We live in interesting times

UN warns up to 345 million people marching toward starvation:

The U.N. food chief warned Thursday that the world is facing “a global emergency of unprecedented magnitude,” with up to 345 million people marching toward starvation — and 70 million pushed closer to starvation by the war in Ukraine.

Because of the wettest and longest spring we have ever experienced, my brothers on the farm were only able to get about 1/3 of the spring crop in this year. The little bit of lentils they were able to plant did not yield nearly as much as usual. I think the mid-west yields are below average as well.

We live in interesting times.


9 thoughts on “We live in interesting times

    • Perhaps it’s meant to be a reference to the fact that they are doing this of their own volition?

      Even the most consumate liars (MSN) occasionally slip up and speak the truth, or perhaps it’s intentional to rub noses in the humiliation.

  1. the more you feed the chickens, the more chickens you get, and pretty soon you have more chickens than chicken feed.

    it sounds callous to make that observation, but, sadly enough, it is simply truth.

  2. Interesting that the spring wetness delay crop planting. According to CNN and MSNBC, the entire country (except where it’s flooding) is in the grip of the worst droughts on record, due to glowball something.

  3. I don’t see 345 million people marching toward starvation. I see them being murdered by starvation.
    Food has look been the favorite weapon of the communists.
    I would posit that leadership everywhere should be questioned. As the problems we are facing today are the problems they were put in leadership to prevent.
    As Lt.Col. Scheller said. There has to be accountability for failure.
    The excuse of not foreseeing these problems is unacceptable. That’s what you were paid to do. And it’s not that complicated.
    Janet Yellen not knowing inflation was not transitory is not just a lie. It’s perjury. Criminal negligence that is going to be suffered by millions.
    Everybody eats. Crops fail from time to time. Maybe having something extra wasn’t such a bad idea? The “generic” food sold off in the 70’s was exactly that. Americas food buffer in case of disaster. And if maintained it could have fed those people facing starvation today.
    I see a failure of leadership on every front. And for that failure examples need to be made.
    The halls of congress should be lined with pictures of hung politicians throughout the ages. Tarred and feathered. Heads on pikes.
    Who am I kidding? Not even death seems to stop those ignorant bitches.

    • Precisely. In modern days, as a general rule, starvation has been the result of government action. In many cases deliberately so; at times, unintentionally. But to Mr. Jay’s point, it simply isn’t true that there are too many chickens; it is only the case that the plentiful food (or capacity for same) isn’t getting to a significant fraction of them.

    • Food as a weapon. Not a new trick.
      We all learned that the French revolution was caused, in part, because there was no bread to buy. The wage and price caps passed meant that it was more expensive to make a loaf than you could legally afford to sell it, so bakers wouldn’t bake.
      But why was wheat / flour so expensive? Because certain well-connected (((rich people))) had bought up all the wheat crop and refused to sell, planning on capitalizing on the ensuing starvation and civil unrest.
      “food for thought” as they say.

      • And thus the 100’s of years of legal precedence against monopoly, collusion, and anti-trust.
        But here we go again. As the lesson of not allowing government to protect us will be made once again.
        “As the Gods of the copy book headings, With slaughter and terror return!”

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