Captain's Log 003
December 11, 2020: It's been a rough past few days, haven't remembered to sit down and write much, but there's something that's been bothering me for a while.
What is the United States really? You look at a map or satellite images and you see all this vast land, millions upon millions of acres of grassland prairies, mountain ranges, vast deserts, and forests and creeks spread throughout.
But what about the people that live there? Where do the vast majority of people in the US live? They live in the urban metropolises across the country. New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Richmond, Miami, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Boise, Oklahoma City, to name the larger ones.
Drive about 20 miles outside of most of those cities, once you pass the suburban cookie cutter neighborhoods, and you'll find huge, open spaces of vacant land, mostly barren and uninhabited. Funny thing, the US has never and will never have a physical land shortage, but, the areas that can safely and healthily support food crops and livestock agriculture are few and far between these days.
It's no secret that the United States federal government has blatantly interfered in the private markets concerning agriculture. From bailing out the dairy farmers in the 1980s by Reagan, to forcing through decades-long subsidies to prop up all the corn being farmed across Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska.
Those farmers are bankrupt. Either on paper or in reality, they're bankrupt. Why? Because they grow a crop that is directly used to feed livestock in such a way that causes the very food supply chain, itself, to become unhealthy. Not even considering the sorry state of affairs that we currently face in regards to domestic agricultural production, the supply chain is in desperate need of a 21st-century upgrade.
Some people might want to argue that there is no reason to fix something that may not be visible to the casual onlooker, but that's precisely what I'm arguing against. Stop being just the casual onlooker. Caring about what you put in your body will go a long way towards mending some of the plethora of health issues that people face on a daily basis.
All this land that is used to grow corn, could have been used to grow other food crops that Americans consume and demand lots of. Potatoes are grown in Idaho, but Idaho's local economy isn't tied to the food supply. Tons of people are moving to the Boise metropolitan area, especially in the last few years, and the local farmers aren't supporting that new inflow of people. I think it's mostly the dominance of Wal-Mart, Costco, and Target, which keeps people totally dependent upon corporations for their basic needs.
Without any control over your basic human needs, you will struggle. That's life, unfortunately, in the 21st century. The same concept applies to living environment.
If most of the land in the continental United States is uninhabited, why are there people calling for population culling and mass genocide in the name of "population control?" That's eugenics, that's murder, and it's based on nothing in reality. There is plenty of space in the US to support many millions more people, it's just a matter of planning out and developing the space, which government is incapable of doing in an effective manner.
In conclusion, the US isn't what you might think it is. It's a loose collection of massive population hubs scattered throughout the continent, but primarily on the East and West coasts, with the South's maritime economy dependent upon the Gulf of Mexico. The interiors of most states west of the Mississippi River are empty. It's all a hoax, there is no such thing as overpopulation.