From Occupy Wall Street To Re-Occupy Our Farmlands

 

 

Please note, hempforfood.org does not condone occupying, stealing or squatting on other people’s property. This article From Occupy Wall Street To Re-Occupy Farmlands is meant to point out the lack of real wealth on Wall Street compared to the abundance of real wealth found down on the farm… any ol’ farm.

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Back in 2011, the Occupy Wall Street protestors shed light on the economic inequality that has permeated our society. Much of this economic inequality stems from laws and policies enacted by lawmakers that are favorable to the big banks and multinational corporations. 

These laws and policies have allowed the big banks and multinational corporations to decimate our local economies – which further weakens America.

The practice of the “big money” people influencing lawmakers to the detriment of the American people is nothing new. Back in 1873 author Mark Twain said, “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” 

hempforfood.org offers a few practical solutions to our pressing economic inequality issues. The first thing we need to do is to get our local economies back. Here’s our proposals:

1) Integrate small and mid-sized farms back into the local communities.

2) Support the return of other farm related industries such as local butchers, bakers, food processors, delivery drivers and grocers. 

3) Keep the money in the local economy.

This will allow farmers to once again sell their locally grown and raised food to local butchers and bakers who could then produce and package the foods to be sold in the local grocery stores. Local customers would be able to once again buy the fresh, locally produced food. This would keep the local economy going.

Big changes will be needed if we are going to fix our economic inequality issues. Our life, liberty, and property are no longer safe because our local economies have been wiped out. This is why we need to walk away from Wall Street so we can once again Re-Occupy Our Farmlands.

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~ News Flash ~ 18 January 2016, Oxfam International reports 62 individuals own the same amount (of wealth) as half the world.

“The finance blog Zero Hedge posted an article titled It’s Time To Get Painfully Honest: Banks Are Evil. Quote, “I’ve increasingly come to see the financial industry — with the big banks at its core — as the root cause of injustice in today’s society.”

The article goes on to say, “They have made themselves too big to fail, and too big to jail. Remember that their reckless greed caused the 2008 financial crisis, and yet, in 2009, not only did bankers avoid criminal prosecutions, not only did the banks receive hundreds of billions in government bailouts, but they paid themselves record bonuses?”

Occupy Wall Street protesters courtesy Relevant magazine.
Occupy Wall Street protesters courtesy Relevant magazine.

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning the movement against economic inequality worldwide.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

How long can someone Occupy Wall Street? A couple of days? It’s a cold hard place with no public restrooms available for protestors. All the gold is gone and you can’t eat the concrete. It’s not really a conducive place to occupy for long.

Farmlands on the other hand have always provided real wealth in the form of fresh food and good paying jobs. The rich economy around food and livestock has alway been an integral part of thriving societies.

Unfortunately, the politician/legislators in the US have rigged the system against us through taxation, regulation and money manipulation. All the necessary ingredients to produce a thriving local economy have quietly disappeared.

How did this happen? Economic inequality is in part the result of the American people losing their farmlands, their food supplies and the related jobs. The food industries have been taken over by multinational corporations.

It’s easy to manipulate and control people today using fiat money like that found on Wall Street. This is why Zero Hedge refers to the big banks as being evil. But it isn’t as easy to manipulate or control people who are occupying the farmlands. 

Watermelon Field - Photo Courtesy: mosesorganic.org
Watermelon Field – Photo Courtesy: mosesorganic.org
Poisoned Watermelon

Back in the early 1800s, a land owner came up with a plan to keep his hired farm hands from eating the watermelon growing in his fields. He was troubled as it was cutting into his profits. So he came up with an idea. He posted a sign that read, “Caution! One of these watermelons is poisoned.”

And much to his delight, the watermelon thief stopped. After a few days, the land owner was ecstatic over his own cleverness. Then he saw it. From across the field, he noticed his sign had been altered. A second sentence had been added. Now the sign reads: “Caution! One of these watermelons is poisoned! Update: a second watermelon has been poisoned.”

The farm hands stuck together and revolted – with seven simple words. They lamented amongst each other, “This greedy jackass crossed the line. How dare he threaten to poison us for eating watermelon?”

