Q&A with Author, Activist and Organic Farming Pioneer Julian Rose
Note: Julian Rose’s new book Overcoming the Robotic Mind – Why Humanity Must Come Through is available through Dixi Books HERE.
Q: Our planet is turning into a place that cannot be lived in any more at a very fast pace. Does your book put forward an exit plan for humanity that stands right on the edge of the cliff?
A: My book lays out a ground-plan for root and branch reform in all the key areas that affect our daily lives. It also exposes what forces are at work in bringing our planet to the cliff edge. Without knowing this one cannot come up with a solution on how to overcome apocalyptic events. Humanity is in possession of an extraordinary creative power which remains largely untapped; a power which has been deliberately repressed by a very small minority of global control agents.
Q: Before the very last step over the cliff, do you believe that humanity can save itself as well as the other living creatures?
A: Yes, certainly. Humanity is being pushed into a corner – a very toxic one. But the vast majority of people on this planet are essentially good, honest humans. The task we have is to free ourselves from thoughtless slavery to the political status quo, all around the World. A slavery which we are all complicit in by continuing to conform to a deeply destructive false agenda. In my writing I call for people to come together to break the chains of our conformist passivity and to build a new society. The animal/ plant kingdom is suffering deeply from the same ‘top-down’ repression, of course. It too will be liberated when those who lead show that they are in possession of something we call wisdom. Then they will understand the necessity of working with the forces of nature and not against them.
Q: Your own life story outlines an individual experience on changing lifestyle, can you tell us a bit more about it?
A: Well, it’s a long and rather dramatic story, but trying to encapsulate it in short, I would say that I came here with a mission. Born into an aristocratic family with a landed Estate and finding that the central role of my life is to make this Estate reflect a different value system than the stereo typical ‘class’ structured one of colonial Britain. When you own land, the first thing one needs to do is ensure it is treated responsibly. If one owns cottages, they should be used to house those who take a responsible attitude to the land and ecology (farming and forestry) in which they are working. It goes on from there, layer by layer, so that eventually the elite image which still surrounds most Country Estates, is transformed into a blueprint for an extended family living and working together in a manner which allows them to express their creativity and for the place in which they are working to express its creativity too. It is a socio-economic experiment which brings into focus the necessity to find a balance between the need to build an active working economy and at the same time give birth to a socio-spiritual community. A community that, bit by bit, forms the basis for sustaining the day to day working life of the Estate – and shares responsibility for its future. It is a life time work.
Q: You have brought your own lifestyle first to Poland than to various other communities. Also you have become a source of inspiration in many countries. Could you please tell us more about this?
A: I have a great respect for the peasantry and their deep knowledge of the land and how to sustain it with the minimum of outside inputs. I came to Poland on the invitation of Jadwiga Lopata, a respected environmentalist in her Country, in the year 2000. She asked me to become a co-director of the newly inaugurated International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside. I felt an intense need to warn Polish farmers (there were 2 million at that time) of the dangers of following the monocultural Western agrochemical route of food production proposed by the European Union. Most particularly, to start with, the necessity of saying NO to GMO. It has been a long battle, but we have succeeded in preventing GMO getting in to Poland and have awoken people to the irreplaceable value of the mixed family farm as the foundation of national food security. Through my writing it has been possible to put forward new visions of a way forward for humanity, largely based on my own experiences on the land as an organic farmer and – at an earlier point in my life – in the arts.
Q: In the light of these experiences, which parts of the world or countries do you believe should urgently change their lifestyles?
A: The change would be welcome from any country. However, the responsibility for the mess this planet finds itself in has most to do with the West, and particularly the USA. Due to acquiring an unreasonable proportion of economic wealth through military conquest and then employing this wealth to try and dominate world affairs, the West has set a very irresponsible and dangerous model for other nations to ‘aspire to’. It is now the case that just eight multimillionaires own the same wealth as half the world’s population. Such gross inequality is the surest sign yet that the world is on the brink of a multi-layered crisis. It is, in fact, a spiritual crisis. A crisis of rampant greed and pathological self interest, over natural generosity and manifest compassion.
Q: The responsibility for ecological problems has been knocked back and forth like a tennis ball between Northern and Southern hemispheres for years. For that reason, the real problem remains obscured. How do you interpret that?
A: At the heart of this North/South dilemma lies a historical ambition to conquer. That ambition is evident in the Old Testament and is refuted in the New Testament. However, in spite of being part of the credo of Christianity, the practice of ‘love thy neighbor’ has never taken root. In fact Christian aspiration is still expressed in the lines of a famous hymn which states “Onward Christian soldiers marching as to war” and reflects the decimation carried out in the name of Jesus by the Northern Crusader armies of the 12th and 11th centuries. From this we can see how the fanatical dogma surrounding ‘religion’ has played a key role in dividing and conquering – and with this comes the ecological biases that have their roots in what are held to be ‘superior and inferior’ guardianships of planetary diversity. Until mankind can get beyond the primitive impulse to ‘control’ rather than ‘respect’ nature and human kind, the ecological solution cannot be resolved.
