Democrat Fascists pass HR 2749 – and set the stage to use food and nutrition as a weapon against the people.
History is an excellent teacher.
In 1932 and 1933, six and possibly up to 20 million people in the Soviet Ukraine and Moldavia died from starvation due to Josef Stalin’s efforts to crush Ukrainian nationalism and to implement his prescription of “change” in the former Soviet Union when the Communist regime nationalized the food industry and forced all farms into collectives.
The Holdomor as it is known in the Ukraine, or “Hunger Plague”, was effectively a terror weapon used by those in power to force submission to new policies the regime instituted to control all aspects of Sovite life. The nationalization of all farms in the Soviet Union into collectives became the tool Stalin used to eradicate opposition and threat to the communist regime. Apologists for the Soviet Union suggest that it was the result of radical economic changes that Stalin was making at record pace that blighted the economy and crushed the farmers when the regime took over all food production in the Soviet union. Whatever the exact cause, millions perished in just under two years time because the government had taken control of food and food production in the region.
The United Nations declared the Holdomor as a genocide perpetrated against the Ukrainian people in 2003.
History show us that Socialists, Communists, Islamists and Marxists, use food and the production of food as a weapon against their own people in order to solidify power and control. Hitler himself said that using food as a weapon was “a beautiful instrument . . . for maneuvering and disciplining the masses.”
Stalin and Hitler used food to destroy internal opposition to their policies of “change”. They used it to reward accomplishment, punish failure, establish the class distinctions of their “new orders.” In Germany the “warrior caste” of the armed forces received the fattest ration cards, skilled and essential workmen the next. Down at the bottom came prisoners, and the Jews. Ration cards that gave the owner right to more food were used to give workmen incentives to seek promotion, to increase their output. Supplies were suddenly cut down (regardless of the amount stored) to scare the population into believing the situation serious, or extra rations were suddenly granted to boost morale .
Pol Pot, Mao, Castro and most despotic regimes and dictators used food to achieve obedience of their people and to annihilate specific classes and races of political opponents. Recently we saw this tactic used in Somalia, where Farah Aideed starved his own people into submission as civil war raged and in Darfur and Rwanda where Islamic regimes sought the annihilation of ‘infidels’.
And it would appear that history is about to repeat itself, right here in America.
The Democrats on Friday set the stage for the same exact kind of weapon the tyrants of history used, to be used against us, if they so wish.
HR 2749, ridiculously entitled the “2009 Food Safety Enhancement Act” was passed by the House right before they took off for the Summer Recess. Few know about this because all the public’s attention was upon the battle over National Health care and the spectacle of yet more race pimping at Obama’s Beer Summit. The Bill was rushed through to passage using the same impetus of ‘urgency’ and fear that was used to get the Stimulus bill shoved through, with no public input or comments allowed, and done just one day before the summer recess. I doubt any of those who voted for this bill, even read it. Which is how Congress does things these days.
Touted under the same guise of “for the children”, this Communist takeover of food and food production was done under the auspices of ‘food safety’ – using the recent salmonella events of peanuts and lettuce as the springboard for nationalization. And apparently we applaud the notion that giving government total control of our nation’s food supply, from farm to fork – is a good thing.
In the bill, every form of food production is monitored, regulated and controlled at all levels by the federal government under the leadership of a new Food Safety Czar.
Yet ANOTHER Czar, accountable to no one except Obama.
The state-run news media is hailing the passage of this Bill in the House as a great step in helping America have better food safety standards. America already HAS the best safety standards in the world, but that is not good enough for the Marxists. In their eyes, the GOVERNMENT must regulate and control it all. And this bill does exactly that. The bill requires require every entity, whether it be an individual, business, church organization, homeless shelter, or home gardener to register annually with a new federal food bureau.
“This bill proposes greater FDA regulatory powers over the national food supply and food providers, namely granting it the authority to regulate how crops are raised and harvested, to quarantine a geographic area, to make warrantless searches of business records, and to establish a national food tracing system. Concurrently, the bill would impose annual registration fees of $500 on all facilities holding, processing, or manufacturing food and require that such facilities also engaged in the transport or packing of food maintain pedigrees of the origin and previous distribution history of the food.”
That’s right. You want to plant a garden in your back yard? YOU MUST register with the new Food Safety Czar before you are allowed to grow any food on your own property because it has to be “traced”.
Does your church serve the homeless? Prepare for disasters and calamities by having food and medicine stores for use of the brethren? Stocking up on storable food will require a mountains of red tape and registration with the federal government.
Every facet of food production, from how it is grown to how it is processed, packaged, shipped, and stored will be regulated and controlled by the government. This is all in the name of protecting public health. And this is how the Marxists operate to get a population to go along and support the very weapon that will be used against them. There is NOTHING in this bill that addresses, prevents or otherwise affects the safety of food. This bill is nothing but a federal takeover which will be extended to the states with the cooperation of state officials. This bill essentially establishes a police agency, granting it massive and uncontrolled enforcement capabilities, granting the government the ability to use food as a weapon.
Look at history to understand what happens EVERY SINGLE TIME a government controls the people’s food and farms.
Mass death and genocide, for the purpose of controlling the people and bending them to the will of those in power.
And that seems to be America’s near future the way this regime and politburo in Washington is going.
And America is letting them set up this genocide against us, thinking it’s a great thing that government will control all food and distribution in the country.
Oh if these poor ignorant sheep would remember history! What is coming might have been avoided.