I don’t know if I’d say I live in a bubble
That’s ok, lots of people are unaware that they live in a bubble. Most of us do. I know I do. I do try to be aware of its limits and what’s outside. I’m just trying to be provocative and nudge you to question the nature of your own bubble.
I just want to clarify that I don’t think you’re dumb because you have a different opinion than me.
Glad to read it. For the record: nor I you. In fact your presence and participation here indicates that you are not. However I do think your world view rather narrow and from there I extrapolated that your formal education left out a number of important things. That was in part is the source of my “in the bubble” comment. It is meant to be a little insulting, well as little as possible, if that’s possible, to encourage curiosity about some of the many things they may have failed to teach you. OTOH, if you decided to not pay attention there, you can stop reading here.
Still reading? Cool. Let’s take your comment about food not being a commodity. It totally is. That’s not an opinion, a belief or a prejudice; it’s a fact, thus the link to the Chicago Merc.
You’ll have to forgive me if my sympathy for farmers is not quite up to the level as your own. [then later] I don’t have a low opinion of farmers.
Um, Ok I get it. I think.
I just don’t think we need to put their profits ahead of humans.
Here’s where I want to fault your education: A) Farmers are humans and B) If a farm does not profit, the farm dies.
Life support for a farm via someone pumping in money from a non-farm job is possible. But that’s for love of the farm and the farming lifestyle, it’s rarely a business decision. If life support (outside income) fails and the farmers loses the farm s/he can move to the city and get a job but the farm is gone, generally sold to agribiz. Dead. See the 1984 movie “Country” (Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley) for a taste of the bad things the nation has done to farmers. Conspiracy theorists will say it’s a deliberate effort to drive them into cities.
I’ve researched the pros of commodifying human rights like food or water. Now its your turn to see some of the pros of not doing so.
I will be pleased to follow your link and engage you on the topic, but kindly respond to my questions in the first reply.
It’s nice that your dad loves his work, but it’s hardly germane to this discussion. In debate terms there’s a nasty word for that, but I won’t use it here.
I know that I am far from alone in my beliefs.
I don’t doubt it, but the popularity of a belief (or delusion) does not mean it has truth or even value going for it.
[Stracyzinski] seems like a cheery guy
Often. Often not. Worthy of Googling. As a writer, his works are worthy of reading/viewing.
I was terse with my response. Yours was a little rude and very assuming.
Glad you noticed. As I said above, that was my intent, for the reasons stated. When someone confidently states that which one thinks a falsehood, and/or an ill-informed opinion, it’s hard to not make assumptions. I wanted to dial it back a bit more but the words didn’t flow so there it is.
No doubt these words have made you more angry than curious about holes in your worldview. What would you suggest I say next time?