Q: What you think about young people who are under the age of around thirty, are you pessimist or optimist in this sense?
A: I am ambivalent concerning optimism or pessimism with regard to young people today. We are witnessing a rejection of some of the values that were held to be important by older people – and that is common to recent centuries of what is sometimes called ‘progress’. However, in the majority of cases, we are not yet seeing a replacement of those values by something imaginative and progressive. There is, in the West, a strong narcissistic sense of values in what has been termed the ‘me me society’. I do not lay the blame for this on youth, but more on the behavior patterns set by their parents. The materialistic expectations and aspirations of parents have set the tone. I see great potential in the young of today, but it needs harnessing – ideally in land-based projects, adventurous natural health explorations and strongly led political exposes.
The chief danger lies in becoming over engrossed in Wifi technologies, smartphones and robotics. This virtual reality world – which is designed to ‘do your thinking for you’ – can numb humanity into perpetual slavery to an authoritarian central control system. It is why I have called my new book Overcoming The Robotic Mind – Why Humanity Must Come Through.
Q: There is a stronger fight for defending life in various countries outside of Europe, what do you think about this?
A: I suggest that those still living closer to the soil have retained a stronger will to fight their expulsion from the land, as well as to protect the ecological diversity that sustains them. There are many examples. In India there is now a significant rebellion against GMO and monocultural farming practices introduced by the West. Communities all over the world are waking-up to the sources of their top down exploitation, epitomized by neoliberal Western capitalism and its Goldman Sachs style banker elite. The serious alternative news feed now available on the internet has played a big part in encouraging a process of growing awareness.
Q: How can all these interactions in this field become stronger and more fruitful?
A: By people refusing to bend to the will of the central control system (status quo), and by taking back their destinies into their own hands and working them out at the local level. At the same time, exposing the horrors of mistreatment that are perpetrated by governments as well as supra national powers like the European Union. It is a dual process. Individuals have to see through ‘government’ and form bottom-up people led movements that will usurp the power help by the ruling cabals. It is about the most exciting challenge that one could face!
Q: Recently, more and more leaders in Europe are coming to power who deny climate change, do not believe in democracy and keep a distance towards human rights. Do you think this is a temporary situation? How do you interpret that?
A: I would say that it is a further expression of an age old attempt to create a caste-iron position of ‘leaders’- and of slaves who serve those leaders. The ‘leaders’ can only achieve their goals by cultivating a ruthless disinterest in humanity as a whole – which of course includes the animal and plant kingdom. War, aggression and dominance are fascistic traits. That is what we are witnessing coming back into the foreground within governments and the corporations that fund and control them.
It is a long planned for attempt by the 0.5% power elite to wrest absolute control over all aspects of planetary life. It is closely affiliated with Masonic and Satanic practices.
It will be temporary if people rise up in unison and reject this horror show. It will become worse if they don’t and will lead to a cyborgian age more automated and sterile than that predicted by Orwell and Huxley more than half a century ago.
‘Our life in our hands’ is an aspiration that must now become a reality. But it will need to be informed by a deeply spiritual form of passion for all that is beautiful, brave and of collective importance for all of humanity, regardless of race, religion or color.
The Monsanto/Bayer Transgenic Knot is Tied!
Don’t Miss the Mono Satanic Wedding of the Year
A Special Report by Big Pharma/Big Agro Weekly News.
Oh happy day! Two entities that are clearly a near perfect match, are to be joined together in hellish madrimony.
On the 21st March, 2018, after due consideration, The EU Monopolies and Murders Commission sanctioned their marriage – for the princely sum of just $666 billion dollars. What a joyous day for the people, plants and animals of planet Earth!
The wedding, between these two infamous same-sex corporates, is to be celebrated with a laboratory prepared Roundup Ready cocktail, which invited guests will be able to savor from specially commissioned asbestos goblets, each bearing the Saturnian insignia’s of the corporate couple.
Cyber waiters, wearing only a fixed smile and an Aspirin, will bring to the table a large bowl of Agent Orange consomme, as black nanotech confetti rains down on the happy couple.
Genetically modified mosquitoes in a rich glyphosate sauce is to follow; garnished with Amflora GM potatoes and further spiced with Monsanto’s very own Flaver Saver tomato dressing. I am reliably informed, that the eagerly awaited desert will be an organophosphate Golden Rice pudding, served in genetically engineered pig skin bowls with the words ‘New World Order’ inscribed on the outer rims.
A gentle ‘digestivo’ of microwave warmed Coca Cola will also be served, sweetened by Monsanto’s original saccharin chemical formula, to help settle any over inflated stomachs.
