You probably saw it at ZeroHedge:
We, and the TBAC, previously made clear there is a massive shortage of high-quality collateral – the stuff that forms the backbone of modern monetary practice- some $11 trillion to be exact , as the insolvent world encumbers every possible asset that is not nailed down with more and more and more debt.
However, we didn’t realize that the asset shortage has also spread to food.
As it turns out, Malthus may have been right after all. But fear not: the UN has a modest proposal how to resolve this particular asset shortage: Eat Moar Insects, at least according to the FAO’s latest report: “Edible insects Future prospects for food and feed security.”
Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report. The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution.
It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects. However it admits that “consumer disgust” remains a large barrier in many Western countries.
Well, that’s where central banks come in: after all the whole point of central-planning is that a few Princeton, Harvard or MIT professors think they can change wholesale human behavior using a few simple stimuli here and there.
And if they can succeed in getting Joe Sixpack (or Johnny 5) to buy AMZN at a N/M forward multiple believing it is cheap, then eating insects will be the least of our worries before all this is said and done.
The utter lack of respect now, playing games with our lives as if they don’t matter in the least, crosses all boundaries. Sure there is this insects thing but it could have been the EU, it could have been something else they’re artificially creating and maintaining.
Call it vaguely incestuous but I’m going to quote some comments from various posts for those who might not have seen them:
These are Regal powers akin to the middle ages. No consideration by any but a small cabal of courtiers and even then they in turn are all bought and paid for, appointed by the King. Shades of Richard the Lionheart. When he was captured his ransom was one year’s entire Gross National Product of England.
One cannot help but feel that the end is not too far off. How will it end? Hard to say, but it is not unlikely that it will come from non-compliance.
The structure of the EU is so vast and so complex that hardly anyone knows what’s what. We have already seen judgements on this and that take years to resolve. One or two people, like Quatada, have used this to their advantage, but for most of us, it is a millstone around our necks.
It is only a matter of time before we find a Government which says, “Sod this for a game of soldiers” and simply stops enforcing EU rules and regulations.
That is the simple way. A case in point is the guy who found a way to burn waste cardboard cleanly and efficiently to produce energy. He jumped through all the regulatory hoops and received permission to go ahead.
Only after he had spent hundreds of thousands of pounds did the ‘authorities’ discover that the EU regarded cardboard as ‘waste’, which could only be recycled and could not be burned (even if that recycling involved burning!). Now, let us suppose that our government minister had said, “Sod that – go ahead, Mr X”.
And let the arguments commence…………
Is there any point arguing with these people anymore? I mean, does it get us anywhere?
The rule of debating is like fencing:fend off whatever they say and make your point.As soon as you get involved in their arguament you are on their turf and they know where the mines are laid.
It’s exactly the same with laws and treaties.They’re think tanked for years by teams of expert twisters,you don’t stand a chance.The only thing you can do is parry it with a treaty of your own.
I am slowly repatriating power to where it rightfully belongs:to me.You know why they let us vote,don’t you?It makes us responsible for what they were going to do anyway.
And as for the insects, there is no shortage worldwide of foodstuffs except artificial ones – hoarding in a few hands and induced blights of crops through destructive practices. History will look back and say the people took leave of their senses.
No – the ruling elite never were humane and only ever had one principle – get and maintain power. That’s all it is. That’s all sedition is too, that’s all 1689 was too – power for parliament, not power for the people. That’s all ransoming Richard 1 was too. That’s all any of it is.
This insect announcement is Them spitting on humanity and nothing else. And they know there are two choices – become personally lawless and able to be picked off “legally”, e.g. Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest or else they goad and then “lead” revolution which is a misdirected solution anyways as it’s controlled by “leaders”.
Rather than become despondent though, the human spirit becomes buoyant, it concerns itself with its family and friends, with life’s simple pleasures but always, quietly, with an eye out for the chance, for the opportunity, to sink the elite and when it comes, it needs to be seized.
Ian Parker Joseph was, I felt, a tad too gentle about it:
When the Houses of Parliament dictate that they may only serve insects instead of steak in their taxpayer subsidised restaurants or only insects may be claimed for on-expenses meals for MPs and Lords…. maybe I’ll consider.
Actually, I’ll not consider it at all, not on their say-so. But for them – yes.
I see a time when the person who authored that insect comment plus all the Statist pollies at Westminster and in Washington, not to mention other assemblies, are herded into one giant room, purpose built on Elba, they’re supplied with portaloos and fly swats, a billion insects are released into the room and they can then get on with it.