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Friday, January 9, 2015

let them eat corn


LET THEM EAT CORN

There was never any conspiracy, yet today we are at the point where the federal government can control, nationwide, the growing and distribution of all foodstuffs.  If you ignore this, my fine feathered well armed militiaman with one months supply of food, you are already defeated in the upcoming conflict.  Three trends over the last one hundred years have gotten us to this point.  The Federal Reserve slowly but surely grabbing for more and more wealth and profit.  The centralization of corporations controlling all that the banks or the government doesn’t.  And the historical inevitability of an Imperial government governing every aspect of our lives.  Look at it that way and it falls naturally into place.  The banks, corporations and central government are a trio of parasitic organizations codependent upon the others.  The banks control the money supply, the government guards that monopoly, so in turn the government gets unlimited funding, and the corporations do all the heavy lifting for the economy, getting funding at low cost and monopoly protection at low or no cost.  None of this was too overt, nor too sudden.  More of an organic growth for the simple reason that they could, it made them richer and it protected them.  The bank killed off competitors, the government colonized the world for nearly free inputs to profit all of them and the corporations were the front men, deflecting blame.  At the end of this century long road, all farming is centralized ( those that are not are taxed out of existence or regulated out of business ) and protected and regulated and financed. 

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The small fry is out of luck financially, regulatory wise and can’t compete on economics of scale.  Before Wal-Mart, Big Ag was selling retail cheaper than the small Mom and Pop could sell wholesale.  To the point that today, a few big players control all but kitchen gardens.  They are in bed with the bankers, for credit and favorable rates.  They are in bed with the Feds who SWAT team any stupid hippy SOB daft enough to try to sell dairy independently.  The feds in turn can leverage those few corporations to play ball come control time.  And through a million regulations the feds can leverage any trucking company, fertilizer company, oil company or grocery store to help implement controls.  In the meantime, look at the 99% market control of Big Agra corn syrup/soy genetically modified fake food.  I can’t think of a better proof that this country is overpopulated.  Enough people dislike the food that wholesome and unprocessed should be a huge profit center.  But the available supply is so small, mostly because of the factory food model being so predominant, which in turn creates a lot of calories out of a small area using a crop that is the cheapest in that context, that only a very small percentage of the population can eat healthy.  Look back fifty years.  The public schools were hawking All Protein Diets to the kids alongside their Hate Communism lessons.  That was when our farm industry churned out so much that the value added foods had to be consumed at an unhealthy level to keep profits up.  Now, it is a No Protein Diet.  Not because that is higher profit but because we are running out of real food and Fake Food has taken its place.  If real food was available non-niche, the corporations would be making a killing off offering a healthy alternative.  You can claim we would get healthy food if we demanded it, but I submit it isn’t there now.  If it was, and we had a true free market, it would be offered by more and more businesses trying to increase profits ( once a fad catches on, every economic player afterwards accepts smaller and smaller profits as a cost of entering later.  This hasn’t happened with healthy food, and it should have because most of us, given a choice, would choose diet over medicine.  People don’t choose ill health, nor would companies fail to make the food tasty if profits were higher.  Food Shortage Deniers want us to believe most people are complete idiots and can’t decide properly ).  Now we are at the point, with growing population, fake food is no longer where the profit lies, but where the ONLY profit lies.  Given a large enough drought or fuel supply crisis, given the mostly centralized production, then we go from full but malnourished to just malnourished.

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12 comments:

  1. I get fresh eggs from my little hookers as I call the chickens. I'm going towards more rice and pasta and less junk food. Microwavable junk food is easy for us bachelors, lol.

    This country is screwed up and home food production is one way to fight back. I am striving to do more come spring but its tough. Another fine post Lord Bison of the magnificent Mane.

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  2. I was watching a tv show last night that touched on that. He grew up in Kansas on a wheat farm hoping they could raise enough wheat to buy some bread and a bit of cheese. My reaction was you were doing it wrong. But made a good story for the dumda@$es out there I guess.

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  3. Enter the wheat hoarders, who after eating their 500th bowl of soaked wheatberries go out to the back shed and put a bullet in their skull.

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    1. Perhaps, but at least we'll have the energy from calories to do so. Normal meal hoarders will have far less meals even as they enjoy them far more. I'll wager you a donut that you go to a famine area and offer up one MRE or equivilent price in wheat, the berries go first.

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  4. Good article slammed full of info. I'll be reading it a few times to get it fully digested. pun intended

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    1. I swear, every friggin time. The articles I like, minions don't. Articles I think might suck, minions like. Contrary bastards!!!

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    2. Got to be contrary or else we would either :
      1) blow out our brains from spiraling depression and pessimism.
      2) be (blech! ptuii) irrational optimists.

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    3. Dare not use the "O" word, puny minion! Even a rational optimist, one who hopes just for being screwed less, is probably too hopeful.

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  5. Certainly, no doubt. Perhaps I'm spoiled. I have good soil, regular rain, and protein hops into my back yard on two feet every night no matter how many of them I shoot.

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