There was a nice little news clipping about Michelle Obama and the food garden she plans to plant in the White House.
White House to break ground on ‘kitchen garden’
Now, if it was just Michelle, that would be fine. One needs a hobby right? However, Michelle plans to get the local children involved in it. Also on the surface, nothing very sinister-in fact, it is almost heart warming. Michelle inviting the children over to help her with her new hobby, gardening. What could be sweeter? But at closer read, it becomes a bit more subversive.
Here is the gist, Michelle Obama is going invite school age children to come plant and harvest a garden only to end up feeding the White House. The children will not be getting the vast majority of the food they grow, fat cat Senators and Congressmen will! So basically you have a bunch of poor kids feeding the rich! How in the world is this a positive thing? If the kids were doing this and they were able to take everything they grew back home, I could see the benefits. If the children were to sell the food and donate it to a charity, I could see the benefits. If the children were to directly donate it to a soup kitchen, a battered woman’s shelter or other such organization, I could see the benefits of it! However none of this is the case.
Back in the day, we had a group of people who were poor and whose sole purpose was to feed the rich, we called them SLAVES!!! It is ironic for a man who compares himself to Lincoln all the time somehow missed we had a whole civil war over the very thing he is attempting to do right now! And before you talk about how no one is going to be forced and that they are sure to get permission from their parents for this, remember the Europeans originally got permission from the tribal chiefs to take the people to America. Lastly remember the slaves were never paid or otherwise compensated for their work and neither will these children be.
Back in the 20’s we instituted child labor laws to prevent this kind of thing.This is exploitation not education. The whole purpose of this was not to educate children but was brought up by a chef, Alice Waters, who has done fundraising dinners in Washington prior to the inauguration of Obama. However, she has been trying to convince the White House since 1992 to use this method as a cheap and healthy way to feed the White House. So it was always her idea to feed the White House, not anyone else with the food grown at the White House. It was Michelle Obama’s bright idea to bring children into it. Now if they wanted to bring children into it why not the children of the Senators, Congress and the rest of the staff of the White House? Since they are going to be the ones consuming it, shouldn’t they be the ones doing the work?
And while the children have promised to stay involved nowhere in the article does it say, Michelle has. Therefore, it will really be the children who are responsible for it, not Michelle or the White House even though it is benefiting them. Ms. Waters goes on to say: “It just tells you that this country cares about people’s good health and about the care of the land,” she said. “To have this sort of ‘victory’ garden, this message goes out that everyone can grow a garden and have free food.” Victory gardens were vegetable gardens planted during the world wars with encouragement from the government to make sure there was enough food for civilians and the troops. Waters says her family had such a garden.
Okay but this food is neither going to civilians or the troops, so how is it a victory garden? Not only that, how does this show that anyone can have free food? All it shows is if you sucker some kids in doing your work, you too can have “free food!” Initially, I was going to say this was nothing but a demonstration of the Obama’s socialist beliefs. However, if it truly was socialist, the food would be distributed evenly among the children and the White House since it is not, it is a clear demonstration of tyranny. You do the work, we take the results! Welcome to Obamanation.