A friend shared this video with me a couple of weeks ago. Another friend just emailed it to me today. I had shared it on my facebook and twitter but I wanted to share it here too.
It reminded me of when I attended the Monsanto March. People protesting the majority of today’s agriculture and having no real concept on what would happen if it disappeared from their lives.
Often times people forget to look at the big picture of the situation.
As the Australian man says in the video:
“Get back to me when your scarves are made from rabbit fur or human hair because cotton and wool are no longer available”
“Get back to me when the wheat in your health wraps comes downloaded from a website”
The last lines are simply the truth.
“Yeah, Get back to me. I know you will and when you do…we the farmers will stand amused at your little rant before resaddling, closing the harvest door, picking up the shovel or washing out the stalls. And getting back to what we do, which is maintaining you. The people who would have us not be. Yeah, so get back to me.”
I related well to this video. I have been that farmer in the video more than once. Next time I’ll know what to say.
“Get back to me”