A new German government headed by the Greens is becoming more and more likely in the near future. The following essay discusses the ramifications of that prospect for ordinary Germans.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Politically Incorrect:
Socially acceptable “climate neutrality” is impossible
by Wolfgang Hübner
Since the catastrophic flood, “Climate Policy” has become more popular again. After the Baerbock disaster, the Green Party will put all the levers in the media — to which it is so extremely inclined — in motion until the federal election in September to hammer the electorate: Man-made climate change in the world must under all circumstances and at all costs be slowed, at least in Germany. Incidentally, it is precisely the most anti-national political force in this country that tries to score points in terms of climate and energy with a completely unrealistic, narrow-minded nationalist course. Because little Germany, which does not want to control its national borders, can of course not set any limits on the weather or the climate.
But it is easy for the Green Party to spread such nonsense. The other established parties have long since submitted to varying degrees to the irrational Climate Religion. And the Federal Constitutional Court, firmly in the hands of these parties, has, as is well known, sanctified everything. Nobody knows how the gigantic amounts of energy that are required now, and even more so in the future, will be produced in Germany after nuclear and coal-fired power plants have been phased out. But if you look at the problems from a religious point of view, you don’t necessarily have to worry. After all, there are countries that continue to rely on nuclear power, coal or gas and like to earn money selling energy supplies to the promised land of wind power fanatics.
All of this has to be paid for by the many millions of energy consumers in the most densely populated Germany that has ever existed. But that’s not all: Since the insane goal of a so-called “climate neutrality” between Flensburg and Constance is being striven for, measures are to be implemented in all areas of economy, traffic and everyday life that will be absolutely certain — namely expensive! All political parties and actors know this only too well. But that is precisely why they are extremely reluctant to talk about it. One more reason to do it. Because the desired “climate neutrality” will not be expensive for its political and economic profiteers, but for taxpayers and energy consumers; that is, the overwhelming majority of Germans.
Since the willingness to embark on political adventures such as “climate neutrality” often stutters or even falters, at least with one’s own money, the climate-active parties are very keen not to cause any unrest among the electorate. Even the Green Party wants to make the expected burdens “socially acceptable”. And their established competitors blow into the same horn with different lung strength. But all of this is nothing more than deliberate political deception. Because even with only a superficial consideration of the problem, it becomes clear: For the majority of Germans, “climate neutrality” will be associated with significant losses in income and without consumption. Because the German state cannot possibly even cushion the burdens in a “socially acceptable” manner, let alone compensate for them.
Since politics and the media use the climate issue as an instrument to divert attention from the real causes and the catastrophic organization of the flood control, it is important in their voting decision even for somewhat better-off Germans, and especially for the masses of normal and low-income earners, to know what price will be asked to save the world’s climate. In any case, those who demand it are also the ones who will suffer the least at this price. One can accept that. But it should be done with full knowledge of the personal consequences: With electricity, rent, taxes, groceries, vacation, gasoline and so on and so on.
Afterword from the translator:
We have a saying here in South Africa: “What did we use before candles? Answer: Electricity.”
I guess for Germans it will be soon even more drastic, if the likes of Baerbock and Kobold get into the Chancellery. German children will ask their parents and grandparents something along the lines of: “What did we do before freezing to death in our homes during winter?”