Investor and TV personality Jeffrey Carter on “Free To Choose and Farmageddon:”
Last night I went to see the documentary Farmageddon in Chicago. I also stayed for the full panel discussion.
The film is shocking. Documentaries are supposed to shock you. Michael Moore has made millions presenting slanted facts to us. Documentaries are designed to get you to do something.
This documentary illustrates the plight of the organic farmer, specifically the organic dairy farmer. If a dairy farmer wants to sell raw milk, they will be run out of business and many times imprisoned by the federal bureaucracy. The USDA actively tries to run Raw Milk Producers out of the business. They work closely with agents from state agricultural agencies.
The documentary shows film of agents descending on various organic farms and outlets, guns drawn, SWAT teams present. It’s straight out of science fiction and something that you can’t believe happens in America. I can understand a huge police presence when going after a drug lord, but a family farmer? Sure, farmers keep guns but in my experience they aren’t violent people.
Hey, as a candidate, Obama promised the San Francisco Chronicle that he’d bankrupt the coal industry.
…He didn’t say that was the only business he’d try to bankrupt, did he?