Dutch journalist argues climate change fearmongering is an attack on freedom
Dutch farmers began taking to the highways in 2019 to protest new policies to reduce nitrogen levels to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in a country much smaller than Ontario but with the second-largest agriculture exports in the world. And the people are on their side.
In an election last month in Holland, a newly-formed farmers’ party won more seats than any other in the senate.
Winston Marshall of the Spectator, in London, England, has since spoken with Dutch legal philosopher, journalist and political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek, who has joined in the farmer protests and has championed the plight of Dutch farmers in interviews and speeches around the world. An excerpt of the interview follows:
In Britain, the conversation on net-zero skips whether or not net-zero is a good idea (and goes) straight to how do we implement net-zero. What’s the case against net-zero?
“The case against net–zero shouldn’t be, ‘do we do it in 2040? Do we do it in 2050? How can we reach it?’ The case should not even be, ‘is this necessary?’ We should just say no. We see through what your actual agenda here is. That is why we should not debate within the circle of lies that they allow you to debate in. This net-zero plan is not actually about saving the climate or avoiding the world from being destroyed. It is a political decision that is used to crack down on people’s freedom and people’s rights.
“Same mechanism as COVID. But net-zero is a more efficient one because it effects all of us. You have an entire population that is led to believe that our world will be destroyed. If you get, especially the youth, to believe that and if you get people afraid, then, of course, you are going to be able to implement all of these rules that will restrict our personal freedoms, like the 15-minute cities, the cars we will no longer be allowed to drive and potentially personal carbon credit systems… The nitrogen policies are also part of net-zero.”
You do think that climate change is caused by humans but is not as bad as everyone thinks?
“I think the apocalyptic narrative is incredibly dangerous and is a means of political control. It’s fearmongering. Especially in a world that is completely secular, which the Western World has been becoming more and more. It has really taken the place of a new religion but not in the good sense of the word. People are very susceptible to finding meaning and saving the planet and the world. They are more focused on the creation than the creator and that is dangerous. That can be abused and misused by people who have a different agenda that is way more sinister.”
You used the term perfect consumers, what is the perfect consumer?
“I think that is the goal of the globalist institutions of the world, people like Klaus Schwab (World Economic Forum chariman). The perfect consumer doesn’t think anything higher than the government, the climate or whatever crisis they choose to fly with. That is what consumes you and you consume their products, then you’re a perfect cash cow for the establishment, for the system…
“They obviously want to tell you that you are a completely free and sovereign being and that you are doing the right thing. And that you will own nothing and you will be happy. That is something that comes from them. I call it, ‘you will be the perfect consumer’ because that is what they actually see you as. They don’t see you as a free individual with rights that are endowed on you by your creator. They see you as somebody they can make money off of. And if you are too critical of the government and, if you see-through their actual plans, you won’t be that.
“So, of course, they want to numb people. They want to dumb them down, they want to subdue them and make them believe that this modern-day lifestyle will actually make you happy because then you are easy to control.”
What we are seeing in the Netherlands with the Dutch farmers is one of the first revolts against that ideology?
“I think so. That’s what it symbolizes. The fact that the people went out in such vast numbers to vote for a party that literally has the word ‘farmer’ in its name, that’s amazing. That’s why I am excited about this. It shows you that, maybe, not everyone wants to be the perfect consumer, and we are not just going to sit back and allow it to happen and live our lives in our 15-minute cities and eat manufactured food or 3-D printed meats and insects and watch old stupid Woke Netflix shows. Maybe people want a different type of life.”