"The public good is in
nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every
rights." - Sir William Blackstone
"The George Walker Bush administration is totally
hostile toward the idea of stewardship of the our public lands." - Sari
"In terms of conventional economics, it may
actually be in an individual's
self-interest to engage in activities that
render the earth uninhabitable. Throughout
Western history the first acts of tyrants were attempts to control the commons
which include the air we breath and
the water we drink.
Economically speaking, it would be
more rational to destroy the planet in ten years while generating income of
$100 trillion, than to settle for a sustainable level of $3 trillion a
We are in fact nearing the culmination of a vast historical
process: the conversion into financial capital of a variety of other forms of
wealth that were never before the subject of purchase, sale, and ownership,
that were never before associated with money, but were instead held in common,
by a community or a society - the
inclosure is the process which was used to end traditional rights, and has
historically been accompanied by force, résistance, and bloodshed. It
has been referred to as "among the most controversial areas of agricultural and
economic history in England."
The Enclosure Movement was a push in the
18th and 19th centuries to take land that had formerly been owned in common by
all members of a
village, or at least available to the public for grazing animals and
growing food, and change it to privately owned land, usually with walls, fences or hedges around
well-known Enclosure Movements were in the British Isles, but the practice had
its roots in the Netherlands and
occurred to some degree throughout Northern Europe and elsewhere as
Some small number of enclosures had been
going on since the 12th century, especially in the north and west of England,
but it became much more common in the 1700s, and in the next century Parliament
passed the General Enclosure Act of 1801 and the Enclosure Act of 1845, making
enclosures of certain lands possible throughout England, Wales,
Scotland, and Ireland.
The English government
and aristocracy started enclosing land claiming it would allow for efficient
raising of crops and animals (particularly sheep for wool).
By claiming large fields could be farmed more efficiently than
individual plots alloted from common land aristocrats where able to centralize
production and, more importantly, storage of produce.
Once the food is in the storehouse
distribution is easy to control.
This was the beginning of
Ancient Rome had the Code of Justinian which
guaranteed to all citizens the use of the public commons which included
wandering animals, fisheries,
the thirteenth century it was a capital offense to
burn coal in London.
It has never been legal in ANY culture
to pollute or destroy the common
environment upon which all humanity depends for sustenance until
1840's The monetarist policy of the British Government, known
as "Laissez Faire", demands no political interference with "the free
This policy produced the Irish famine which lasted from 1845 to
1845 Ireland Before and After the
Famine Cormac OGrada documents that 3,251,907 quarters (8 bushels = 1
quarter) of corn are exported from Ireland to Britain.
That same year
257,257 sheep are exported to Britain.
480,827 swine and 186,483 oxen are exported to Britain.
Woodham-Smith, considered the preeminent authority on the Irish Famine, wrote
in The Great Hunger; Ireland 1845-1849 that, "...no issue has provoked
so much anger or so embittered relations between the two countries (England and
Ireland) as the indisputable fact that huge quantities of food were exported
from Ireland to England throughout the period when the people of Ireland were
dying of starvation."
"Although the potato crop failed, the country was
still producing and exporting more than enough grain crops to feed the
population. But that was a 'money crop' and not a 'food crop' and could not be
According to John Mitchel, quoted by Woodham-Smith,
"Ireland was actually producing sufficient food, wool and flax, to feed and
clothe not nine but eighteen millions of people," yet a ship sailing into an
Irish port during the famine years with a cargo of grain was "sure to meet six
ships sailing out with a similar cargo."
One of the most remarkable
facts about the famine period is that there was an average monthly export of
food from Ireland worth 100,000 Pound Sterling.
Almost throughout the
five-year famine, Ireland remained a net exporter of food.
Christine Kinealy, a fellow at the University of Liverpool and the author of
two scholarly texts on the Irish Famine: This Great Calamity and A
Death-Dealing Famine, says that 9,992 calves were exported from Ireland to
England during "Black'47", an increase of thirty-three percent from the
In the twelve months following the second failure of the
potato crop, 4,000 horses and ponies were exported.
The export of
livestock to Britain (with the exception of pigs) increased during the
The export of bacon and ham increased.
In total, over
three million live animals were exported from Ireland between 1846-50, more
than the number of people who emigrated during the famine years.
Kinealy's most recent work is documented in the spring, 1998 issue of
She states that almost 4,000 vessels carried
food from Ireland to the ports of Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and London during
1847, when 400,000 Irish men, women and children died of starvation and related
The food was shipped under guard from the most
famine-stricken parts of Ireland: Ballina, Ballyshannon, Bantry, Dingle,
Killala, Kilrush, Limerick, Sligo, Tralee and Westport.
first nine months of "Black '47" the export of grain-derived alcohol from
Ireland to England included the following: 874,170 gallons of porter, 278,658
gallons of Guinness, and 183,392 gallons of whiskey.
The total amount
of grain-derived alcohol exported from Ireland in just nine months of Black'47
is 1,336,220 gallons!
A wide variety of commodities left Ireland during
1847, including peas, beans, onions, rabbits, salmon, oysters, herring, lard,
honey, tongues, animal skins, rags, shoes, soap, glue and seed.
most shocking export figures concern butter.
Butter was shipped in
firkins, each one holding nine gallons.
In the first nine months of
1847, 56,557 firkins were exported from Ireland to Bristol, and 34,852 firkins
were shipped to Liverpool.
That works out to be 822,681 gallons of
butter exported to England from Ireland during nine months of the worst year of
If the other three months of exports were at all comparable,
then we can safely assume that a million gallons of butter left Ireland while
400,000 Irish people starved to death!
Dr. Kinealy's research proves
beyond a reasonable doubt that there was sufficient food in Ireland to prevent
mass starvation, and that the food was brought through the worst
famine-stricken areas on its way to England.
British regiments guarded
the ports and warehouses in Ireland to guarantee absentee landlords and
commodity speculators their "free market" profits.
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