Southern New England gets ample rain and heat in the summertime, good for growing fruiting crops with a high water and heat demand. Squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants are actually tropical plants, but their life cycle is short enough (or was shortened by breeding), to thrive in a temperate climate that has cold winters. The seeds of these tropicals can survive the winter, and self seed, so they have arguably adapted to temperate climates.
Over the last two centuries, New England has declined as an agricultural region, supplanted by the vast cornucopia of the Midwest and California, and repurposed as a population center and urban/office worker region. However, the Midwest suffers from soil erosion and from a dependency on fuel based farming. Midwestern staple crops such as corn/wheat/soybean are grown in vast quantities, but are sensitive to fuel prices, as fossil fuels are used for the tractors, the fertilizers, and the transport to the public. The staple crops are a triple whammy of fuel dependence.
California has water problems as well. The vast production of fruits and vegetables are dependent on irrigation, which is salinating the water table. Water shortage is a fact of life in California. They are destroying their resource base by overproducing fruits and vegetables for export so planters can be fat cats, and destroying their water supply. They will always produce fruits and vegetables, but “peak fruits and vegetables from California” is either here or will be, unless they come up with a mass scale solar water purifying scheme.
California is naturally dry, and this has some advantages. You can get more control over water exposure, because it’s easier to control a plant to get more water, than to prevent rain. So by default it’s dry, and they add water as they see fit. Letting fruit plants go thirsty in their ripe stage makes them more dense in sugars. Here in New England, to control water intake of plants I’d have to put rain covers over them during a rain, and somehow prevent water from infiltrating sideways, from around the covered plants.
So we are at the mercy of the rain in New England; in California, they are the mercy of the drought.
Another advantage of farming in a drier area is fewer fungus problems. I have the Irish potato famine fungus on my tomatoes, phytophthora. I am treating it with Daconil now, but I should have been drenching the tomato and potato plants in Daconil since June, to prevent phytophthora from even getting a foothold.
So there you have it; tomato production in New England is dependent on anti-fungicides, or somehow controlling the environment to be dry. Potatoes seem to have been bred to be resistant. They get it, but I don’t lose much crop because of it. But still it’s better to whack phyophthora hard, everywhere it would grow.
You can’t grow wheat here, either, or it’s not ideal. Wheat gets the hallucinogenic ergot toxin that might have caused the Salem witch trials, because the Puritans were raising wheat for food.
So there’s always a trade off. California and the Midwest have distinct advantages, agriculturally. But they depend on fossil fuel inputs, and their resource bases are not being managed well. Agricultural is being done like strip mining.
One thing that’s for sure, is that the bankers do not want the people to ever have control of their food supply again. They want whiz bang techno solutions which preserves their leverage over our lives. Here’s a conference of the people running the world:
Reverse the Future? That’s quite an idea to unpack.
Be sure to listen to President Clinton’s speech, and whom he thanks. Here’s the relevant link:
The ruling elites are well aware that their most dangerous enemy is a mass movement of small farmers. They get a massive amount of leverage by having 1% of the population working in agriculture.
A yeoman country, where 10% or 20% of people work in agriculture, means these people control a chunk of resources and can conceivably create effective resistance against the Bankers. Unless we are all kept in a form of serfdom.
But let’s suppose the Bankers go Turbo Chutzpah and recreate serfdom. In fact, that’s probably the goal in implanting the Third World into the hearts of White countries.
The Bankers keep upping the ante.
But the masses of people are a Force of Nature, like a hurricane. The bankers are messing with a force of nature. Resisting enslavement is in our DNA, and all the corn syrup and public schooling cannot remove the will to resist enslavement.
What it will come to is enslaving ourselves, in order to escape enslavement by others. This is the meaning of Arbeit Macht Frei.
The Soviet Union understood production as a weapon, though it was the capitalists that perfected the use of produciton as a weapon.
Food production is a weapon used to distort Culture. People who are involved in producing food as owners and proprietors have a sense of public responsibility; they own and operate a piece of real estate for food production; they have a greater sense of political responsibility as well.
The Bankers do not want to have to deal with a country of White middle class farmers. They want serfs on one side, and bosses like Bill Clinton allied to them on the other side.
The victory of th War of Independence was quite temporary, because it was merely a hot lead and cold steel war. The City of London has waged perpetual Mindwar. They wanted their colony back; they got it. Bill Clinton is clearly BFF’s with Jacob Rothschild. And Hillary is Secretary of State playing Caesar of the Middle East.
The killing blow of the City of London MindWar was the creation of pop culture. It is said that Frankfurt school Jewish musicologist Theodore Adorno wrote Beatles songs in order to infuse American culture with pessimism. I grew up with pop culture, but I found it distasteful and alien. When I was a child I was hanging out with a friend in a trailer park and he showed me a “Kiss” album (this would have been the late 1970’s). I was disgusted and frightened by it.
Pop culture started out with white entertainers, in order to suck in the masses, but then they did a racial switcheroo, because their time window is running out.
The past century has been a century of manufactured consent to the Bankers. They have been able to manufacture consent by the generation of surplus wealth. They use money to control culture.
The surplus wealth ends; their soft influence and MindWar wanes. They will have to wage war and direct enslavement to maintain control. But if the infrastructures are destroyed, they have no leverage except to “Samson option” nuke the world.
Hence the Terminator technologies — flying killer robots(drones). It started with the Beatles, and it ended with flying killer robots.
The Banksters cannot accept the coming trade off of power. They will not be able to feed us; we will go feral and less in their control; they will want to kill us; we’ll fight back.
That’s why I say, to prepare for this war; farming and science and math.