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The Administration is of the opinion that we are or should be moving toward colonialism in regard to our food supply. This jives with what has become obvious to many resource users - that policy initiated by the executive is shaped to hasten the demise of domestic production of food and fiber. Ag is expendable.
One of our local 4-Hers was told by Mr. Gore that there would be no agricultural production in the United States in the future. This was apparently not a single incident: ************************* GORE TO YOUNG FARMER - DON'T GO INTO FARMING Paul Harvey's radio program reported on October 18 comments made by Vice President Al Gore to a Colorado FFA member at a White House ceremony. Here is a summary of what happened.
Gore "Unveils" Plan For Agriculture - At a recent ceremony at the White House, current Vice-President and presidential candidate Al Gore let slip what many have long believed was his real intention as regards U.S. agriculture. While presenting a national award to a Colorado FFA member, Gore asked the student what his life plans were. Upon hearing that the FFA member wanted to continue on in production agriculture, Gore reportedly replied that the young person should develop other plans because "production agriculture is being shifted out of the U.S. to the third world." Gore was instrumental in the development of the United Nations "Agenda 2000", which calls for just such an outcome.
-- marsh (email@example.com), October 26, 1999
Jes another reason to keep the NWO lovin' sonofabitch outta OUR White House...
-- Billy Boy (Rakkasan@Yahoo.com), October 26, 1999.
The vulnerability of this attitude is going to be clearly shown if Y2k slows international shipping. Y2k has every prospect of sinking the WTO, because each country will realize that security comes from self-dependence. You can expect countries to enact measures to strengthen their internal systems, whether technological or agricultural or whatever they have, and to make import/export secondary to their own security. That means tariffs coming back, and WTO becoming irrelevant.
Gore's statement, if that's what he said, will be laughable next year.
-- bw (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
'...the Tree of Liberty needs to be watered by the blood of...every 20 years or so???... Thomas Jefferson
--- either that or we all get a number
glad to have Marsh keepin' us up on the important stuff - thanks!
-- Perry Arnett (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
Thank you, Marsh! This is an incredibly important topic that I have been researching but haven't had the time to post on.
All: It is time for you to shed your blinders if you have any. Agri- business in the US is in peril. This ain't rhetoric being spewed. This is a plan already set in motion. Here we go...
"Clinton wants his Lands Legacy Initiative, which would create an off- budget, dedicated billion dollar a year trust fund for land acquisition," Cushman explained in a phone interview. "That way the federal land agencies won't have to go and ask Congress for money every year. There will be no congressional oversight, so agencies like the Forest Service won't have to justify how they spend the money -- it will just come to them. Cushman fears that this spells real danger to property rights, especially in farming and other rural areas."
"This will make millions of dollars available on a consistent basis, dollars that the federal bureaucracy can depend on to go and buy up rural America," he said. "If the people don't sell willingly, their lands and homes could be condemned through eminent domain. This is nothing less than an all out attack on rural America and ranks right up there with the Endangered Species Act in terms of harming private land owners and communities in this country."
This deal ties directly in with the Global Biodiversity Assessment and the planned agenda for the US.
"Land...cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable.
Public control of land use is, indeed, a high-priority objective of the Man and the Biosphere Program, and of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The United Nations Environment Program has determined that: "Widespread degradation of natural ecosystems is occurring...as a result of human-induced activities such as fragmentation, livestock grazing, logging and invasion by feral animals and plants,"(15) and that "The most effective...way of conserving biodiversity...is to prevent the conversion or degradation of habitat to begin with
The Wildlands Project, authored by Dr. Reed F. Noss, and embraced by the United Nations Environment Program, suggests:
"...that at least half of the land area of the 48 conterminous states should be encompassed in core reserves and inner corridor zones (essentially extensions of core reserves) within the next few decades.... Nonetheless, half of a region in wilderness is a reasonable guess of what it will take to restore viable populations of large carnivores and natural disturbance regimes, assuming that most of the other 50 percent is managed intelligently as buffer zone. Eventually, a wilderness network would dominate a region...with human habitations being the islands. The native ecosystem and the collective needs of non-human species must take precedence over the needs and desires of humans."
Moving our source of food to other countries will fit in nicely with the plan at hand. Oh, I forgot to thank Mr. Gore for his enlightening public conversation.
ARE YOU WAKING UP YET????
-- OR (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
Oops, almost forgot. This also ties in with the recent executive order on invasive species.
-- OR (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.