Lord, and to think only a few weeks back I truly believed no one could be more dismissive of Michelle Obama’s organic, let’s-take-a-cattle-prod-to-the-fatties initiatives than me. Turns out, I’m not even in the Top 20. First there was the embarrassing scapegoating of a miniscule rise in pedestrian deaths on her (admittedly eye-roll inducing) Let’s Move! effort. And now Mark Crispin Miller’s decidedly liberal News From the Underground declares: “Michelle Obama’s Garden is a Propaganda Masterpiece”?
By my lights calling such a laughably unserious effort a “masterpiece” is an insult to those propagandists who truly work on honing their craft, but I’ll allow the Undergrounders to make their own case:
[N]ow it’s time to cut the crap: Barack Obama having pledged to make us all eat GE foods–for it is ultimately his USDA, not Tim Vilsack’s–I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Michelle’s garden was a deft stroke of diversionary propaganda, meant to make our ruthlessly Monsanto-friendly president* look just as “green” as Johnny Appleseed, or Michael Pollan.
In any case, Monsanto’s domination of our nation’s food supply will make the term “organic” meaningless, regardless of how pretty all those veggies, herbs and berries look in that nice plot on the Obamas’ heavily-guarded lawn.
Ouch! The ol’ “heavily guarded lawn” epithet? Talk about ruthless! It sounds like someone has been eating Monsanto’s new Rage Bean, or perhaps the Snark Berry?
Also: For the record if you read up on the history, you will find A LOT of light between Johnny Appleseed and Michael Pollan. If Obama wanted to be as green as Appleseed, he’d have to mostly forgo shoes and totally give up on beds. (Appleseed believed there would be no beds in Heaven, so why get used to them here on Earth? Hardcore!)