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GOLD CARTEL, ONLY CHILD'S PLAY

Charleston Voice
Jan. 2, 2006

The Food Cartel: 'Seed of Chucky'

Seed of ChuckyWhile the Fed, the US Treasury and foreign central banks conspire to mop up the world's real wealth by suppressing the free market price of gold, there is an even more sinister scourge before us. While still a toddler in its crib, the Food Cartel is gathering strength to hurt us where it really hurts - in our belly. Right below the solar plexus.

Rising prices such as seen in energy and home prices are not "inflationary" - their rising prices are symptomatic of inflation which is defined as an increase in the supply of whatever is used as money. For right now it is paper notes. But for this missive we shall use the grossly inaccurate, but widely perceived belief that rising prices are inflation. Somehow the prices of 'things' just start going up. A sort of phenomena that just mysteriously occurs. Few recognize that it is our very own government through the private Banking Cartel, that creates rising prices by inflating our paper notes. Some people still believe that our government can pay for Katrina and Iraq with a bursting piggy bank acquired through frugality. "Things" just somehow handle themselves, don't they. They quiet down and go away in time. Given enough ink and paper, they have...so far. American consumers' savings rate is now running a deficit at -.60% of disposable income. No worry.

That's terrible isn't it. Almost criminal some would say. But "things" don't all go up at the same time, or even at the same rate. Right now it's oil and housing. You now can buy more gold with your oil than ever in history. In fact, in terms of oil you can buy more bananas than ever, too. Bananas? My local Save-a-Lot has them for 39 cts per pound, a nickel cheaper than Wal-Mart even.

But those disparities will end, and end hard when they do. Hard on you. The Food Cartel is composed of about a half dozen world mega corporations, predominantly US. The big players are Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), and ConAgra. Cargill is by far the dominant monopolist claiming, with just its Excel meat subsidiary alone, controlling 22% of the US market. Add Wilson, Armour, Swift and Cudhay to the gumbo, and the five companies control 87% of the meat eaten by Americans. You all know the drill by now, so I'm not going to belabor you with all the elitist interlocking memberships these movers and shakers hold within the Trilateral Commission and CFR.

Thirty years ago when I first saw central Michigan I was in awe of the flatness of the land and the miles upon miles stretching to the horizon of those amber waves of grain. It was beautiful and reassuring. This summer that same grain elevator in the small farming town no longer had a railroad siding attached. In fact, it didn't even have railroad tracks running through the town as they once did! How were farmers getting their corn to Kellogg in Battle Creek for me to have my corn flakes each morning? I don't know. I do now know that Cargill is the prime conspirator in the grain cartel though.

Another factor nesting in the crib with the seed of Chucky is the Farm Credit System, a sort of federal welfare programs for farmers authorizing loans to rural American farmers who might otherwise be excluded by private banking. It seems Rabobank, a Netherlands company, is making a strenuous effort to buy the FCS.

In talking with the locals in Michigan it wasn't known who was doing the actual farming of this year's crops of soybeans, corn and sorghum. But, it seems most one-time farmers are now leasing out their land for contract farming. I am way over my head here in understanding the issue, but enough sense to recognize that control of American farmland is being captured by fewer, but larger mega giants. All the better to exercise control over all of us, my dear. Bigness does not translate into what's best for America. Certainly not when it comes to our food.

Don't overlook the impact of NAFTA & CAFTA and what they will mean to our food supply. With Wal-Mart a rising star at the retail end of food, will they be humping in Mexican food products? Are the competing supermarkets in peril? Wal-Mart bankrupts all viable competitors within miles of them. What if WMT should fall on hard times? Would they be deemed "too big to fail" and need federal assistance which would be a de facto bailout of the banking cartel? Should we start to get nasty with Mexico (like really provide secure borders) would they embargo their food exports to us, or sell them to China instead? Maybe they will anyway. A stronger yuan would enable them to pay less for more and give Mexico a reprieve from piling up US dollar reserves. It'd be a two way win-win relationship. With their other fist, China could even launch an attack on Taiwan, and we would have to stand down and see our defense treaty with this ally go down as just another betrayal of a friend.

Any of these outcomes are possibilities when you have a weakening currency, and with the US dollar poised to resume its four year plunge anything can happen. Historically, governments of nations in such a predicament as ours lash out with violence. We would not survive.

Please use the cross links that appear as resources in the various links throughout this communication.

I do not have the time, the resources, and certainly not the academic skills to carry my observations forward into a comprehensive literary mosaic easily understood by a wide audience. I hope someone among you will be intrigued and concerned enough to pursue this thread and put it all together before baby Chuckie crawls out of his crib and holds all of us at bay.

Food, baby. Got it?


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