We're All Sri Lankan Farmers Now
by James Corbett
July 23, 2022
Last week I wrote about how "We're All Dutch Farmers Now." As you'll recall from that editorial, there is a battle taking place right now between farmers in the Netherlands and the technocrats in their government who are seeking to put them out of work and close up their farms in the name of the globalists' grand 2030 Agenda. And, as you'll also recall, I warned that no matter where you are on the globe or what your position in society is, this Great Reset nightmare will be coming for you and your livelihood next.
Recent events in various countries have only served to underline that point in spades.
Take Ireland, for example. The Irish Times reports that, in order for the country to "meet the Paris Agreement goals on a globally equitable basis," Irish farmers will have to make drastic cuts to their greenhouse emissions, including a "cut of more than 40 per cent in methane by 2030." Exactly as in the Netherlands, these types of drastic and arbitrary cuts would be a disaster for the average Irish farmer and could drive many of their small farms out of business. Despite the best efforts of Ireland's establishment news media—like the aforementioned Irish Times or online outlets like Buzz.ie—to browbeat the Irish public into turning against the farmers, a growing protest movement in the country points to the possibility that Ireland will be yet another front in the Global War for Independence that I wrote about last week.
Or take Sri Lanka. As you have no doubt seen in the establishment news media, Sri Lanka has descended into chaos in recent weeks, with its economy completely collapsing and its president fleeing the country amid fiery protests.
But you probably have not seen the real reasons for that collapse in the establishment news media and you're probably not going to. In truth, the Sri Lankan situation falls very much in line with the global insurrection being led by the Dutch farmer protests. And the steps the Sri Lankan government is now rolling out to further control its population in the name of restoring order to the country offer important insights about where the globalist agenda is going from here.
Today, let's examine the roots of the Sri Lankan crisis and explore how that crisis affects us all.
SRI LANKA'S COLLAPSE
For those of you not following events in the island nation, the announcement of the complete collapse of Sri Lanka's economy last month might have been surprising. And if you rely on the MSM for your news and information, the images of chaos coming out of the country—with tens of thousands taking to the streets and even storming the prime minister's office—would doubtless have generated more questions than answers.
What's happening over there? How did this start? Why are the people so angry at their government? And what's being done about it?
So, how do the establishment lapdog media outlets explain this "sudden" turn of events? Let's look at the BBC for a typically mendacious example. In "Sri Lanka's tea farmers struggling to survive" the Big Brother Corporation's Sri Lankan correspondent, Secunder Kermani, correctly identifies tea as the nation's largest export, correctly points out that "[m]ost of Sri Lanka's tea is grown by smaller farmers," and correctly reports that those small farmers are "still reeling from the impact of a sudden, poorly thought-out government decision to ban chemical fertilizer last year." Kermani then lies about the roots of that fertilizer ban, saying that it was "ordered to try to protect the country's dwindling foreign reserves."
As Paul Homewood over at the Not A Lot of People Know About That blog points out:
The ban had nothing at all to do with 'protecting foreign reserves.' Nor is the [Sri Lankan] tea industry being hit by the 'economic crisis.' The ban was a deliberate policy decision by the President, as part of his climate change agenda.
Of course, given that this inconvenient truth is not the right kind of inconvenient "truth" (the kind that Al Gore makes fearmongering and factually inaccurate documentaries about), the usual flock of "fact checkers" have descended on the story to run cover for their globalist paymasters. For one example of this, see investorintel.com's "Did ESG really topple the government of Sri Lanka?" This article attempts to argue that a commitment to the technocrats' beloved Environmental, Social, and Governance scam "most assuredly did not collapse a national government," but in the end it's forced to admit that the fertilizer ban was the trigger for the collapse and that that ban was forced on the country by the ESG pushers. Specifically, as the aforementioned fact check concedes, the ban was put in place in order to "renegotiate some of [Sri Lanka's] IMF and World Bank financial obligations in exchange for its excellent emissions rating."
In other words, the debt-trap mafia made Sri Lanka a deal it couldn't refuse: join our economic suicide pact or we'll shut off your money. Accordingly, Sri Lanka signed on to the suicide pact. The country's disgraced ex-President even made a speech at last year's COP26 conference in Glasgow in which he bragged about the country's commitment to the death cult's carbon eugenics agenda. And now the country is in chaos.
So how did we really get here? And where is this green agenda really taking us?
ORDER FROM THE CHAOS
To the surprise of none of my regular readers, you will find a World Economic Forum minion at the heart of this story.
In this case, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (who is listed as an "agenda contributor" on the World Economic Forum website) penned an op-ed for the WEF in 2018 explaining "how I will make my country rich by 2025." Touting his World Bank-supported "Vision 2025" economic policy, he bragged that the smorgasbord of globalist-approved policies he was going to implement—from green energy projects to public-private partnerships to regional free trade agreements—was going to create a "social market economy that delivers economic dividends to all."
Well, that didn't work out very well, now did it? How embarrassing for the prime minister and everyone associated with him, hey?
At least Davos Man has the good sense to be retroactively ashamed of its association with this disaster. Yes, the World Economic Forum has removed the embarrassing 2018 op-ed from its website. But you can still read about the bold plan to turn Sri Lanka into an economic powerhouse by 2025 on the WayBack archive of the page. (Hey, there's still three years left!)
