With the hyperinflationary policy of the British Empire leading to an explosion in food prices, and an escalating threat of food shortages due to speculation, Lyndon LaRouche today issued a clarion call to action. "We demand emergency food price controls now!", LaRouche said. That is the only way we are going to avoid disaster, including mass starvation, for the U.S. population, and the rest of the world.
LaRouche put it plainly:
"We're in a situation, where the United States in particular, and the rest of the world, is being driven into hyperinflation in food prices, and other prices. There's only one way to deal with this: Don't try to resist rises in prices, crush them! You go to controls. Because there's no reason, because of a shortage of food, to raise the price! And if somebody wants to do that, and makes an argument, 'Well, you got to do it, because there's a shortage. We got to make a buck, you know?' You say, 'No, you go to jail is where you go!' And we need immediate price controls."
"This is going back to what Franklin Roosevelt did under appropriate circumstances. That was under wartime conditions, but we're under combat conditions right now, in terms of food supply, in terms of the conditions of life out there in the field."
There will be other areas that should come under price controls, including energy, LaRouche added, but the place to start is food. By taking this action, we can wipe out the speculators, and provide adequate sustenance to the millions of Americans who currently are faced with choosing between eating, and paying for other necessities. If anyone says the President disagrees and won't do it, LaRouche added, the answer is simple: Get rid of him!
Even in the midst of the life-or-death mobilization for Glass-Steagall over the next few weeks, this demand for food price controls, and associated regulation of adequate supply, is an urgent priority. Demand emergency food price controls now!