNews.com broke).
The whole story, and vital updates, can be found at www.naturalnews.com
According to reports, the terms of the warrant were ignored and, instead of taking samples of raw milk and cheese for lab analysis, the entire inventory of Rawesome was taken or destroyed.
This is all about a government attack against selling raw unpasteurized milk. The conflict has been going on for at least 60 years.
Three people were arrested and taken to jail in the raid. Their bail is high, much higher than you would expect.
All records and computers of Rawesome were also seized.
This raid is about several things–
The federal government crackdown on food and their need to control it, which is part of an overall strategy to stamp out the small grower and the small farmer, so that all food in this country is produced by mega-agra corporations, and is genetically modified.
The clout of the dairy industry and its lobbyists.
And, because Rawesome is not an ordinary retail outlet, but a PRIVATE buyer’s club, whose members agree to operate outside the federal government’s rules and regulations on food safety, the club poses a distinct threat to the government octopus—and not just in the food sector.
ANY private association of citizens which, by virtue of its internal agreements, honors CONTRACT above LICENSE, has found its way back to the original intent of the Republic.
And as far as the government is concerned, that must not be allowed to stand.
You see, if you and I sign a contract which permits us to deal with each other in our own chosen way, with no reference to government, we are DECENTRALIZING. This is the point.
Government, on the other hand, wants to control and issue licenses giving conditional rights to us, for every activity under the sun.
You and I, for instance, can agree to “practice medicine” with each other. We can a sign a contract to that effect. By that contract, you can treat my lower back with a medicine you invent—a medicine the FDA has not certified (licensed). We have found a way around the regulators and the lawmakers. And we are responsible. There will be no law suits and no complaints, no matter what the outcome.
And that way is at the heart of what the Republic IS. Or was, until the feds decided, long ago, that control was the objective of society.
Were hundreds of thousands of private “clubs” to spring up in the US, along many lines, the decentralization of power and the taking back of individual responsibility would direct a lethal effect against federal power.
This is why Rawesome was raided in such an overwhelming and unconscionable way yesterday.
The government doesn’t want you or I to be responsible for our own choices and decisions. They know what lies ahead on that road. The dawning of a new day, in which the tonnage of regulations designed to ensnare us in the web is irrelevant, is itself a lie, is seen as an illusion and nothing more.
We would be able, along many fronts, to opt out of the system.
Private contracts assume and breed self-responsibility.
The system of government-issued licenses breeds dependence.
Government and their media allies WANT YOU TO THINK THAT THE VERY IDEA OF PRIVATE CITIZENS MAKING THEIR OWN CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS WITH EACH OTHER—OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF GOVERNMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS—IS ABSURD, DANGEROUS, AND A SIGN OF LOATHSOME PRIDE.
And you know what? They’re succeeding.
The millions of little dependent androids they’re creating are all too willing to meddle, snitch, and obey “the boss.”
But the truth is, if the members of the Rawesome Buyer’s Club want to purchase and drink raw milk, and don’t care to consult or knuckle under to federal rules on the subject, that is their private right. They don’t want government “protection.” They have their own point of view. If other people want to buy pasteurized milk with growth hormones, fine. Rawesome is doing something else.
The government sees this as a threat that could undermine its drooling need for control.
Right now, the raid on Rawesome is taking place under the auspices of the FDA, CDC, and the US Dept. of Agriculture. I hope you understand these three agencies are part of the Executive Branch of the federal government. And that means the White House. And that means the president. For any of you who may think Barack Obama is the incarnation of The Second Coming, I suggest you take a step back. Decide whether your newfound religious conviction exonerates the president who, whether he knew about the raid before it happened, or only knows about it now, has the power to let it stand or make it go away. In this case, YES WE CAN means “yes, we can put a boot on your head and cancel your freedom to eat the food of your choice—even though we have that little showcase organic garden on the lawn of the White House.”
Under Obama, the power and range and influence of genetically modified food is accelerating. That is what HIS new day looks like. How do you like it?
Take a moment, and separate whatever opinion you may have about the Rawesome buyer’s club members, and their practices—separate that from their RIGHT to form their own association with their own objectives. Decide about that bigger picture. Because what you decide and what action you take based on it have a lot to do with what the future is going to look like.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com