Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe

by | Feb 18, 2020 | Headline News | 28 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

    Michael Bloomberg isn’t making any friends in the agriculture industry, after a video of the former NYC Mayor surfaced of him describing farmers as having simple jobs that don’t require much intelligence, according to the Washington Times.

    “I could teach anybody, even the people in this room” to be a farmer, said Bloomberg during a 2016 talk at Oxford University in a now-viral clip in which he called agriculture a “process”

    “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn, he added.

    Bloomberg then described metalworkers similarly.

    “You put the piece of metal in the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job,” he continued.

    Mr. Bloomberg then said working in the information economy is “fundamentally different, because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze. And that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter,” he said. –Washington Times

    Bloomberg is also making strides with elderly voters with his casual ‘death panel’ banter.

    Not to be outdone by his efforts to appeal to… well, we’re not quite sure:


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      1. A lot of tech workers really like their weed. And Bloomberg is anti-weed.

      2. Farming doesn’t require much intelligence? That’s a moronic statement if I’ve ever heard one. That guy, Bloomturd, just reeks of arrogance like the rest of the demonrats.

      3. Marxist and communistic thinking (propaganda) at its finest.

      4. I love Mike Bloomberg! He tells it like it is. I greatly admire him for what he has built with his business and he was a great mayor of New York.

        He doesn’t buy into the guff that black and Muslim men know how to behave in the modern, majority female workplaces. What responsible employer would let one of these horny dudes into an office with women? You would have lawsuits all over the place.

        • What liberties did Bloomberg restore as Mayor?

        • Bloomberg is 5 foot, 6 inches tall. Thought so.

          • Beware of short men. They hate you for every inch taller you are than they. The Marxist Midget has already floated the idea of having the Hildabeest as his VP. If this comes to pass and he is elected, he will invariably succumb to a terminal case of Arkansas Influenza.

        • I’d love to see the man’s brains splattered against a wall.

      5. Some farmers in the Midwest are already saying if current weather trends/cycles continue, they are going to skip planting and collect crop insurance.

        It has to be frustrating planting crops incrementally as the water subsides and repeating the process during harvest.

        Far less profit I would think.

        • Insuring crops in marginal areas is an example of fraud.

          Similarly, the insurer is guaranteed against risky farmers.

      6. This is a guy that amassed his fortune by selling market data through a proprietary device…sound like any other cos we know?

        He doesn’t think Big Tech needs to be broken up and thinks it should get bigger.

        While he was mayor of NY the number of stop and frisks went up by 600%

        • Marijuana arrests were off the charts when he was mayor. He’s a control freak.

      7. This fool is not fit to be a leech on a farmers ass, which is a close description of what he is.

      8. “DiaTribe”. OK, I see what you did there.

        • High, mental energy can be used toward either political wing, toward independence, identity politics, or to invent things like drip irrigation.

      9. My property has two gardens, at least eight cultivated berry patches (strawberries, blackberries, raspberry, currents), a potato patch, a variety of fruit trees, an herb patch, an extra tomato patch to give away tomatoes, a nut tree, and there is plenty of extra area to be tilled for lots more growing. And it’s all organic.
        My point is the overwhelming vast majority of people in this country are 100% dependent on farmers (farmers used collectively for farmers, ranchers, orchard keepers, pig farms, chicken farms, etc.) for every single bite they eat. Though a lot of food is grown on large corporate linked farms, if there is a bad harvest, flooding, drought, freezes, or whatever, then food prices rise. If Amer. farmers were to say they don’t want to plant, the difference in supply has to be imported, raising the prices again. If many farmers decided to get out of the business, or refused to allow corporate farming on their land, a variety of shortages would ensue and prices would skyrocket. After a few seasons it would be bad enough that gov’t would take over farm lands or force farmers to grow at point of bayonet.
        In many, if not most suburban areas and neighborhoods across the US, zoning laws do not allow home owners to have produce gardens, this is absurd. In not just gardening, people in this country must learn to be more self-sufficient, which officialdom absolutely does not want.
        A second action people should do is take their children out of the public school systems (they are not taught how to think, but what to think). Rather, home school them, or join/form home school co-ops, or if possible private schooling.
        A third action one should pursue is to learn more skills to care for your own (like gardening, car repair, repairs around your home, making things, etc.). Besides saving a ton of money it makes for a more satisfying life.
        A fourth action all people should do in being self-sufficient is to stop spending their money frivolously. Stop spending where you really don’t have to, you’ll be surprised how much money you will accumulate. And don’t let corporations and gov’t have it, starve the beasts. Use it to enhance your own quality of life.
        Finally, find a church to attend to make life more fulfilling, and form friendships with like-minded people to make life more enjoyable, spend all the time you can with your family and inculcate your kids to think like you.
        These five sovereign actions (actions where you don’t ask for permission, you don’t have to explain, you live primarily as you see fit, and your time, resources and assets/wealth are for you) will give you a of level of independence and impart power to you, which corporations and officialdom despise.
        By the way, the classic definition of fascism is the merging of state and corporate interests and power for their mutual benefit, they mutually devise how you must live (dissipating your rights, individuality, and wealth) to benefit them.

