German Farmers Protest
In a resounding show of dissent, German farmers have taken to the highways, staging protests against government policies that they fear will jeopardize their livelihoods and the nation’s food supply. The crux of their agitation lies in policies framed to align with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ambitious Net Zero goals, sparking uproar and fears among farmers of being driven out of business.
Leftist Globalist Policies
The Left-leaning coalition government, comprising the Social Democrats (SPD), Free Democrats (FDP), and the Greens, unveiled these policies in mid-December, signaling a significant shift in agricultural regulations to meet Klaus Schwab’s stringent Net Zero objectives.
At the heart of the farmers’ concerns is the profound impact these policies are projected to have on their industry. Many farmers argue that these measures will render their operations economically unviable, potentially leading to a staggering rise in meat prices, placing this dietary staple out of reach for ordinary citizens.
The discontent among the farming community has even caused a division within the government itself. Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir, standing by the farmers, emphasized the indispensable role farmers play in sustaining the nation’s food supply. He denounced the severity of the proposed cuts, stating that they would excessively burden the sector, stressing the need for a more inclusive approach to policy changes.
Protests escalated further when aggrieved farmers, facing skyrocketing diesel costs, blockaded Deputy Chancellor Robert Habeck’s return from holiday by ferry. These demonstrations represent a concerted effort by farmers to draw attention to their plight and compel the government to reconsider its decision, preventing what they perceive as an impending catastrophe for the nation.
Farmers Mass Protest January 8th 2024
Joachim Rukwied, the President of Germany’s DBV farmers’ lobby, echoed this sentiment, vowing a widespread presence on January 8th to demonstrate the scale and determination of their resistance against the policies threatening their existence.
The looming threat of family-run farms and agricultural businesses facing closure due to steep tax hikes associated with Net Zero objectives has left many grappling with an uncertain future. Farmers like Erwin Decker express concerns about the practical repercussions of abandoning land, asserting the necessity of its cultivation for the benefit of all.
This unrest is not confined to Germany alone. Similar protests erupted in the Netherlands, where over 10,000 farmers and freedom protesters converged in The Hague following the government’s mandate for farmers to sell their land to comply with EU climate agendas and emission reduction targets.
Across the Atlantic, the concerns resonate with American farmers as well. John Kerry, the climate envoy under the Biden administration, hinted at the possibility of farm seizures to meet WEF Net Zero goals, a tactic that had previously caused uproar in the Netherlands.
Removal of all globalist shills, aka the current government, the Stop Sign Coalition, named so because it’s made of the Red, Yellow and Green Party. Red Social Democrats, Yellow Liberals, Green… Green. Stop all aid to Ukraine. Halt of all tax hikes. Secure borders. Remove all illegal immigrants.
Long time Humboldt Resident now returned to Germany (Cornelius Lowenstein)
had this to say about some the demands of the Farmers.
Global Concern Amongst Farmers
The collective angst among farmers, both in Germany and globally, underscores the clash between environmental sustainability agendas and the immediate economic repercussions felt by those working in agriculture. The protests serve as a clarion call for policymakers to strike a balance between ambitious environmental targets and the practicalities of maintaining a robust agricultural sector that ensures food security for nations.
As the chorus of discontent among farmers reverberates worldwide, it remains to be seen whether governments will recalibrate their policies to address these genuine concerns and chart a more sustainable path forward that safeguards both the environment and the livelihoods of those who feed the world.