The farm hands knew they had the upper hand over the land owner because the produce was in their hands – not his. The farm hands were able to take control from this greedy land baron. Or they made him at least declare a truce.

In free countries like America owning land has always given the people the power to control their own destiny. The land is where the real intrinsic value is. But who owns or controls the farmlands in America now-a-days? Is it Americans or multinational corporations?

Farm Jobs in US 1790 - 2000https://mjperry.blogspot.com/2010/07/increased-worker-productivity-has.html
Farm Jobs in US 1790 – 2000

Yikes! As you can see from this graph local farm jobs in America are basically gone. So are the local farms. They’ve been replaced by mega farm operations. Operating under the control of multinational corporations.

This chart makes it looks like the Communists have taken over. One of the main planks of Communism as noted in The Communist Manifesto is the abolition of private property.

Capitalism on the other hand has always encouraged property ownership. Capitalists see owning private property as a solid investment. In America, the land has always belonged to the people and private businesses – not to the authoritarian Top 1%ers or 62 individuals.

It important to understand the differences between communism, socialism and free market capitalism.

Communism is defined as “a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production.” Their media is censored, and firearm ownership is nonexistent. Americans would describe communism as enslavement. Here are the 10 planks of communism: 

Abolishing ownership of all private property
Establishing system of heavy taxation
Abolishing the right to inherit
Centralizing credit and establishment of a state bank
Centralizing communication and transport with the state
Confiscating all emigrant and rebel property
Extending the means of production to the state
Equalizing liability to all levels of labor
Combining agriculture and manufacturing industries
Establishing a free public education system

Communist dictators understand that in order to maintain full control over people they need to control all the education/information, farmlands and all  industries. 

Socialism

Definition of socialism
Definition of socialism

Socialism looks like communism. “A system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.” 

Who in their right mind would agree to give more power and control to the big banks or the authoritarian 1%ers in Washington DC or Brussels? They are the ones who have produced the laws that have brought about the economic inequality.

Notice 3 “a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism.” (We added the screen shot so you can see we are not making this up)

What? …transitional between capitalism and communism? 

Are the authoritarian 1%ers in Washington DC passing laws transitioning the United States from capitalism to communism without telling us? Looking at the above graph it looks like they’ve already taken control of the farmlands – the life blood of each community.

Looking at the 10 planks of communism it looks like we are already living under an authoritarian 1% government controlled system. The days of living free owning the land- and grow what we want have all but disappeared.

On the other hand…

Free markets – an economy operating by free competition. Capitalism – an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods… such as property.

In a capitalist society it’s up to the people and free markets to make their own decisions – not the federal government authoritarians. Real capitalists would never have allowed the takeover of our country’s assets the way the evil banks and the authoritarian 1 %ers have. They’ve quietly stolen everything of value we need to live free.

Whatever happened to free market capitalism?

In the past, people like Mark Twain have complained and warned others about crony politicians setting the stage for the 1%ers to take over everything. Twain and Warner co-wrote a book about economic inequality in 1873 called The Gilded Age. It’s about the lust for getting rich and powerful through land speculation – the purchase of real estate, including farmland.

Because of the rampant greed and the corruption pervading national politics, Twain and Warner satirized a society whose serious problems, had been veiled by a thin coating of gold. Thus, “The Gilded Age.”

Here we are almost 150 years later, and we can see in the graph below how all the greed and corruption of “The Gilded Age” played out. Authors Twain and Warner saw it coming. Today we see and feel the serious economic injustice veiled by a thin coating of Top 1 % gold.

Trends in distribution of income
Trends in distribution of income

This Top 1% would never have been able to accumulate all this wealth without the help of the corrupt legislators in Washington DC. This isn’t free market capitalism. It’s crony socialism. Quietly transitioning us to communism.

The deceptive politicians in Washington DC who have rigged the system against us are socialists or communists. But, they masquerade around as greedy capitalists, thus giving capitalism a bad name.

