"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Buzz About Bees

I've posted a couple of times about how government is never the solution, it is usually the problem.  Ah, wait, that's too soft.  Basically everything government gets involved in, it turns to crap.

I've also made it very clear that big corporations tend to behave like and then get in bed with big government because such a relationship is much like prostitution.  Exciting, instantly gratifying to the flesh, but in the long term, very costly and destructive.  Even to innocent parties on the outside.

It tends to be very, very hard to get urbanized, college educated, crap-for-brains lefties to understand why we conservatives think the way we do about government and massive corporations, because, well, it requires a lot more than stage one thought.  Farmers, hunters, fisherman, of the small, family size variety tend to be solidly in the conservative camp.  Some of them probably prefer to be called libertarian.  Please see the glossary before you start foaming at the mouth and spitting at your screen.

I'll stop right here and define something, rather than sending you to the glossary because it's important for you to understand, especially if you are the urban or suburban type, or if you come here from another country and American English is not your first language.  When I use the term "farmer," I'm not talking about big agribusiness.  I'm not talking about big corporations that drive 30 foot wide combines to harvest corn or feed lots that stuff corn into cattle that end up at McDonald's.  I'm not talking about enormous dark caves that house thousands of chickens too stuffed with hormones laying in their own poop that end up in Tyson or Perdue plastic bags.  I'm talking about families that grow a wide variety of crops and livestock and do it in a self-sustaining, healthy way.  Real farmers who see the big picture of entire biological systems and the benefits of not introducing or relying on laboratory developed chemicals to create, or maintain production levels.
Real farmers can see how, if you just raise one thing, you can get tunnel vision.  You will just care about the easiest most efficient way to raise that one thing, and lose sight of the effect it can have on everything else.  Real farmers who live and work close to the earth understand that there are consequences to just adopting anything without asking questions and thinking long and hard.

I wish I had another word for the kind of person I'm thinking about; this farmer type.  Too many people will have a picture in their head that doesn't really fit what I'm talking about.  I include hunters and fisherman in this as well.  Maybe what I mean is frontiersman, even though you'd probably get the wrong idea there too.  I suppose frontiersman popped into my head because it's the same kind of bold, independent spirit that it takes to "rough it," or to go against the mainstream that everybody else has accepted.  The kind of person I'm thinking about grows stuff out of the soil and knows that natural animal and plant waste will always beat some factory produced "fertilizer."  He's also a hunter.  And I mean a real hunter, not some caricature dreamed up by Hollywood types.  People who live with the very animals they kill for food and understand the relationship between the animals and the land.  People who actually KNOW that there is an overpopulation of deer and that such an imbalance is destructive to a wide range of flora and even the deer themselves. People who know that if you over harvest any animal, you won't have any more of them to eat when you need them.

I have very little patience with people who's only knowledge of wildlife comes from PETA or the Sierra Club or some such.  People who first of all have nothing but contempt for the Creator and demonstrate it by worshiping created beings and elevating animals to the same status as humans.

I got started on this rant because I came across this video at Theo Spark's website.  Proving again that government bureaucracies are just big stinking holes in which taxpayer dollars disappear, and actually do more harm than good.  Nobody at the EPA is going to have to suffer any consequences for approving something that could end up doing tremendous damage to the honey supply and the supply of food crops.

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