Turning Point USA co-founder and CEO Charlie Kirk laid out the implications of massive farmland purchases by Microsoft founder and mega-billionaire Bill Gates as well as China during one of his podcasts last week.
After asking “what the heck is going on with North Dakota,” he went on to theorize about the motivations behind the purchases.
“North Dakota has some of the most amazing patriots on the planet, but why is North Dakota allowing themselves to be taken over by the World Economic Forum and by the Chinese communist party?” he asked on “The Charlie Kirk Show.”
He went on to argue that Gates and the Chinese government are able to move in and purchase as much farmland around the country as they want because Republicans sit around and allow the left to “do whatever they want.”
“We don’t fight back. We write letters,” Kirk said.
“The Chinese are buying up farmland all across America,” Kirk continued. “Do you know that the Chinese own 100 million acres of farmland? Do you know that, according to sources in Texas, the Chinese own dozens of square miles of farmland, and they don’t allow anyone to come in?”
BizPac Review notes further:
Last summer, Politico reported on a USDA study revealing that “Chinese owners controlled about 192,000 agricultural acres in the U.S., worth $1.9 billion.” And despite conservatives’ efforts to put the brakes on the communist nations’ buying spree that many predict will result in America’s dependence on China’s agricultural production, Democrats have hamstrung their attempts.
“So the Chinese Communist Party buying up farmland all across America because they know that our ability to produce food, the bread basket of the world, is one of our strategic advantages. It’s something that many countries — it’s an envy of the world!” Kirk added.
“So what do we do? Well, it’s the free market. We allow our enemy to come in and buy our farmland. That then very well could result in food shortages, but it’s not just the Chinese,” he said.
“Bill Gates wins legal approval to buy a huge swath of North Dakota farmland worth $13.5 million dollars,” Kirk said, asking: “Why is Bill Gates buying up all this farmland? Why is North Dakota allowing Bill Gates to own farmland?”
“Shouldn’t they say here, ‘Actually, you’re not welcome here, Bill Gates,’” Kirk asked rhetorically, before revealing some little-known background information.
“Well, largely because the governor of North Dakota [Republican Doug Burgum] is very close with Bill Gates. They worked together in Microsoft. They have homes together in the Yellowstone Club, which is like a ruling class — actually really nice, I’ve been there. Ruling class kind of area in Big Sky, Montana. They’re best buddies!” Kirk said.
“So come on CCP [Chinese Communist Party], come buy up North Dakota. Come on, Bill Gates, come on, buy up North Dakota!” Kirk continued. “Gates is the single largest owner of farmland in the United States. Do you know that Bill Gates owns 270,000 acres of farmland? Now why would Bill Gates do that?”
“Because Bill Gates knows that there’s a currency collapse coming and that whoever owns the food supply is gonna be rich. That if the currency collapses, then it’s gonna be about a barter system and restructuring, whatever new currency comes in. Well, if you own farmland, you’re gonna be very rich. He owns 270,000 acres!” Kirk reiterated.