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December 04, 2023

THE MORNING RANT: Should We Be Concerned About Anti-Humanity Oligarchs Buying Up So Much US Farmland?

Should we be concerned about super-wealthy, left-wing oligarchs with a messianic obsession about climate buying up so much US farmland?

Bill Gates and Ted Turner are both obsessed with decreasing population, yet they are also buying up the farmland used to produce food that sustains the population.

I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while, but I don’t have a thesis, or a recommendation, or even a “principled conservative” argument to make. But I don’t like it, and it scares me. Frankly, I wish they would spend their wealth on yachts and mansions and maintaining expensive wives, rather than using it for “good causes.”

Bill Gates responds to skepticism about him owning 275,000 acres of farmland: 'There isn't some grand scheme involved' [Business Insider – 01/15/2023]

Gates responded: "I own less than 1/4000 of the farmland in the US. I have invested in these farms to make them more productive and create more jobs. There isn't some grand scheme involved - in fact all these decisions are made by a professional investment team."

Bill Gates is the biggest private owner of farmland in the United States. Why? [The Guardian – 4/05/2021]

The gun and the whip may not accompany land acquisitions this time around. But billionaire class assertions that they are philosopher kings and climate-conscious investors who know better than the original caretakers are little more than ruses for what amounts to a 21st century land grab – with big payouts in a for-profit economy seeking “green” solutions.

Ted Turner too.

The billionaire media mogul Ted Turner epitomizes such disparities. He owns 2m acres and has the world’s largest privately owned buffalo herd.

What are your thoughts? What do you believe is the “principled conservative” position regarding mega-rich, anti-humanity catastrophists buying up so much of the land that feeds the world?

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]


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