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Merkel supporter criticises her left-leaning climate policy

The former Union faction leader in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz, has criticized the climate policy of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).

Published: September 26, 2019, 10:34 am


    “The coalition has led climate policy discussions for years and then suddenly Greta Thunberg and the UN World Climate Summit apply enormous time pressure and suddenly a paradigm shift in environmental policy is made,” he said on Tuesday in an interview with the regional daily, the Augsburger Allgemeinen.

    Although the coalition has also “accomplished some things that point in the right direction”, he said that “no long-term and strategic planning was recognizable”. The CDU and SPD had long argued about the introduction of a CO2 tax or climate certificates. Now, they have “found something in between”. The result was actually “taxes and duties”.

    Merkel said at the presentation of the climate package that politics consisted of what was possible. To that, the CDU member replied: “You have to make something possible in politics and have the will to make it possible.”

    About Greta Thunberg’s rant at the UN General Assembly in New York, Merz said: “On the one hand, the girl is admirable, but on the other hand she is ill.” He would never let his own daughter attend such a meeting. Thunberg suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism.

    Prior to this, Merz had told Focus Online that the climate package was “considerable” in terms of size. “I am firmly convinced that a price mechanism for CO2 is the key control tool.”

    The vice-president of the CDU Economic Council summed up the success of his party as follows: “The Union has always been strong in welcoming socio-political activists, liberals and conservatives.” In recent years, however, the conservatives are kept in “downright contempt on the sidelines by the left”.

    As far as immigration policy is concerned, he added that Germany could not at the same time be a welfare state and an immigration country. “If we avoid this discussion, the voters will avoid us.” The decision by Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), to allow a quarter of those rescued at sea, however, should be seen in the context of a “common European strategy”. This is a “sign of humanity,” Merz argued, contradicting his own remarks.

    The orchestrated hysteria over the supposedly man-made climate change reached a new high during the past week. The mobilization of the “Fridays for the Future” campaign was gigantic as the network managed to carry out thousands of “climate strike” actions in more than one hundred countries worldwide.

    In Germany alone, more than 100 000 people in Berlin and Hamburg respectively took to the streets.

    The Federal Government reacted with panic, and in a meeting marathon frantically adopted a climate package that will force citizens to shoulder billions as a burden towards “climate-friendly” behavior.

    The indoctrination of children and adolescents has been unprecedented. Within just one year, Greta Thunberg, who has not fallen from the sky but is being promoted by ambitious parents and a professional PR team, has become the icon of a “youth uprising”.

    Throughout Germany, school administrators and religious authorities have capitulated and they are tolerating that on Fridays, school is skipped as children go out on the streets “for the climate”.

    Especially in big cities an almost totalitarian peer pressure has been generated, which only courageous and self-confident youngsters have dared to escape. In one German school class only four students were left in the classroom on Friday, while everyone else was busy “saving the planet”.

    That is seemingly the point that settles every discussion for Greta believers: Are those who do not join in willingly, for the downfall of our planet?

    Greta Thunberg has announced that we are now at the “beginning of a mass extinction” and the child graciously received the German Chancellor on the sidelines of the UN conference. The government spokesman even released a photo, which he called the epochal meeting of the two world saviors for eternity.

    The apocalyptic talk of the approaching demise of the world, the threat of mass extinctions, no-alternative solutions and monocausal explanations have little to do with serious science and has now reached the level of an irrational religious war that left-green ideologues are pursuing in the interests of a political agenda with goals which are not so transparent.

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