The Dutch government mandated a 50% reduction in nitrogen emissions by 2030, tasking individual municipalities to figure out how best to meet that goal, Deutsche Welle reported. Livestock farming accounts for 40% of emissions in the country. The policy could see up to a third of livestock farmers out of business. Farming, in general, will collapse. They want to end pig farms.
In July, over 40,000 farmers took to the streets protesting the policy, blocking roads with tractors and defacing government officials’ homes. Sympathizers elsewhere in Europe staged protests in solidarity with the Dutch farmers, arguing that such a policy was counterproductive amid highly elevated inflation levels and food shortages.
The Netherlands’ agricultural minister Henk Staghouwer resigned following widespread protests from Dutch farmers over his radical climate agenda to destroy their livelihoods. Whoever follows him won’t favor farmers.
An underlying cause is ESG.
RESORTING TO TACTICS OF DICTATORSHIPS, THE SNATCH AND GRAB
The Dutch farmer protesters are growing increasingly dangerous. Like an authoritarian dictatorship, undercover police officers run ‘snatch-and-grab’ arrests.
In Amsterdam, public footage has surfaced showing undercover police officers violently arresting a civilian. The undercover operation reveals a disturbing escalation in state action against the Dutch farmer protesters.
Undercover police agitators known locally as “Romeo’s” chased out of the people’s protest against permanent Covid laws and in support of farmers in Amsterdam.👀👀 pic.twitter.com/DaK0hXjLIF
— k-lo2 (@k_klo224743370) September 4, 2022
— We Are Protestors (@WeAreProtestors) September 4, 2022
⚡️ In the Netherlands, the police violently dispersed the protesting farmers
The Dutch authorities intend to oblige farmers to significantly reduce nitrogen emissions. This threatens many agricultural producers with ruin, so they have been protesting for several weeks. pic.twitter.com/IGdS4IsovC
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[ CLIP ] – Undercover Dutch police recorded carrying out snatch-and-grab policies in Amsterdam in latest escalation against Dutch farmer protestors…
The Dutch gov has so far denied any concessions in official talks with farmer reps pic.twitter.com/SYjJm4b5QG
— The Stark Naked Brief. (@StarkNakedBrief) September 6, 2022
BRUSSELS WANTS NO DISPENSATIONS
Staghouwer told reporters he wasn’t the right person for the job. He held the position for only nine months and announced his decision Monday night. He had just returned from Brussels. Staghouwer negotiated an agreement with the European Commission to scrap a Dutch exemption to manure spreading limits.
He was then forced to resign.
The Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, and the Flanders region of Belgium, had been allowed to exceed caps on how much manure farmers could return to their fields because of the country’s comparatively small land area. But Brussels wants to phase out this dispensation because the Dutch fail to meet EU’s radical water quality standards.
The EU was supposed to be a cooperative trade union, but now Brussels technocrats rule over every EU country in most matters.
The country’s lucrative agriculture sector has been in crisis since a 2019 court ruling. It forced the government to slash emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia, which livestock produce. AP reports say that thousands of farmers have staged protests, blockading cities with tractors and burning hay bales along highways.
According to the APNews, Staghouwer could not meet the September deadline for rolling out the government’s radical green policy.
The climate agenda involves cutting nitrogen emissions from the nation’s farming sector to the point where farms can’t continue operating. The idea allegedly came from Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum.
There is no other way to produce bountiful agricultural output.
NO PIG FARMS TOO
Mark Rutte said he respects his brave decision. Parliament member Carolin van der Plas of The Farmer–Citizen Movement party (BBB) said “he was totally unsuitable” for the job.
Bart Kemp of farmers’ organization Agractie told NOS that Staghouwer was “a friendly man, but not a decisive person.” NOS is a Dutch public broadcaster.
Staghouwer’s role will temporarily be taken on by the former agricultural minister Carola Schouten.
Schouten is very radical and wants to close all pig farms. Whoever replaces Staghouwer will be worse as long as Rutte, a puppet of the WEF, is in charge.
Staghouwer faced criticism from the parliament for failing to develop a concrete plan to help the sector transition to farming practices that lower nitrogen emissions, according to DutchNews.nl. Officials within his department also resisted plans to revamp the farming industry.
The deliberate move away from efficient and low-cost farming aligns with a broader global initiative to minimize and reorganize most industrial activity. And that initiative is known as ESG, FEE reports.
As Dan Sanchez has delineated, “environmental, social and corporate governance” (ESG) policies have been around in their codified form since 2004, when top financial institutions were tasked by the United Nations with developing guidelines for reforming the financial sector through “environmental, social and corporate governance.” The evident goal was to skew the global economy’s capital investment toward firms willing to fall in line with the environmental and social values of the powers that be.
In the past few years, ESG has gone mainstream with little resistance from people in power.
In December 2021, Reuters named 2021 “the year of ESG investing.” By April 2022, Bloomberg reported, “Few corners of the financial universe have been surrounded by as much marketing froth as ESG, which by some estimates represents more than $40 trillion in assets.”
ESG Has the Power to Force the Values of Controllers on Everyone
ESG funds prioritize their controllers’ moral values rather than focusing purely on profitability. Those values concentrate on leftist values of race and sex quotas, collapsing the fossil fuel industry, and reducing food production. In the end, their policies are racist and sexist.
ESG funds are underperforming badly, but that doesn’t stop them. They have excuses for that.
This is the fate of the Dutch farming industry. The demands are impossible, and the Politicians, the UN, and the World Economic Forum will destroy them.
“For my son, where can he find a living and know what will be allowed in 10 years?” asked Erik Stegink, a protesting pig farmer in the Dutch village of Bathmen.
The drastic hampering of Holland’s farming industry, directly and indirectly, will put thousands of farmers out of work, reduce food availability, and increase food prices internationally when food insecurity is rising, FEE reports.