According to Dutch politician Thierry Baudet, Dutch farmers are fighting the great globalist reset through their protests against the government’s aggressive new climate policies.
“The real point here is the great reset, mass migration, [and] transnational governance. And that’s why people have to atomize – they have to lose their connection to the earth. And that’s why they hit the farmers,” he said.
Baudet, a member of the Dutch House of Representatives and leader of the Forum for Democracy political party, made the remark during a July 8 interview with Roman Balmakov, host of EpochTV’s “Facts Matter” show.
The interview can be viewed on EpochTV as part of a new video, “Farmer Rebels.” More images from the Netherlands will be released in the coming days.
In a July 5 episode of EpochTV’s “Crossroads with Joshua Philipp,” Philipp also covered the protests by Dutch farmers.
“It’s not just a matter of the Netherlands, it’s also a matter of all of Europe,” he said, noting that the protests have spread across the continent, partly in connection with similar policies of the European Commission.
Baudet also spoke with The Epoch Times on July 5.
In this interview, Baudet said government policy reflects pressure from the European Union (EU) due to the country’s involvement in the EU’s Natura 2000 network.
“How is it possible that at a time when everyone is talking about the possibility of food shortages, precarious supply chains, the Dutch government is continuing this policy which will lead to an even greater dependence on international supply chains and therefore uncertainty for Dutch ?people? Baudet asked for July 8.
“The answer is that the people who govern this country follow the script written by the EU, to achieve what they call a great reset. They want to make us more dependent on international supply chains. They want to weaken sovereignty and Dutch autonomy.
Baudet and other Dutch politicians, including a member of the Dutch House of Representatives Geert Wilderargued that the government is trying to acquire agricultural land at low prices in order to build more housing for migrants.
In his July 8 interview, Baudet acknowledged that the state has not made migrant housing an explicit goal in its approach to the country’s farmers.
However, he said the current government, led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, has made pursuing mass migration an explicit goal.
A Web page for Rutte’s party, the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, suggests they are open to asylum seekers until the asylum seekers have used all legal means to appeal their cases.
Dutch government statistics To display that net migration (inbound minus outbound) to the country has trended upwards in recent years, rebounding in 2021 after dropping in the COVID-19 year of 2020.
Net migration to the Netherlands, a country of around 17.2 million people, stood at 108,275 in 2021.
“If you bring in 100,000 people a year, your nitrogen oxide emissions are going to increase anyway,” Baudet said, questioning government priorities of eradicating farmland while allowing mass migration to help fuel population growth.
“Nobody is doing these broader analyzes of what’s going to happen to the economy in the longer term. How are our policies internally consistent with each other? »
Dutch government ministries contacted by The Epoch Times either did not respond or declined to comment on accusations that the state is seeking to house migrants on what is now farmland.
Baudet believes there is a deeper, even spiritual element to the battle for Dutch farms.
“Farmers, and in general people who live off the land and off the land and with the land, have a strong connection to the history of which they are proud. These are often family businesses that have belonged to this family for several generations. And so, these are not postmodern, posthistoric, postnational people,” he said.
“They are proud family members who have their own business, who live off their own land, who have a connection to the history and nature of this country. And so, they pose a direct threat to the globalists’ post-territorial, post-identity agenda.