Shamgar wrote:It's no wonder why the green/climate change movement is more accurately called the watermelon movement.
Carbon taxes, green taxes, emissions trading schemes are just statist slush funds.
I'd never heard that expression before, but here in the states there is a small but statistically significant movement towards growing your own produce and the emergence of local farmers markets. It attracts all types though - there's some ultra-conservative types who are very big on growing your own food because it fits well with a conservative agenda? How you ask?
1) Home grown food is not imported from hostile nations
2) Home grown food is not taxed by the government (yet)
3) The government can't ration food that was never theirs to begin with
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As the world wide government agenda goes forward, one of the next things to be hit will be our food supply. The reason is simple. The government now owns our houses (by bailing out the banks), they have stopped our freedom to travel (by hiking up gas prices, and new "security" measures) and now they want to control our food, where we live, go to school, work, eat, and sleep.
I thought it was cool to be honest, when I first saw a group advertising home produce production as a conservative
movement, when up to this point a lot of people associate that with leftist movements. I'm encouraged because I see it as opportunity for the country to unite and move towards common goals (healthy, affordable, locally produced food) regardless of what inspired you to do so. It's hard to go wrong with planting and harvesting your own food.
Besides, if we're all going to be poor anyway, we may as well have our Topsy-Turvy strawberries
to comfort us in our home or balcony gardens.