Farmers have been getting mistreated around the globe, especially as climate change activists insist that farms are HURTING the environment.
This time, farmers in Germany have decided to stand up to the government. They took a few cues from the Dutch and drove their tractors into the city, turning traffic into a nightmare.
The protests are due to globalist policies enacted by Chancellor Olaf Scholz. They believe that these new policies threaten the agricultural industry’s future.
Some of the policies will include:
- Increasing tax on diesel fuel
- Eliminating car tax exemptions
- Cutting aid to help farmers
What’s even worse is that while the German government is willing to make cuts to German farmers, they won’t cut their aid to Ukraine. In fact, that aid will double to eight billion euros in 2024.
As soon as there was talk of protests happening, the government said it would reduce some of the subsidy cuts and organize tax increases so that they took place over three years instead of one.
The German Farmers’ Association said that those would be insufficient – and it would lead to economic disaster for farmers across the country.
As such, farmers went through with the protests. Tractors clogged up entrances on tunnels, bridges, and motorways. It was reported that there were over 500 tractors in Berlin.
Employees couldn’t get to work in many areas, which even led to production coming to a halt at the Volkswagen factory in Emden.
Joachim Rukwied, the President of the German Farmer’s Association, explained that the government was “depriving agriculture of its future viability” and explained that German farmers would likely lose at least a third of their income as a result of the green agenda policies combined with rising energy costs.
German farmers protesting took their cues from the Netherlands. It’s likely we’ll see more of these types of protests around the world. Too many liberal governments aren’t thinking about the farmers, even though farms play an integral role in the economy, society, and our food supply.