Farmers in the Netherlands are fed up, and rightly so. According to U.S. News and World Report, the Dutch government is trying to slash nitrogen emissions and ammonia levels in half by 2030. In order to achieve this lofty goal, the use of chemical fertilizer will be reduced and the number of livestock on Dutch farms will be limited. There is even talk of seizing private Dutch farms in order to achieve the globalists’ green dream of saving the planet. We all saw how successful this unhinged thinking was in Sri Lanka. A once prosperous nation was forced to declare bankruptcy while the ruling class fled in disgrace after trying to be the first country in the world to ban the use of chemical fertilizer in order to go 100% organic.
Next to the United States, the Netherlands is the second largest food producer in the world and exported about 105 billion Euros ($120 billion in US dollars) of commodities in 2021 alone. These exports feed the rest of the Europe, much of it going to places like Germany, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom. The Netherlands is the bread basket of Europe and these crippling environmental policies will severely stress an already fragile food supply chain. Dutch farmers know this, and they also know that their government is trying to end their livelihoods along with their personal freedom.
The push for green policies in the Netherlands comes primarily from the European Union and the United Nation’s Agenda 2030. The U.N. has established a seemingly arbitrary date and set of environmental metrics for totally transforming agriculture into what they believe is more earth friendly, regardless of the consequences. Unbelievably, bullet point #3 of the Introduction of Agenda 2030 states the following (emphasis ours): We resolve, between now and 2030, to end poverty and hunger everywhere; WHAT? How does reducing agricultural productivity and shutting down farms help to end hunger?
It’s absurd to think by producing less food and seizing farmland, poverty and hunger will magically end. What will really happen is countless numbers of people worldwide, especially in places like Africa and India will die of starvation. How many times have we been told by the radical Marxists that the Earth cannot sustain the current population and we are headed for Armageddon if we don’t take extreme steps to thin out the population? The mantra of overpopulation has been on the agenda for centuries. Proponents of the old worn-out ideology have always claimed agriculture did not have the capacity to feed the world. What happened then? What always happens? Agriculture rises to the challenge and find ways to produce more efficiently and high yield crops. It will always rise to the occasion because God gave man a rational brain and all of the resources necessary to solve the food problems the world encounters.ed
Green and Pro-Death Advocates are Correlative
In 2019 11,000 “scientists” signed a letter stating that the world’s population needs to stabilize and/or be gradually reduced. They are now saying the quiet part out loud. It’s no wonder that these are the exact same people vigorously holding onto the crime of abortion. Abortion is a perfect depopulation strategy – kill people in the womb before they can further damage the planet.
The Earth was given to us by God as a place to live, multiply, and subdue. In Genesis 1:28 we read the following, “God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth.”
Radio host, Dennis Prager, published an excellent article in the Jewish Journal entitled: Genesis Was Right: We Need to Subdue, Not Worship, Nature. Prager argues that environmentalism is a form of a secular religion where believers actually worship the Earth and its goddess, Gaia. In the pagan environmental religion of Gaia, there is fervent passion and a noble cause, as well as a set of commandments. Prager also reasons, “Nature, it turns out, is not our friend, let alone a god. If it were up to nature, we’d all be dead: Animals would eat us; weather would freeze us to death; disease would wipe out the rest of us. If we don’t subdue nature, nature will subdue us. It’s that simple.”
Prager is right. The Earth is ours to use, given as a wonderful gift to us from God. And by use we mean thoughtfully be the stewards of natural resources to both support and improve human life; work to lessen unnecessary air and water pollution that might do us harm; apply our collective intellect to solve complex problems; and above all, put human beings who are made in the image and likeness of God, first and foremost – not the planet.
Editor’s Note: For more information on rabid environmentalism, see GMC’s Virginia Clemm’s article: Serving God…or Gaia?