Historically, there has always been at least some social stigma attached to the utilization of free feeding programs. People do not tend to join the soup lines for the great company, or sit down to free school lunches or even participate in social assistance programs for food shopping with any sense of pride or accomplishment.
Each and every one of these recipients is further stigmatized by having to utilize an easily identified card or other means to utilize the service, making it all the more traumatizing for the people utilizing such programs … or perhaps worse still, growing up believing that they are “owed” such “rights” merely by the fact of their birth and their presence within any given society, even if they have never contributed to the benefit of that society.
The approach within the Isolated Community Service Centersi, the Integrated and Adaptive Community Developments and in other locations across the globe is substantially different in its approach. Rather than seeking to subvert or isolate the recipients and beneficiaries of the feeding programs in the Integrated and Adaptive Community Developments, these programs will be expanded, not only within the local communities and surrounding areas, but expanded to include others who are historically in need of assistance in addition to further expansions of the programs as the Community Developments become more mature, fully functional and completely operational.
In the opening phasesii, the original development of agricultural and livestock pursuits including commercial fishing programsiii, high-efficiency agricultural developmentsiv and large-scale livestock production. These programs will be utilized for providing food primarily to the homeless, indigent and other impoverished members of the underclass. In addition to these programs, extra efforts will be made to provide food supplies to the families of soldiers, police and other under-paid and struggling public servants, and also to all students, domestic workers and others who may be in more tenuous financial situations or dire straits … either temporarily or permanently.
The more “mainstream” these programs can be made, the more the people utilizing them will blend in and not even be noticed by other members of society, thus, removing any potentially negative or unwanted attention drawn towards those who are in actual need of such support. Meals will be made available at no cost to all of the students, in the local areas initially and as the means are made available, on a national and even global scale.
These programs will be further expanded to potentially include commercial feeding programsv at hospitals, schools, on military bases and even restaurants that will have the option to participate in such programs. In such a fashion, and with so many people utilizing such programs, it is believed that much of the current stigma attached to receiving social assistance will become non-existent. By integrating these programs into more “normal” society, the programs themselves become more mainstream and common place and not something relegated only to “those people” living on the proverbial “wrong side of the tracks”.
i The Isolated Community Service Centers are smaller, more localized solutions to provide some sense of modernization in highly isolated, more rural settings, and difficult to reach locations in addition to highly impoverished areas no matter where they may be located. Their primary focus is the provision of HAACP style, commercial kitchen and food storage facilities, the provision of high-efficiency agricultural programs to feed the impoverished people locally and the addition of commercial agricultural cooperatives for the benefit of the people locally, nationally and globally. While a great many people will desire living within the Community Developments, a great many others will elect to remain in the more isolated locations and less-densely populated areas and should not be punished financially or otherwise for such a decision.
ii The opening phases of the feeding programs and other related assistance will, by necessity, have to grow to meet the existing demands of the local populations first. As production is increased, the food programs will be expanded accordingly. Eventually, these programs will be expanded globally and will even include the ability to dine in restaurants and other participating locations.
iii The commercial interests behind the global feeding programs will be constructed to be exceptionally diverse in order to provide as many options as possible when it comes to the supplies and resources made available to the consumers. Initial programs will include cattle, sheep, goats, fishing and (both) traditional and technologically advanced agricultural facilities to provide steady and regular supplies of agricultural goods while at the same time developing new means for high-yield agricultural systems.
iv There have been great advances in modern technology and agriculture. Among the most promising of these are semi-contained environments that allow for the growth of substantial numbers of crops not normally available in any single location. Their semi-sealed environments are almost wholly self-sustaining and crop production shows great potential for an impressively improved yield of production. Furthermore, the nature of agriculture is such that these environments exist with elevated levels of CO2* allowing them to be used as a viable means for the re utilization of CO2 that is an unwanted byproduct or waste from other areas of production and industry.
*Current levels of CO2 exist in the atmosphere at about forty parts per million. At present, it is foreseen that the ideal CO2 levels for the self-contained environments will be roughly ten percent or one hundred thousand parts per million. At this level, plant life and agricultural crops experience greatly increased growth while keeping at a minimal, the potential for accidents by “drunk” employees, suffering due to a lack of oxygen in the contained atmosphere. Tests are currently being developed to perfect a means to increase and decrease the levels of CO2 within these contained environments so that the levels of CO2 can be increased when there is no human presence within the environments while allowing the levels to be decreased at such times as a human presence is necessary.
v No matter what their personal situation may be, people are often castigated and chastised for utilizing social assistance programs. For one simple example: those students at schools who are part of the “free lunch program” often get teased or bullied for their participation in that program. However, within the corporation that provides a free lunch for all of its employees, nobody is looked at in any detrimental fashion for accepting what is essentially, still a handout. In short, when such programs are made commonplace, it will be the new “norm” to have such provisions made available to the people and there will be no negative stigmatization from the utilization of these programs.