The North American Economy is Not Free Market, by Any Means!

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…


Syrup Smugglers Take on the Maple Mafia:

() O Canada – the land of moose and snow, where the drugs are cheap, the people are notoriously nice, and the maple syrup farmers are clapped in irons.

Apparently it is unacceptable for a person to take something from a tree – A. Tree. – put it in a bucket, turn it into magic-tasting sugar, and give it to someone else in exchange for monies, without a government-mandated middle man swooping in on a snowmobile to take most of the sugar, some of the monies, and all of the credit.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: The North American economy can be called a lot of things… “Free market” is NOT one of them!

Don’t Settle for Imitation! Real Maple Syrup is THE BEST!

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

Maple syrup spigot, with hook and collection bucket

Maple syrup spigot, with hook and collection bucket

Rayn: The GOODS! Real maple syrup is the undoubtedly the best, so she refuses to settles for less (toxic, heavy-metal laden, man-made, high fructose franken-corn syrup)!

Lana C.: Lol! I hear u that’s all I eat is the REAL maple syrup, not that Aunt Jemima crap…

Rayn: Skillz! Sadly, some Individuals have NO IDEA what real maple syrup tastes like! Yet, the fake stuff is just a CHEAP KNOCK-OFF of the original! Knowing the truth, why would anyone settle for derivative trash?

Lana C.: Yep!

Jonas A.: I want my real maple syrup too…it’s not cheap, but it’s better than the corn crap they serve at other places….

Rayn: While in elementary school in Glen Ridge, NJ, I actually enjoyed some fresh sap from the spigot of a tapped Maple tree! It wasn’t more than a few drops, but I’ll never forget the experience! And, it tasted like nectar! I wish stores would stock it! I’ve read from multiple sources that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup, so that explains the price tag we deal with for the goods… especially when considering the drip rate of one tapped tree! This technology was given to European settlers by the indigenous Tribes of Native America (just like so many other gifts)! 🙂 This is just another reason why I have SO VERY MUCH respect for the Northern Tribes, especially when I compare their ways to the Western culture of wastefulness, toxification, planned obsolescence, artificial scarcity and monopoly control over resources. It is like viewing DAY vs NIGHT!

Jonas A.: Yeah…you’re quite right about the wastefulness of this society compared to the native cultures they forcefully displaced…