But, incredibly, this whole debacle has not derailed Wickremesinghe's political career. On the contrary. It has furthered it! He was just elected president of the country ("despite his unpopularity with the public," as the BBC puts it with characteristic understatement).
So what is he going to do to solve the crisis that he helped initiate? Why, implement the World Economic Forum's dream of Digital ID tyranny, of course!
Specifically, Wickremesinghe's government has decided to restore order to the country by implementing a "fuel rationing" scheme that relies on QR codes and digital surveillance. Under the new carbon eugenics regime, the slaves of the new technocratic prison state will be allowed to associate one vehicle identification number with their National Identity Card number. They will then be assigned a QR code that will have to be scanned to allow them to obtain the privilege of buying fuel . . . so long as it's their assigned day to purchase gas, that is. Their assigned day will depend upon the last digit of their license plate.
As Sri Lanka's Minister of Power and Energy said in a tweet bragging about forcing the scheme on the public: "Some fuel stations did not adopt, some Individuals manipulated, falsified & did not want this implemented [sic]. However It will be enforced islandwide."
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to your nightmare future as serfs on the neofeudal plantation! Your government will artificially restrict supplies of basic goods in the name of appeasing the weather gods, collapse the economy on purpose, and then use that collapse as a pretext for carrying out even more stringent technocratic controls on their tax cattle.
Problem. Reaction. Solution.
So how does what's going on in Sri Lanka affect all of us worldwide? And what can we do about it?
THE BATTLE SHAPES UP
At this point, it would take a special kind of willful ignorance to deny the connection between all of these events. Who could look at the restrictions and cuts being implemented in country after country after country, from the Netherlands to Ireland to Poland to Italy to Canada to Argentina to Sri Lanka and think that it's all just an amazing coinkydink?
No one who's paying attention. By this point, it is self-evident to even the sleepiest of the normies that the destruction of the agricultural sector in country after country is part of a coordinated global agenda.
The strange thing is that every article by every news outlet in every country cites a different agreement, pledge, pact, commitment or piece of legislation as the underlying reason for these cuts.
The Irish Times, for example, reports that Ireland's emission cuts are being implemented in order to fulfill the nation's Paris Agreement commitments. Buzz.ie says the cuts come at the behest of the European Union, which will levy fines on countries that fail to reach emission reduction requirements. RTE cites the Irish government's own climate action plan as the reason for the cuts.
In fact, there is an increasingly complex web of agreements, commitments and treaties that are forcing these same policies on country after country. Do you know about the Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, for example? Or the Global Methane Pledge? For that matter, do you know precisely what the Paris Agreement actually mandates? Or the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? Or what obligations your own country cites when it started implementing its own emissions cuts?
Did you know that the World Economic Forum signed a "strategic partnership framework" with the United Nations in 2019 to "accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"? Or that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $315 million to the CGIAR global agriculture research partnership (a group my regular readers will be familiar with) to address the "[climate] adaptation needs of smallholder farmers" by funding "early warning systems for tracking the climate-accelerated spread of crop and livestock diseases and digital services that connect farmers with a wide range of supports more efficiently"?
Probably not. But the point here is that there is not one easily identifiable treaty under one identifiable organization that is running this agenda. That would be too obvious and offer too easy a target for the disparate freedom movements kicking up in country after country to go after. Instead, a complex web of control is being woven around nation after nation by a network of foundations, non-governmental bodies and globalist bodies. And not one person in a thousand could name all of these organizations, treaties, agreements and commitments or explain how they all fit together to produce the collapse of Sri Lanka or the protests in Holland.
I am not exaggerating when I say this is a Global War for Independence that is taking shape right now. I am 100% serious. But for the most part (my switched-on, clued-in readers excepted, of course), the public is just starting to realize that they are engaged in a war at all. That puts most people very much behind the 8-ball as they begin to discover that they are the victims of an agenda that has been decades in the making and is already nearing the mysteriously omnipresent 2030 goal.
Thankfully, though, more and more people are beginning to wake up to the gravity of the situation, and every day new people are joining the global uprising.
In addition to the Dutch solidarity protests by German farmers and Italian farmers and Polish farmers that I documented last week, there are now reports coming in of solidarity protests in Spain and Panama and Argentina, and a nationwide protest in Canada to "support the Dutch Farmers and the international fight for freedom" is taking place as I write these words.
The point is, this isn't about Dutch farmers. Or Sri Lankan farmers. Or Argentinian farmers. Or Irish farmers. Or Canadian truckers. Or any other isolated group you could imagine. This is about free humanity collectively recognizing the real nature of the struggle they're engaged in and coming together to fight that battle. Holland and Sri Lanka are only the canaries in the coal mine that allow us to see what will happen to all of us when we are finally caught in the globalist web.
Let me state this once again: a worldwide revolt against the globalist technocrats is happening right now. More and more people are joining the ranks of this revolt every day. Those who are not standing with the farmers on the front line of this revolt will almost certainly regret their inaction in the future when this global Agenda for Sustainable Enslavement comes for them.
The bare truth reveals itself more clearly than ever: We are all Sri Lankan farmers now.
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