Hey! Ya know how the competitive market, based on respect for private property and private contracts that are not supposed to be infringed by government, has helped increase food productivity to such an extent that billions of people have been saved from starvation and U.S. agricultural output nearly tripled between 1948 and 2017?
Ya know how eastern states such as New Hampshire, the one in which I grew up, are famous for their stone walls, marking areas where farmers levered the rocks out of their fields and used them to delineate their property lines – but that those former fields are now host to forests, because farming is so efficient, rocky eastern land is no longer as needed for that purpose as it once was?
And ya know how people like Klaus Schwab and his cronies at the World Economic Forum and in various governments like Sri Lanka and Holland don’t want people to own private property or farm livestock on their land, despite how successful private farming has been at improving people’s lives?
If you’re familiar with these issues, then you also might be aware of, and frustrated by, the additional fact that a lot of Hollywood elites and the wonderful, tax-subsidized Public Broadcasting System (PBS) have begun pushing the nasty idea that people should replace their consumption of low-priced, high-protein beef, pork, and veal, etc., and substitute…
Yep. If government is the vampiric Dracula, then Renfield – his bug-eating servant – now fits right into their plans, and we are to take on his persona.
Based on this July 18 “PBS America” (the British-released version of PBS) tweet, the US-government-created and taxpayer subsidized network is exporting a show it originally pushed here in the US back in October. It’s a “fake crisis, government-provided solution” fearmongering fest about “overpopulation” and food supplies – both of which have been proven not to be worrisome, as economist Julian Simon showed us when he won a bet about scarcity with neo-luddite-Malthusian Paul Erlich, proving that, over time, free markets generate productivity gains that bring bounty to more, at lower costs.
The PBS America tweet offers this on the menu:
“Join @NovaPBS as they takes (sic) a tasty look at insect foods that could benefit our health and our warming planet. ‘Edible Insects’ premieres tonight at 7.35pm”
And, apart from the government-subsidized typo, they blithely assume the “warming planet” – which, as I have noted for MRCTV, is not assumable, blithely or otherwise.
But the narrative, and the Renfield Restaurant push fits right in with a larger narrative that promotes climate fear as a way to shut down farms, bankrupt ranchers, and allow governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and banks to gobble up the property.
For example, the World Economic Forum last year hailed the EU’s new plan to use mealworms in food to reduce meat consumption.
Not only is this troubling, and tied to a clear disregard for personal choice, nutrition, and safety, it also assumes a lot. First, as the globalists did in Sri Lanka and are trying to do in Holland, they want to claim that there are “greenhouse gases” emitted by livestock and used in crystalized form to bring nitrogen into soil. They have yet to prove that human-associated methane, nitrogen (the atmosphere is 78 percent nitrogen), and carbon dioxide actually are quantifiable drivers of Earth’s temperature. Some climate alarmists look to Venus, where, they say, the “greenhouse effect” of gasses has trapped heat. But Earth has a dynamic ecological system, and, so far, the factor most closely correlated to swings in temp is the output of the Sun – a subject discussed in detail in the 2006 book, “Unstoppable Global Warming, Every 1,500 Years” by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery.
And not all bugs “consume fewer resources” – from the total input of land and required energy to raise and collect the food source, to the slaughter and hygienic delivery of said food source.
On top of that are health concerns over humans ingesting bugs. One recent National Library of Medicine report on the parasitological problems tied to insect-eating. Among their findings:
“Our research indicates the important role of these insects in the epidemiology of parasites pathogenic to vertebrates. Conducted parasitological examination suggests that edible insects may be the most important parasite vector for domestic insectivorous animals.”
But that’s not stopping the self-appointed “elite.” RebelNews notes that the Canadian gub-ment is showering $8.5 million on a “cricket farm” in London, Ontario.
And, here in the US, actress Nicole Kidman recently looked increasingly scary and weird as she sat down for a Vanity Fair publicity vid, wherein she ate four “courses” of insect-chow.
This disturbing and memorably unsettling video serves as a reminder that, sometimes, what appear to be mere social trends also are pushed by public tax dollars.
PBS shows us this.
And Bram Stoker’s Renfield likely would be delighted.
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The same leftist media that pretends to be objective has also moved to the left of even Al Gore on climate change. https://t.co/HJn3sBQHT2— MRCTV (@mrctv) July 25, 2022