As already stated, trillions are sucked out of developing nations illegally and secretly into Western owned offshore accounts, in a collaboration of corruption between Western and developing powers. This is a major source of wealth to Western nations, along with the interest from loans that Western nations have foisted upon developing nations. Borrowed money may then be stolen and illegally deposited bank in a Western bank, in Switzerland or Britain, while the interest is still due every year. This financial colonialism works to prosper Western nations while crippling developing economies. It breaks their currency, devastating savings, and pensions for masses of people. It takes away billions from education and health within the nations effected, annually, sending millions of people to an early grave. We talk about giving aid to these nations. The truth is, these nations give aid to the West. People in wealthy economies live on the misfortune of others. Resources like minerals and oil are extracted at far below market rates, also exploiting workers who lose their lives in the process. Goods are dumped back into developing markets, like textiles, grain, and countless other products, crippling local industries and taking away millions of jobs.
Far more is taken out of these nations than is given back in. The aid given back doesn’t even compare. In recent years, even this little aid has to a greater extent dried up. “Why should we be so generous?” the nationalists cry. We have spoken about this for years, but people genuinely don’t listen. It could be, that when the same monopolies are increasingly exerting their powers on Western populations and labour markets, that people may begin to take some notice of what is going on. The clearest way to see the influence on monopiles in the pharmaceutical industry during times of Covid-19, is to see how they have controlled economies in developing countries for years already. If you think this is just a conspiracy theory, then you have your head buried in the sand: it’s called the mainline media. If we are speaking about the need for a “new normal,” this is where the discussion begins to get real. This is the killer. It isn’t the need of face masks. It’s precisely because we don’t care what they to do to other nations, that they have now become strong enough to do it to us. It’s the old, “They came for the socialists and we did nothing… so then they came for us.”
The USA began to move into industrial farming practices in the twentieth century, promising convenience, and a higher standard of living with mechanisation. Since then, farming has evolved into a more hands-off style, where machines have come between humans and the soil. The soil has been seen more as a resource for extraction, and artificial chemicals have facilitated this new relationship between mankind and his environment. Technology has been a means to separate us from the uncertainties and risks of nature. As this separation has grown, our knowledge of natural ecosystems has significantly reduced. The art of developing a diverse biosphere has largely disappeared from the farm. This is ultimately unworkable and destructive, since mankind was made from the dirt (which is the meaning of “Adam”) and made to nurture the dirt in a growing diversity. Science, trying to separate us from our created vocation, is responsible for ultimately destroying it. The modern technocracy is holding out a false hope, because it is supporting a rebellion in human vocation, just like the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden.
Farming methods in Nigeria involved community in interethnic cooperation. We live in the Sahel, which has wet and dry seasons. A long time ago, the crop farmers invited the Fulani cattle herders into this region so they could both benefit from the symbiotic relationship. The cattle would fertilize the farms while feeding on the crop residue. The crop farmers also employed crop rotation to add nutrients to the soil, and green manure from local bushes and shrubs. This biodiversity from animals, a variety in local greenery, and insects, sustained the kind of ecosystem that kept the soil fertile. For the soil to improve it was essential to nourish these interethnic relationships. People couldn’t thrive on their own. They needed to care for their neighbours, especially those different to themselves.
The coming of artificial chemicals has not only destroyed the ecosystem but also the social integration and has contributed to widespread instability and violence in the region. The story that the chemical companies told was that with growing populations, a smarter technology was needed. (You hear this buzz-phrase “smart technology” often today.) They would bring greater yields and prosperity to the region. There was also the allure of ease. Labour involved in weeding the farm would no longer be required. Care for the soil would no longer be necessary. The soil no longer mattered. Farming was now providing synthetic chemicals to the leaves of the plant, no longer providing genuine health to the soil base of the plant. This promised a life of ease and freedom. What we have found out instead is the soil is the “golden goose,” which synthetic chemicals kills, in terms of its microbial and fungal life. A curse we have bought upon our lives, and the church has often nurtured this terrible “disease” in her preaching, is the disdain for the rural and the farm. Farmers are seen as less important, less qualified, and despised. A civilisation that does this will eventually disappear. The rural must be rebuilt. It is our backbone. That is the why the gospel returns honour to those things we arrogantly despise as weak.
Another allure of the synthetic chemical is the promise that we can “go it alone.” We no longer require the social diversity, the animal integration with our crop farms. This is appealing. Integrating social diversity always has its challenges. There are disputes that need to be settled. It requires give-and-take, carefully nurtured relationships, self-giving care of the other. This is the stuff of life though, that we really need. Without these challenges we become self-centred and begin to view the world through a very unhealthy narrowness, or monoculture. This is exactly what these synthetic chemicals have brought to our lives, a monoculture, a sense that monopoly (our own monopoly) over the land and our way of life is all that matters. All else is to be thrust back and away. Relationships continue to deteriorate, and we see no reason to rebuild them. We just want to occupy the land by ourselves. We start to justify this with religion, like Joshua occupying the land in the Old Testament. Soon our selfish ways of life become justified by our religious ideas. This then deteriorates into a global geo-political fight to dominate resources, which has been heightened by the struggle for oil in the last century. This narrative from the Middle East spills over into our regions and begins to define broken relationships. Synthetic chemicals mean we can indulge in this destructive luxury of despising our neighbour.
