Skip to comments.Sustaining the unsustainable (European farmers winning!)
Posted on 02/12/2024 6:44:04 AM PST by dennisw
“No farmers, no food” was the message that spread like wildfire across X when farmers across Europe took to streets, roads, and fields* to protest the latest Brussels offensive against them.
*Did you see the video of police blocking a road to prevent tractors from moving towards some capital or other and tractors promptly cutting through the surrounding fields? Yes, it happened. Monty Python lives.
What started as anger against plans to remove fuel subsidies in Germany and France soon engulfed most of Europe. Despite heroic attempts by the media to give as little coverage as possible to the events and to attribute the farmers’ anger to anything but energy policies, they could not hold the fort. Even The Guardian wrote a long piece about it which I won’t link here because what’s the use?
Anyway, the farmers took on the bureaucrats and won, for now. The EU has gone back on its plans to force a 50% reduction in pesticide use, it has gone back on plans to strangle farmers with emission reduction targets, and it has gone back on plans to force farmers to leave a certain portion of their land fallow every year. And they seem happy about it.
Indeed, the EU’s Agriculture Commissioner who has a name unpronounceable for most non-Poles said so directly. He was “happy” with the EU’s retreat, Janusz Wojciechowski told CNBC, because those plans were not “fully fair”. He then notched up the magnanimity, saying that “We need to reduce the use of pesticides, but not to force the farmers [to do it].”
It all sounds like a fairy tale with the obligatory happy ending. Farmer David wins against Brussels Goliath and everyone sings and dances as Goliath promises more money for farmer David instead of regulations. The problem, as always, is where the money is going to come from. The answer, as always, is “Out of our pockets”.
That hasn’t stopped transition crusaders before and it is certainly not going to stop them now. Or is it? Because more prominent people are starting to talk about the great big elephant in the transition room: costs. And some of them are doing it loudly.
Kaiser Klaus and Yuval Hairball Harari are not pleasdt.
This is what winning looks like. But only for now. EU leaders are all, and I mean all, WEF stooges. These entitled maggots will regroup for more anti-farmer offensives. Perhaps by Justine Treudeau style lawfare. Same as what he did to Canadian truckers.
Trudeau is an idiot clown. His real job is fronting for the highly devious highly intelligent Chrystia Freeland
Christina Alexandra Freeland PC MP (born August 2, 1968) is a Canadian politician serving as the tenth and current deputy prime minister of Canada since 2019 and the minister of finance since 2020. A member of the Liberal Party, Freeland represents the Toronto riding of University—Rosedale in the House of Commons. She was first appointed to Cabinet following the 2015 federal election.
imagine, if you will, the only grocery in a small town where food can be bought. now imagine a group of WEF protesters standing in the way of the door demanding no one can buy food because eating food causes climate change. now imagine the local emergency room where those protesters will assuredly end up.
Many good and short, EU farmers protest videos at Twitter
Here is the best one -— https://twitter.com/BigFish3000/status/1755432524149379575
The farmers in a huge grouping with all their night running lights on. Many on intermittent so twinkling like stars. Awesome!
What about that don't you understand?
“The same WEF globalists behind the war on farmers and promoting the green agenda are the same one behind the proxy war in Ukraine.”
You are unable to multitask.
I despise Klaus and his WEF. I couldn’t care less if Globohomo. Klaus and Biden are pro-Ukraine. Same as I am.
Your idol Putin has spoken 3-4x at Davos-WEF conferences.
Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, has been a prominent figure at the World Economic Forum (WEF). His strategic moves and addresses have garnered attention on the global stage. In 2021, he delivered a special address during the Davos Agenda, an event organized by the WEF. During this session, Putin emphasized the importance of international cooperation and the role of the WEF as a platform for open dialogue within the framework of existing international law12.
However, it’s worth noting that Putin’s relationship with the WEF has not always been straightforward. In 2015, despite the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Crimea, he declined an invitation to speak at the forum3. Nevertheless, his influence and strategic maneuvers continue to shape geopolitical dynamics in the 21st century4.
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I believe, they got just one (1) year reprieve.
Will see next year!
“Christina Alexandra Freeland...”
For the record, she’s Ukrainian and THANKFULLY NATO has kept her out of power, or we wouldn’t be here discussing things.
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