You’re not real to the global elites.
It’s like that cynical, old joke: “It’s all about mind over matter; they don’t mind, and you don’t matter.”
It may be a joke, but it’s apropos to the apparent mindset of the global elite as typified by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Green agenda, the Great Reset and other agendas being pursued by those self-appointed philosopher kings we refer to as the “global elite” are taking their toll on ordinary people around the world. Dutch farmers are being told that nearly a third of their cattle need to go, and that they cannot use nitrogen-based fertilizers at the levels currently sustaining their crops. The Sri Lankans were convinced to take on unsustainable debts to improve their social programs and to trade in tried-and-true farming principles to go 100% organic. Listening to the advice of the globalists cost them their economy and their country. Farmers there, and in the Netherlands, as well as other countries are being told to forget what they have learned from centuries of farming to maximize food production in the face of a global food shortage and pursue suicidal polices prescribed to them by an international oligarchy of bankers and industrialists. In the United States, the war on fossil fuels was dealt a brief setback with the Supreme Court ruling that the EPA does not have carte blanche when it comes to regulating the U.S. energy industry. Still, parts of the country are being warned to cut down on air conditioner usage for fear of brownouts. It’s not that there’s not enough energy under the ground, it’s that the darlings of the green movement, wind and solar are woefully inadequate when it comes to U.S. energy needs.
People are going hungry in Sri Lanka. Farmers in the Netherlands will be driven out of business. Europeans will freeze and Americans will sweat. Because their governments have decided to chase good ESG scores, instead of following best farming practices, people will go hungry and perhaps even starve this winter. Europeans if they don’t go hungry, face the real possibility of freezing this winter, again because of short sighted whims of Eco-fascists. According to Worldeconomics.com, Sri Lanka had a near-perfect 98.1 ESG score, suggesting in was following the globalists’ plan to a tee. The Netherlands boasts a lusty 90.7 score. Part of that score we can safely assume, is due to their commitment to lower nitrogen usage, best farm practices be damned. The Dutch government’s slavish devotion to leftist environmental policies continues in the face of a world-wide food shortage. That same environmental left in the U.S. Has convinced the Biden administration to continue its war on fossil fuels, despite energy costs skyrocketing adding to an already bad inflation problem. People all across the globe will suffer. Most of them, needlessly.
So why are so many made to suffer for so little benefit to them? There are many reasons for sure– foolish belief in Utopian schemes, lust for power, and greed on the part of the global elites. These people who occupy the top rungs of industry, academia, and politics are insulated from the effects of their questionable economic and environmental theories. They are not affected by inflation. They themselves will feel neither cold, heat, nor hunger in any amount that might make them uncomfortable. They are, in short, not us. They have the luxury of operating in a world of economic and environmental theory, they are not part of the real world, the world the rest of us plebs inhabit. To them, we are but statistics, numbers on a spreadsheet. We are notional beings, sims, whose only value to them is to play the part of stat in some model. To the people in Davos, Switzerland, the real people of Sri Lanka are no more real than the Hobbits of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. The Dutch farmers are little more than collateral damage in the war on climate change. The Californians that will sit in the dark and the heat because of rolling blackouts, the sweltering Texans and the freezing Germans are not real people. Nowhere on the spreadsheets, the models, the forecasts of our self-appointed masters are the cost in human misery factored in. How cold, hot, or hungry you are about as relevant to them and their schemes as the color of your shirt, or your shoe size.
Here is a passage from a recent Townhall.com opinion piece by Bob Barr that echoes nicely this sentiment:
“In nearly every way, the global push for “green energy” has left citizens and democracies worse for the wear– energy shortages, skyrocketing inflation, and now, starvation.
This forces one to ask, what aspect of the “green” agenda has made the lives of people anywhere in the world better?
California’s energy policies targeting nuclear power and traditional fuel sources have made blackouts routine in the Golden State. The federal government mandate for ethanol additives in gasoline has cut the lifespan of internal combustion engines while reducing the miles-per-gallon of vehicles that use it.
Even if citizens sincerely care about improving environmental stewardship — which most people do, whether on the left or the right — the costs of current climate policies, especially when hastily implemented, are significant. The supposed benefits, on the other hand, are theoretical and largely reflect political spin. Families, whether in Colombo, Amsterdam, or Los Angeles, cannot feed themselves with hypothetical plans, optimistic charts, and vague promises
Making the situation worse has been the cynical manner by which those in power often respond to citizens’ concerns; blithely dismissing them with an arrogant wave of the hand. For example, in response to increasing gas prices, President Biden’s Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, cavalierly suggests simply going out and buying an electric vehicle.
Such a purchase might be an easy option for someone reportedly worth $8 million, but telling the average working-class family, already struggling to fill both their car and their pantry, to run out and purchase an expensive electric car, is nothing more than a cruel joke.
Truth be said, Granholm and others in this Administration consider the high price of fuel not so much of a problem as it is part of the solution– a necessary step on the road to a glorious future no longer reliant on fossil fuels.”Global Opposition to ‘Green’ Policies Turning Violent, Bob Barr, Towhall.com
The sad fact is, that the elites see the pain you feel at the pump as leverage, leverage for you to buy an electric car, or dive less, or both. Your skyrocketing electric bill is meant for you to cry out for federal subsidies for wind and solar. Our leaders spent trillions on pet projects, payoffs, and bribes to the electorate, adding to an existing post-pandemic inflation problem. They offer you money with one hand, then make sure you need it with the other. The taxpayer has financed their quantum leap in power. In the worst case, it’s not unreasonable to suspect that if you starve or freeze to death, that’s just one less human infecting Mother Gaia. No tears will be shed for the loss, not by those who fancy themselves as the elect. Is this behavior sustainable? Not to the leaders of Sri Lanka, they’re gone. The Dutch farmers are making a go of a popular resistance, and they have tractors, lots of tractors. What will be the breaking point for the Canadians? (We know it in the case of forced inoculations.) The Germans? (Remember the last time they hit their breaking point?) The Americans? We are currently a divided bunch but the need to alleviate hunger and real suffering can overcome a lot of differences. They don’t mind and we won’t matter, until we make ourselves matter.