Despite the necessity to face an impending food crisis the European Union and the Dutch government have shoved down an anti-agriculture directive which keeps stirring up mass protests and violent altercations in the Netherlands. The German parliament Bundestag has turned down the option to continue nuclear energy. The ECB keeps flooding the place with money, but given the inflation that is going to change. A disorganised brainstorm.
Our public broadcaster aired a speech by Detlef Flintz which sounds like a page from the Great Reset playbook. And it is shockingly direct. Yes, you will consume less. Yes, you will be forced. Yes, you will produce differently. Yes, masses will have to rely on welfare. Yes, we will rebrand it as basic income. Yes, we do make comforting promises about its sufficiency. Telling the masses these things plainly is so far the most brash test balloon that I have seen.
Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner and her French equivalent Didier Guillaume have announced that they will work towards a ban of chick shredders. That sounds nice. Chicks look cute, after all. But wait! Male chicks? Sorry, as an unashamed macho I sometimes get distracted… The reality is that looks aren’t everything (outside of dating, of course) and we wouldn’t make as much fuss over rodents or fish with comparable brain sizes. There are no mature technologies to detect the sex before hatching. Alternative ways to reorganize agricultural production are certainly more expensive and low food prices are only a disposable luxury for the bourgeoisie that simply has too much money.