Saturday, November 14, 2009
That Little Voice
Odd occurrences of late are starting to pile up. Do you remember me telling you about the unmarked white helicopter that hovered over our house a while back? Well, even earlier this year I received an agricultural survey from our the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection that wanted to know all sorts of details about my farm. Now, just last year (or maybe the year before -- I can't recall exactly) I received a FEDERAL so-called Ag Census that I HAD to fill out under THREATEN OF FINE and return, and I was really pissed off about that. And since I am not viewing ANYTHING from ANY government with favor lately, I threw the state survey in the trash and forgot about it until yesterday. That was when I received a TELEPHONE CALL from DATCP about where was the survey, and oh, so friendly, the survey questions were asked even though I politely and succinctly told the inquisitioner what I thought of government. I suppose I honestly would have shrugged the whole thing off except for an instant during the conversation when the inquisitioner mentioned "78 acres". Now, 78 acres is approximately the number of acres I own. I did NOT give the inquisitioner that information so she had to be looking at information about my farm that had already been compiled. THAT raised the hair on the back of my neck and set off alarm bells. I seriously believe that SOMETHING, folks, IS BEING PLANNED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR THOSE OF US WHO FARM, and I will wager that whatever it is, it is NOT going to be in our favor. On one of the forums I frequent another farmer mentioned having a similar experience. Keep your eyes and ears open, and post your experiences on the Internet to alert others as to what is happening to you. Maybe we can figure out what the plan is. I don't know if this is happening just in Wisconsin, or if it is nation wide. I only know that I have a very bad feeling about this.