(Tea Party 247) – Environmental regulations are not only based on questionable science about the future of our planet, they seem to be suspiciously targeted at the global food supply that billions of regular, everyday people who can’t afford to fly around the world in private jets preaching depopulation, depend on.
Well, the people aren’t taking it sitting down or, more specifically, the farmers.
German farmers have been blocking roads in Hamburg with their tractors to protest strict environmental regulation in the latest incident of rural, populist revolt against these globalist policies in Europe.
Last week, 4,000 tractors arrived in Hamburg ina powerful pushback to what the farmers claim are state-sponsored bullying to force them to accept the realities of Green New Deal-type controls.
The occasion for their high-powered protest was a meeting of ministers to discuss the banning of certain weed killers and fertilizers, something which the farmers insist will destroy their ability to make a living.
The farmers posted placards in their vehicles, one of which read, “No farm, no food, no future,” and some farmers expressed their anger at receiving the blame while the role they play in the economy is being completely ignored and ministers refuse to include them in the conversation.
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“The rules, which are coming from the German government, are so hard for us that we can’t work on our farms,” Klaus-Peter Lucht, Vice President of the regional Farmers Association, told RT. “We can’t make good crops. We can’t have good fodder for the dairy [cows].”
The kilometer long convoys of tractors caused “considerable traffic disruption” across the city, according to authorities.
Hamburg is just the latest site of a rural revolt against globalism that is sweeping Europe.
Last month, thousands of Dutch farmers descended on the Netherlands capital to protest against a government proposal that livestock production be slashed by up to 50% in the name of preventing global warming.
Demonstrators were angry that the same restrictions they may be hit with will not apply to the aviation industry.
The Yellow Vest movement in France, which is set to mark its first anniversary this weekend, also began as a backlash against onerous gas tax hikes and other regulations impacting rural workers.