My Formula for Recapturing Our Nation I believe the loss of our liberty began with Monsanto and the death of the small American Farm. Monsanto and their minion, the corporate farm, destroyed the small family farmer and with it, the means of community segregation. Monopoly was created with the introduction of hybrid seeds. Now total control of the world food supply is in the hands of a mega-corporation. We were sold the many advantages of this; strawberries now are several times larger than they were ever meant to be and much more disease resistant and plants produce many times more fruit and only sacrificed flavor and the ability to germinate and control your own production of them. Look at what they make from soy, everything from plastic to meat substitutes but did you ever hear of native American soy? It is pretty clear that the “everyone has one of everything” economy has spiraled beyond it’s ability to regenerate. There is a massive herding of population into the urban centers by the corporate rulers, to better keep their slave labor in control and those of us the break the mold and become preppers, get labeled “extremists” and pushed to tin-foil hat lounge or Gitmo. It is my contention, that the only means of recovery is to revert to the principal of community segregation. The small farm has to recover and take over the roll of subsidizing the community. Cottage industry and communal labor will feed this system rather than feed on it, such as the present apparent. If one community produces a surplus of milk and dairy products, it will trade with their neighbor that had a bumper crop of peas and carrots. Eventually, community buyers will expand their territory to find the rest of the needs of the community and a new currency will be delegated in trade notes worth X-number of calories, BTUs, or whatever other energy standard is created to take the place of the worthless paper presently foisted on us by our masters. The logic of a monetary system based on useless paper or metal totally escapes me when it is apparent that all life exists as energy and requires fuel in one form or another.