Documentairemaker Marijn Poels praat met columnist Sietske Bergsma over klimaat-activisme, fakenews, links/rechts en blinde vlekken. Link naar tweet: […]
After eight years of travelling through conflict and poverty zones, Marijn Poels – a progressive Dutch filmmaker/journalist – decides to take some time off in the Austrian mountains. During this period he is confronted with the personal stories of small farmers, the roots of agriculture and its modern day perspective. Globalisation and climate politics mean farmers have to adjust to radical changes, many become energy suppliers.
Me: ‘What a time to be alive!’… ‘what a useless waste of time to fight these idiots’. Who doesn’t want a holiday from this bipolar circus that we call ‘modern democracy’? I guess not me. As a Dutch columnist living in Berlin, Germany, I amplify whatever feelings are crawling around from ‘our side’ about our current political climate: loathing and disappointment towards elitists politicians, mob ‘justice’ and intolerant, left wing ideologies (I just heard the highest court in Germany is now mostly ignoring the rule of law to favour minorities over the majority). Also the the frustration about one-sidedness and propaganda in de mainstream media and the lack of confidence things will change under this political roof any time soon.