With the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential election, the far left parties in Liberal Democracies somewhat permaturely celebrated the defeat of what they referred to as the far right renaissance. At around the same time it appeared that Germany's AfD party, Italy's Lega and and the Sweden Democrats had been discredited and surges in their popularity had been halted by negative propaganda campaigns while Germany's Green Party were at the height of their popularity and were hailed as Europe's great hope for a clean, net zero, woke, gay and trans friendly future.
At the twilight of the Trump era, supporters of the German Greens brand of Cultural Maxism on both sides of the Atlantic argued that they would be the perfect antidote to the far-Right (i.e. anyone who doesn't support Cultural Marxism,). They were the largest and most powerful Green Party in Europe, and according to left leaning pundits, uniquely positioned to counter polarisation. According to liberal logic, the Greens would excite voters bored with Germany’s conventional centre-Right (CDU) and centre-Left (SDP), “stabilise” the political centre, and unite different segments of the electorate with their “hopeful message” and “outsider status”. A Green wave, it was hoped, would crush the rise of nationalism and populism tide.
The best laid scheme o'mice and men gang oft agley, Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote and they did in this case because the exact opposite has happened. Once a part of government in coalition with the pro EU Social Democrats and the pro business FDP, the party decided to hold their partners to ramnsom by threatening to wreck the coalition if they didn't get their way on policy. Thus they forced through many deeply unpopular, extremist, woke and globalist policies that have contributed to the crippling increase in living costs for German citizens. The final nail in their coffin was to force their partners to pass a bill that would ban gas boilers for domestic heating and force homoners to replace them with costly, inconvenient and inefficient heat pumps.
In recent regional elections The Greens have been eclipsed by the far-Right parties they were supposed to counter: after two years of the Greens as a part of government pushing their loonytoons idealism on the country they are currently polling at 13%, while the far-Right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has seen its popularity soar to 20%.
Since last summer’s high of 23-24%, the German Greens have plummeted ten points in the polls. And in Bremen last month, they saw their worst regional election result in the northern state in over 20 years.
The German Greens represent everything that is wrong about politics in the west. They are shallow, self - righteous ideologues who care more about virtue signalling and being seen to worship at the shrine of St. Greta of Thunberg than advocating policies that would actually benefit their voters.
Above all, they are utterly incompetent and incapable of getting anything done. They want to force every household to purchase expensive and inconsistent heat pumps. Meanwhile, after five years and $5 mill they still haven’t installed a heat pump in their own party headquarters. Let that sink in for a moment. They want to force heat pumps on everyone, but can’t manage to do it for themselves.
The news gets even better for Germans. Economy Minister Robert Habeck warned today that Germany may be forced to wind down or even switch off industrial capacity if Ukraine’s gas transit agreement with Russia isn’t extended after it expires at the end of next year. Maybe, just maybe, shutting down the last nuclear power plants, a move the Greens insisted on even though nuclear power stations emit no carbon dioxide, was not such a good idea.Most Greens seem to be deeply negative people who are not really happy unless they are unhappy, and making everyone around them unhappy too. They seem to blend self- hatred and self-flagellation with sanctimonious self-regard in a viscerally unpleasant way,
Trying to find common ground with them is impossible, as soon as the mainstream moves towards them the Green, showing that trait that only ever allows the leftist mindset to move further in the same direction, will adeptly move to a more extreme and impractical point of view to sabotage any possible coalition, because of course, it isn’t what they want. Were it so would be readily available, after all – who among us doesn’t want to keep the environment in which we live in good shape?
But one is always left with the impression that, were it to be found, they wouldn’t actually enjoy the utopia they preach as what they really, really enjoy is “the battle – the struggle”. In German, “Kampf” and in Arabic, “Jihad,” to impose their will and values on the whole world. Both very evocative terms, and I think rather apt to the Greens. Their extreme-Left dogma is mainly deployed simply to provoke and annoy, and the dippy-hippy overtones are completely false – they are, as we see constantly, terrifyingly uniform and authoritarian. But then, as we all know, Fascism comes in both Left and Right wing flavours, doesn’t it?