Politicians and officials are blaming the energy crisis affecting Europe on the Russian war in Ukraine. But critics argue that it’s an artificially created situation in order to freeze and starve the population into compliance with the shift to a “green” new economy.
Michael Yon, long-time war correspondent and a former U.S. Army Green Beret, has reported extensively on the energy crisis. He sees it as a planned destruction of the Western world, warning that it will lead to global famine. The sanctions on Russia have completely backfired, now hurling the West into energy scarcity and, ultimately, famine:
“It was clear that the globalists are systematically destroying the energy resilience of our countries. This started before the war, by shutting down the energy independence we had. In Groningen [Holland] they have all the natural gas they need to run this whole country, and a significant part of Western Europe, but it’s sitting in the ground, they won’t pull it out,” Yon said on the podcast Man in America, adding: “If you don’t have the energy, you’re not going to have the food.”
The energy crisis in Europe has been a long time coming, with countries shutting down nuclear power plants and using less fossil fuel in line with the “green agenda.” The war in Ukraine serves as an alibi for imposing unprecedented restrictions, especially since Russia shut down all gas deliveries via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline on Tuesday, blaming the German company Siemens for faulty equipment.
The energy crisis affects all levels of society and the volatile supply chain. Natural gas is needed to produce fertilizer, and many producers are forced to slash their production, including Norwegian company Yara, which is one of the world’s largest fertilizer producers – warning that the world is facing a food supply shock.
Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, said on Wednesday that the EU will propose “a mandatory target for reducing electricity use at peak hours,” using familiar language from the pandemic about “flattening the curve.”
British police fears civil unrest this winter due to the energy crisis. According to the Sunday Times, a national strategy document shows that police chiefs fear that economic turbulence and financial instability has the potential to drive certain crimes up. Millions of households may fall into poverty. Thousands of pubs in the United Kingdom face closure due to energy costs, reports The Guardian.
Bloomberg reported that energy bills for European households will surge by 2 trillion euros at their peak early next year. Some countries, like the United Kingdom, are suggesting bailouts and price caps.
In Sweden, however, the bailouts are going to the energy producers – not to the consumers affected by the crisis. Power companies in Sweden are now even suggesting invalidating set-price agreements with their consumers, citing force majeure.
In Switzerland, new rules require thermostats in buildings with gas heating systems to be set to a maximum of 19 degrees Celsius (66.2 F) and water can only be heated up to 60 degrees Celsius (140 F). Breaking the rules can lead to hefty fines or even jail time.
At the same time, governments are sabotaging the food supply by expropriating farmland, like in Holland, arguing that farming causes emissions of nitrogen from livestock operations that exacerbates climate change. The government wants to shut down more than 11,000 farms. Farmers and citizens have protested for weeks in the Netherlands.
Large protests are also spreading across Europe, with an estimated 70,000 people demonstrating in Prague on September 3 against the elites’ wars and skyrocketing energy costs.