The chemical companies start out by subsided “philanthropy.” Chemicals are given out at a discount, to start the farmers off on the new technology. Initial usage is encouraging because the soil base still provides good nutrition. Soon, the discounts disappear and about that time the soil has deteriorated to the point that larger amounts of synthetic chemicals are needed. More funds outlay is required by farmers to purchase the chemicals needed. The farmers are now dependant, hooked, like a drug user. The chemical provider is the supplier, who now has the region in his monopolist control. To escape is difficult, because to rebuild the soil, the farmer needs to relearn forgotten eco-techniques and rebuild the broken ethnic relationships. Increased violence makes this highly improbable, and to stand out from the crowd and call for a reintegration with “hated neighbours” is a very risky choice to make. Not many make such a choice. The result in a downward journey into conflict, poverty, soil erosion, crop reduction and local flora, fauna and forest depletion, as farmers constantly seek out new fertile regions to exploit. But animal grazers are also seeking the same new regions for their cattle. Competition for agricultural resources turns into ethnic and religious battles in the sub-Sahara region, which turns more arid and depleted as the conflict continues each year.
In this region, we could say that the climate/ rainfall deterioration is the result of our farming degradation, not the cause of it. To turn this around we need to turn around our farming techniques, which starts with our relationships. The story of the monopolists is the opposite: “The climate is ruining the farms; you need more chemicals to survive, and abortion to cull your populations.” Bravo for the technocrats! When you listen to the World Economic Forum and the Great Reset corporate leaders talk about the solution, it is more “green talk” covering a market growth agenda. They don’t promote the above real solution, but more digital technology, like satellite weather forecasters, to help “save the poor.” It is simple deception and exploitation of massive poor markets in India and other nations. Their GMO’s have already caused great grief, rioting and farmer suicide in India. This is how they see globalisation. It is horrible.
One solution put forward today is that we section the cattle herders off into ranches, where our ethnic groups live separately and stop harming each other and follow the “Western model of cattle raising.” I know a bit about this Western model, with some experience over the years on a cattle farm as a youth. Cattle overgrazed sectioned off paddocks and the grasses needed constant revitalisation with chemical fertilizers. This is still a form of industrial farming. It is the overgrazing that causes the problem. When the rain comes, the nutrients of the topsoil are washed away. Soil becomes dense and vulnerable to drought. Each dry season kills off more plant life. Cattle raising has wrongly earned a bad name because it has been mismanaged in this way, where fields are overgrazed and without modern chemical techniques they are soon degraded. Even with modern chemical techniques, ecosystems continue to break down and farmers are looking for even greater industrial farming techniques, like crowded feedlot facilities and synthetic feeding, to keep the beef industry profitable. This is environmentally damaging and damaging for all our health, for reasons discussed above. The wild bison of America, moved through pasture lands in large numbers, breaking up and softening the soil, depositing their fertilizer, while grazing lightly. These were the perfect conditions for land and beast, for pastures and fresh waterways.
Where we live, we don’t want the cattle to be taken away and sectioned off into ranches. We want them mixed in with us in our farming and social relationships. Both the agricultural aspects and the social aspects enrich our lives. We have benefited a lot from getting to know our Muslim and Fulani neighbours. And we can be a blessing to them and take the gospel to them through our shared love together. God told us to go into the world and suffer the persecution and effort to love, not to send away those we don’t like. God told us to redeem cultures, not to create a monocultural dominance over others.
We have experience to show that integrated farming works. Last dry season we invited our Fulani neighbours to stay with their herds and flocks on our fields overnight. They trusted us, accepting our invitation, spending each night from mid-January to mid-March on our fields. The natural fertilizer and the work of the cattle hoofs breaking up hard sod has been transformative for our soils. This farming season our degraded soils, that could not produce a viable harvest last year, are now filled with microbial life, fixing atmospheric nitrogen, producing the best crops of the district. All our neighbours ask, “What magic is this?” Our harvest has increased thirty-fold and our costs have cut to one quarter. Our relationships of peace are blossoming in what was recently a highly volatile and dangerous region, with many deaths. What we are saying here works, agriculturally, and socially, and has been proven in one of the key hotspot conflict centres in the world. The food value being produced now is of far greater nutritional benefit then was being produced by chemical fertilizer.
We have proven that rebuilding ecosystem rebuilds local wealth, nutrition, relationships, and peace. These are the things monopoly has taken away. By standing against monopoly, all these benefits have been regained. We now have our “golden goose” back. And with all this comes the hope of local community restoration and democratic strength that comes with it. Community is able now to have a say in our own future because we are stronger united and caring for each other than we are divided. You start by easing off on synthetic chemicals, and as you build diversity soon you have far better resources for fertility at hand. Agriculture is simple. Build diversity and then each part feeds each other and the system eventually works in a cycle of nourishment for free. Chickens fertilise farms, farms feed chickens. Same with fish, pigs, goats. Recycle all their waste into food for themselves and for us.