V.4.55. Slaves of the Doctrine
As I showed in previous articles and in the book Man and climate, a population increase of the European societies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries caused food problems in. Germany and Russia. The simultaneous strong masculinization of European societies – men are more aggressive than women, caused an increase in social aggression in Europe caused by a global increase in food prices resulting from the global climate crisis on the eve of World War I. Food production in Europe was too small to meet the needs of European Christian civilization. 15% of cereals needed by the European population were imported from the USA. European governments have recognized that the only way is to bleed nations in a universal war, and the problem of too large a male population will be solved. Inner peace in Europe will return and the elites will retain their privileges. World War I broke out and ended with the Versailles peace, which immediately caused a new war due to lack of food in Germany. Germany’s aggression was also directed mainly to the east this time.
Could German aggression have been stopped in a Versailles treatise? This question has important consequences for our present day, because currently, Poland is in a similar situation of a threat of war, this time from the east, from Russia.
Polish pre-war agriculture was highly concentrated because it was dominated by large agricultural estates. In Poland, laws have been passed regarding the division of agricultural properties that was raised, which was slowly implemented. The male population in Poland was large and the army did not complain about the lack of a recruit. There was no fear of war. The social problem was the lack of land for those wanting to cultivate it and there was permanent colonization of Ukraine. Holders of agricultural property were slaves to the doctrine of inviolable private property and did not want to divide their agricultural property among Poles craving arable land. Strong concentration of agricultural assets limited agricultural production for which there were no clients for sale. Polish political elite could not get along with Germany and Soviet Russia to export Polish food. If the economic maneuver was carried out and the large Polish land estates were divided among those willing, the production of Polish food would increase and cheap export to hungry Germany and Russia would be possible. Perhaps then the aggression of the German and Russian communities would have been diminished and wars could be avoided.
After World War II, the new authorities parceled large landed estates and the problem of the famine of land disappeared. Pre-war agricultural production was quickly restored due to the fact that small plots of land are intensively cultivated and give much more agricultural production than large land estates. However, the great agricultural culture of the former owners was lost, which turned out to be an insurmountable barrier in further increasing agricultural production in Poland. Enormous funds were allocated to the development of inefficient state-owned farms and agricultural cooperatives because the new authorities were slaves to the doctrine of collective land ownership. However, Polish agricultural production did not grow despite the guaranteed sales of Polish food to starved Soviet Russia, which was dominated by inefficient kolkhozes and sovkhozes. After the Soviet system collapsed and Poland regained independence, food exports to Russia collapsed and agricultural exports to the rich West began. However, global food prices were falling and this led to another concentration of agricultural ownership in Poland. Small farmers were dying and their place was occupied by large tenants of farms on thousands of hectares. Poland’s agricultural production is decreasing despite the great global demand for food. Russia alone imports food worth 50 billion dollars. The coming climate crisis will cause a drastic increase in the prices of agricultural products and Russia will not be able to afford such imports. This may result in the need for aggression to the food-rich lands, i.e. to the west.
The way out is to increase agricultural production, e.g. in Poland, to cheaply meet the nutritional needs of Russia – the nuclear superpower. This will be possible by the dividing of large agricultural assets in Poland, but in such a way that there will be no re-concentration of agricultural property in the future. It seems that this is only possible if the feudal system in agriculture is restored, in which the role of landowners would be fulfilled by not hereditary owners – a new not hereditary nobility. They would settle on small leased plots of land of resettled Asian and African farmers because only they are able to colonize huge areas of arable land in Poland and Europe. In this way, we would return to the agricultural traditions of the Byzantine state and solve the supply food problems of the East, West, and South. Let us become followers of the doctrine of giving land to the hands of professional farmers loving this way of life. Let’s rehabilitate the former nobility.
Meanwhile, in Western countries, agriculture, instead of producing more foods, has become a way of earning money having no regard for the needs of the global community. In my opinion, this must be changed.
Warsaw, January 28, 2016, 5:04 Bogdan Góralski