What globalists did for Sri Lanka is what they’re doing to us all in many ways
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I think that I am more concerned about decline-and-fall because I sit here in Central Europe and listen to people talk about their fear of the coming autumn and winter if Russian gas supplies are cut off. Although this region is not overwhelmingly supportive of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine it doesn’t mean that they are willing to give up their own economies in order to please Putin. German business leaders, among others, are talking openly about the danger of Germany’s industry going bankrupt due to a lack of natural gas. It is not a mere threat. Europe’s engine is powered by the German economy. Germany’s economy is the engine that powers Europe. If Germany goes into decline, Europe will follow suit — which could lead to political turmoil and even violence. You can see the future for Europe if you look at what’s going on in the Netherlands, where angry farmers are fighting back against the plan of the state to remove their land. What will NATO do then?
I used the Uvalde cops earlier today as an analogy for our leadership class. Another metaphor is the World Economic Forum at Davos. This week, the government in Sri Lanka was forced to collapse due to national bankruptcy and protests by those who cannot eat. How did this happen? Sri Lanka took the WEF’s advice and switched to organic farming several years ago. The country’s agricultural economy crashed. The nation, which used to be capable of producing rice for its own consumption, is forced to import it.
In the aftermath of the tragedy in Sri Lanka, the WEF removed its article “we’re going make Sri Lanka wealthy” from its website:
Ah, but the Wayback Machine knows all! Here’s a link to a 2018 article by the Sri Lanka PM, writing on the World Economic Forum website, promising to make his country “rich by 2025”.
The Sri Lankan people own, so to speak, a lot less now than they did back in 2018, when they were not rich, but could at least feed themselves. The West advised them to stop starving and they are currently broke and hungry. Michael Shellenberger analyzes the causes of the crisis. Excerpt:
But the biggest and main problem causing Sri Lanka’s fall was its ban on chemical fertilizers in April 2021. Other developing countries had to face similar problems, such as high levels of foreign debt and covid, but they haven’t collapsed. Indonesia has suffered terrorist bombings, which harmed tourism, but managed to rebound, and tourism rebounded in Sri Lanka starting last year. And while economic growth declined after 2012 but from astronomical peaks of 8% and 9% and remained above 3% and 4% until 2020.
These numbers are alarming. One-third of Sri Lanka’s farm lands were dormant in 2021 due to the fertilizer ban. Over 90% of Sri Lanka’s farmers had used chemical fertilizers before they were banned. After they were banned, an astonishing 85% experienced crop losses. These numbers are alarming. After the fertilizer ban, rice production fell 20% and prices skyrocketed 50 percent in just six months. Sri Lanka had to import $450 million worth of rice despite having been self-sufficient in the grain just months earlier. The price of carrots and tomatoes rose five-fold. While there are just 2 million farmers in Sri Lanka, 15 million of the country’s 22 million people are directly or indirectly dependent on farming.
Things were more difficult for small farmers. In the Rajanganaya region, where the majority farmers operate just a hectare (2.5 acres), families reported 50% to 60% reductions in crop harvest. “Before the ban, this was one of the biggest markets in the country, with tonnes and tonnes of rice and vegetables,” said one farmer earlier this year. It was almost null after the ban. Talk to rice mills and you will see that they have no stock due to people harvesting so little. This community’s income has fallen to a very low .”
But the financial disaster in Sri Lanka was caused by the tea damage. Annual exports of tea had reached $1.3 billion. Tea exports paid for 71% of the nation’s food imports before 2021. Then, tea production and exports crashed 18% between November 2021 and February 2022, reaching their lowest level in 23 years. The government’s devastating ban on fertilizer thus destroyed the ability of Sri Lanka to pay for food, fuel, and service its debt.
This is exactly why I don’t believe organic farming can feed all people.
Brendan O’Neill from Spiked connects the dots. Excerpts:
These deranged, harmful green policies, along with the devastating global lockdown on Sri Lanka will be felt by many Sri Lankans as an external mandate, something forced on them through global institutions and decisions. The organic lunacy was embraced by the political elite of Sri Lanka. But as Michael Shellenberger points out, the World Economic Forum promoted organic in Sri Lanka. A number of elite West-based campaigners advocated that Sri Lanka move fully organic. Some were supported by funding from eco-friendly companies like JPMorgan, Google and Disney.
If I was a Sri Lankan farmer and saw my yield drop, prices rise, fuel costs rising, etc., would I be furious with my government? However, I’d save some anger for my government and the influential eco-elites around the globe who appear to see the developing world more as an area for experimentation than as an area that requires greater industrialisation and growth so that they can enjoy economic equality with the West.
Sri Lanka demonstrates what happens when policy decisions are made according to the wishes and prejudices, rather than the basic needs of people. While lockdown was great for billionaires and the elite laptop sector, it proved to be a disaster for working class people across the West as well as millions of poor people living in the South. While the green ideology might give the elites a sense of purpose and flatter their narcissistic illusion that they are saving the earth from an aman-made heat death it also hits the pockets and causes hunger in parts of the world where there is not as much development as the West.
In Sri Lanka we witness an extreme case study that shows what happens to global policies when they are based on fear and narcissism by disconnected elites rather than being informed about what people require in order for them to prosper and be more wealthy. We also see the exact type of resistance we need to all this in Sri Lanka. They are fed up. They aren’t the only ones.
Note well these words: when global policy is built on the fear and narcissism of disconnected elites, rather than being informed by the question of what people need in order to flourish and become wealthier.
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Does gender ideologies and queering give children what they need to thrive and be more wealthy? According to Joe Biden (Transgender Rights Is The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time) and all other members of the globalist leadership, it does. Is it possible to train children to see themselves solely in terms of their racial group identities, and then to hate themselves and others who are based on that group identity? This will give them the tools they need to thrive and be more successful. Is it possible to teach them false ideologies instead of facts and to make them so vulnerable that they cry bloody murder when faced with anxious questions? Is it possible to give children of all races what they want by letting criminals roam the streets and preying on them, basing on the ridiculous idea that criminals don’t actually have to be responsible for their crimes, or “systemic racism”, which is a false theory?
Why would ordinary citizens consent to be colonized by these brahmins? They would do the same to us all as they did to Sri Lankans. And are doing, in many ways. I have met many people in Central Europe over the past three years. They include Poles and Czechs as well as Slovaks and Hungarians. They are correct! We will see a day of greatness when governments from the US and Western Europe agree with former communist bloc European countries and are prepared to use their political power to combat the vampiric madness that Davos Man has created and to restore health and flourishing.