The vice-president of the European Commission suggested citizens should ‘support Ukraine’ and the embargoes on Russia by taking fewer showers, not driving cars, and airing their clothes instead of washing them.
Frans Timmermans, the Dutch vice-president of the bloc’s executive body, made the remarks during a meeting of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.
According to Timmermans, Europeans must “Heat less, ride a bike and ventilate your clothes instead of washing,” in order to support punitive measures against Russia that have exacerbated a cost of living crisis for hundreds of millions of people in the west.
The technocrat, who personally doesn’t really need to worry too much about soaring energy costs given his $250,000 a year salary, urged “fellow citizens that they too could do something to move less money into Putin’s pocket.”
“Of course, they can also choose not to do anything, but they can also choose to heat less, go by bike, not by car, take a shower for a shorter time or to ventilate their clothes instead of washing them out,” the Dutch politician said.
Meanwhile, Diederik Samsom, Chief of Staff for Frans Timmermans, asserted, “Energy will be much more expensive as of now. Energy was way too cheap for the last 40 years.”
Samsom, who earns upwards of $200,000 a year, lectured Europeans on how their previous quality of life was dependent on the “unsustainable” combination of Russian fossil fuels and environmental devastation.
“We have profited from it and created enormous wealth at the expense of planet Earth and, as we realise right now, at the expense of geopolitical imbalances [with dependency on Russia],” said Samsom. “Both need to be repaired. In order to repair them we need to pay more for energy – and also for food. The two basic needs of life – food and energy – we have paid way too little for in the past 40 years.”
The advice follows Italy’s move to ration energy by banning air conditioning below 25 degrees celsius and heating higher than 19 degrees in all schools and public buildings.
As Germany’s inflation rate hits a 30 year high, citizens of that country are being told to take fewer showers, with dubious ‘experts’ claiming they will smell better after 3 weeks of now washing properly.
Government minister Peter Hauk also told Germans they should cope with soaring energy costs by merely turning off the heating and wearing warmer sweaters.
“You can withstand 15 degrees [Celsius] in winter in a sweater. No one dies of it. But people are dying elsewhere,” he said.
As we previously highlighted, globalist technocrats have seamlessly transitioned the ‘Great Reset’ agenda for a reduction in living standards into the call to ‘support Ukraine’.
Runaway inflation, soaring food and gas prices that were already a massive issue before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine can now be blamed on Putin while westerners are urged to make the sacrifice for the new religion of supporting ‘the current thing’.
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