I posted this at the end of an old post I made a few months ago but I dont think anyone will see it there. So I thought I might try it with a
sensationalized thread heading and see how it goes.
I just finished watching the PBS 4 part documentary on the Dust Bowl that aired over there last year. Terrifying and inspiring at the same time, then
This bit was interesting becauseI believe history always repeats itself, and like they say in the doco, "when your back is against the wall...." These
were anti-government interference, independant farmers begging for marshal law
From 18:18 to the end
And the clincher: the first 8 seconds of this one explains how TPTB do it.
We have seen it again and again. Wake up world!
Genesis 47:14 As they bought grain, Joseph collected all the money and took it to the palace.
Gen 47:15 When all the money in Egypt and Canaan was spent, the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, "Give us food! Don't let us die. Do something! Our
money is all gone."
Gen 47:16 Joseph answered, "Bring your livestock; I will give you food in exchange for it if your money is all gone."
Gen 47:17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses, sheep, goats, cattle, and donkeys. That year
he supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock.
Gen 47:18 The following year they came to him and said, "We will not hide the fact from you, sir, that our money is all gone and our livestock
belongs to you. There is nothing left to give you except our bodies and our lands.
Gen 47:19 Don't let us die. Do something! Don't let our fields be deserted. Buy us and our land in exchange for food. We will be the king's slaves,
and he will own our land. Give us grain to keep us alive and seed so that we can plant our fields."
Gen 47:20 Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for the king. Every Egyptian was forced to sell his land, because the famine was so severe; and all the
land became the king's property.
Gen 47:21 Joseph made slaves of the people from one end of Egypt to the other.
Gen 47:22 The only land he did not buy was the land that belonged to the priests. They did not have to sell their lands, because the king gave them
an allowance to live on.
Gen 47:23 Joseph said to the people, "You see, I have now bought you and your lands for the king. Here is seed for you to sow in your fields.
Gen 47:24 At the time of harvest you must give one-fifth to the king. You can use the rest for seed and for food for yourselves and your families."
Gen 47:25 They answered, "You have saved our lives; you have been good to us, sir, and we will be the king's slaves."
Gen 47:26 So Joseph made it a law for the land of Egypt that one-fifth of the harvest should belong to the king. This law still remains in force
today. Only the lands of the priests did not become the king's property.
Like I said, it has happened before, it will happen again.
This bit has me wondering about America's place as the world's number one food producer.
From 2:24 to 4:50
edit on 23/3/13 by Cinrad because: (no reason given)