16 July 2022
16 July 2022
The Dutch are a tolerant people, and they have a long-standing reputation for that.
I lived in the Netherlands for five years and saw it on display. Dutch history is filled with examples of the Dutch offering help and aid to others (think of Anne Frank and Corrie ten Boom of more recent times). But right now, a lot of Dutch citizens are not being very tolerant about what is happening to them. And rightly so.
I refer to the tens of thousands of farmers who have come out in protest against the globalist elites and their fear-mongering over Climate Change which has seen the creation of plans to radically change Dutch farming. The government is effectively pushing Dutch farmers off their land due to a supposed nitrogen crisis.
A food crisis is the most likely outcome of these government attempts to fully involve themselves in farmers and food production. Consider the recent Sri Lankan economic crisis where ‘people power’ has toppled the government after it implemented draconian bans on imported chemical fertilisers last year, resulting in massive crop failures.
While small, poor farmers are losing their land – tech billionaires such as Bill Gates are busy purchasing vast amounts of it, particularly in America.
Remember how the Soviets collectivised farms in the Ukraine? This period of terror and famine (the Holodomor) between 1932-33 resulted in the starvation and death of some 10 million people. Interfering in farming is a dangerous move.
So the Dutch know a bit about past and present history – and right now they are fighting back. The good thing is, Polish, German, and Italian farmers have joined in with the protest. Once again we see people power in action, with the little guys standing up to Big Government, the European Union, the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ agenda, all the other globalists interfering in domestic policy.
One champion Dutch freedom fighter, Eva Vlaardingerbroek, has been outspoken on this issue. She has given numerous interviews, for example, she was recently on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show in America.
Consider also some of her recent tweets and social media posts:
The Dutch farmers have had enough and are courageously fighting back against the Great Reset. They deserve your full support. They certainly have mine. It’s very simple: No farmers, no food. @tuckercarlsontonight @foxnews @farmersdefence #DutchFarmers #boeren
I’ll be going live on @tuckercarlsontonight to discuss the criminal expropriation of the Dutch farmers by our government. I’ll be wearing a red handkerchief – which has become the symbol of their resistance – as a sign of my full support for them. Please tune in tonight between 8-9 p.m.
After the interview she was hounded and attacked, even more by the secular Left media:
‘The Dutch mainstream media used to call me things like “the shieldmaiden of the far right” and “aryan princess”. Now after my plea for our farmers on @tuckercarlsontonight they’ve moved on to “little milk maiden” and “Eva Braun” (Hitler’s wife). Seems like they still don’t realize that their name calling game won’t intimidate me into silence. The only thing their nasty attacks on my character show me is that we’re on the right track, all we need to do is to keep going.’ #dutchfarmers #boerenprotest #boeren
You also should be aware of her recent interview with Epoch News. Here is part of that discussion:
‘Dutch farmers’ protests have drawn the world’s attention. According to Dutch political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek, the government’s climate policy, which caused widespread protests, follows a communist agenda of the global elites. “It’s communism to the T,” Vlaardingerbroek told The Epoch Times’ sister media NTD on July 7. “If the state comes in and says ‘I’m going to take away your property for a so-called greater good.’ I don’t know what could be more essential to communism than that.”
‘The Dutch government has planned for years to drastically cut emissions of nitrogen and ammonia, which are produced by livestock, to meet the European Union’s climate goals. On June 10, the coalition government announced a national and area-specific plan for curbing nitrogen greenhouse gas emissions. Some parts of the country would have to slash those emissions by 70 or even 95 percent.
‘The protests culminated after the announcement. More and more farmers have joined protests, blocking highways and food distribution centers, and plans to protest at some airports. “This nitrogen law is really the straw that breaks the camel’s back,” said Vlaardingerbroek. “They’ve been subjected to so many insane regulations that have caused them to have to reorganize their entire farms over and over and over again, to now finally, oftentimes be completely shut down.”’
Vlaardingerbroek said some farmers have sadly committed suicide because of these restrictions. Dutch ministers called the proposal an ‘unavoidable transition’ and warned that farmers might have to face the prospect of shuttering their businesses. ‘The honest message … is that not all farmers can continue their business,’ the government said in a statement when announcing its plan in June.
The government also didn’t rule out the possibility of expropriating land from farmers who don’t comply.
‘The minister sees three options for farmers: become (more) sustainable, relocate or stop,’ said the government.
‘So it’s communism,’ said Vlaardingerbroek. ‘It’s being done on a global scale, because this is part of a bigger agenda than just the agenda of the Dutch government. They are following an agenda called the 2030 Agenda. These are restrictions and climate regulations that are imposed all over the world,’ added Vlaardingerbroek.
In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda has 17 goals, including promoting sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy, sustainable industrialisation, sustainable consumption and production, and more. The Dutch government called the 17 goals ‘guiding principles of Dutch policy’.
The European Commission has planned to cut at least 55 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Vlaardingerbroek added that farmers in Italy and Poland have started protesting as well. A ban on chemical fertilisers in Sri Lanka led to a food crisis. The country declared bankruptcy on July 7.
Others have been speaking out about this. The American-based LifeSiteNews has a petition on this:
Protests led by thousands of farmers in the Netherlands, and other countries around the world, have broken out in response to threatening new environmental regulations that are currently being pushed by globalist entities like the European Union (EU) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).
These farmers, along with other working people and concerned citizens from across the globe, now know that their livelihoods are at risk due to climate hysteria and the environmental extremism of the Great Reset.
That’s why we’re asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of farmers across the world against intrusive, overreaching policies of globalist organizations and political leaders who seek to prioritize their own extreme environmental ideology over the ability for everyday farmers to earn a living and provide for their families and communities.
Doug Mainwaring said this about the petition:
‘The standoff began after Dutch lawmakers approved legislative proposals to significantly decrease greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, most notably by cracking down on ammonia and nitrogen oxide, which are common in farming. This plan seeks to exceed the globalist EU’s agreement among member states to reduce greenhouse emissions as a means to combat climate change by at least 40 per cent by the year 2030.
‘As a result, it would seem almost inevitable that thousands of farms could find themselves in jeopardy within the coming years, but Dutch farmers have no plans to stand down. In fact, this embrace of EU and World Economic Forum (WEF)-style environmental demands is the primary force behind the ongoing protests by as many as 40,000 farmers, who, in response, have taken their tractors to highways from the Netherlands to Italy, making an unmistakable statement of resistance reminiscent of that of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers in order to protect their livelihoods.
‘Such policies are a clear tenet of the Great Reset, pushed by globalist entities around the world like the WEF. Let there be no doubt: these extreme environmental policies and transgressions against working people cannot be expected to stop any time soon.’
With people power in action in places like Canada, Sri Lanka, and now in Holland, there is hope yet. The real outcome will be this: ‘We will own what is ours, and the elites will not be happy.’
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