“Setting the table for famine”


That’s the headline for an hour-long interview Michael Yon did with Epoch Times a couple of days ago.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find a transcript of the interview, but nevertheless I highly recommend watching it.  Mr. Yon covers most of the bases during a long and wide-ranging discussion.  In particular, note the role of governments in causing famines, sometimes deliberately, but most of the time through stupidity and unintended consequences.  He also covers pandemics, human migration and wars, all of which are intimately associated with famines, as both cause and effect.  Note, in particular, how the flow of illegal aliens from South America to this country’s southern border has been “weaponized”.

You’ll find the interview here.  I think you’ll find it worth the time it takes to watch it.

(FYI:  I normally don’t trust the Epoch Times as a source, because it was established by supporters of the Chinese Falun Gong movement, and reflects more than a few of the highly partisan political and cultural axes which that movement has to grind.  I also find its habit of demanding one’s e-mail address before allowing one to read an article to be extremely irritating and invasive of my privacy.  For those reasons, I usually refuse to read its output.  Nevertheless, reflecting as it does the views of Mr. Yon rather than the outlet, this interview is worth watching – and for some reason, their Web site doesn’t demand my e-mail address to watch it.  I’ll take that as a win.)



  1. Epoch Times is great. You just have to bear in mind their bias, which at least you know in advance. Plus their "Bright" stories are usually quite uplifting. I trust ET more than Fox because you never know which way Fox will twist.

  2. Most famines in recorded history are a distribution problem, not a supply problem.
    And many of them deliberate and politically directed, especially the most lethal ones.

  3. Aesop your correct and we are going into a Sockpuppet handlers' famine and energy shortage.

    As Cicero said

    A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Our nation's greatest threat isn't across the ocean.

  4. "I also find its habit of demanding one's e-mail address before allowing one to read an article to be extremely irritating and invasive of my privacy."

    Which is why I maintain an e-mail address with bogus personal information that I provide for such uses.

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