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Saturday, July 16, 2022
The ‘Green Agenda’ Will Be Revolutionary, Against The Green Agenda
Dutch farmers are rebelling against ‘Climate Change’ and environmental regulations that will shut down their farms. The farmers point out repeatedly that they are among the most productive on the planet, and The Netherlands is one of the top major food exporters. Their protests have been repressed, but not (yet) as viciously as Justin Trudeau crushed the Canadian truckers. The Dutch revolt is significant because it points to how fragile our food supply could become not due to natural disaster, but from progressive planning.
The Green Agenda, whether called Net-Zero or The Green New Deal or whatever, is about using manufactured panic over Climate Change to enact sweeping changes in society through increasing the cost of fossil-fuels and energy and production dependent on fossil fuels. Like so much of the destructive idiocy sweeping politics, it started at and is driven by the campuses. It puts at risk all of the economic ties that bind us together, and it’s incredibly dangerous to societal stability.
This is revolutionary, but not in the way the progressives think. It will be counter-revolutionary as the costs and risks come into play.
The one thing that is becoming very clear to me is that whatever your view of climate change, the pursuit of Net Zero by continually raising the cost of living is going to cause populist revolts that will make Brexit and Trump look like minor blips.
“the only barrier between us and anarchy is the last nine meals we’ve had. It may be taken as axiomatic that a starving man is never a good citizen.”
I noted that Jeff Thomas, in a 2016 article,explained the significance (emphasis in original):
In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” Since then, his observation has been echoed by people as disparate as Robert Heinlein and Leon Trotsky.
The key here is that, unlike all other commodities, food is the one essential that cannot be postponed. If there were a shortage of, say, shoes, we could make do for months or even years. A shortage of gasoline would be worse, but we could survive it, through mass transport or even walking, if necessary.
But food is different. If there were an interruption in the supply of food, fear would set in immediately. And, if the resumption of the food supply were uncertain, the fear would become pronounced. After only nine missed meals, it’s not unlikely that we’d panic and be prepared to commit a crime to acquire food. If we were to see our neighbour with a loaf of bread, and we owned a gun, we might well say, “I’m sorry, you’re a good neighbour and we’ve been friends for years, but my children haven’t eaten today – I have to have that bread – even if I have to shoot you.” …
Fear of starvation is fundamentally different from other fears of shortages. Even good people panic.
I’m all in favor of energy conservation and a clean environment. But that’s not what net-zero is about. It’s about putting our society on a very thin edge in order to achieve political objectives and control. Aside from the food growing and supply chain, we are increasing dependence on an electric grid that already has trouble functioning and is our weakest link. And which itself depends on carbon-based sources of electric generation. But most of all, it puts the food supply at risk.
In writing the post last January about The 9-Meal Rule, I observed:
The supply chain problems we’ve been having have not pushed us over the edge, but they have shown us what the edge looks like….
Don’t worry. I’m not panicking. But I am Prepping For The Worst, I’d rather not have to fight people in the supermarket for the few boxes of porridge left on the shelves.
We don’t know where the challenge will come from, there are unknown unknowns that could surprise us. But some of the causes won’t surprise us, we see them coming.
There is a thin line in society, between food and anarchy, freedom and repression, liberty and tyranny, safety and street violence. It’s thinner than we want to admit, and it’s being pushed to its limits on purpose by ideologies that want to deconstruct our society. Tearing down society is a dangerous game.
There is so much wrong with the progressive agenda that has captured almost every major institution — the political and ideological repression, the compelled conformity of viewpoints, the racial discrimination in the name of opposing racial discrimination, etc. — but above all that, putting the food supply and ability to subsist at risk is the most dangerous for society. It’s where we are heading, it’s manufactured, and it’s rolling down hill.
We’re organizing an online event, hopefully this summer, on strategies for prepping for the worst that they have planned for us.