(LifeSiteNews) — The Dutch Farmer Citizen movement, which arose from outrage at plans to close 3000 farms in the Netherlands, was once again in the news this week. Despite reaching fourth place in the polls with a new political party, the Dutch farmers are facing a redoubling of efforts to forcibly close their farms by the liberal government of Mark Rutte.
One of the few leaders to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Dutch prime minister was presented with a Global Citizen Award by Klaus Schwab in 2019, for his dedication to an agenda to promote food poverty.
The environmental argument for the forcible closure of farms rests on the plan to slash nitrogen emissions by 2030. According to Rutte and the WEF, this is best achieved by destroying the agricultural sector of a country which feeds much of the world with its output. Second only to the United States in food exports, the Netherlands is a tremendous success story in maximizing production whilst preserving the kind of community and human-scale bonds which provide the basis for the sudden emergence of organized political opposition.
There is more at stake than global food security, which is strained at present by economic sanctions and the serious threat of drought to the U.S. grain supply. Rising global food prices saw the Dutch agricultural sector post record profits this week. This is no time to be cutting the plentiful availability of high quality meat and produce, unless the object is the very manufacture of crisis.
The stimulation of crisis as a method of management is one familiar to the heavily propagandized populations of the West. It is unsurprising to find, therefore, that Dutch premier Rutte is a former corporate manager in human resources at Unilever. Having been personnel manager at the food subsidiary Calve, it is highly unlikely he is unaware of the effect that his drastic measures to cut the food supply will entail.
Rutte is a politician shucked from the technocratic managerial mold. He is trained to reduce the human dimension to data entry on some balance sheet, being accustomed to glib remarks as to how the West will simply have to get used to being a little more poor – and hungry – as a result of his actions and those of his fellow “masters of the future.”
Alongside a programmed reduce the supply of staple foods – meat, fish, eggs and animal products – is a growing promotional campaign concerning the merits of eating insects. The semblance of this proposed new diet to the model of human organization its proponents support is striking. In place of the strong bonds of kinship, community and nation we are to inhabit the global hive of international nowhereland.
The post-human future imagined by these technocrats is one which places no value on heritage nor on human-scale relations. It considers humanity as a problem of arithmetic to be solved, with maximum efficiency. It is a world view which excludes everything precious in life, being Godless, anonymizing and geared to a mass scale society patrolled by tireless digital commissars.
As the striking image from the ongoing farmers’ protests shows this issue is about what kind of future we can expect for ourselves – and for our children. The Dutch farmers are the canary in the coalmine. They are faced with extermination. Their settled way of life will vanish, taking with it their culture and community. The results of large scale community annihilation can be seen in any former mining or rust-belt town.
When the heart is torn from a place it dies, and the wages of sin are paid out in full. Crime, drug addiction, social fragmentation follow hard upon community collapse. Such measures as proposed by the WEF are designed to destroy the sane foundations of society, which are simply extensions of the bedrock of family ties. Kinship, neighborliness, a local culture scaled to fit the people who made it. All this will vanish not merely for the food producers of this tiny country, but for us all.
It is for these reasons, as well as to combat a manufactured emergency, that Eva Vlaardingerbroek’s call for support should not go unanswered. In her recent appearances she has done much to publicize the issue of the Dutch Farmer Citizen Movement, warning that despite their initial successes the Dutch government has redoubled its efforts to overmaster them. The political management has admitted its plan to expropriate the farmers, in a chilling measure which evokes the worst excesses of forced collectivization under Stalin. This of course led to the Holodomor – a famine in which millions of people died.
Do you remember the Dutch farmers?
They need your help.
The Dutch government has doubled down on their expropriation plans and the farmers are losing hope.
— Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) February 3, 2023
“No farmers, no food” is the simple conclusion to Vlaardingerbroek’s latest appeal in the name of sanity. To this we can add no meaningful human life, no life worth living. Nothing to envy, as was said of North Korea.
The cause of the Dutch Farmers is one with global ramifications for the short and long term. Vlaardingerbroek calls for a simple message of support to counter the demoralizing campaign of vilification the farmers are suffering at the hands of their government. Propaganda works best without reply. Let the farmers know you are behind them in their fight for our future.