Friday, October 25, 2019

Farmer uprising spreads from Holland to Germany.

There is a -huge- protest movement going on right now in Europe that nobody has heard about. Complete blackout in the international news. I saw this at Blazing Cat Fur.

Funny that this wasn't on the news.

Thousands of farmers in their tractors have taken to the streets of Germany, protesting the government's environmentalist agenda and the climate of hostility that agriculture faces from urban eco-warriors.
On Tuesday, farmers across Germany led 'tractor parades' into the nation's cities.
According to the German newspaper Die Welt, some 2,000 tractors descended upon the city of Bonn, and thousands of farmers took the same path in Hanover, Munich, Berlin, and Hamburg.

Organized by a group called 'Land Creates Connection', the farmers demanded not only a say in the formation of agricultural and environmental policies but also respect from the public who rely on the fruits of their labor.

Most people haven't heard about this because the lamestream media haven't reported it. Similarly to the massive Tea Party events with 100,000+ attendees a few years ago that went missing in the news, thousands of tractors showing up in big cities all over Germany isn't "news" that we should know about.

We also shouldn't know that Dutch farmers have been doing the same thing for some time now. Since October 1st. The only reason I knew about it was WiFi Lunchbox Guy dropped a link for me. It goes to a Twitter page. 
That's a lot of tractors, my friends.

Sea of tractors that did NOT get permission to be there.

So it seems that the Powers That Be are very happy for us to know if Frau Jackson's Grade 10 class showed up with signs at City Hall in Yourtown Germany to protest climate change. Less happy if we find out that the people who grow all our food showed up and kicked in the front door of Parliament because a new regulation is putting them all out of business.

And by the way, this is the "coddled and subsidized" European farmers we're talking about here, the ones North Americans think have such easy lives. Maybe that's another lie we've all been fed.


Joe Wooten said...

Farming ain't easy no matter where you live. You have to work your ass off to make it even if you get heavy subsidies, which almost every one who farms does all over the first world.

It's good to see the push back against the climate hoaxers happening in Europe, but like our "elites" the Euroweenie elites will try to sap them down.

BTW...when the Tea Party descended upon DC back in 2010, it was more like a million folks there. My wife was among them, and her photos show it was much, much more than 100000.....

The Phantom said...

Problems these guys are up in arms about, they can't keep up with the pace of regulation and they're tired of being called animal torturers in the media.

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

Well, like the Gilets Jaunes of France, the nature of these protests goes Against the Narrative(TM), so count on hearing nothing while that Greta puppet[*] dances on command.

Note that not all Narrative Breakage is populist: China has done a thing.

* Here is an excerpt of an "open letter" to Greta Thunberg. This is a small part of the subscribers-only part. It lays open what has become of our media and those that play it:

And that, Greta, is where you come in. You see, your sponsors and supporters, who include former US officials such as Barack Obama and Al Gore, oligarchs such as George Soros and the Rothschild banking clan (that yacht you rode across the ocean was originally called “Edmond de Rothschild”)—they have a problem. Given their combined failures, they have very little to offer to the young people of the West. Already the two previous generations have seen dwindling prospects for leading a normal life. For instance, plenty of young people in your Sweden have been forced to live with their parents instead of marrying, moving out and starting families. This is only going to get worse as the energy crisis develops further.

So, how do you explain to young people that they won’t be able to lead normal lives but will instead subsist in a bunk in some overpriced cohousing-coworking hive, with no family, no children and no pets? How do you get them to go along with this plan willingly and not rebel, overthrow the oligarchs and the officials who have produced this developmental fiasco? Well, Greta, that’s where you come in: your job is to make them feel guilty enough about the environment and global warming so that they will put up with this ill treatment and not complain. In fact, if you do your job well, they will feel self-righteous and virtuous even as their entire life is reduced to a single glowing screen of their internet gadget (for as long as the electric grid holds up). Your idea of cutting school on Fridays for the sake of the environment, by the way, is brilliant! It is much easier to get people to stop doing something they don’t want to do than to get them to do something—such as plant trees.

Joe in PNG said...

Ignore a problem long enough, and it will go away...
Only to grow to enormous size, then come back later to eat you for lunch.