Leading German Green Party official Volker Beck has resigned from “several of his posts” amid charges of illegally possessing the drug crystal meth.
Berlin authorities allegedly caught the high-profile politician early this month. He has not yet resigned from his post as a parliamentary member of the Bundestag.
German online weekly FOCUS reports today that Beck told police “the banned substance was not for himself, but for someone else“, thus possibly opening himself up to drug dealing charges.
Frankly I find it peculiar and somewhat telling that the uproar over the affair has been comparatively low-key, giving the impression that Green politicians routinely get off easy whenever involved in scandal.
DW German public radio even went so far as to accuse center right tabloid Bild of being “gleeful” over breaking the news of Beck’s drug possession arrest, writing here that the newspaper “was not slow to drag the politician over its own moral coals, splashing the headline ‘Green caught with Hitler drug!’ on its front page – a reference to the Nazi leader’s regular use of methamphetamines.”
Green Party’s pedophile past
Surprisingly DW reports that Beck used to be a proponent of legalizing sexual contact with children:
In 2013, he raised a furor in Germany when he called for decriminalizing sexual contact with children.”
In the early days of Germany’s Green Party, 1980s and 1990s, the founders loudly called for the legalization of sex with underage children. The Greens‘ advocacy of pedophilia rights was part of the party’s platform as it pushed neo-liberal ideas like “free and open relationships”.
Thomas Birk, Green Party Berlin parliamentarian and author of a commissions report investigating the scandal, mentioned in March, 2015, that there had been “up to 1000 victims”.
Green Party Chairwoman Bettina Jarasch publicly apologized for what she called an “institutional failure”. She said:
On behalf of the Berlin Greens, we ask for forgiveness.”
According to the Berlin based left-leaning Tagesspiegel here, the investigation and commission report shed light into an “abuse network” within the forerunner of the Green party, the Alternativen Liste, which included at least three leading figures who set up a “youth center” in a Kreuzberg recreational center.
According to witnesses, they abused numerous youths who had been recruited at elementary schools.“
The Green movement has also come under scrutiny and suspicion for its brownish “blood and soil” environmentalist roots and its thinly veiled contempt for the human species. Recently television producer and director Martin Durkin wrote a meticulously researched essay on the roots of the green movement titled: “NAZI GREENS – An Inconvenient History”.
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It’s time that the German Greens be taken for what many of them really are.