The ESG Gestapo: France’s armed Climate Change police – The Spectator Australia
French authorities have tabled adding ‘Green Police’ to the ranks of the Gendarmerie.
The Brussels Times relayed how French Interior Minister, Gérald Darmanin plans to ‘have gendarmes (police officers) trained in attacks on ecology in each Gendarmerie brigade’.
Darmanin called it, ‘a revolution’.
The green gendarme’s primary purpose will be to ‘fight against damage to the environment’.
He told French journal du Dimanche the aim for 3,000 new ‘Green Police’ was to ‘improve the work of judicial investigation’.
The beleaguered Interior minister asserted that while ‘nine out of ten fires are of human origin’ in each case ‘global warming’ played a part.
650 firefighters have been battling seasonal forest fires. The majority are believed to be arson.
These latest fires take the total area burned since the beginning of the year upwards of 600 square kilometres.
France24 attributed the cause to so-called ‘global warming’, citing former IPCC member, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, who said, ‘Global warming will continue to worsen, if we don’t succeed in reducing CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions.’
Darmanin’s Green Police will seek to battle Climate Change by preventing crimes against the climate. Such as forest fires, which France24 said was responsible for France’s ‘record-breaking carbon emissions’.
Janez Lenarčič, the EU’s commissioner for crisis management declared in statements made to Politico that the EU needed to centralise its response to the ‘climate crisis’.
This, Politico said, could mean the creation of a ‘Civil Protection Force’ controlled by bureaucrats in Brussels.
Lenarčič argued that centralisation was the key to creating better response times.
Current EU treaty conditions protect national sovereignty.
This, lamented Lenarčič means that, ‘Brussels [the EU] is prevented from owning or buying any planes, or deciding on the timing, place and duration of deployment.’
He also bemoaned about how those same treaty conditions were holding back the creation of a European Union Army.
Strongly opposed to the Lenarčič’s proposals, Cristian Terhes MEP, told Breitbart, the ‘climate crisis’ was another example of ‘unelected bureaucrats using any excuse to grab more power’.
‘EU bigwigs don’t want to be accountable to the people. Handing to these irresponsible and unaccountable bureaucrats even more power would just simply be irresponsible.’
‘What Europe needs,’ said Terhes, ‘is a rebirth of national and sovereign democracy, with creativity and power for local people, rather than one size fits all bureaucratic control from the centre of Brussels.’
Terhes was among a small contingent of hero EU members who opposed ‘Green Certificates’ (vaccine passports) in November last year.
Speaking for the group the Romanian’s protest went viral, after he challenged the EU’s vaccine mandates and lack of transparency:
‘You tell me if this is okay for the European citizens to be exposed to? This situation, where they cannot come to work. They cannot enter a store. They cannot go with their kids to schools; where they cannot freely move from one country to another [un]less [someone] is vaccinated with one of these products.’
His concerns hit a nerve.
Centralisation, and the very name ‘Green Police’, infers a flashback to the mid-20th century tyranny.
Orpo, or ‘Order Police’ were a department of the SS in Nazified Germany up until the end of the war.
National Socialists centralised control of Germany’s police force in the 1930s, giving SS Reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, a power over citizens second only to Hitler.
The Ordnungspolizei became the ideological enforcers of the regime, rarely ‘intervening to protect [dissidents], Jews or Jewish-owned property from extralegal Nazi violence’.
Germany’s ‘Green Police’ were also militarised. Recruits were ‘indoctrinated in Nazi ideology and trained in combat’.
This is in no way to say that the proposed EU Green Police are a version of the Nazified Ordnungspolizei. Not at all.
It is only to say that if these EU Green Police are employed to enforce ideology related to Environmental Social Governance (aka ESG), it may make some citizens uncomfortable.
Readers don’t need a PhD to note how the word ‘Social’ in ESG may connote socialism. The last thing anyone wants to see emerge in Europe is an eco-socialist police force pursuing ideological climate crimes.
Rod Lampard is an independent scholar, with a keen interest in political theology. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry & Theology. This piece was first published at Caldron Pool. Rod Tweets at @rod_lampard.
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