Scoop Independent News, 6th July 2008 Canadian NGOs Petition Prime Minister to Urge Food Crisis Action at the G-8 Meetings
“The coalition is urging the G-8 to finally implement some long-term initiatives needed to stem the tide of the food crisis…”
(Proviso: is there a general “food crisis” ? Not yet?)
1. Redistribution of more taxpayers’ resources to foreign countries. This has been done before and makes things worse.
2. Fix the International food organizations – keep repeating the failed method of central planning and bureaucracy. The world doesn’t have enough of it?
3. The “last two decades of forcing developing countries to open their food markets to imports have drowned millions of small-holder farmers in waves of often-subsidized cheap food imports.” So the same people who created the subsidies are going to find a solution other than removing the subsidies?
4. Interfering with prices? Please don’t ever advise that. There is no need for anyone to believe that interfering with prices will do anything but cause worse disasters. Read up on economics, for example “Economics in One Lesson” by Henry Hazlitt. I know that some of you believe very strongly in price controls, rent controls and government intervention, but these destructive policies propped up by your prejudices and the propaganda you learned at university have always made things worse for people. Why don’t you learn?
5. “Avoid threats to food security posed by biofuel development“, you know, the biofuel developments that these governments subsidized for years, which [supposedly] caused their food crisis.
Ignorant NGO’s aside, governments caused the problem and now they will provide the solution? Really? The term “food security” sounds sinister to me, as in giving up our liberty for food “security”. That’s always the formula we hear now, isn’t it? From both the left and the right. The apologists for the blood-soaked communists have painted themselves green and talk about global warming security – they need to tax us. And they need us to pay for the food crisis too. And the blood-soaked so-called “free market” right wing have the same sing-song formula. Taxpayers need to “sacrifice” for war and give up their “civil liberties” for the good of the right’s imperial projects, yes because they’re so “free market”. What a con job that’s been.
They should respect peoples’ natural rights to their resources first – private property rights – before they dump on foreigners. But we can’t expect governments to even respect domestic property rights, so how are they going to respect the natural rights of foreigners? They spend most of their time bombing foreigners anyway – actually I think both the left and right bomb foreigners – Bush, Clinton, Bush, who’s next – I bet Obama will be bombing foreigners if he becomes president, because they’re all the same.
The left and right have the same sort of control propaganda – and they always end up at the G8 holding hands, feeling “secure” together.
Here’s my solution: Do not interfere any more in peoples’ lives and choices and in their ability to trade and own property – not with your fake “free trade” agreements and not with any more “foreign aid” tax-theft “solutions”. Shut down your foreign secret meetings with your “security” and your posturing self-importance. You have no respect for peoples’ freedoms anywhere on this planet you think you run, so shut your G8 down.
Have you noticed how large Canada’s executive branch is this summer? It extends all the way to Japan and Afghanistan!
Canada should extract itself from the G8. Shut down the G8 before it makes things worse for everyone. What’s the Canadian government good for? Has it no intention dismantling this bureacratic tax-enslaved nation oppressed by financial surveillance, eroded civil liberties, property rights infringements, worsening infringements on free speech, not to mention the continued criminalization of victimless activities?
What are these people good for – both the Liberals and Conservatives – what are they good for? Making our lives tougher, burdening us with costly regulation after regulation, intruding into the sphere of our private lives, onto our land, into our cars, into our homes. That’s all they’re good for. And many Canadians go along. They want intrusive governments and they want to impose these burdens on their neighbours for their “security”. Same applies to the UK and the US. What a shame and disgrace. Our lives are not our own.
So the rest of us won’t be going along with the program.
July 11th, 2008