German flagship ARD public television broadcast a half hour show that was actually fully devoted to poking fun at the now religious climate movement in Germany.The show even ended with a warning that the movement may be getting out of hand. Okay, it was aired at 11.15 p.m., long after most Germans had gone to bed. Better than nothing, I guess.
The video at the above link is in German and I can’t post here because of copyright. But if you understand German, it is worth watching.
The show features Henryk Broder and Hamed Abdel-Samad journeying through Germany where they stop at various climate protection events and projects, etc. and at times speak to various climate protection leaders. Although the pair pokes fun at the people they interview, one gets a sense of just how radical and fanatic the movement has become.
In Germany, man-made climate change is long established and institutionalised. Germany is well into its mission to rescue the planet. The media, institutes, information centres, schools, government offices, tax laws, economic central planning programs, subsidies, etc. are all in place and geared at rescuing the climate. Everyone is being advised today to do their part to protect the climate.
At the 17:30 mark Broder and Abdel-Samad stop by and surprise German Green Party Chief Claudia Roth, who clearly doesn’t want to talk to Broder. Eventually she does answer Broder’s question after he presses her to tell us what she thinks sustainability means, about the eco-dictatorship and forcing everybody to live that way. Roth says:
“I don’t want someone going around telling everybody ‘you have to do this, do that, do this. I just want the citizens to have a “human literacy” so that they can decide for themselves. I don’t want to act with bans, but I can see limits are necessary, so if you’ll excuse me I really have to go.”
What she means by “human literacy” is that she wants people to believe the fairy tale and that they behave the way she wants them to. And with “limits” she means that if people go beyond them, then it’ll be very uncomfortable. The green person that Broder is left talking with after Roth is chauffeured)away in a luxury car reveals more about how the green vision looks:
And if we succeed to live well with another, cultural, ecological and technological standard, for example mobility will change, agriculture and nutrition will change, living, that is everything will change …the Great Transformation)’
In the end a big beautiful world?”
Broder’s and Abdel-Samad’s journey takes them to the Bavarian Ministry of Environment, where a director tells them about the virtues of separating your garbage, installing solar panels and turning off the lights.
Next stop is a school in Hamburg with a project to climatically brainwash its kids. For example a teacher tells us how children are taught not to open the oven while the pizza is baking because it’s bad for the climate. Throughout the journey, Broder and Abdel-Samad’s often pose the question: “What do we do with those that don’t cooperate?”. The answer is always in a nutshell (paraphrasing):
“We have to convince them to do so…otherwise we’ll make their lives hell.”
Even a young pupil is shown telling us that people who don’t go along have to be made to feel embarrassed and guilty about it. One zealously committed teacher proudly says they are all “acting as role models for the rest of the world”.
At the 25-minute mark, see how it all works in the classroom and how the kids are allled to think it’s all going to lead to utopia. Indeed kids are assigned to run around the school to check the heaters, lights, ventilation, windows, etc. Eco-absurdity and climate protection madness that has indeed gripped Germany.
Broder appropriately ends with an ominous comment as a warning:
I really believe that in every idea to make a better world, lurks a hidden threat.”