Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec broke down the Trudeau government's attack on farmers, after the Liberals put forward plans to reduce greenhouse gases that is similar to the legislation that sparked mass protests in the Netherlands.
'They're coming for the farmers," said Posobiec. "They always come for the farmers. They seem to think that every time that you get one of these revolutionary ideologies in control of a sufficient amount of government, whether it be in the Soviet Union, whether it be in Communist China, now we're seeing in Canada, they always seem to think that they know what's best for farmers. So, they're coming for the farmland," he said.
The Liberals seek to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizers due to its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions that they say cause man-made climate change. The Trudeau Liberals say they're aiming for a 30 percent reduction in emissions, not fertilizer, but farming advocates say that reducing nitrous oxide emissions can’t be done at this point without reducing fertilizer use.
"In the Soviet Union, these were called the Kulaks, these were the peasants that had just gained a little bit too much money, a little bit too much power," said Posobiec.
The Kulaks are described as wealthy or prosperous peasant, generally characterized as one who owned a relatively large farm and several head of cattle and horses and who was financially capable of employing hired labour and leasing land.
"And so they had to be brought down for the benefit, of course, of the other peasants, and the government would then come in and be able to take care of things so that you would have more time to go out and live your lives and have your glorious pursuits finding yourself—no, no."
"Listen to the farmers," said Posobiec. "If you want to eat, you need to thank a farmer. No farmers, no food. No farmers, no food. I always say this by the way, to the libs when they get on about the electoral college, when they say 'oh the midwest in this country, that flyover land, all the stuff in the middle...' yeah, that 'stuff' is where your food comes from.
"Those people are the ones who make your food. Don't make enemies of the people who make and also prepare your food. Don't do that. Just a life hack right there, don't make enemies of the people that have anything to do with the process of bringing your food from that farm to your mouth," Posobiec continued.
"But here we go, Justin Trudeau hasn't seemed to quite figure that out. Trudeau is seeking to implement new policies in Canada—I almost said China, because it sounds like something you'd hear from China-what are they calling it, regulated fertilizer reductions," he said.
In 2020, the Liberals announced that their goal was to reduce emissions from fertilizer, a major producer of nitrous oxide by 50 percent over the next eight years, reports The Toronto Sun.
Fertilizer Canada slammed the government's short-sighted approach, arguing that reducing nitrogen fertilizer will have a considerable impact on Canadian farmers' incomes and reduce overall Canadian exports and GDP.
According to Fertilizer Canada: Under Canada’s A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, the Government of Canada is envisioning a 30 percent absolute emissions reduction target for on-farm fertilizer use by the year 2030. Elsewhere, the European Union (EU) has proposed an absolute emissions reduction target and aims to achieve it through a 20 percent reduction of fertilizer use compared to 2020 levels.
If Canada adopted the EU model, the potential economic impact of reduced fertilizer use would be devastating to Canadian farmers. To avoid this, any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must be done through sustainable agricultural intensification; an approach that allows for significant reductions in agricultural emissions without risking Canada’s contribution to global supply of food or economic growth within the sector.
"Just understand, that fertilizer is typically the most expensive cost for farmers. They tend to only use as much as needed," said Posobiec. "Talk to anyone that works in farming. That is a very marginal business. Your profit margins are so thin there. That's why so many people are getting out of farming," said Posobiec. "... It's a lifestyle that we as a society and we as countries should be promoting and doing everything we can to help. Everything we can to directly help farmers, especially family farms."
Look what they're doing in Canada, and they did the same thing in the Netherlands, and you're seeing it happen all across the world right now," he said, referring to similar policy that led to mass, ongoing protests.
"They're going for the farmers. The next thing to come down, by the way, is pesticides. They're looking to ban Roundup...This is coming directly from the World Economic Forum and the WHO, and why? It's simple. It's called the Great Reset," said Posobiec.
"They don't want you eating real food anymore, they certainly don't want you eating real meat anymore, they want you eating Bill Gates' fake meat, they want you eating bugs, they want you living in pods, they want you to be little insectoid people going from your ant colony serving the queen. They don't want you worrying about any of that crazy stuff that we used to have, that we used to call the real world and real life. I don't want to live like that, and I don't think you do either," he concluded.