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--Joseph Stalin

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Food Shortages: Liberal Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Will Malven
4/24/2008

How bizarre! The world is using a staple food product to produce fuel for motor-vehicles, and turning over more and more of its most productive farmland to producing bio-fuels...and there is a growing world-wide food shortage...who'd a thunk it?

Here's a quick quiz for you:

QUESTION: How far down the path of abject stupidity can the Left travel?

ANSWER: Trick question. There is no limit to a Liberal's Narcissism or gullibility.

For Liberals; if it sounds like a good idea, it is. No logical analysis required. No careful analysis of the ultimate consequences necessary. Simply follow your heart and go with it.

Well we (meaning the entire world, not just Americans) are now paying the price for Al Gore and his disciples of disinformation on global warming...Global Food Shortages and starving third world victims.

This from the Times OnLine:

Era of cheap food ends as prices surge

April 23, 2008
Steve Hawkes, Greg Hurst and Valerie Elliott

Families have been warned that the prices of basic foods will rise steeply again because of acute shortages in commodity markets.

Experts told The Times yesterday that prices of rice, wheat and vegetable oil would rise further. They also forecast that high prices and shortages — which have caused riots in developing countries such as Bangladesh and Haiti — were here to stay, and that the days of cheap produce would not return. Food-price inflation has already pushed up a typical family’s weekly shopping bill by 15 per cent in a year.

A further 15 per cent increase in the price of a standard Kingsmill loaf would push it up from £1.09 to to £1.24. Butter has gone up by 62 per cent in the past year. A similar rise would bring the price of a 250g pack to £1.52.

The price of rice, which has almost tripled in a year, rose 2 per cent on the Chicago Board of Trade yesterday as the United Nations food agency gave warning that millions faced starvation because aid agencies were unable to meet the additional financial burden.

Gordon Brown responded to mounting concerns about the global rise in food prices by signalling that he might scale back Britain’s commitment to biofuels, which critics say has exacerbated the food crisis because land has been given over to grow crops for energy rather than food.

John Bason, finance director of Associated British Foods, one of Britain’s biggest food producers, said that wheat prices had doubled in a year and supermarkets would have to raise the price of bread again. Vegetable oil was also likely to soar in price because the price of corn oil in the US had almost tripled, he said.

How stupid do you have to be to be caught off-guard by this "bio-fuels" push?

One doesn't have to have very much "brain-power" to figure this one out. You decide to use one of the worlds staple foods for the generation of fuel rather than nutrition and people begin to suffer from food shortages. Gosh what a revelation!

The law of unintended consequences is a "bitch!" Liberals ought to know this by now, because they experience it so often.

Because Liberals react reflexively rather than reason things out, they are habitually susceptible to being flummoxed when their actions, ill-considered, but taken out of the best of intentions turn out to be catastrophic in their results.

We are now beginning to witness the results of this leap by Democrats...and now of late, unfortunately, some foolish, pandering Republicans as well, to counter Al's folly.

Too late, we are beginning to understand the absurdity of the entire Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) myth...and the unintended consequences of leaping to take unnecessary and poorly thought out ideas intended to counter a non-existent phenomenon.

People in Central and Latin America are unable to afford the rapidly inflating price of grain to feed their families. As a result, there will calls for government action to provide food to people who used to be capable of sustaining themselves, rendering them dependent upon the largess of government rather than remaining self-sufficient.

As the insanity of refusing to allow oil companies to explore for more supplies of oil in areas in which there is a high probability of discovering large reserves, out of "concern for the environment," this trend toward limited food supplies will continue to spread globally and may eventually lead to massive starvation.

All because a few vain scientists believe they know more than God. Earth has experienced repeated and extended variations of global temperature, but now, now that we have scientist who have developed their pet theory of AGW...which coincidently is their meal-ticket...suddenly, that which has been occurring for eons, well before the influence of humanity, is caused by humans.

Such a conclusion is so absurd that, if it wasn't for the now apparent tragic consequences of our governments' reactions, would be hysterically funny.

The blame for these food shortages need to be placed where it belongs, directly at the feet of arrogant scientists, and the foolish, scientifically un-informed politicians who allow themselves to be stampeded into precipitous and inane reactive policies.

Unfortunately, it will not be the Al Gore’s, Gordon Brown’s and George Bush’s of the world who will pay the price for these bad policies, but the rank and file inhabitants of their nations. It's good to see that at least Gordon Brown is now becoming aware of his mistake.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!

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