1. Cairenn

    Cairenn Senior Member

    This is a fairly common quote that shows up on anti GMO pages

    “Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.”
    -Henry Kissinger

    There was comment in a Wikipedia discussion that there is no record of him saying that.

    It seems that this may be the 'source'.


    To me it looks like it might be a paraphrasing of this.

    “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.”
    -George Orwell
  2. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    More on that...
    Interesting concerns in that last paragraph, probably highly influenced by America's reaction to their own counter-culture.

    (ETA - and actually incredibly Freudian)
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013
  3. Cairenn

    Cairenn Senior Member

    What is bad is that, at that time that was the common thinking. Today we understand that the education of women leads to a population reduction, without any drastic programs other that making birth control available.
  4. moderateGOP

    moderateGOP Active Member

    You may be right. Though it's pretty far from the real quote (if that's it). I think people just automatically assume a Meme is right way more than is advisable. If you saw that unrelated to GMO any random person would be quick to accept it as a factual statement and that Kissinger did say it. No research needed! His picture is there!!!! That's proof in CT and Gullible land. Also I've notice that all these facebook stories and "Feel good" or "activist" shares are usually horribly inaccurate and skewed towards their side. In this case GMO foods.

    I've seen a lot of vegan stuff that is just plain wrong, but people share it anyway.
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