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“Run Honey Run” by John Martyn

I didn’t do this, of course, but stole it from YouTube. The reason I went looking for it was because it is the background music to a BBC documentary about the loss of bees across the world. Every class of herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide are found in bees. This cocktail may very well be affecting their navigation systems. They can’t find their way back to the hives and die. Try to imagine what this cocktail is doing in our own bodies. It turns out the problem is monocultures, large crops covering thousands of acres, like almonds in California, created by destroying the natural habitat and kept in place only through large doses of water, fertilizers, and pesticides. The almonds depend on being pollinated by honey bees that are transported thousands of miles on trucks to do their jobs. Of course, we’re doomed to extinction. We’ve doomed ourselves. No populist movement will save us, nor any individual, because our government (and almost every other government of the world) is in the hands of those who have created this situation and benefit from it. So, run, honey, run and hide in the wind.

1 comment

1 JXL75 { 10.10.09 at 8:52 pm }

If they had some locomotion of their own they might nevertheless succeed in on getting from one place to another-but with some difficulty, since the heat motion tosses them like a small boat in a rough sea.