The Racism of Plants! By Brian Simpson

     Take in the 1970s when I was either in high school or university/teacher’s college, there was a popular book entitled, The Secret Life of Plants. I never got to read it, but the theme was that plants were not mere messes of chemicals, but higher life forms. That view, now seems to be getting some support, with the case to be made that plants may favour their own kind, and thus be, what the new regime calls, “racists”:

“For people, and many other animals, family matters. Consider how many jobs go to relatives. Or how an ant will ruthlessly attack intruder ants but rescue injured, closely related nestmates. There are good evolutionary reasons to aid relatives, after all. Now, it seems, family feelings may stir in plants as well. A Canadian biologist planted the seed of the idea more than a decade ago, but many plant biologists regarded it as heretical—plants lack the nervous systems that enable animals to recognize kin, so how can they know their relatives? But with a series of recent findings, the notion that plants really do care for their most genetically close peers—in a quiet, plant-y way—is taking root. Some species constrain how far their roots spread, others change how many flowers they produce, and a few tilt or shift their leaves to minimize shading of neighboring plants, favoring related individuals.

"We need to recognize that plants not only sense whether it's light or dark or if they've been touched, but also whom they are interacting with," says Susan Dudley, a plant evolutionary ecologist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, whose early plant kin recognition studies sparked the interest of many scientists.

Beyond broadening views of plant behavior, the new work may have a practical side. In September 2018, a team in China reported that rice planted with kin grows better, a finding that suggested family ties can be exploited to improve crop yields. "It seems anytime anyone looks for it, they find a kin effect," says André Kessler, a chemical ecologist at Cornell University. From termites to people, kin-specific behaviors have evolved over and over in animals, showing there is a strong advantage to helping relatives pass on shared genes. Dudley reasoned that the same evolutionary forces should apply to plants. Not long after researchers proved that plants can distinguish "self" from "nonself" roots, she tested whether they could also pick out and favor kin. She grew American searocket (Cakile edentula), a succulent found on North American beaches, in pots with relatives or with unrelated plants from the same population. With strangers, the searocket greatly expanded its underground root system, but with relatives, it held these competitive urges in check, presumably leaving more room for kin roots get nutrients and water. The claim, published in 2007, shocked colleagues. A few sharply criticized the work, citing flawed statistics and bad study design.

Since then, however, other researchers have confirmed her findings. Recently, working with Moricandia moricandioides, a Spanish herb, Rubén Torices and his colleagues at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and the Spanish National Research Council demonstrated cooperation in flowering. After growing 770 seedlings in pots either alone or with three or six neighbors of varying relatedness, the team found the plants grown with kin put out more flowers, making them more alluring to pollinators. The floral displays were especially big in plants in the most crowded pots of relatives, Torices and his colleagues reported on 22 May 2018 in Nature Communications."

     So it seems that the racial principle is at work right throughout nature. That means that the present attempt of the globalists to squash such sentiments in the West, will only lead to chaos, being unnatural, and that is precisely what we are seeing in the tale of the headlines, every day.



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