OK, we all know we speculators are one of the greatest threat to the world, driving commodity prices up, provoking food riots everywhere, short-selling stocks to destroy the middle class small savings, creating CDS and other products to put people out of their houses... If you go somewhere in the third world and say publicly you trade commodities for a living, you certainly have a chance to die before the end of day... But looking at the current problem in the news, food commodities prices surge and "unprecedented volatility", what are the meat, grains and softs commodities that are at their all time high? Cotton, feeder cattle, live cattle, pork bellies...Sugar is under its 1980 price, Coffee under under its 1997 price, hogs around its 1982, 1990 and 1996 prices, Orange juice under its 1988 and 1990 prices, all the rest under its 2008 prices...I can make errors but you get the idea. So as a whole, even if things are accelerating for sure due to funds participation, when you compare prices of commodities in early 80s and now, there hasn't been much change, nowhere near inflation and F... nowhere near the increase of the stock market over the period, so my point is that the middle class average stock holder/ food end-user has profited a lot more from the whole trading activity than he had to suffer. This price increase is for sure terrible for third world people but I can't bear middle class westerners complaining constantly against "speculators" driving prices up when some of these things are at the early 80s prices... Thoughts?