When is CSA not a CSA? Once again, language is used to pervert.

Just as “they” did with the word “natural,” the word “green,” and the word “sustainable,” “community supported agriculture” is another linguistic meme that’s about to be corrupted or confused or perverted. Take your pick! The phrase CSA started cropping up about 25 years ago. It refers to people cutting out the middleman by directly buying shares in a small farmer’s seasonal costs for that year’s harvest, agreeing to pay up front and participate in both the harvest and the risk.

That’s not what this CSA is, however. Pay attention! It looks like grist.org did not. Remember, any official sounding name with the word “smart” in it is probably Agenda 21 inspired. Please steer clear and educate others.

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1 Response to When is CSA not a CSA? Once again, language is used to pervert.

  1. (This comment is from Susan Stemmis who tried to post it and said it didn’t work.)

    i’d read the Grist article and went back to double check…the Grist article makes it clear the difference between CSA and CSAs.

    i’ve done some research on Agenda 21. It was drawn up in 1992 at a UN conference with participation of indigenous peoples.

    i feel that your referencing of “agenda 21” is a distortion by the extreme right wing…john birchers…koch bros. funded tea party’s perversion of it’s true intent.
    of course indigenous people would value cooperative ownership of the land…it is their way. and of course the kochers…would go ballistic.
    i think the Wikipedia entry below has validity.

    i’m incredulous of the post on Leonard Cohen. i’ve followed him since the late 60’s and know people who have sat zazen with him.
    who knows with all the deceptive and distorted information out there…and my gut tells me strongly…No.

    all good blessings on your Mother’s passing.
    welcoming the rain…

    During the last decade, opposition to Agenda 21 has increased within the United States at the local, state, and federal levels.[18] The Republican National Committeehas adopted a resolution opposing Agenda 21, and the Republican Party platform stated that “We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty.”[19][20] Several state and local governments have considered or passed motions and legislation opposing Agenda 21.[4][13][21][22][23][24] Alabama became the first state to prohibit government participation in Agenda 21.[5] Many other states, including Arizona, are drafting, and close to passing legislation to ban Agenda 21.[25]
    Activists, some of whom have been associated with the Tea Party movement by The New York Times and The Huffington Post, have said that Agenda 21 is aconspiracy by the United Nations to deprive individuals of property rights.[4][13] Columnists in The Atlantic have linked opposition to Agenda 21 to the property rights movement in the United States.[13][26] Glenn Beck co-wrote a dystopian novel entitled Agenda 21.

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