Health Ranger Mike Adams is still alternately hilarious and head-bangingly infuriating in his paranoid lunacy.
One of the latest articles on NaturalNews is littered with scary stories about “science” and “cures” and “vaccines” and “Terminators”. Yes, those are just some of the scare quotes available on this one page, making both mundane technology and vapid fantasy sound like a terrifying government plot to control your brain.
The headline promises a set of portents of our own imminent doom, but in the text it’s clear he’s only blathering about things which “might be used”, or “could be done”, at some indeterminate point in the future. He doesn’t cite a single source, except to link back to some of his own previous articles, and evidence that these alleged nightmare scenarios are anything more than his personal raving fantasies is entirely absent.
In some cases, he expects his readers to know exactly what to be scared of already, because they’ve been well prepped, without actually needing to explain any negative scientific impact whatsoever:
#1) Organ harvesting from genetically modified, patented pigs
Need a replacement heart or lung? No worries, mate! Monsanto will grow you a new one using a genetically modified, trans-species pig (patent pending) that was raised on GMO animal feed and subjected to organ harvesting while it was still alive in order to keep the organs “fresh.”
Are Monsanto really performing such unnatural acts? Because, if they are, that sounds like a fantastically useful advance with the potential for saving countless lives. But… pigs! Pig lungs! Inside you! Ew! Go to hell, exciting new potential method for providing transplantable organs!
At other times, he just makes shit up:
#7) Total government control over your reproduction and the genetic code of your “offspring”
Copulating with the person of your choice and producing your own “random” offspring will no longer be allowed under the scientific police state. Reproduction must be carefully controlled through licensing and regulation to make sure that no unexpected results occur.
Before having children, parents will need to apply to the government for permission to reproduce, at which point they will be genetically and cognitively profiled, then granted a reproduction classification status that must be strictly followed to avoid imprisonment.
People who show rebellious tendencies and speak out against the state will be denied reproduction “privileges.” Only the most obedient, white-skinned, do-gooder mind slaves will be granted reproduction privileges, and they will gladly copulate and raise yet more babies to be sacrificed to the state as the next generation of mind slaves.
Seriously, that has screw all to do with the scary advance of science. It’s a clumsy portrait of some ultra-authoritarian dystopia with less grounding in reality than Animal Farm and none of the literary merit. You might as well scream against the popularity of footwear by saying:
Here are five innocent faces which could be kicked in by these “shoes” the government wants us all to wear. Could the next face… be yours?!
Sometimes, it almost seems like Mike Adams has some actual understanding of the value of real science; there’s a worthwhile point somewhere amidst his tirade against corporate-driven research which serves special interests ahead of public good. But what distinguishes “real scientists” in his mind is whether they toe the line of his own preferred ideology. He doesn’t have any substantial criticism of the way any particular science is performed, and his own scaremongering is based around unscientific ideas with barely the flimsiest research base to support them.
I think one of his readers who commented on that article summed up the situation best:
Shakespear: “The best laid plans of mice and men have often gone astray.”
Yes. Shakespeare was right.