Controlling the Food Supply: History Repeats Itself

Pile of American bison skulls waiting to be ground for fertilizer, circa 1870. Burton Historical Collection/Detroit Public Library.

It is January 2024. Amish farmers are still being raided, and Bill Gates is buying more US farmland for God only knows what purpose. For nearly a year, The Tenpenny Report has been writing about how the Deep State is trying to starve us, and starve us some more. Food plant fires and avian bird flu are all cleverly disguised, but all have one goal…control over the food supply. However, the COVID era is not the first time this has happened. Far from it. As the saying goes, history does repeat itself.

The Buffalo Killers

In the 1800s, the US government definitely played a role in shaping the fate of Native Americans. How did they do it? The government allowed the decimation of the buffalo herds in the Great Plains. When the buffalo were gone, it was easier to force Native Americans onto reservations. Why? Because their primary food source was gone.

The US government allowed vast overhunting, so much so that the 30 to 60 million buffalo that once roamed the plains were reduced to only about 300 by 1899. It’s breathtaking – a staggering loss. Thankfully, US conservation groups established a bison reserve in Yellowstone National Park and numbers have been on the rebound.

Rath & Wright’s buffalo hide yard in 1878, showing 40,000 buffalo hides, Dodge City, Kansas. – National Archive and Records Administration (NARA).

The Native Americans suffered a worse fate. US officials welcomed this devastating hunting as an end to their means. No buffalo meant no food source, and a way to force the natives to settle on reservations.

Deadly European diseases, and wars with the white man, certainly took a toll on Native American populations; the Civil War also made a dent, but the Indians were too resilient for the US government’s liking. The “scorched earth” Civil War generals like William Tecumseh Sherman and Philip Henry Sheridan came to be in charge of Indian engagement. Yes, that was their next assignment after the burning of Atlanta.

First, the Indians were promised that they could live freely on the Great Plains as long as the buffalo also freely roamed there. No Native American would ever fathom this to not be the case — that tens of millions of bison would be slaughtered, for sport rather than for food and clothing, but that is exactly what happened. Today, sustainability is crammed down our throats, but there was no sustainability where the buffalo were concerned because there was a larger depopulation goal on the horizon. The end justifies the means, right?

Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad ushered in large hunting parties who could now easily access the area. The buffalo were simply no match. A hunter once expressed remorse after shooting 30 bulls in one hunting trip, and a US army colonel told him to brush it off: “Kill every buffalo you can! Every buffalo dead is an Indian gone.” An 1872 government report clearly stated that the decimation of the buffalo herds “must operate largely in favor of our efforts to confine the Indians to smaller areas, and compel them to abandon their nomadic customs, and establish themselves in permanent homes.”

When the bison were gone, the US told the Native Americans they had to move, per the previous agreement. These folks were pushed onto reservations with a promise that the US government would provide food, clothing and shelter. None of those promises were ever fulfilled. Sheridan said it best himself: “We took away their country and their means of support, broke up their mode of living, their habits of life, introduced disease and decay among them, and it was for this and against this they made war. Could anyone expect less?”

Shooting buffalo from the trains of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Library of Congress.

The promises of the reservation sound very much like the false allure of the 15-minute cities offered to us underlings by today’s global elite governments. Before you consider this city concept to be your ideal utopia, be reminded that Native Americans still live in abject poverty today and are one of the most regulated populations on earth. There are 55 million acres of land on Native American reservations, but only five percent of that land is privately owned. The federal government owns and operates the rest, under the guise of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), part of the US Department of Interior (DOI). The Native American poverty rate is nearly double that of the rest of the US, with many people on these reservations living without electricity, plumbing and other basic human needs. Alcoholism and violence against women is rampant. It is more than tragic. The BIA tells it differently, though: “We promote safe and quality living environments, strong communities, self sufficient and individual rights, while enhancing protection of the lives, prosperity and well being of American Indians and Alaska Natives.”

At this point, we surely know the government lies.

What the US government has done to Native Americans is actually more like genocide. Actually, given that the definition of genocide is the systematic destruction of peoples based on ethnicity, religion, nationality, or race, it is not like genocide, it is genocide. It was a way to make these great cultures submissive, forcing them to bow to the strong arm of the US government and surrender to the reservation system.

Covert, Not Overt, Moves

Facebook censors were hard at work one day when a person’s social post dared to compare the buffalo killers of our past with efforts today to control our food supply, just as I have done here. The post was deemed misinformation and censored because the powers that be say there is no proof today that our US government is actively trying to limit our food supply. See how they did that? It’s not overt, just as the buffalo slaughter wasn’t overt. The US government didn’t actively kill the buffalo themselves—that’s accurate. It was passive, not active – the US government stood by while white hunters overhunted the buffalo, decimating their populations.

The US government has not (yet) taken away our food supply, but for at least a decade, they’ve stood by (or perhaps have been complicit behind the scenes) and let the seeds be planted in our brains. Here’s a question from a 2012 NPR article: Yes, we evolved to eat meat but how much is too much? Fast forward 10 years, and there’s an article asking why humans even eat meat. Poof, evolution gone in 10 years’ time. There are many articles discussing America’s obsession with meat. I even found one about 10 reasons why we shouldn’t eat so much meat, one being the meat sweats.

It wasn’t enough to feel bad about being a meat-eating American. Soon, the meat crisis went global. Here’s an article on the effect of meat consumption on global health. Reducing meat consumption can increase global food security, it says. What are they trying to tell us? It was inevitable that meat consumption would be tied to climate change. Not only are you going to get fat, you’re going to burn the planet to a crisp while you’re becoming portly. But these harsh meatless rules only apply to you, not the governments, just like the rules only applied to the Native Americans.

At the COP28 World Climate, King Charles asked for $5 trillion a year to fight climate change. I’m sure they wanted America to foot most of that bill. At the same time, the UN scorned Americans for eating too much meat. Then, the elite took a lunch break after a hard morning’s work of telling the rest of us what to do. What was on the menu? Avocados and alfalfa sprouts for sustainability? Nope. Meat was on the menu: “juicy beef,” “slabs of succulent meat,” smoked wagyu burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and “melt-in-your-mouth BBQ” including African street BBQ.

False promises made by governments have endured throughout time. King Charles and the Davos gang are promising to manage our boiling planet at the same time they are stuffing their faces with sausages. In Italy, governments are investing large sums to incentivize farmers to use solar panels (agrivoltaics) and all-electric farm equipment, providing 40% investment funds and 80% rebates, respectively, but only for electric. These perks sound great now, until one day the government shuts off your equipment because you refuse to plant GMO seeds or something like that.

History repeats itself. The false allure of the 15-minute city is the same as the false allure of the reservations. And remember, it all started with the food supply.


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Fed Up Texas Chick is a contributing writer for The Tenpenny Report. She’s a rocket scientist turned writer, having worked in the space program for many years. She is a seasoned medical writer and researcher who is fighting for medical freedom for all of us through her work.

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