Before you get all comfortable and start reading my Wisdom For The Ages, go on over to the following link and read this relatively short article ( helpfully sent by a loyal minion ):
I think I’ve heard of this guy, probably have a book or two he wrote. What got me about this was not that I agreed with him ( not that I disagreed, but I’ll get to that ) but that he kind of totally missed the message. The message is decidedly NOT about our inability to grow our own hemp to reestablish the textile industry and make our own underwear again ( China has about one city devoted to underwear. One asteroid and 90+% of the globes underwear production is gone. We would revert to bare assed savages immediately ). We agree on that. But this guy thinks the message is “we need warm bodies to profit Wall Street”. Sigh. No, the message is “oil is feeding us”. This is of course my message ( that I got from several others. I’m claiming no originality here ). But much more importantly here is the Grand Poo Baa, the Farm Czar, telling us this. I’m not the smartest guy out there by a long shot ( shut up! ) but I think I’ve gotten a lot better at getting the message when it is given. We are being told, officially, that oil feeds us and if we stop the supply ( The Spice Must Flow ) we simply don’t eat.
Did he come right out and say that? Of course not. Listening to FedGov asshat scum bags is like a game of diplomacy between little pretty boy weasels mumbling between mouthfuls of feces. You have to interpret what they are saying. They can’t come out and say “we will crush you!” like a Russian peasant given a three piece suit and told to show up at a UN meeting ( those were the good old days ). Politicians must have escape clauses, so they never speak plainly. Well, Obammy can speak plainly ( “read my floppy Kenyan lips-No New Taxes” and then three months later raise taxes. Because, you know, it’s for the children ). But no one else is allowed to. So, the guy goes on mumbling about traditional values being more respected in rural areas and how that means the stupid bastards volunteer for the military. And if we run out of stupid bastards we have no recruits for the military. He couldn’t talk about Skittles Eaters from the ghetto. The last time that happened, during Vietnam when Blacks were disproportionately represented in the draft, we got Black Panthers and riots in most cities. So you can’t talk about poor urban youths being a target for the military, even if it is voluntary. First, you’d be admitting we have disadvantaged youth. The official line is everyone can get into a lifetime of debt and go to college. Second, you are not allowed to talk about Blacks at all unless it is to paint them as victims. And you can’t tell everyone the military is going to take advantage of anyone, so you just don’t go there at all.
So that just leaves corn fed white bread hicks as a recruitment example ( I’m not saying inner-city youth aren’t recruitment targets. I’m sure they are. Maybe. I don’t know if the military is allowed to discriminate against them due to lower education. What I’m talking about is who is allowed to be exemplified ). Evidently, the new standard for military service is to have cow crap stuck between your toes. All well and good. But they aren’t cannon fodder for Wall Street profits. Oh, Wall street ( I believe this is the gentle euphemism used for the Central Bankers. You state that evil by name and you can kiss a living wage as a writer good-bye ) DOES indeed make a profit. But that isn’t why we are waging wars. It is about controlling the oil. The oil is the profit, not making loans to corporations that make military hardware. Without oil, there would be no military industrial complex. Also without oil, there would be no underwear made in China and shipped here. Instead of a buck a pair, you’d pay more like twenty. If they were available locally because nothing would be transported very far. Which seems to be an issue here also. Our author, who sits in a comfortable house in soft underwear under a light bulb using his computer to piss and moan about farmhands being sent to slaughter, is ignoring certain fundamentals.
Which isn’t mere evil corporate profits. It is system survival. We aren’t able to get politicians to change their minds about repopulating the rural areas because they are on the payroll of corporations. That is chump change and of little import. Only oil feeds the globes masses, and our own countries. We CAN’T change the system back to organic decentralized farms. I wish we could. I agree with this authors views, insofar as a desirable goal. I just don’t think it is attainable. To go back you must change the whole infrastructure. We can’t maintain the infrastructure we have now for Oil Ag. There isn’t enough money or resources. If you can’t keep what you have in working order, you certainly can’t build a new system. We can’t idle farmland long enough to build the soil back up ( not on a wide scale basis ), but even if we could, that doesn’t change the need for long distance transportation of food to the urban areas. It is about both dead soil and non-local production. You stop the oil, you stop feeding people. And to keep the oil flowing you must keep our empire intact. It isn’t what 99% of us would like, but Want doesn’t factor into it. Need is more like it.
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