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The United States is a machine that turns the suffering of everyone in the world into corn. All this shit is for fucking corn. And then they make everything out of corn because they have no idea what to do with all this corn. So plastic will be corn, sugar will be HFCS, everything is fucking corn. All this suffering, for corn.

Then there’s all the coups they organized over oil, obviously.
And all the ones over communism. Greece, for example en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Ci, where they fought against the Greek resistance (their allies in the war against the axis), or Italy (cc @OCRbot)

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But yeah, a large part of the US Economy is run solely in a closed loop to give subventions to corn producers and then to lower the price of corn so that it’s used in other industries, and to develop new uses for the corn.

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@wxcafe that's why you end up with all the corn screaming 😔

@wxcafe this reads like a shitpost and im sad that its not

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@wxcafe
In 1947, the US-backed Christian Democrats (DC), led by Alcide
De Gasperi, were losing popularity, and the Communist Party of
Italy (PCI) was growing particularly fast due to its organizing
efforts supporting sharecroppers in Sicily, Tuscany and Umbria,
movements which were also bolstered by the reforms of Fausto
Gullo, the Communist minister of agriculture.'°*! The DC
engineered the expulsion of all left-wing ministers from the
cabinet on May 31. The PCI would not have a national position in
government again for twenty years. De Gasperi did this under
pressure from US Secretary of State George Marshall, who'd
informed him that anti-communism was a pre-condition for
receiving American aid, '°°!!°2] and Ambassador James C. Dunn
who had directly asked de Gasperi to dissolve the parliament and
remove the PCI.!°41

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) acknowledged giving
$1 million to Italian centrist parties for the 1948 election. The CIA
also published forged letters in order to discredit the leaders of
the Italian Communist Party (PCI). U.S. agencies undertook a
campaign of writing ten million letters, made numerous short-
wave radio broadcasts and funded the publishing of books and
articles, all of which warned the Italians of what was believed to
be the consequences of a communist victory. Time magazine
backed the campaign for U.S. domestic audiences, featuring the
Christian Democracy Party leader and Prime Minister Alcide De
Gasperi on its cover and in its lead story on April 19, 1948.'851[°°1
'87] Meanwhile, the US secretly convinced the British Labour Party
to pressure social democrats to end their support for PCI, and

foster a devastating split in the Italian Socialist Party.!°%!

CIA ultimately spent at least $65 million helping elect Italian
politicians. !°°!

OCR Output (chars: 1829) 

@OCRbot @wxcafe @wintgenstein if you were wondering about part of the reason why Italy is *like that*

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@wxcafe Yes, corn

but you are also forgetting about Milk and Beef. Big Milk and Big Beef are huuuuuuge. More of US land is devoted towards being grazing land for cows than for use by people

@masklayer @wxcafe @shel aaaand don't forget the military. Gotta have a vast globe spanning empire of death machines so that rich white Americans can sit comfy at the top of it all and feel powerful

@wilbr @masklayer @wxcafe what's wild is the purpose of the military is to secure markets to sell corn

@shel @masklayer @wxcafe or just terrorize people that the elites dislike, a la how police function internally. It's not "safety," it's just violence for others.

Or just sell big fancy weapons because the weapons dealers want to make more money this quarter.

@wxcafe but yeah like cheap subsidized american corn fucked up the mayan economy and was a major motivator of the first zapatista rebellion

@wxcafe errr

the first EZLN rebellion not the original Zapatistas from the Mexican Revolution the new ones from Chiapas

@shel Add to that the vast tracts of land, some of it in areas where Amazon rainforest has been cleared, used to grow maize, palm kernel, and other low value commodity crops for feeding to milk and beef herds.
@wxcafe

@wxcafe I’ve not read much on this but was surprised when the documentary King Corn explained corn farming is only profitable with subsidies. Otherwise, the farmers take a loss.

@wxcafe Is that consistent with what you’ve seen?

@mkb that’s true for pretty much any industry today with globalization, but yes

@wxcafe @OCRbot bananas: seasoning for corn
Petroleum: powers machines that make corn
Communism: questions need to convert entire mass of earth into corn

OCR Output (chars: 1903) 

@robotcarsley
(Couldn't find a language with the name 'bananas', falling back to eng.)

In 1947, the US-backed Christian Democrats (DC), led by Alcide
De Gasperi, were losing popularity, and the Communist Party of
Italy (PCI) was growing particularly fast due to its organizing
efforts supporting sharecroppers in Sicily, Tuscany and Umbria,
movements which were also bolstered by the reforms of Fausto
Gullo, the Communist minister of agriculture.'°*! The DC
engineered the expulsion of all left-wing ministers from the
cabinet on May 31. The PCI would not have a national position in
government again for twenty years. De Gasperi did this under
pressure from US Secretary of State George Marshall, who'd
informed him that anti-communism was a pre-condition for
receiving American aid, '°°!!°2] and Ambassador James C. Dunn
who had directly asked de Gasperi to dissolve the parliament and
remove the PCI.!°41

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) acknowledged giving
$1 million to Italian centrist parties for the 1948 election. The CIA
also published forged letters in order to discredit the leaders of
the Italian Communist Party (PCI). U.S. agencies undertook a
campaign of writing ten million letters, made numerous short-
wave radio broadcasts and funded the publishing of books and
articles, all of which warned the Italians of what was believed to
be the consequences of a communist victory. Time magazine
backed the campaign for U.S. domestic audiences, featuring the
Christian Democracy Party leader and Prime Minister Alcide De
Gasperi on its cover and in its lead story on April 19, 1948.'851[°°1
'87] Meanwhile, the US secretly convinced the British Labour Party
to pressure social democrats to end their support for PCI, and

foster a devastating split in the Italian Socialist Party.!°%!

CIA ultimately spent at least $65 million helping elect Italian
politicians. !°°!

@wxcafe @bootie_fringe this is the plot of Interstellar, right? The corn machine’s logical conclusion of global destruction & genocide followed by white supremacist space corn commune?

@wxcafe I'd love to know what role subsidies or tax breaks played in the rise of corn. All the top search results are like "corn is really useful, it's useful for so many things!" but I can't help but wonder if subsidies led to research in a corn-powered feedback loop.

@annika I don’t have documentation on this but I heard lots of things pointing in that direction. I’d be really interested in learning about how that went

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@wxcafe Just imagining explaining this to alien communists. "Wow, your planet is messed up, human."

@wxcafe
[Laboratory of Dr. Weird]
(South Jersey Shore)

"GENTLEMEN! BEHOLD!

CORN!"

@wxcafe Is that why they celebrate "CornHub Day" on April First?

@wxcafe american recipe for anything: so anything you wanna add your corn {meal,syrup,sugar,flour,cobs,souls,etc.}

@wxcafe And yet the same people running this industry call us gay folks homophobic when we find a new use for corn by making fun of neoliberal politicians using the "corncob" dril tweet.

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