Independence Criminalized and Centralized Control of Agricalual Production
snip--Today's elite seem to have learned from the messy approach of Mao, for instance (the boot in the face of 1984), and have opted for a similar eradication campaign, but they are doing so largely through excessive regulations coordinated between private companies and government. These policies and regulations are handed down by political and corporate leadership, and have become de facto laws enforced by compromised judges. This forms the foundation of classical bureaucracy.
Unlike Mao's collectivist state, today's state of America is pure Fascism. From both authoritarian sides, however, the independent-minded are squeezed -- the man who believes his home to be his castle; the woman who wishes to be free of the boys' club corporate rule; those who have unacceptable ideas like peace and feedom; or simply those who wish to be left the hell alone and not be branded a terrorist. There is no better example of this than the control over food production and distribution, as this is at the heart of what it means to be truly independent.
snip--Farmers are America's original entrepreneurs, and have been instrumental in forming the strong middle class for which all free countries are known. Mao Zedong knew that if he were to build his collectivist state, he had to eradicate the very base which threatened his statist control. Today's corporations have used the color of law instead of brute force, employing a combination of their legal designation as "persons" and using the revolving door of the corporate-government state to infiltrate key positions. From these positions they can legislate people into conformity
snip--The impact that this creeping control structure has had on America's social climate is beyond measure, but a trove of financial statistics bear out the magnitude of the financial loss. Here a few key measures of how America's foundation of entrepreneurial independence has been eroded by bureaucracy and collectivism:
- A country that issued a Declaration of Independence has only one growth industry remaining: government. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Overview of the 2008-2018 Projections shows that since government has now co-opted health care, finance, insurance, and information, it will hold fully 30% of all future employment growth, far outweighing any private sector.
- America has all but fully succumbed to Globalization, which is bureaucracy writ large. Thus, a nation of producers has become a nation of consumers. The production capacity of a solid manufacturing base (in a free market) fosters independence; the declining productivity of a country through the sacrifice of its manufacturing guarantees dependence.
- According to The Land Institute : In 1801, when Jefferson became president, 95 percent of Americans essentially made their full-time living from agriculture. By the turn of the 20th century, it was 45 percent, and by the turn of the 21st less than 2 percent.
-The true "endgame" of this multi-level control system might be nebulous, but at the heart of every theory -- conspiracy or otherwise -- is the elimination of all independence. Which brings us back to food: What kind of system would attack the very foundation of freedom? According to historian, Frank Dikötter, this was Mao's system; and he killed 45 million people implementing it. So, where is America headed through proposed bills like S. 510? If there is one place to focus our efforts of resistance, it should be toward any system that diminishes independence and promotes state control. Especially if that state now has a logo branded on its flag.