Short politics post here:
Tens of thousands of farmers are protesting in the Netherlands about new legislation passed:
“THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers protested around the Netherlands as lawmakers voted Tuesday on proposals to slash emissions of damaging pollutants, a plan that will likely force farmers to cut their livestock herds or stop work altogether.” https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2022-06-28/explainer-why-are-dutch-farmers-protesting-over-emissions
This has echoes of the truckers’ protests in Canada last year when prime minister, Justin Trudeau, pushed another global liberal cause – more Covid rules that targeted the livelihood of workers in a vital industry. Trudeau was hellbent on enforcing more and more CVOID restrictions, but now climate change and green policies moved back to center stage for power grabs by the “Liberal World Order.”
Within the climate change activist sphere, the green energy proponents faced a set-back in the US, with yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling limiting the EPA:
” WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.”
“By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming.” https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-epa-ruling-2e893673819a1b6c6aa272a5e814f0b0
Of course, if Democrats lose control of the House, Senate or both in the elections this fall, that might lead to America dodging a bullet from having the US Congress passing legislation similar to what’s passed in the Netherlands. However, the Biden administration assuredly will continue their war against American fossil fuel and pushing the green agenda. Here’s a video from yesterday with a top Biden official’s response to a question about families who can’t afford high gas prices:
The Biden administration policies continue to push the global green energy agenda, regardless how much it hurts American families and workers. Although it’s easy to think the green activism has almost a religious fervor to it, I still believe this is all about power and big money. Many very powerful and wealthy people are propelling the green agenda, because they’ll reap billions upon billions of dollars from green energy technologies and policies.
Everything connected with Covid mitigation and the vaccines led to quick power grabs and certain companies and wealthy people making vast amounts of money, at the expense of smaller businesses, who faced shutdowns and all sorts of restrictions. The people pushing these latest green measures will likely use similar tactics with forcing their polices on certain groups of people and certain businesses in various western countries. During Covid, many big corporations working in conjunction with Democrat politicians imposed rules and restrictions on their employees and with their business practices, to advance the Democrats’ policy agenda without Democrats having to pass new legislation or impose new rules. More of this social engineering/stealth imposition of liberal policies by corporations seems likely.
More fun times ahead.
Update: 7/1/2022, 7:51 pm – The “liberal world order” is a phrase that’s been used to describe western democracy, I know. I saw a conservative pundit comment that he didn’t understand the uproar over the Biden official using that phrase. My opinion is there’s a sleight of hand going on with the Biden administration messaging effort. First, a few months ago, Psaki dismissively suggested Americans just need to buy electric cars when gas prices started climbing rapidly, then the Biden WH floated “Putin’s inflation” and trying to scapegoating oil companies as being unpatriotic for high gas prices. All the while the US and a whole lot of western Europe was still buying Russian oil and natural gas. Here’s a NYT report from June 13th – Russia’s Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds. The legislation in the Netherlands is about the green agenda, not Russia or the war in Ukraine. Likewise, the Biden policies regarding American fossil fuel production are about the green agenda. Biden officials have been traveling to countries, like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, whose values run counter to the “future of the Liberal World Order,” trying to buy oil from them and the US is still buying Russian oil. I believe the “liberal world order” the Biden administration is concerned with is the global green energy policies and ideas coming out of the EU and Brussels, not liberal western democracy.