Lastly, for anyone wanting something as simple as a nice glass of water, the Carkill corporation has most generously offered to donate free bottles of its fluoride enriched tap water, for this occasion.
After their sumptuous dinner, guests will be entertained by Lady Bla Bla, Mad Onna and Miley Citrus, a cyborgian trans-gender act famous for its ’emotion free’ performances and costumes entirely made from reconstituted GM chicken thighs. What a grand spectacle!
Tickets will be available for a special public event to follow later in the week at the Head Quarters of The European Commission. Prices will start at $10,000 a head, but there will be a limited number of front row seats available at $1,000,000 each. Those fortunate enough to purchase these seats will get a free ‘MonBay’ T shirt and a bottle of synthetic bovine growth hormone (bovine samatotrophin), enhanced semi skimmed ultra heat treated milk. Book early, as seats are expected to sell fast.
Also available at this event, owing to the generosity of the host corporations, will be special gift vouchers for original 1925 examples of products made using polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s), so helpful in plasticating internal organs, but unfortunately banned in the 1990’s after too many people got the irrational notion that they were not doing anyone, or anything, any good.
Finally, the happy couple will leave for their honeymoon so as to consummate their common lust for power. In this case, in a delightfully un-restored Transylvanian castle by invitation of Count Roth-Soros, a great grand son of the much vaunted Count Dracula. There they will spend a quiet weekend with close fiends and New World Order vampires, planning the next major take-over.
What will it be? Speculation is rife that it is likely to be the World, as nothing else has quite the cache.
Postscript: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace” Jimmy Hendrix
He is President of the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside and the author of: Changing Course for Life and In Defense of Life, see http://www.julianrose.info/
Will the Polish government back small farmers and food sovereignty?
Described as ultra-conservative, rightwing and nationalist in the FT and committed to social welfare but ‘controversial’ by the BBC, the new Polish Law and Justice government has been criticised for measures taken to control the media.
Julian Rose sent a link to his article in the Ecologist this week which is summarised here. He is the author of the ‘proximity principle’ and spent decades of lobbying on behalf of small and medium sized farmers in the UK. He is now chairman of the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC), founded in 2000.
Julian sends the news that since Poland’s new government was elected last October it has moved to protect the country’s 1.3 million small farmers. First it freed, without charge, those arrested for protesting corporate land grabs, blocking the Polish Land Agency’s attempt to sell off prime farmland to foreign speculators. Now it is seeking to lighten oppressive hygiene regulations, and may well support a new Food Act that would ban GMOs, and legislate for national food security and food sovereignty . . .
Julian records, “Recent governments since Poland joined the EU in 2004 have outlawed the sale of on-farm processed foods unless farmers establish their operations as a separate business and in separate hygienically sanitised buildings. That’s completely unaffordable to the great majority of small farmers whose holdings typically range from between 3 and 10 hectares”.
He explains that the ICPPC has been campaigning to give the country’s 1.3 million small family farms the freedom to produce foods without needless, burdensome regulations, and to sell their produce locally. They are working with farmers and parliamentarians from the Kukiz’15 movement, which attracted 12% of the vote in the recent elections, to draft a new Food Act that will spell out farmer friendly’ supply and demand conditions that are critical to the survival of family farming traditions in Poland.
Julian adds: “In this, we have been fortunate to have the support of Jaroslaw Sachajko, the new Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, and a prominent member of Kukiz’15 in the Seime (Polish parliament) . . . Working closely with Sachajko has also enabled us to form the wording of the new act into the necessary legal terminology to be presented to parliament”.
Poland is a big country, rich in natural resources, but Rose reports that the European Commission stated outright, back in 2001, that it is the EU’s intention to eradicate the peasant farming tradition in Poland and restructure its agriculture by merging small farms into large scale enterprises able to ‘be competitive in the world market’.
Rose comments, “We all know what that means: large scale agrichemical monocultures exporting commodities onto the highly volatile global market place”.
The battle to prevent this has been the main task undertaken by ICPPC, centring around a major anti GMO campaign which successfully kept genetically modified seeds out of the country and led to a government ban on the import and planting of GM crops in 2006 (also then by Law and Justice).
Now that Law and Justice is back in power – and with a large majority – we have the chance of moving forward on this front as well as rekindling interest in an outright ban of GM animal feed. Such a ban had been proposed by Law and Justice back in 2006, but never came to fruition.
A bottom-up renaissance of real food and real farming is a long term goal of ICPPC. If we can get a genuinely farmer friendly food act through parliament in the coming months, with the road clear of GMOs and repressive food regulations, perhaps entrepreneurial Poles living abroad will be inspired to return to their native land and become instrumental in reviving the rural economy.
Whatever emerges in 2016, we remain committed to helping ‘hold the Polish line’ made up, as it is, of small and medium sized independent family farms, forming both the bedrock and backbone of the nation’s essential food security and sovereignty.