The party of the Dutch farmers, formed only in 2019, has just taken control of the Netherlands' parliament in a shocking election that has probably sent Klaus Schwab crying to his room.
From the BBC:
The Farmer-citizen movement (BBB) was only set up in 2019 in the wake of widespread farmers' protests.
But with most votes counted they are due to win 15 of the Senate's seats with almost 20% of the vote.
"This isn't normal, but actually it is! It's all normal citizens who voted," said leader Caroline van der Plas.
The BBB aims to fight government plans to slash nitrogen emissions harmful to biodiversity by dramatically reducing livestock numbers and buying out thousands of farms.
Whoever wrote this over at the BBC was probably crying too.
Here's how the alt-right domestic extremists over at Fox put it:
"This isn't normal, but actually it is! It's all normal citizens who voted," party leader Caroline van der Plas said. "But today people have shown they can't stay at home any longer. We won't be ignored anymore."
The Farmer-Citizen Movement Party, known as BoerBurgerBeweging (BBB) in Dutch, built its victory on the back of protests against the government's environmental policies, which aim to slash nitrogen emissions by dramatically cutting back on livestock numbers and buying out thousands of farms. Nitrate and ammonia pollution significantly impacts biodiversity, particularly air and water quality.
The Dutch Senate is the upper house of its legislature and has 75 members. The farmers just took a huge portion of that.
In fact, they have more seats than Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD party. His entire four-party coalition only has 24 seats.
(I know we're used to two giant political teams here in America, but other countries have a bit healthier way of organizing parties).
Rutte commands what is seen as a "conservative" party, which in European talk means he's a liberal from 30 years ago.
The farmers, meanwhile, are going to teach the Netherlands what based looks like.
Around 57.5% of voters turned out for the election, marking the greatest turnout in years.
Here's the bad news, however: Even though the farmers have to be taken seriously now from a political standpoint, the woke mob is still going to try to shut down all the farms to save the planet from cow farts (the Netherlands is the world's largest exporter of food, meaning a lot of people are going to starve).