Dutch farmers are showing the world the way.
The party of the Dutch farmers, formed only in 2019, has just taken control of the Netherlands’ parliament in a shocking election that has probably sent Klaus Schwab crying to his room.
Here’s how the alt-right domestic extremists over at Fox put it:
“This isn’t normal, but actually it is! It’s all normal citizens who voted,” party leader Caroline van der Plas said. “But today people have shown they can’t stay at home any longer. We won’t be ignored anymore.”
The Farmer-Citizen Movement Party, known as BoerBurgerBeweging (BBB) in Dutch, built its victory on the back of protests against the government’s environmental policies, which aim to slash nitrogen emissions by dramatically cutting back on livestock numbers and buying out thousands of farms. Nitrate and ammonia pollution significantly impacts biodiversity, particularly air and water quality.
The Dutch Senate is the upper house of its legislature and has 75 members. The farmers just took a huge portion of that.
In fact, they have more seats than Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD party. His entire four-party coalition only has 24 seats.
(I know we’re used to two giant political teams here in America, but other countries have a bit healthier way of organizing parties).
Said a mouthful there, bub. Here in Amerika v2.0, we can only boast of just the one, both notional wings of which are supremely disinterested in representing anybody but their own crooked, greedy selves. Check out this heartwarming Tweet.
Netherlands… Dutch farmer party BBB has become the single largest party. The country has spoken and Mark Rutte must drop the ridiculous nitrogen policy and stand down effective immediately pic.twitter.com/61ShZ8cYPh
— Pelham (@Resist_05)
Now THAT’S what I call a fucking peaceful protest. Of course, we all oughta know by now that, ultimately, “peaceful” isn’t going to be sufficient to dissuade The Enemy from his campaign of serial predation on us—here, there, or anywhere else. But still, it’s not a bad start, right?