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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Interview With Stanley Kurtz

Malone Vandam links to this interview with Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in- Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism.

Worthwhile, but I still stick on the belief that the most dangerous socialists in America are the individual and corporate recipients of agricultural, social welfare, and defense/security transfer payments from the FedGov under both Democratic and Republican regimes.

In other words, Farmer Brown, Grandma, and your buddy at Lockheed Martin are the real problem.

What is your plan for those parasites?


Blogger daniel said...

I think Baugh lays it out pretty clearly in STM. Have your own tradable skills and real value, all the while giving the govt nothing and receiving as many suit monkey and welfare monkey benefits and loopholes as possible.

Jumping up and down making noise and trying to influence elections is, at best, an inefficeint way to spend time and energy.

February 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What is your plan for those parasites?"

Those parasites will become a non-issue only after their host can no longer support them.

Parasites do not kill their host most of the time, but it can happen in extreme cases.

When the host no longer can support the parasite, the parasites die.

No politician will ever vote to de-fund parasites. Ever.

It looks like the only solution will come with the sudden stop at the bottom of this chasm.

Nature and the market have ways of making everything come around to neutral. The more we fight against them, the harder we will be slapped down.

Are you ready?

The means to produce, and the means to defend. Everything else is worthless.



February 15, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger J. Croft said...

The parasites who live in your town, your neighborhood, your own home take their cue from the beast.

And no there will NOT be a peaceable politcal solution at the national level. Read this at the link and my comment on the article:


I was a supporter of the TEA Party movement-I joined Tea Party Patriots but found my voice being drowned out... same tune different band. Figuring out that there has been practically no move to encourage and expand grassroots political activities was a tipoff. The rubber stamping of the Patriot Act renewal confirms the TEA Party movement's a fraud at the leadership level... just like Stewie Rhodes Oath Keepers org.(501c3), and the freemasonic ringers the Ron and Rand Paul polical family.

You want your Freedom? Take it-starting with you. Dont' pay taxes, and don't ask permission to earn a living, carry a gun, travel on roads, etc. Band together and if you can get enough numbers take over a town via recall election after busting open a scandal or two. If more drastic measures are needed, heed the Western Rancher's advice on dealing with "protected" wolves:

and SHUT UP.

Plenty of wolves in government service.

READ: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/02/15/susan-lindauer-the-tea-party-crashes/

...I still hold out hope for local initiatives... if people would wise up, find their pairs and act while there still IS a local political process.

February 15, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as my plan for the "REAL SOCIALISTS", all I can do is watch, wait, and prepare. None of these folks can control the laws of economics. When the masses can no longer feed themselves, they will take care of alot of these "REAL SOCIALISTS".
What I plan to do in the meantime is identify such described individuals in my A/O, and plan accordingly, in case I have to deal with them.

February 16, 2011 at 12:08 AM  
Anonymous aughtsix said...

When the teat dries up, the parasites go away.

How's that for a plan?


February 16, 2011 at 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Food prices are going up, yet the socialists say we must devote MORE corn to ethanol fuel to save the planet. Save it for whom?
The value of the individual human is at a low ebb. It is well to remember that Friend of Obama Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground think they didn't do enough terrorism in the '60s and had a notion that 25 million Americans might have to be put out of the way.

February 16, 2011 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Pat H. said...

Three words; Archer Daniels Midland, one person, Chuck Grassley, one chemical compound, ETOH.

February 16, 2011 at 3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Non-Parasite Corn/Soybean Farmer here.

Some background: About 75% of the USDA Farm Bill goes to food stamps and other NON-farm consumer assistance. Of the remainder, a large percentage goes to non-farming land investors (like NBA players for instance), who can outbid small farmers.

The USDA has a history of over-estimating crop yields which (duh!) suppresses the price. This hurts farmers but helps the favored ethanol industry. A subsidy!

Last September many state-sponsored 'experts' (whom I never trust) predicted the top price for corn at $4.50 a bushel (56 lbs). Now corn is over $7.00. So Farmer Brown left $2.50 on the table when he sold early at $4.50. Who pocketed the difference - BigAgra? A subsidy. If Farmer Brown had sold at $7.00 he could pay down more debt...Oh, wait.

And property taxes. Suburban Susie pays taxes on her house; we pay on our house, buildings, equipment and land. Unlike subdivisions, our farm fields place no demand on the infrastructure, apart from the roads. No demands on the schools, libraries, legal system, water and sewer systems, senior centers, youth centers and all the rest. Whenever town folk want something, they pay a little more in property taxes, but we pay much more. A subsidy.

Don't forget inheritance taxes that put descendants into bondage, or force the sale of farms and small businesses. Billionaire Warren Buffet scooped up a lowly Dairy Queen and a car dealership when the heirs had to sell. A subsidy for the wealthy.

I think most farmers have become the livestock; allowed just enough rations to keep them productive, but too weak to bust down the fences and escape the system. Hell, that pretty much describes everyone, not just farmers!

I hate the subsidies we give, I hate the subsidies we get, I hate this whole system. I pay a lot of taxes, including the self-employed person's double blessing of both the employer's and employee's shares of Social Security. I doubt I'll get a dime of my 40+ years of contributions, but it will go to those who score higher on the means testing. Another subsidy.

