Famine - fact or fiction
“Camouflage”is the military term for making anything look exactly like something else to which naturally it bears not the slightest resemblance.
In France or Flanders, or in the drive north of Jerusalem, it may be quite legitimate to hide our guns in foliage in order to deceive the foe, or to lead his observers astray. That is“camouflage”. But we beg leave to doubt the morality of“camouflage” when practised by the producers against the consumers in a nation fighting for its very existence.
For instance, if you create an artificial shortage of beef, reckless of the consequences, and then set“experts”to prattle to newspaper reporters about the dangers of a serious meat“famine”, that is camouflage.
These last week’s the columns of the press have been flooded with warnings by those interested in the livestock trade that we are on the verge of a beef famine.
Through the action of the food controller, the profits of farmers and raisers of live cattle have been somewhat cut down, and all at once - and simultaneous with the cutting down of profits - these gentlemen have discovered a national danger.