Sometimes it is hard to differentiate a misguided ideology from a malevolent one. Other times it is easy. For example, if the adherents of an ideology are opposed to growing food, that ideology is clearly malevolent. Former California Secretary of Agriculture A. G. Kawamura laments the hostility of moonbats 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, whether it’s with food safety, whether it’s with the amount of water we use,” Kawamura says.
Kawamura, who was California’s ag secretary from 2003 to 2010, is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower. He says the attacks are especially harsh in his home state.
“In California 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.”
Kawamura attributes the hostility of moonbats toward agriculture to “the luxury of abundance”:
“It allows everybody to have their opinion on what kind of food you should have and what kind of food you should not eat. Or what kind of system should be producing it,” he says. “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 food is a right.
“I argue food is not a right–it’s a privilege.”
That privilege will be revoked if authoritarian moonbats disable enough agricultural land in the name of minnows or spiders or whatever other useless creatures they decide are endangered, like they have been doing to the San Joaquin Valley.
On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.