Wednesday, September 12, 2007
20,000,000 Greatest Generation Americans answered the call to “Plant more in ‘44”. This freed up tons of food, trucking, and gas to put towards defeating America’s enemies. Today it would accomplish the same thing. Any drop in the demand for oil means a drop in the price of oil, which is bad news to Iran, Venezuela, and other oil rich enemies and sponsors of terror. American farm producers would be little hurt because of access to global markets and the new emphasis on using grains as fuel and fuel supplements. American truckers are shorthanded as is despite the incoming Mexican trucks. Those trucks from Mexico can’t do anything other than deliver their Mexican products to their destination and then head home. Our not so good trade imbalance would improve.
There are benefits to the gardener also. Money saved, a better fresher diet, and a little more exercise add to the quality of life. Knowledge gained and food in the pipeline is a safety net should God forbid the trucks stop coming.