These Are Evil Men
Dairy farmers are regular folk. They work hard but
their heads are in the ground buried under fields
of hay and cow feces. They are usually too busy to
participate in milk debates. They inject, inspect,
constantly feed, do three daily milkings, shovel turd,
repair fences and machines, and do hundreds of other
chores, the least of which might send the lot of us
to the couch for the remainder of the day to channel
surf one version or another of day and night soaps.
These are good guys, and they are not the subject of
The men I refer to are the ones who gained power equal
to the devil himself on March 23, 1971. They got away
with their first great crime because their co-conspirator
was a President of the United States, and no man in
his right mind reports a $3 million cash bribe when the
money sits on a table before him. Who knew that a tape
machine was working to record that bribe, and that 36
years later, I would have the actual tape recording,
thanks to my Freedom of Information Act Request?
Ironically, a portion of that dairy-sponsored bribe money
was used to finance the most heinous political crime in
American history, the Watergate break-in. See:
These men of evil became empowered on that day. Bribery
could have put the lot of them in jail, but with each
new unpunished crime against their fellow Americans,
their arrogance grew in strength.
When negative news about milk's adverse affects began to
circulate, plans were devised to require every dairy farmer
to contribute to a fund that would plug each hole in the
dike. Pennies became dollars, and a secret investment fund
grew from millions to billions of dollars
Lobbyists were hired, and congressmen and senators were
bought. One vote became cheap, and the bribes for votes
yielded a thousand-time return on investment in the form
of welfare checks to the wealthy, otherwise known as milk
These dairymen were brilliant baseball strategists, and
they already had the bases filled with no outs. What
base was left uncovered? Why, home plate, of course.
More dollars were raised and invested and America's
media was bought too. Newspapers, magazines, radio,
television, cable television. The bought wisely. They
spent brilliantly. They threatened those who hinted
that the playing field might be leveled. Never before
in the history of modern-day business has a scheme
been so brilliantly launched and marketed.
And then? They scored insurance runs.
Millions of dollars went to medical schools to teach
nutritional programs. Millions more were invested to
design, print, and mail dairy posters to public schools.
Many millions more were spent on scientific researchers
who had no conscience, just outstretched palms and
well-equipped labs...and Brooks Brothers suits, Rolex
watches, and Mercedes Benz cars to drive to their
Game over? Not quite.
As their power grew, so did their impudence. All they
had to do was leave well enough alone. I would still be
drinking milk had their evil not festered into a thirst
for more power. Such is the nature of evil men. Their
motives are not difficult to decipher. Their desire
for more is directly proportional to their need for
deception. And deceive, they did.
For dollars invested, they called in favors. Positions
of power were given to those who simultaneously grew
rich from dairy industry relationships. Men and women
at the FDA and USDA sprouted roots directly to dairy
And then came the genetically engineered bovine growth
Many of the heroic men of strength and character protested
that new dairy development, predicting that it would do harm
to the dairy industry. Men of conscience, like Pete Hardin,
editor of The Milkweed, a monthly pro-dairy newsletter. Men
like Russ Feingold, Democratic senator from the state of
Brave men and women warned about the dangers of this hormone.
Some were fired from government employment. Others lost their
positions in academia. Men such as pediatrician Benjamin
Spock received ridicule by the media, and then by many of
his own peers who were covertly supported by dairy dollars.
And then, I came upon the scene.
I hit no home runs, but I connected for a lot of singles, and
over the course of a career, those base hits have added up.
I've now been in the game for my fourteenth season, with no
plans to retire. How many others have been so complimented
by having his adversary (Hoard's Dairyman, September 10,
"If we required any reminder of the need to defend dairy
products, we have received it in the person of Robert Cohen...
Cohen has demonstrated an ability to take his allegations
and spread them to the public through the Internet and through
appearances on local radio and television programs. The dairy
industry needs to coordinate its response. More than 40 trained
dairy communications professionals in the Dairy Resource Network
work behind the scenes with influential consumer media..."
These are evil men.
They are aware of the real science, cited alphabetically
and referenced in the left column of the notmilk website:
These are evil men.
Responsible for more deaths than all of man's wars.
Responsible for more illness than all the world's plagues.
Responsible for more evil that all of the world's demons.
They are evil, and should be cast out of our lives.
Fifteen years ago, after reviewing the scientific literature
regarding milk consumption and the spiraling controversy, the
world's most respected scientific magazine had the temerity
to tell the truth about milk. In October of 1992, SCIENTIFIC
AMERICAN magazine summed it all up by writing:
"The National Dairy Board's Slogan, 'Milk. It does a body good,'
sounds a little hollow these days."
That is when the men of evil upgraded their home run trot
into a sprint around the bases, and they have not stopped
running as hard as they can. I could forgive well meaning
men of integrity in honest debate, but I damn those men of
evil who swing with corked bats rubbed with pine tar resin,
supercharged balls, and steroids in their best producing
players. Plenty of powerful steroids have made the game
less entertaining and more dangerous for its trusting fans.