In 1970, back in the days when the Nobel Prize meant something other than that award which is given to the greatest conservative hating liberal in the room at the time, Norman Borlaug won the Peace Prize, but he actually deserved one for a scientific field as well. His advancements in genetically engineered crops and inorganic farming methods you see were credited with saving over 1 Billion lives from the agony of death by starvation. That’s a Billion, with a B.
There is a reason why I bring Norman’s story up today, besides the fact that he clearly deserves to have his story told. (To see the impact of Borlaug, on your travels this week, look at everyone you see, and say to yourself, only half of every person you see would be alive today were it not for Borlaug. That’s about one half of every man, woman, and child, who live on our planet today, are able to avoid death due to starvation thanks to the scientific advances made by this one person.) Last week I saw on my favorite bad news feed, facebook, (my principle complaint about facebook is that it seems to have turned many of the people I know into teenage girls,) a plug for outlawing foodstuffs not developed through completely organic methods and materials, and leveling criminal charges against companies such as Monsanto and Cargill, for using genetically enhanced products.
There comes a point in time when stupidity, albeit accidentally, crosses into the realm of evil, and this is one of those points in our history. I choose to thank God for Monsanto and Cargill, they go about the thankless task each and every day of providing enough food to feed the world, and they do it so well that thankless hippies are able to spend their time not farming or producing anything of value on their own, but actually protesting those giants who do feed the world. We are able to involve ourselves in nonsensical activities precisely because the Monsanto’s of the world have made our lives easier. We have the wealth of technology here in America to be able to spend an inordinate amount of time not working at feeding ourselves, but instead complaining about those who do.
Farming our current supply of arable land using only organic farming methods will provide enough food to feed a little more than half of the world’s population today. Seven years ago, it would have fed 2/3rds. As an experiment dear hippies, please tell the rest of us who you believe deserves to starve to death, for no other reason than to satisfy your desire to have your ideas become economically viable.
It is one thing to make the personal choice to pay extra for the laughably false claims made by advocates of organic farming. That’s the decision of the individual to make, and it’s none of my business what other people decide for themselves. That is no longer true however when other people conspire to take my choices away from me. I do not desire to pay the prices of organic farming personally. It is an inefficient method of food production that increases the cost of groceries by up to 300%, and adds nothing of value to the quality. The lies told to support the claims of this farming method’s virtues have been so thoroughly debunked, that its almost embarrassing to keep hearing those claims, and I’m not even the one making them. Make no mistake however, the lies told to support the organic methodology at this point in our tale merely moved us from stupidity to annoyance. Our journey is only half complete.
Where we move to evil is with the sudden revelation that somehow, the pollen from inorganic crops have contaminated the virgin seeds of the organic farmer, tainting their food. Through this, these fine folk have clogged up our court systems in an effort to inflict organic only crops on the rest of the world. Using scare tactics, baloney science, fabrications, and an overzealous regulatory apparatus, the organic food advocates have undertaken to force the mass starvation of half of the world’s population.
So, just to pose the question, where would 3.5 Billion deaths place these people on the list of the world’s greatest mass murderers? It’s not that I despise all liberals, as many of my best friends and family are left of center politically. It’s their complete disconnect from the consequences reaped by their lunacy that irks me so. Once upon a time we used a substance called DDT in America. As a direct result we eliminated Malaria, Bed Bugs, and other diseases from the list of things we had to worry about each morning upon awakening. Rachel Carson wrote a book entitled, “Silent Spring.” (As a side note, any book with such an obvious emotional appeal being used for its title, should be automatically suspect if being touted as a scientific endeavor. The science of her work has been thoroughly debunked, and yet here we are, still without the substance that saved us from Malaria.) Bed bugs are making a comeback, and to date, since the banning of DDT in the third world before the mosquito populations of those countries could be quelled as they were here, 50 Million people to date have died of Malaria. This places Rachel Carson and her loyal band of envirozealots at the very tippy top of the mass murderers pyramid. Never being held to account for their atrocities, these same geniuses have moved onto the realm of global warming scare mongering and are now demanding that we save ourselves from technological advancements in the world of agriculture.
Life expectancies are double in nations with reliable electricity grids that can sustain refrigeration for the bulk of their populations than in nations that can not. This seems to be the dividing line, and the global warming zealots are seeking to make it more difficult for third world nations to join the former group, and at the same time seeking to remove those already with that benefit from that position. That makes them evil as well. Those of us who oppose the left’s agenda will very often be labeled as Nazi’s by them. I find this pernicious for a few reasons. One, it diminishes the evil once perpetrated by the Nazi’s, and they do this every time a political disagreement occurs. Two, it is nothing more than an ad hominem attack designed to deflect the intellectual depravity of one’s own argument, it is used to simply dismiss ideas as not even being worthy of consideration. Three, it is a liable that connotes an evil intention where the opposite is true.
I would never label these envirozealots as Nazi’s however, as the crimes they are attempting to perpetrate against humanity make those committed by the Nazi regimes pale in comparison. While I have no doubt as to the sincerity of their beliefs that they are effecting a positive change for humanity, the results are somewhat different. They are attempting, whether they realize it or not, to starve, cause food poisoning, or inflict with disease, 3.5 Billion of their fellow man. How does that compare with the Nazi’s?
In the end, Liberalism is about forcing others to act according to the will of the liberals self anointed to be our elite leaders, and not as they would wish to. In the end, Liberals are willing to kill off half the planet in order to affect this change. That in my book constitutes evil.
By the way, Norman Borlaug is also considered to be the father of the modern day Green Movement. Revolutions do indeed eat their young.
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