With the average age of farmers 58 years and our kids leaving the farm, the trend toward corporate control is accelerating. Think what that will do for your 'food security' and plan accordingly. Ayn Rand described it well in Atlas Shrugged.

Thanks for letting me vent. Your blog is one of the very best, CA. Like you, I've been around long enough to see where the country is headed, and I'm not optimistic.

February 16, 2011 at 4:28 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Tx Anon.

It would be very helpful if you would consider doing a slightly longer post that I could, with your permission, use as a main entry.

Most people have not an idea how precarious the entire American food production system is.

Only those in the biz know, and most of them aren't right-minded.

Please consider same.

Blessings to you and yours.

February 16, 2011 at 4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with you all the way buddy, have been for years. Resist!!!

yes, let's do an article on the food scam in this nation, from subsidized milk to genetically engineered seeds from Monsanto and FDA thugs enforcing all this,etc,etc.

Makes the IRS look like cubscouts.


February 16, 2011 at 5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Non-Parasite Corn/Soybean Farmer here.

Thanks for the complement, CA, but I'm speaking from the limited perspective of a midwest grain farmer, and can't claim to speak for others.

Let me add a couple of thoughts to my earlier post. This year the USDA set up a test plot in one of our corn fields. The yield estimate by these experts, that gets added to all the other estimates across the country, was 25% higher than the actual yield. I knew their crop estimates were bogus, but I never had first hand knowledge of how far off. But even that won't keep the lid on the prices with China's huge corn purchase, and the damage to large areas of China's wheat crop planted last fall. It's a worldwide market, folks and grain stocks are being consumed faster than they're replenished.

A couple of years ago, the price of grains increased sharply, like it is now. It was finally payday for the farmers, but they found that the price of new equipment had increased virtually overnight (the equipment dealers had been hurting too when we weren't buying), as did the cost of seed, fertilizer, and land, either purchased or rented. Farmers who took on debt loads based on $7.00 corn that year were soon struggling when the grain prices headed back down to $3.50. Things are looking up now, at least for us. Heaven help the livestock producers who buy grain for feed.

I'm 58 years old, the industry average, and lived on this farm all my life. My grandfather built the first house on the place about 1908 and my mother was born in it. I have the 1910 property tax bill in a frame above my desk (if you think you 'own' your property...)

When I was growing up, all our neighbors farmed, too. The farms were smaller, but diversified with livestock and grain. A big concern was how to expand the farm, either by acres or enterprises, to bring a son into the business. Over the years some have retired and some have gone broke. There are four guys in my age group who still farm (we're all third generation here) and three of them, me included, will be the last of the families actively farming. There are very few young farmers, and much of the land is being bought or rented by agribusinesses from 50 miles away.

Our young people, the kids who grew up with real responsibilites and real work ethics, surveyed the landscape and decided there was no future on the farm. Our bright, decent, responsible kids are now working for corporations. That's the ultimate subsidy.

Whew, this is a real downer, isn't it? But it's not hopeless for families who want to start their own multi-generational farm. Just redefine away from the equipment intensive traditional row-crop agriculture. Have you priced a new tractor lately?

Read anything by Joel Salatin. His book "Pastured Poultry Profits" is an excellent starting point, and gives an unflinching look at his learning curve, skinned knees and all. His essay "Everything I Want to do is Illegal" is an eye opener, and the regulatory environment is only getting worse for the small producer with the food 'safety' bill S510 recently passed.

Elliot Coleman's books on raising vegetables in low cost, season-extending hoop houses are detailed, beautifully illustrated, and like Salatin's book, describe the bumps and bruises as well as the triumphs. He grows fresh vegetables for farmers markets, in unheated hoop houses, all winter long - in Maine!

In true monkey-starving style (thanks, Tom Baugh!) you can learn how to grow vegetables and raise livestock for your group without necessarily making a 'business' of it.

Resist. And disengage!

February 16, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger tjbbpgobIII said...

I just can never get over how you people view those of us unlucky enough who have to be on Social Security and call us parasites and everything else you can think of. I guess those of you who are making those remarks have already quit paying in to the system we have been in since 1930something, at the point of a gun. I never knew quite how to do that myself but if you've figured it out then more power to you. If you have a job making money and paying taxes I suppose you are all just posturing fools who will go on paying into it and hopeing to get something back when it's your turn. You'd better let all the Mexicans in and the Chinese too so they can work their asses off to pay for yours. We didn't set this system up and we paid, at the point of a gun, for 50 or more years, some of us anyway. I think you could let that S.S. shit rest awhile and look for something else to bitch and whine about until you come up with a way to stop paying into the system yourselves.

February 16, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think if you step back a bit, you might see that this isn't about someone on SS who paid into the system for 50 years. Although I think if you figure out how much you will get vs. how much you paid in, you might be surprised.

The system is a ponzi scheme and is non sustainable period. I think that's what people are saying. They aren't calling you personally a parasite. Or at least I certainly don't.

IF you really have any interest in understanding where people are coming from, you might profit from reading, Starving the Monkeys, by Tom Baugh. He says it much more eloquently than I could. If you won't read any part of the book, then at least look at the website for a definition of the monkeys.

Yes, we are forced under duress and the point of a gun to do certain things. This is going to change. We are in a war now, albeit low intensity and still basically at the propaganda stage.

February 19, 2011 at 9:56 PM  

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