Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Government is Coming for your Family Farm - S. 510

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Using the salmonella egg recall as a pretext, our paternal federal government is attempting to regulate family farms out of existence. Despite the fact that most, if not all, safety issues with food come from big producers. This bill cracks down on roadside stands, and may  will open the door to regulating farmer's markets. There is no debate on who our federal government supports in our food production - big business.

So what traitors are behind this bill? Let's start with the co-sponsors (courtesy of Govtrack):
Dick Durbin - Sponsor
Co -Sponsors - a bipartisan bunch: (This info is from when it was introduced nearly a year ago)

What organizations support a bill like this?

Consumers Union
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Food Marketing Institute
Consumer Federation of America
National Restaurant Association
General Mills
National Association of Manufacturers
International Dairy Foods Association
American Public Health Association
Grocery Manufacturers Association
American Bakers Association
International Foodservice Distributors Association
National Consumers League
American Frozen Food Institute
National Confectioners Association
Snack Food Association
Trust for America's Health
Produce Marketing Association
United Fresh Produce Association
American Beverage Association
American Farm Bureau
American Veterinary Medical Association
Kraft Foods North America
Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)
Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
National Fisheries Institute
Pew Charitable Trust - as mentioned on this blog here
International Bottled Water Association
National Coffee Association

Who opposes the bill?
American Grassfed Association
National Family Farm Coalition
Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Weston A. Price Foundation
Raw Milk Association of Colorado
Farm Family Defenders
Small Farms Conservancy
National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
This illustrates the battle lines between large agricultural corporations and food processors and local family farms. They've took over health care, complete with death panels, they're destroying small businesses with excessive taxation and regulation - do you think there's an area that they're going to neglect? (They refers to our criminal government who ceased being bothered about the Constitution long ago.) It is a documented fact that the globalists read: international banksters are all about controlling us with food. Mao's Great Leap Forward used the control of food as a weapon to starve tens of millions of Chinese. It's been done before, and if Federal agents drawing guns on Amish farmers who dare to sell their raw milk to willing consumers doesn't scare the holy moly out of you, you're not paying attention. Note the following stories:

I'm sure there are many other examples of organic and raw food producers out there who have been intimidated, fined, or regulated out of business. I don't want to get into a big discussion about whether raw milk/honey is good or bad. These people are not trying to trick anyone into drinking raw milk. I know raw milk can be a problem for some because cows and goats have bacteria in their digestive tract that helps keep them healthy. These same bacteria can make the uninitiated get a stomach-virus type illness. However, some feel that the bacteria in raw milk is healthful and that the high temperatures of pasteurization denaturate the proteins in the milk. In any case, there is a free-market demand for raw products, thus there is a market to meet that demand. The federal government is actively trying to destroy this market through this bill. Under this bill, the FDA will have full oversight of people making homemade jelly to sell at their local fair. The FDA will have all sorts of fun paperwork in store for those who aren't part of the approved food supply chain as shown here:
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Notice the obligatory Council on Foreign Relations node in the center, sitting there like a spider. Thrown in for good measure is the Trilateral Commission, which is an even more elite global group. Think I'm being paranoid? I wish I was, but check out these statements from halls of history when it comes to government and food:
From the Russian Archives:
The dreadful famine that engulfed Ukraine, the northern Caucasus, and the lower Volga River area in 1932-1933 was the result of Joseph Stalin's policy of forced collectivization. The heaviest losses occurred in Ukraine, which had been the most productive agricultural area of the Soviet Union. Stalin was determined to crush all vestiges of Ukrainian nationalism. Thus, the famine was accompanied by a devastating purge of the Ukrainian intelligentsia and the Ukrainian Communist party itself. The famine broke the peasants' will to resist collectivization and left Ukraine politically, socially, and psychologically traumatized.
From Frank Dikötter, author of Mao’s Great Famine:

Thanks to the often meticulous reports compiled by the party itself, we can infer that between 1958 to 1962, by a rough approximation 6 to 8 per cent of those who died prematurely were tortured to death or summarily executed - amounting to at least 2.5 million people. Many other victims were deliberately deprived of food and starved to death. Even more vanished because they were too old, weak or sick to work - and hence unable to earn their keep. People were killed selectively because they were rich, because they dragged their feet, because they spoke out or simply because they were not liked, for whatever reason, by the man who wielded the ladle in the canteen. Countless people were killed indirectly through neglect, as local cadres were under pressure to focus on figures rather than on people, making sure they fulfilled the targets they were handed by the top planners.
A vision of promised abundance not only motivated one of the most deadly mass killings of human history, but also inflicted unprecedented damage on agriculture, trade, industry and transportation. Livestock declined precipitously, not only because animals were slaughtered for the export market but also because they succumbed en masse to disease and hunger - despite extravagant schemes for giant piggeries that would bring meat to every table. As everyone cut corners in the relentless pursuit of higher output, factories spewed out shoddy goods that accumulated uncollected by railway sidings. The transportation system creaked to a halt before collapsing altogether, unable to cope with the demands created by a command economy. It would have been difficult to design a more wasteful system, one in which grain rotted uncollected by dusty roads in the countryside  as people foraged for food or ate mud.
Over 84 million people died during the reign of Mao, a large percentage died between the years of  1958 and 1962, most of them by starvation. Yet Obama and his ilk put this guys face on their "holiday" ornaments.

