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Originally posted by andy1033
I am 35 now, but i found out i had no freedom at 17 in school.
I have had no freedom what so ever in 18 years, after finding out they used electronic mind control at school in 1992.
Imagine living with no privacy what so ever all your adult life, that is my life, and for no reason they did this. But i am glad i found this out, and i was not like everyone else not knowing this, i am glad i found out.
Originally posted by Maxmars
"Property" is now the currency with which our society has been indoctrinated into defining freedom. If you have none, you have no freedom.
Originally posted by Onet Wosix
A question for the older members on here, do you feel freer now, or was it freer in the past?
A report published in 1962 entitled "An Adaptive Program for Agriculture" is even more blunt in its objectives, leading Time Magazine to remark that CED had a plan for fixing the identified problem: "The essential fact to be faced, argues CED, is that with present high levels farm productivity, more labor is involved in agriculture production that the market demands"“ in short, there are too may farmers. To solve that problem, CED offers a program with three main prongs....
...Their plan was so effective and so faithfully executed by its operatives in the US government that by 1974 the CED couldn’t help but congratulate itself in another agricultural report called â€œA New US Farm Policy for Changing World Food Needsâ€ for the efficiency of the tactics they employed to drive farmers from their land.
The human cost of CED’s plans were exacting and enormous.
CED’s plans resulted in widespread social upheaval throughout rural America, ripping apart the fabric of its society destroying its local economies. They also resulted in a massive migration to larger cities. The loss of a farm also means the loss of identity, and many farmers’ lives ended in suicide , not unlike farmers in India today who have been tricked into debt and desperation and can see no other way out.
Farmers found themselves encouraged to give up on a farming system that employed minimal outsourced inputs and capital and get "efficient" by adopting instead a system that required they go into debt in order to purchase ever more costly inputs, like fossil-fuel based fertilizers, chemicals, seeds, feed grain, and machinery. The local, decentralized food distribution networks that were previously in place became subject to corporate buyouts, vertical integration and consolidation, leaving farmers with fewer and fewer outlets to sell their goods...
The same agricultural policies that made farmers into commodity crop growers are at the root of the current obesity epidemic. ... US Farm policies driving down the price of these commodities made added sugars and fats some of the cheapest food substances to produce. High fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated vegetable oils "products that did not even exist a few generations ago but are now hard to avoid“ have proliferated thanks to artificially cheap corn and soybeans. In other words, US farm policies make poor eating habits an economically sensible choice with long-term negative health consequences for consumers and economically devastating consequences for family farmers...