Strawberry Fields Forever Re: [FoRK] invasion was much better than Cats lets do it again and again

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Fri May 25 21:44:35 PDT 2007

On May 25, 2007, at 11:22 PM, Gordon Mohr wrote:

> Tom Higgins wrote:
>> The sad truth is without these subsidies most of if not all the
>> smaller farms would be hurting more so then they are now, for all the
>> work those people do most of them are barely making a living.  Other
>> than running multiple farms, such as the way the fella we are renting
>> out land out to is operating, being a megacorp or going the
>> organic/boutique/specialty type operation  I do not see why folks
>> would ever continue farming. Yes I have met folks who truly love it,
>> the land and working it but it is a tough living.
>
> If we are spending tens of billions of dollars on farm subsidies to  
> provide this 'small farmer' constituency with the rustic,  
> hardscrabble experience they crave, might it not it be cheaper to  
> just build them a giant theme park?
>
> Or perhaps, in a few years, we could efficiently bind them into a  
> virtual 'farming Matrix', where they can live their dream at less  
> cost to the rest of society.

+1

I think this idea has much to recommend it. :-)

jb


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