Let us conclude once and for all that farmers are not romantic heroes who provide us with food. That is larch cake. The farmers that the Dutch citizen now has to deal with are entrepreneurs, agricultural ones. With a very rich industry and Rabobank committed to it.
Their business model is: they import feed for their animals, thereby perfect their product and then sell it all over the world. They throw the shit that is the waste product from it on the doorstep of the citizen. Our government, too long dominated by CDA input in the field of agriculture, has for decades failed to do anything about it.
Now that it is no longer possible and the government can must intervene, farmers are calling into question the scientific figures of the government (RIVM) with a so-called Mesdag report. That is a dangerous and disruptive action. They are entrepreneurs, as are fireworks dealers and coal farmers. They have never received compensation for the redundancy of their business, why the farmers have?
The government fails to protect the citizen against this new « type of Landstorm » with tractors, who threaten everything and everyone. Even the opposite happens. The Christian parties in the House of Representatives are pre-empting large payments, by paying the government to the farmers but also to the fishermen. Farmers who have lost billions in European subsidies, and (shrimp) fishermen who have fished 50 percent too much, but because that is not immediately penalized, they seem to go unpunished. Explain that to the victims of the tax allowances?
Mesdag. The name of the TBS clinic is given a whole new meaning. Not the lawbreaker but the government itself seems condemned to be available (TBS) for the perpetrator, in this case the farmers, for 70 years.
Weird but true.