- New Year's Day, 2005, brought Canada its third case of
Mad Cow, E-I-E-I-O.
- Canadian officials quickly announced that the ten- year-old
animal had not entered the food supply. How about her milk? What have Canadians
been drinking during these past nine years of that cow's milking life?
- Would you drink milk from a sane cow? I hope not. Drinking
milk from a Mad Cows exposes humans to the same brain-wasting encephalitic
- Consider the logic. One cannot donate blood in the United
States if he or she has lived in England. Yet, a cow filters 10,000 liters
of her own blood through her udder each day. Many people call milk "white
blood." Milk can contain the infectious particle which causes Mad
- Now for the great irony. A few years ago, America invaded
Afghanistan, then Iraq. Many nations turned their backs on George Bush,
II. Canadians would not send troops nor lend support. America's national
anthem was booed when the New York Rangers and Islanders played hockey
games in Montreal and Toronto.
- In the best example of the elite ruling mob in Washington,
the "don't get mad, get even" rule was applied. Shortly after
the boos, the first case of Mad Cow Disease was discovered in Canada. The
United States immediately closed its borders to all cattle and meat trade.
That embargo has remained in effect for 18 months, virtually destroying
Canada's cattle and meat industry. During that embargo, America confirmed
its own first case of Mad Cow Disease. We threatened nations who would
place a similar embargo on our meat. Deals were made. However, our punishment
of Canada continued.
- Here's the irony. A few weeks ago, after much negotiation,
it was decided that Canada had suffered enough. An announcement was made
that the borders would again be opened to meat trade. So, in the spirit
of "great timing," Canada health officials announced the case
of another newly identified Mad Cow. Bureaucrats on both sides of the fence,
desiring not to kill secret deals having nothing to do with human safety,
issued press releases to assure Canadian and American meat producers that
Mad Cow Disease is a mere illusion. The borders will soon be opened, because
the embargo was never really about Mad Cows. Canada is our friend again.
Don't you feel safe that somebody is looking out for your interests?
- Robert Cohen