7 Feb 2011

Welcome to The Invisible Farm

On the subject of farming (perhaps, you need to watch the video first)... Have you ever considered how the 'Landed Gentry' got the land? Then go read about The Enclosure Movement.

George Orwell described it thus: "Stop to consider how the so-called owners of the land got hold of it. They simply seized it by force, afterwards hiring lawyers to provide them with title-deeds. In the case of the enclosure of the common lands, which was going on from about 1600 to 1850, the land-grabbers did not even have the excuse of being foreign conquerors; they were quite frankly taking the heritage of their own countrymen, upon no sort of pretext except that they had the power to do so."

But that was waaaay back in the 17th and 18th Century, right? Wrong.

After more than 1 million properties were foreclosed in 2010, "for the first time in history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all American households put together!"

But that is waaaay out on the other side of the world, right? Wrong again. And I'll post the reasons why... very soon.

Let's get back to the words at the very end of the video (see it already), "To see the farm, is to leave it."

I sincerely, sincerely, hope that's all it takes.

UPDATE: Apparently, property repossession is not the only way Corporate Scanvengers feed off the left-over dignity of people suffering an economic crisis caused by Corporate Predators.

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