Before we start, check out the latest in my Legionnaire series over at Glibertarians. And thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove, The Other McCain, Whores and Ale and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links, and thanks again to our blogger pals at The Daley Gator for the mention!
Meanwhile… You’ve gotta love these Dutch farmers. In response to overbearing government, they’re making themselves ungovernable. Excerpt:
Massive protests are occurring in the Netherlands as Dutch farmers are protesting against the government’s rules that would limit carbon and nitrogen emissions out of their farms, says Sky News host James Morrow.
Farmers protested around the Netherlands over the government’s new policy which would see the country slash nitrogen oxide and ammonia emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.
“Massive massive protests, they’re blocking highways, they’re blocking traffic – I’ve seen them even spraying manure on government offices,” Mr Morrow said.
Of all the aspects of the green agenda, none is more damaging and suicidal than putting in arbitrary provisions that limit the production of food across the globe. I’m not in support of targeting anything to “lower emissions” because I believe it’s spitting into the wind to make wealthy elites feel better about their lifestyles. Yet, even if I did support that agenda, the last place that should be targeted is the food sector. While European leaders are virtue signaling about the temperature possibly rising a few degrees over the next hundred years, they should be concerned about feeding their populations before their countries descend into apocalyptic chaos.
Bear in mind that these are guys who are being told that their lives’ work was for naught, and that they’ll have to go find something else to do, because of the planet, or something. But these Dutch farmers, to their endless credit, are standing up and saying, “Enough. You’re telling us we have to give up our farms, our lifestyle, the way we earn our livings – and we’re telling you no.”
Governments can only exist with the consent of the governed. These Dutch farmers obviously understand that, and they’re withdrawing their consent. Hopefully the Dutch government won’t take too long figuring that out.
How long will it be before more Americans arrive at the same conclusion? Not soon enough, if you ask me.