Who would ever have thought that drinking milk would be an act of defiance?
Milk is almost as politicized as booze.
What is the deal with milk? For such a simple innocuous substance it sure has a lot of shady economics and politics attached to it.
For instance in many places raw milk is contraband. Everywhere in America the price is regulated by the feds for the long established dairy guild. Taxpayers pay for pro-milk propaganda. There are battles over what milk even legally is. (It’s not almond milk.
This image is a bit dated. It appears to be from last year. But it still illustrates a great point. Why is anyone getting busted for smuggling milk under any circumstances?
Those damn capitalist opportunists. Those reactionary running dogs. Always seeking to undermine the revolution.
Interestingly this guy was supposedly smuggling subsidized milk OUT of Venezuela. Some seem to think that is somehow worse than smuggling it INTO Venezuela.
The point is milk is being smuggled because of stupid central planning from Venezuela’s government.
Did you know that chocolate milk can improve cognitive function? In fact that one particular brand of chocolate milk can help cognitive function? Seriously, it’s all right here in this report from the University of Maryland. Of course the study was also partly sponsored by the chocolate milk company which makes the chocolate milk with all the “health benefits,” so there is that.
“My wife said she didn’t know the lactose industry was so intolerant.”– Rep. Thomas Massie (KY)
Who ever thought that so many battles would surround raw milk? I don’t even like milk but I’m beginning to feel like I need to go out and buy some to help these folks.
But I think it might be illegal to buy in Virginia. I’ll have to go to the black market.
Vernon Hershberger ran a farm which exchanged raw milk for work on the farm, donations, and sometimes if people were hungry, for nothing at all. The government didn’t take kindly to the operation and so sought to make an example of Mr. Hershberger, at significant cost to the taxpayer.
The milk industry is completely controlled by the government for the benefit of a few, mostly corporate, interests.
Suddenly milk becomes a luxury good
In the attached article in the New Yorker Dana Goodyear examines the “bust” of Rawsome, a store in California dedicated to selling exotic and not so exotic raw foods. Recently the federal government in its wisdom raided the place. In the name of “public safety.”
Mike Adams “The Health Ranger” was recently on RT talking about why it is that the FDA has come after raw milk producers. It’s not about health. It’s about controlling a commodity.
Last year I went to the grocery store and was greeted by a sign on the door of the milk case that informed me that the advertised price of a gallon of milk in the newspaper could not be honored due to “dairy regulations.”
I grabbed a gallon of skim and went to the front of the store to ask the manager about the sign.
He informed me that the price my grocery store had advertised was below the official price designated for my area by the government/dairy co-op.
This video was sent to me by someone at the, get this, “Raw Milk Freedom Riders.” Great name.
What it shows is a Wisconsin inspector visiting the farm of Vernon Hershberger for a “look around.”
Apparently Mr. Hershberger has run afoul of Wisconsin state law because he has provided raw milk to members of his “herd share.” This is a no-no.