Unsuspecting protestors see all the economic injustice and mistakenly blame what they think are greedy capitalists. Their solution: more socialism and less capitalism. In other words – more government control. Just what the deceptive socialist/communists want. And the transition from capitalism to communism rolls on.

 ~ News Flash ~ April 19, 2016 Behind Brazil’s corruption crisis is a deeper socialist disaster. 

An incredible THREE MILLION people have joined an anti-government protest in Brazil.courtesy the journal.ie
An incredible THREE MILLION people have joined an anti-government protest in Brazil.courtesy the journal.ie

Don’t expect the socialist/communist Establishment media to cover stories like these. 3 million people protesting economic justice and no coverage? Censorship.

Free Market Capitalism on the other hand is a system of economics that levels the playing field and minimizes government intervention and maximizes the role of the free market. Capitalism would never allow the Federal Reserve to just print money out of thin air and then allow banks to enslave us with it.

This seizure of our local economies is anything but free market capitalism.

A new report indicates 73% of Americans had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, owing $61,554 each. This  should prove to the skeptics that the system has been rigged against us.

Even back in Mark Twain’s day, as land became more valuable the small to mid-sized independent farmers were taxed and regulated right off their farms. Valuable crops were seized too. The billion dollar cannabis and hemp industries which had provided food and medicine since the beginning of time were seized from the people through The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.  KaBoom! Billion dollar industries, gone.

Returning the billion dollar cannabis and hemp industries to the people is of first necessity. Cannabis THC oil is known to be a cancer killer, among other things. Hemp seeds are a superfood for both man and beast. As we mentioned  in an earlier article, it was Thomas Jefferson who said, “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of our country.”

This is why the evil people seized the hemp industries – because they provide wealth and protection for our county. Cannabis and hemp are currently classified as Schedule 1 drugs right alongside heroin. The authoritarian 1% say these industrious crops are too dangerous for us to use.

They’re really only dangerous to the 1%ers because these billion dollar industries would help shift the power back to the local economies. The globalist’s nightmare – people growing hemp for food and cannabis for medicine.

The Future Belongs To Those Who Control The Cannabis And Hemp Industries
The Future Belongs To Those Who Control The Cannabis And Hemp Industries.

Local farms have been replaced with giant corporate mega farms located off in some distant land growing grain for their multinational clients like Kellogg’s Corn Flake Co, NYSE: K.  Revenue $14.7 billion in 2013.

Even as the mega multinationalist corporations have decimated our local economies, we find ourselves needing to rely on them to feed us. As they produce and provide our food for us American food producers sit idly by. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Co. makes about $14.7 billion each year and our local workers get nothing.

The flight of wealth out of the local economy

Chances are when you buy something in a store or make a payment for something online – that money leaves your local economy. It eventually ends up in the banks of multinational corporations off in some distant land. It doesn’t take an economist to see the negative impact that this flight of wealth has on our local economies.

Here are three examples.

1) Food Flight.

Grocery stores in Michigan for instance, sell Kellogg’s Cinnamon Pecan cereal  a Product of Michigan Product of Mexico. No kidding, the Kellogg’s Cinnamon Pecan cereal sold way up in the northern US comes all the way from the country of Mexico.

Unfortunately, all the workers and companies used to produce the Cinnamon Pecan cereal aren’t local. When we buy their cereal – the money we pay for it isn’t reinvested back into our local economy.

In the past, that cereal money stayed in the local economy. Many shared in the wealth – the farmers, butchers, bakers, drivers, grocers and life was good.

Yes now, even local grocery stores have been replaced by the multinational superstores like Walmart. NYSE WMT. Net income $13.6 billion in 2013. More money that was once part of our local economies – the local grocers. Zap! Gone.

There are clear winners and losers when we shop at our multinational Walmart to buy Kellogg’s Cinnamon Pecan cereal that was made in Mexico. The winners are 1) Mexico, 2) the multinational Kellogg Corn Flake Co. ($14.7 billion a year) and 3) multinational superstore Walmart. ($13.6 billion a year).

