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July 24, 2007
CHILDREN OF THE CORN:
The historical significance of corn in the Americas is comparable to that of rice in China or wheat in the Middle East. Corn is more than a staple, it is part of the region's DNA -- which explains the hysteria in many Latin American countries over rising prices.
In just four years, leaders and organizations that style themselves as progressive have gone from denouncing the precipitous fall in the price of corn to denouncing its sharp climb -- with many of the same arguments!
Children of the Corn was also the title of a Nebraska Guitar Militia CD, though not the one with the song about farm subsidies, "Farming the Government." Nothing about dead people there, though it would have been cute.