In a common enough occurrence these days in both the Netherlands and neighbouring countries like France; farmers have been physically and peacefully protesting the latest round of ideologically-driven ‘anti-climate change’ policies from the Dutch government. This principally surrounds the issue of Nitrogen emissions and their impact on the environment specifically climate change.
The Dutch government has been keen – like many other European governments at the present time – to seem to be pushing the green agenda as much as possible and there has increasingly been a radicalization of ‘green policy’ especially in relation to nitrogen-producing livestock being raised for meat.
Hence the concern of the Dutch farmers given that their government is pushing for decreases in nitrogen production then slapping them with bill for the costs, while also supporting and pushing heavily processed vegan ‘meat substitute’ foods resulting in decreasing profits and increased tax costs for the Dutch farmers. Make no mistake as this is a deliberate policy on behalf of the Dutch government to sacrifice its farming industry – particularly its livestock farming industry – so that other heavier industries can benefit.
The problem here is that this really has absolutely nothing to do with ‘climate change’ but rather an insidious extreme animal rights agenda being pushed as a pre-packaged ‘green’ solution to the world’s climate problems.
The ‘green’ policies being implemented necessary assumes that Western countries – such as the Netherlands - are those primarily responsible for producing nitrogen and other greenhouse gases, but this simply isn’t true as China for example has atrociously bad nitrogen pollution in its rivers due to its agriculture despite the Chinese government trying to be seen to ‘be doing something’ about it despite the fact that it consumes almost a third of all the Nitrogen-based agricultural products in the world which are directly linked to Nitrogen pollution.
Neither is this linked particularly to the Western consumption of meat as the bulk of the problem is caused by the mixed buffalo and cow herds used in south-east Asia and China is also the main consumer of meat around the world.
So while the Dutch government virtue-signals about its ‘green’ policies; it achieves practically nothing in terms of the environment but actively destroys the livelihoods of Dutch farmers – especially livestock farmers – so that the vegan ‘fake meat’ and ‘cruelty free’ industries producing some of the most heavily processed (and god awful for you) food in the world can profit.
Add to this the fact that there are already bodies pushing for so-called meat taxes on explicitly this ‘unique Western contribution’ premise – as well as Dutch political parties pushing for them – and we can see that you have an unholy combination of extreme animal rights activism (as the end goal is to ban meat-eating) and ‘green’ capitalism – of the type envisioned by Naomi Klein in her book ‘The Shock Doctrine’ – engaging in a war on farmers – in this case in the Netherlands – to try and destroy their livelihoods as the principal villains of veganism.
National Socialism by contrast puts the farmer and their relationship to the land and the environment first and foremost. As – to quote the chemist and National Socialist Dr. Arthur Laurie – ‘to give the farmer a sufficient living and feed the people is the first duty of the modern State.’ (‘The Case for Germany’, p. 119)
It shifts the emphasis away from the big agricultural combines and their pursuit of maximum yield at minimal cost and onto the traditional small-holder using natural methods and on urbanites practicing – rather than talking about – ‘being green’ by having their urban allotments so they get somewhat back in touch with nature (‘The Case for Germany’, p. 120).
In addition to this National Socialism promotes ‘eating clean’, reducing food waste to an absolute minimum and also recycling and did so long before it was trendy. (‘The Case for Germany’, p. 108)
This is why National Socialism has been labelled by the historian Anna Bramwell as a ‘Green Party’ and rightly so but unlike modern meat-hating processed-food loving vegans. National Socialism promotes a healthy balance of meat and vegetables as well as eating as little processed food while balancing agricultural production with the need for a natural sustainable agricultural system.