“LET THEM EAT CAKE”. (Qu’ils mangent de la brioche)
(incorrectly attributed to Marie Attoinette and not quite the correct translation)*
Though the above quote has been incorrectly attributed to Marie Attoinette as well as the translation not being spot on, this quote was used back in the 1700s to convey how the rich and powerful were perceived to think of the common man of that day. It is believed this was one of the catalyst that led to the French Revolution of July 14, 1789.
History has shown us that kingdoms, religious entities, and governments kept their flocks in ignorance for what these entities believed were for the good of us. They believed that the masses preferred to be led. They must have been right to a large extent. We know this because for eons only the elite of society had access to knowledge from reading and writing and with it they controlled us. In actuality it was for the benefit of those in power and authority. In actuality, we allowed them to lead us at first because of ignorance and then because we were conditioned to be led. Old habits are hard to quit let alone change on either side of the coin.
Today, these same attitudes exist but knowledge is much more readily available and more difficult to prevent access. But, our conditioning is still intact from centuries of conditioning. The following statement probably summarizes this point — ‘Because the government (king, religious authority) says it is, it must be true. They would not allow product or services to be offered if it would harm us’. Think again!
Let me give one poignant example. The process of getting acknowledgement of LEAD’S TOXICITY and stopping the use of IT in paints and products in the United States was arduous and lengthy. Lead is toxic to all of us, but again more so for our children at the developing stage of life. Lead acts like a mineral to our bodies, so when it enters our bloodstreams it is distributed throughout our entire bodies lessening the ability of our blood cells to carry oxygen because the cells are damaged. And if it gets into our bones, which it eventually will contingent upon toxicity levels, then it will even hamper the production of blood cells. What are some of the effects? Speech problems, nervous system damage, seizures, slower development, kidney problems and more. Yet for decades parents were being blamed by individuals and the paint industry at large for the problems that were surfacing with their children after extended exposure to lead based products. Beginning around the early part of the 20th century paints contained up to 70% lead. Children were dying from it, having convulsions for “unknown reasons”. As far back as the 1920s the industry knew that lead was harmful and lethal however that same industry ferociously fought its regulation and it removal from products. In the 1970s, some 50 plus years later even a major TV station was being threatened with lawsuits for airing this issue on their popular shows before meaningful action took place in 1978.
Here is the point of this particular blog. Where excessive money, profit and power are concerned this idea of “ First, Do No Harm”, tends to break down. I just gave an example of lead in paint. But there are others products such as lead in gasoline, emissions from cars, DDT, the cancer causing aspect of smoking, dumping contaminants into our water networks, asbestos, GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) and, you guessed it now cell phone radiation, where the “INDUSTRY” lobby is so strong and so intent that [it appears that] profit and power trumps the overall well being of our human family.
So, what does “LET THEM EAT CAKE” and the emissions of EMF have to do with what I have just talked about?
Two things. Is there legitimate reason to think that the industry is oblivious to the public’s concerns or could it care less about the effects EMF [ may have upon] has upon us, even if it may at present [seem to] only affect a few. Or I am using this term wrongly to demonize an otherwise innocuous product or industry?
The second thing is, have any of you reading this looked into the possible effects of Cell Phone Radiation upon us all or more so upon our children? Is it legitimate to think that the Cell Phone Industry is doing what most big industry does – that is hide the genuine health issues from the masses? Are our concerns valid in this regard? Or are those of us concerned or affected by EMF just conjuring up a problem where none exists? I think past history gives one cause to be at least a little cynical. Tending to err on the side of caution in this regard should be the order of the day, don’t you think?**
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Here’s to your health and changing not only the way you think but the actions you take.
Chipsterhealth, April 24, 2013
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There is no evidence that Marie Antoinette ever said that starving peasants should “eat cake” if they had no bread. In fact, the story of a fatuous noblewoman who said “Let them eat cake!” appears in the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions, which was written around 1766 (when Marie Antoinette was just 11 years old).
What Marie Antoinette was actually like was beside the point; the image of the queen was far more influential than the woman herself.
Using the speaker phone reduces radiation to the head as do headsets which emit significantly less radiation than cell phones. Text instead of talk; it takes less power to send a text message than to send a voice message (talk) which means less radiation. Also, texting keeps radiation away from your head. Fewer signal bars on your phone means that it omits more radiation trying to get the signal to the tower. Take or make calls when your phone has a strong signal. If you have a poor signal, stay off the phone or keep it away from your head, out of your bras, and away from your pockets.