By a commentator for Tjen Folket Media
The presidency in Frøya municipality has given up its mild opposition to the developments. They have disappointed before, but out of fear of the wrath of many in Frøya, they turned around and attempted to half-heartedly stop the massive construction of wind turbines.
A unanimous Frøya presidency decided today to not take the wind turbine issue any further.
This is a construction project for Norwegian and German large capital, that, with subsidies from the state, will make a lot of money from the destruction of even more nature.
Hans Anton Grønskag, one of the leaders of the opposition against the wind turbine construction writes:
WE MUST ORGANIZE FOR A STRONG PROTEST MOVEMENT
We have a government that does not stand up for its people, but gleefully sells the ground from under our feet to the highest bidder!
We have an opposition, which with few exceptions, closes its eyes to the worst encroachments on land and people in peacetime!
We have a Trønderbenk in Parliament that can’t be bothered to meet the people of Frøya in Oslo!
We have a management that is controlled by cowardice, stinginess, and greed!
We have a capital press that is afraid to, or is powerless to reveal the empty words that together make up “the green shift”!
In short: We have leaders who disappoint!
They try to strangle the peoples’ engagement with raw power and complacency, but our engagement will grow stronger because of their betrayal!
Such politicians do not deserve the peoples’ trust, and we should show them this!
We have two protest elections before us. We must organize this protest!
Just as we have seen with the toll road issue, many wish to lead the struggle into parliamentary forms. There is talk of parties, new referendums, and punishing politicians. The rage against today’s politicians is justified, but making this an election struggle leads only to a dead end.
It is the active peoples’ opposition on the streets or in the moors of Frøya that has pressured politicians to change course. It is the peoples’ struggle that changes things. To lead the struggle into the parliamentary system can only make the struggle weaker or more toothless. What would happen with referendums against tolls is rather clear. They would perhaps keep their campaign promises in the tolls issue, but in other issues, they will find themselves forced to fleece people for tax kroners or make cuts in welfare.
The same will happen with potential wind turbine politicians. The peoples’ victories are won by the people themselves, from the people’s own struggles and in the struggle against the state and capital. That one cannot place any faith in this system has been shown again and again. This is clear as well for Frøya today.
Nonetheless – the peoples’ struggle has been a glorious example of discipline. And it also brings many of the burning political questions of our time to the fore. The struggle is not lost, even if the politicians again capitulate.
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