From an old Newsmax article:
Shortly after World War II, a U.S. congressional committee investigated the Nazi Holocaust and found that starvation was the main instrument of torture in the concentration camps.
The Committee notes the prisoners' daily diet "consisted generally of about one-half of a pound of black bread per day and a bowl of watery soup for noon and night, and not always that."
The report continued: "Notwithstanding the deliberate starvation program inflicted upon these prisoners by lack of adequate food, we found no evidence that the people of Germany as a whole were suffering from any lack of sufficient food or clothing. The contrast was so striking that the only conclusion which we could reach was that the starvation of the inmates of these camps was deliberate."

Don't worry, I'm sure all of these starving people experienced a sense of "euphoria" and "slipped into a peaceful coma." That's why some of them were resorting to cannibalism, they just couldn't contain their euphoria. Rest in Peace, Terri Shiavo, the government's first test case of starving an invalid.

From the Economic Collapse, the top 12 reason why this bill is a tyrannical takeover of our food supply:

#1 All food production facilities in the United States will be required to register with the U.S. government.   No food will be allowed to be grown, distributed or sold outside this bureaucratic framework unless the FDA allows it.
#2 Any food that is distributed or sold outside of U.S. government control will be considered illegal smuggling.
#3 The FDA will hire an army of new inspectors to enforce all of the new provisions in the bill.
#4 The FDA will be mandated to conduct much more frequent inspections of food processing facilities.   
#5 The fees and paperwork requirements will be ruinously expensive for small food producers and organic farms.
#6 S. 510 would place all U.S. food and all U.S. farms under the Department of Homeland Security in the event of a major "contamination" or an "emergency".  What exactly would constitute a "contamination" or an "emergency" is anyone's guess.
#7 S. 510 mandates that the FDA facilitate harmonization of American food laws with Codex Alimentarius. (outlaws over the counter vitamins and supplements - I posted on how the Carlyle Group recently bought up the company that makes cheap vitamins for WalMart and Target.) 
#8 S. 510 imposes an annual registration fee on any facility that holds, processes, or manufactures food.  It also includes draconian fines for paperwork infractions of up to $500,000 for a single offense.  Just one penalty like that would drive a small food producer out of business.
#9 S. 510 would give the FDA tremendous discretion to regulate how crops are grown and how food is produced in the United States.  Basically, small farmers and organic farmers will now be forced to farm exactly how the federal government tells them to.  It is feared that the U.S. government would soon declare that many organic farming methods are "unsafe" and would outlaw them.  In addition, there is the very real possibility that at some point the U.S. government could decide that the only "safe" seed for a particular crop is genetically modified seed and would require all farmers to use it.
#10 S. 510 will give the FDA the power to impose a quarantine on a specific geographic area.  Basically the FDA would have the power to stop the movement of all food in an area where a "contamination" has been identified.  This would be very close to being able to declare martial law.
#11 S. 510 will give the FDA the power to conduct warrantless searches of the business records of small food producers and organic farmers, even if there has been no evidence at all that a law has been broken. 
#12 Opponents of S. 510 believe that it would eliminate the right to clean and store seed.  Therefore, control of the U.S. seed supply would be further centralized in the hands of Monsanto and other multinational corporations.

So if you've ever wondered how millions of people could be taken over by just a relative handful of people, here is your answer. Whoever controls your food, can control you. Call your senators and tell them to oppose S. 510 for what it's worth.


  1. Richard Burr, huh? He's been bugging me for years. The whole Republican establishment has, in fact. Hey, but at least the folks taking all our liberties have an R beside their names and pretend to hate abortion! HOw likely is this thing to pass? Is it getting any attention at all in the media? Even the conservative media?

  2. I think its scheduled for sometime this week or next week. It's really hard to find info on this bill. No one in mainstream or conservative media is touching it, they're too busy finding out whether Sarah Palin was jeered at Dancing with the Stars. I heard John Boehner say it was going to pass. It's all about food safety, you see, the only way to keep our food safe is to expand a bureaucracy to keep it safe. It's the only way! Right now, the House will pass anything to screw us all over, so there won't be any challenge there. Sen. Tester has an amendment that will exempt farmers grossing under 500k, so that's something, but who knows what's left in there to be twisted into a justification to take our freedom. I'm just disgusted.

  3. Broken link to Frank Dikötter, Mao’s Great Famine.

  4. Same game, slightly different players....


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