Well, just when you think you’ve heard it all some lefty wacko nut job goes and proves you wrong. At the moment that’s happening at an increasing rate in Calif. A few examples.
Former Calif. Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura laments the hostility of the “out in Left fielders” hostility toward meeting our need to eat: “How different groups attack agriculture. How so many folks look at agriculture as if we’re some entity that is conspiring to make things worse, whether it’s with the environment, food safety, or the amount of water we use,” Kawamura says.
Kawamura, who was Calif’s ag secretary for 7 years, is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower. he says that attacks are especially harsh in Calif. Currently, there seems to be almost a ‘grow food, go to jail’ sentiment,” he says. “I say that with all seriousness. It’s amazing how the farming community is being attacked.”
Kawarmura, attributes the hostility toward agriculture to “the luxury of abundance.” “It allows everybody to have an opinion on what kind of food you should have and what kind you should not eat. Even what kind of system should be producing it. Because of the great job we’ve done, it’s created this kind of sense of privilege on the part of the consumers who think old is a right. I argue food is not a right–it’s a privilege.”
Of course if these people keep making it harder to grow food, they might just wind up having to eat the minnows or spiders they say farming destroys. Have you seen the San Joaquin Valley? I lived out there and driving through that place was like driving through eden. Almond groves, Orange trees, acres of lettuce and celery and carrots, you name it, as far as the eye can see. Now most of it has become desert due to the water supply being cut off. These people will reap what they sow in years to come.
Traveling over to England lets see what James Cracknell, an Olympic rowing medalist has to say about food and the obese. You’d best sit down for this one–“If you think of the two countries of the world that have got a handle on obesity, what do you think they are? Which two countries?” he asked the co-hosts of the BBC show he was on. Before waiting for an answer from the co-host next to him, Cracknell continued, “North Korea and Cuba. See, they are quite controlling on behavioral change — you have to get people to buy into it.”
Of course a bullet in the back of the head will take care of those unwilling to “buy into it.” And of course the amount of food available might have something to do with it. But he’s having none of it.
“Well, people are starving in North score, aren’t they? They’re not obese because they haven’t got any food,” co-host Samuels responded. Cracknell brushed off the comment and kept going. “exactly. But there were sanctions and everything else — the example is, it’s behavioral change,” he said.
Now for the really scary part. He intends to run for Parliament in 2020 as a member of the Conservative party, and hopes to make government crackdown on obesity a central issue in his platform. If this is what a conservative currently looks like in Britain, the lefties should be sufficiently tyrannical and insane to make the voters scream out loud in horror. Perhaps we should send him to North Korea to explain to those poor people how much better off they are because they aren’t fat.
Finely, returning to Calif. Considering that Levi’s is headquartered in San Fran, and that gasification affects most everything these days, you won’t find it surprising that the Vetements x Levi’s collaboration shouldn’t take too many people by surprise:
Note where the zipper is–they are called easy–access trousers. They also make them for women so that they can unzip a bit in the back and show a little cheek now and then. I won’t be buying anything Levi from now on. By the way, they start at $900.00 and up. But certain people I’m sure will spare no expense to make things easier for themselves.