The Beef Over Meat – The Political Aftermath of The Covid-19 Outbreaks In Slaughterhouses

Slaughterhouses are the gates of hell. The Covid-19 coronavirus thrives in the cold environment. But our elites have found a different set of reasons behind the outbreaks: work conditions, low wages, egg and milk prices, bad accommodations, a lack of supermarket price cartels, a type of service treaties (Werkvertrag) … you name it.

The outbreaks are used as a club against the industry. In this case the left has chosen victims that absolutely deserve it. The companies that have become the focus of attention have pushed every competition out of the market by breaking existing laws. This has been going on for years, but in the past they were spared prosecution, maybe because they are so committed to the ‘fight against the right.’ Why would anybody think that new laws help when old ones were not enforced? The law of the land is loyalty to the zeitgeist and sometimes, even then, you are thrown under the bus anyway.

sources:
animal protection contribution tax
obection to work treaty/service contract abolition
abolition of treaties decided
wdr
Pforzheim
accommodations, zdf
vion case, zdf
Tönnies, antibiotic resistance past
thumbnail picture taken from Andrew Doyle and Sam Gilmore

The EU’s View On How China Rides The Wake of The Covid-19 Crisis With Their Smart City Gadgets

The European Union Institute for Security Studies is the independent, autonomous, totally separate advisory agency chaired by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (i.e. the de facto Foreign Minister of the EU). It is the place that prepares the EU deities with their briefs on foreign policy. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis Senior Analyst Alice Ekman wondered what China is actually up to. And she found the next hot thing, smart cities, which is whatever blinks and is remote from a barnyard.

If Europe does not act ambitiously, our cities could fall behind, become uncompetitive and antiquated, just as they were before Europe came up with Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter…*cough*. Meanwhile China’s is selling its ‘smart city’ technologies to developing countries and China being China bakes in authoritarianism tools and workshops along the way. Alice wonders if local authorities will resist to put Western citizens into shackles once the East Asian salesmen knock on their doors? And more questions arise for the rest of us. Will the Chinese sell smart building cranes to Tehran that smartly integrate gallows? Is the stuff even that terribly integrated at all?

The brief:
https://www.iss.europa.eu/content/towards-urban-decoupling-china%E2%80%99s-smart-city-ambitions-time-covid-19#_introduction