December 9, 2012

Movement Focus – Community Food


I’ve made the strategic decision to focus, for however long the doldrum lasts, on the Community Food movement, “inducing” broader anti-corporate and Food Sovereignty ideas from that, rather than going into every situation calling for the immediate and full Food Sovereignty revolution. This movement has to be built, has to confederate, and has to directly fight the growing government/liberal attempt to repress it through the escalating “Food Safety” assault. (“Food Safety”, as I’ve written many times for years now, has the same character and serves the same purpose as the “War on Terror”. Indeed the two are increasingly intermingled, as in the way the Food Control Act provides for massive shifting over power over the food supply to DHS. More clear evidence for how the military-industrial complex is increasingly a Monsanto adjunct, just like the FDA and USDA already are. We see how liberal fascists are on board with the whole program.)
So the basic activity:
1. Build the Community Food movement, as a viable economic sector and a political/community manifestation.
2. Counterattack industrial ag and the “Food Safety” assault. I think the fights against food corporatism in general and GMOs in particular are not just true and necessary, but are good political wedges, ideological sweet spots. Everyone except the most dedicated liberals fears and loathes these things, even if they passively accept them because they currently see no alternative. Our job is to present the alternative.
3. Elaborate Food Sovereignty philosophy, but not as part of the primary publicity campaign (which must focus on community food, food relocalization). This part is for within the movement.
4. In the course of these build the movement framework so that when the terminal crash is triggered the movement will be ready to aggressively propagate a philosophical solution and course of action, and be ready organizationally to receive the disintegrating masses.
I want to create an Internet forum dedicated to this project. In the meantime I’ll do the best I can with this solo blog, but it’s not the right vehicle, and I can’t do all the jobs myself. (Especially since I’m going to try to become a “professional” farmer in 2013.)



  1. Russ, Happy Holidays! I wish you much success in your 2013 “professional” endeavor. I’ll share with you, one of my favorite refrains from a (mysogynist; sp) song: “Gone are the days when the ox fall down … pick up the yoke and plow the fields around…. Gone are the days when the ladies said please ….”

    Xoxo, tawal

    Comment by tawal — December 12, 2012 @ 1:54 am

    • Thanks tawal, and Happy Holidays to you too.

      Comment by Russ — December 12, 2012 @ 6:12 am

  2. More inspiration:

    Grass shack nailed to a pine wood floor
    Ask the time? Baby I don’t know
    Come back later, we’ll let it show

    ~ Hunter/Garcia

    Comment by tawal — December 12, 2012 @ 3:28 am

  3. Sorry, Can’t help myself: Music is Life:

    When all the cards are down
    there’s nothing left to see
    There’s just the pavement left
    and broken dreams
    In the end there’s still that song
    comes crying like the wind
    down every lonely street
    that’s ever been

    Stella Blue

    I’ve stayed in every blue-light cheap hotel
    Can’t win for trying
    Dust off those rusty strings just
    one more time
    Gonna make em shine

    It all rolls into one
    and nothing comes for free
    There’s nothing you can hold
    for very long
    And when you hear that song
    come crying like the wind
    it seems like all this life
    was just a dream
    Stella Blue

    Comment by tawal — December 12, 2012 @ 3:40 am

    • Never fret, the Music will live forever:

      Since it cost a lot to win
      and even more to lose
      You and me bound to spend some time
      wondring what to choose

      Goes to show you don’t ever know
      Watch each card you play
      and play it slow
      Wait until your deal come round
      Don’t you let that deal go down

      I been gambling here abouts
      for ten good solid years
      If I told you all that went down
      it would burn off both your ears

      It goes to show you don’t ever know
      Watch each card you play
      and play it slow
      Wait until your deal come round
      Don’t you let that deal go down

      Since you poured the wine for me
      and tightend up my shoes
      I hate to leave you sittin there
      composin lonesome blues

      It goes to show you don’t ever know
      Watch each card you play
      and play it slow
      Wait until your deal come round
      Don’t you let that deal go down
      Don’t you let that deal go down, no
      Don’t you let your deal go down

      THAT’S THE: Deal

      Comment by tawal — December 12, 2012 @ 4:00 am

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