The losers are the local farmers, local butchers and bakers, truck drivers and local grocers. Basically the whole local community loses out. We still need to buy the cereal even though we didn’t make it. More money “transitioning” out of our local economies.

Multinational Walmart drains our economy even further. They pay their employees really low wages. So low in fact that Walmart employees receive 6.2 billion dollars each year in public assistance – just to make ends meet.

You can almost see the multinational Walmart CEO’s laughing all the way to the bank. Since Walmart pays such low wages, the US tax payers need to step in to help support the Walmart employees so they can make ends meet. All this as we transition away from capitalism.

Also, much of the merchandise sold in Walmart is Made In China. Poof! Gone from the local economy goes the money for the Chinese goods – back to China. American merchandise isn’t sold in Walmart because Americans don’t make things anymore. We are told we don’t make things anymore because our workers are too expensive.

The economic system is rigged against us. All we end up with is high rent, low paying jobs and cheap vacuum cleaners from China. By the way, Kellogg’s Cinnamon Pecan cereal from Mexico… it isn’t that good either. It isn’t fresh.

This is how multinational corporations like Walmart treat the American employees and the American taxpayers. Our handlers in Washington DC are apparently OK with this terrible situation we find ourselves in. Just think how bad they would treat us if we actually let them enslave us under communism.

The $15.00 per hour minimum wage hike isn’t a viable longterm solution. Under our current economic system – it would be a gimmick. Trying to force a multinational company to pay it’s workers fair wages? Ridiculous. We need to get our local economies back from them.

2) Migrant farm workers. “Hey wait!” before we lose you… hear us out.

 ~ Our solution to the migrant workers issue can be found in our blog titled: Our Goal Of Reaching 2016 Hemp Farms Now Seems Within Reach This blog is about how the US could help migrant workers develop local agricultural and industrial economies back in their homelands.

We should try helping people everywhere develop local industries in their own countries. That’s our solution. ~

Having said that, the negative impact migrant workers have on our local work force and local economies is enormous. These migrant workers fly in, do the work, get paid and send the money back home.

The United States is the largest source for funds sent overseas by foreign-born residents — in the world, the U.S. sent $54.2 billion in remittances abroad in 2014. This is money that has been extracted out of our local economy.

Using local employees would be much cheaper as you wouldn’t need to transport them all the way from Mexico or Central America. You also wouldn’t need to pay room and board for local workers. This alone could be quite a savings.

But, Americans aren’t offered the work. We are told we wouldn’t want to do the work – so it’s not offered to us. Somehow people from other countries get to fly in to do the work.

3) Mortgages and Insurance payments. This is the biggest flight of wealth out of the local economies. Billions, trillions (whatever that is)! Zap! Gone. Out of the local communities and into the hands of the socialist/communist authoritarian 1%ers. Just think what impact all that money could have on our local economies.

Is your insurance company local?

It’s starting to look like a concerted effort is underway to weaken America by removing all the intrinsic value and money from the local economies any way they can. The result is economic control consolidated into the hands of a few – which always leads to economic injustice.

Caption reads: History repeats itself - The Robber Barons of the Middle Ages and the Robber Barons of today.
Caption reads: History repeats itself – The Robber Barons of the Middle Ages and the Robber Barons of today.

In this snapshot of the past, the Robber Baron’s sash reads TRUST. On his sword is written LEGISLATION. Here we see the transition of land ownership from the free market capitalists to the authoritarian Top 1%. The common man and the farmers are seen submitting their wages and taxes to their new masters – the socialist/communist authoritarians. The Robber Barons.

So far the transition from capitalism to socialism/communism/globalism hasn’t gone too good for the American people. The time has come to transition back to free market capitalism before it’s too late.

It’s time to take back ownership of our homelands, our farmlands and our local economies. It’s time to walk away from those who wish to enslave us using Wall Street’s fiat money schemes. Now is the time to Re-Occupy Our Farmlands.

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Thanks for reading. If you feel something is inaccurate or needs further explaining, please let us know so we can correct it. For many of us this article examined a lot of shocking information.

What’s just as shocking is what multinational companies like Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Co. are doing with their money. It’s time to sit up and take notice.