      10. Farmer #1 told me that he didn’t know what to grow. I said, the plain, old-fashioned foods, which you already know and enjoy, are now being marketed in a way that focuses on extra-ordinary, medical benefits. The way to find corporatist buyers is through (x) business… Farmer #2 said that I read, alot.

        Farmer #2’s arms used to be covered in weird colors, like food dye. Having become ulcerated, within a few short years, he could benefit from a class action lawsuit, against an infamous agrochem. He doesn’t want to ruin his small retirement plans, so keeps on using it, having some cancer removed from all the places mentioned in the lawsuit.

        Farmer #3 carries a plastic bag of white powder. I noted that it was biological. (Bt) How did I know that? It was written on the bag. I ask, how is it handled, safely? Farmer #3 is not clear on any safety precautions, before applying mystery powder to your food, barehanded, and inhaling a good deal of it. Handling instructions were also written on the bag.

        Farmer #4 is told to cull specific trees, with no specific reasons given to him, personally. (A warning has been published, against a local, edible, native mushroom, only growing on decaying matter in the nearby woodlands.) I pick up a piece of the wood, colonized by the mushrooms, at the base of the new firewood pile, and set it aside, for further examination. I ask whether an herbicide has been applied, first. (Gash-and-splash was recommended, formally.) Farmer #1 imports the disease into his orchard, with chemicals, for firewood.

        None of this discussion requires any more formal education than situational awareness, basic curiosity, and critical thinking.

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        Factory farms are turnkeys, govt financed and govt micromanaged, in much the same way as big box stores. The keyholder is in all likelihood primitive idiot.

        (And, I have similar stories from the scrapyards.)

        If you think that punctuality, attendance, hustle, and taking verbal abuse are literal job skills, if your makework was the product of corporate welfare, you are not fiscally-conservative, nor traditional, except according to Communism.

      11. Bloomberg is an idiot, and he is the one who has know intelligence! If the farmers don’t exist and know what to do with the intelligence that is required to grow crops, his ass would be up the creek cause he doesn’t know how to grow any damn crops. Its also more than just putting a seed in the soil. How can this psychopath be allowed to run for President, and you certainly don’t need much intelligence to be President either.

        • There is obviously something not right with him. It’s quite obvious he has some mental instability stuff going on. Then again, non of those commie fuckheads are playing with a full deck.

      12. I watch the morning farm report religiously. 5:00AM
        There is no better source of unbiased national, international news imo.

        The farm report interviewed a poultry producer that had an interesting story to tell.
        He started labeling his products as having no growth hormones or injected additives.
        Sales went through the roof.
        What made the story interesting for me is that his poultry products never contained any of those things to begin with he just changed the package labeling to take advantage of the big freakout.
        Clever man.

        • See plots, side by side, where petrochemicals vs organic amendments were used, and you will know how to fatten the livestock. The synthetics were monopolized, when there was no final, ecological collapse.

          • wrong
            There are no fields for side by side comparison. see the following link.


            gmo’s are designed to resist disease, drought, flooding,and insects.
            please validate your claim that cattle gain more weight from consuming gmo grains

            The past few years all non gmo crops in my area have to be sprayed with fungicide due to excessive rain and then again for pigweed etc.

            commercially grown non gmo’s are not a safe alternative.
            However farmers markets are not the answer either.
            Unscrupulous vendors have been know to use human waste as fertilizer…which might not be as grotesque as it seems depending upon the number of prescription and illicit drugs being consumed by the donors which do not compost.

            GROW YOUR OWN

      13. He and his kind are parasites and manipulators, always have been. They don’t make anything tangible, they don’t produce anything, they never truly act on behalf of the greater good. They are part of, and beneficiaries of a system built for the top .01%.
        This is what they actually do; they garner support from the gullible public by embracing certain programs or issues that many of the public favor, but this is just a tactic. Once they obtain that public support they need, it is used to carry out another but covert agenda. They will continue to fulfill wishes at some level for their constituents to maintain support, but more importantly, that necessary support is manipulated for their real, not so public agenda.
        For example, endless wars for Israel, elimination of 2nd Amendment rights, abridged 1st Amendment rights, feeding the Mil. Ind. Comp., ever more invasive loss of privacy for Amer. citizens, passing secret laws that would allow gov’t and banking institutions to confiscate wealth and assets from private citizens, the list is endless.
        There is a difference in ideology between Rep. an Dem. parties, but little in practice. It must be occasionally perceived they are acting in the greater good so they make a big deal of accomplishing something for which the public may benefit. But regardless of what we see in the news, they still jointly pass and collaborate on so many of the same programs that are meant to do little more than permanently ensconce them in privilege and power, minimize citizens rights, and allow hyper concentration of wealth.
        As far as I can see, there is absolutely nothing the ex NY mayor has to offer to make this country better, or more prosperous, or freer. Rather, what I do see is a person with an agenda he wants to impose on Americans. I believe it to be quite possible he could be part of a plan to clear the way for Hillary to take the reins of the Dem. party later in the game, to be the Dem. candidate.

      14. Incredible story I love it!

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