If you support your enemies, then you ought not wonder why they grow stronger and soon defeat you.
The early results of the Bremen state elections are in, and once again the conservative CDU Party took one on the chin, and in the gut, and again the Greens soared, read here. The German state of Bremen will now be governed by a solid majority coalition of socialist Reds and environmental Greens. As for the conservative CDU party, it has tumbled behind the Greens to 3rd place, picking up only a measly 20% of the vote.
A similar election debacle took place just weeks earlier in the German industrial state of Baden Wurttemberg, where the Greens, who were once just a fringe party, swept to power after 60 years of conservative CDU rule. Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party is now a collapsing house of cards.
Even the CDU’s coalition partner, the business-friendly FDP Free Democrats, have been reduced to a mere asterisk in the polls, falling well below the 5% hurdle and are now an insignificant political force.
Why are the Greens flying high and the Conservatives and Free Democrats plummeting?
To answer that question, it is helpful to play out a scenario in your mind. Imagine if the Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU one day adopted a new plank in its platform: “Jobs for Germans” and “Foreigners stay out!” What would be the result?
This would tantamount to a mainstream party endorsing and legitimising an extreme fringe ideology, an ideology that deserves defeat and not support. Such an endorsement however would be an immediate boost for Germany’s far-right brownish parties, who would be propelled and zoom in the polls overnight. The CDU on the other hand would deservedly go into a tailspin.
This is what happened with the CDU and the Greens. The Greens in Germany 15 years ago were a just minor party that struggled to reach the 5% hurdle in state and national elections. But over the years, the big parties like the conservative CDU began adopting and endorsing politically-correct green positions on energy and climate change rather than opposing them. The green political-correctness, they thought, would make them more appealing. The result: green fringe positions became viewed by the public as having been legitimised, and so people began to view the Greens as mainstream. Acceptance grew.
Today many people are green to a certain extent – it’s hip after all. So when going to the polls, why vote for the CDU when you can vote for the real deal: the Greens!
Successful politics is not about supporting the kooky fringe positions of your opponents and so legitimising them. No – it is about exposing them for what they really are, and then hanging them around the necks of your opponents and parading them through the public. But if you stupidly support the positions of your opponents, then you ought not wonder why they they keep getting stronger.
The CDU naively believed green voters would gravitate to their ranks if they adopted fuzzy green positions. But that didn’t happen. Indeed the opposite occurred in that the green positions looked more attactive, and so voters migrated to the Greens instead.
The same happened in the USA when Newt Gingrich gave the climate movement his stamp of approval by cozying up with Nancy Pelosi on a sofa. Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger did the same by adopting extreme green beliefs, and even became more green than a number of Democrats. In the end, along with a host of other RINOs, they only became extremely valuable useful imbeciles for the Democrats. The GOP paid a heavy price.
Endorsing the kooky climate positions espoused by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats neither strengthened Newt nor the Republicans. To the contrary, it glorified the freak positions of the Democrats, who only grew stronger at the GOP’s expense.
German useful political imbeciles for the Greens
Chancellor Angela Merkel took her endorsement of green to an extreme by having Hans Schellnhuber of the crackpot Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) act as her close advisor on climate change. Merkel even once said that climate change is humanity’s greatest threat and challenge. Merkel’s Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen (CDU) is also a huge proponent of going green – in order to save the planet.
What better way to make the Greens look like genuine heroes?
Today CDU leaders are scratching their heads wondering why the Greens have passed them in the polls. How much more clueless can one get?
Even the FDP’s new party leader Philipp Rösler has been exposed as a political punk with no qualms about prostituting himself and his FDP party to green industry lobbyists. Where is the FDP today? The party is reduced to just an asterisk in the polls – a political laughing stock. They can’t figure it out.
It’s your constant endorsement of the opposition, stupid!
Getting back to success
To get back to successful politics, the first step is to stop endorsing the absurd positions of your opponents. Then you have reject them and expose the fraud and the corruption that is the science of climate change, and the utter folly of controlling climate by fiddling with one single trace gas. Now is the time to expose the green filth, the junk science, the web of cronyism, and the dead-end it is all taking us to. The first party that does that will be the first to climb back to prominence.