Germany is having an election today and the environmentally correct Green Party has been losing support.
It’s not just that other parties have co-opted the Green Party’s call to go back to nature, but it is suffering because it called for a national Veggie Day.
Michelle Obama, eat your heart out!
Forget free choice, Politico reports that on a national Veggie day all cafeterias—by which I assume that they mean restaurants-- would be prohibited from serving meat. No sausages, no bacon, no hamburgers, no frankfurters…. Brussel sprouts for everyone!
It’s all intended to save the animals and to help the environment.
Now that the German people see the dark side of Greenism, they are rebelling. Polls show Green Party candidates being rejected by the voters.
Angela Merkel has happily capitalized on the issue. She said:
I grew up in a Christian house. We didn't eat meat on Fridays. I think every restaurant should have a vegetarian dish, but we [as] a party [are] confident people can manage their own lives. We are confident people will live a reasonable life and we don't want to deprive them of this opportunity.
You will be thinking to yourself that it could not happen in America. Imposing such a rule on everyone would constitute an establishment of religion and thus would be unconstitutional.
Think again. Politico reports:
And last summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture came under fire from cattle producers and farm-state senators for a newsletter urging employees to observe "Meatless Mondays." The administration quickly withdrew the publication, declared it was unauthorized, and stated that the USDA—which is supposed to build the market for American meat products—does not endorse meat-free days.
In my humble opinion if you really want people to eat more vegetables, a good start would be to stop using the idiot-word “veggies.” Why would anyone want to eat something called: veggies?
As if that were not enough, it turns out that the leading Green Party candidate, Jurgen Tritten once called for legalizing pedophilia.
He didn’t just make an offhand remark. He and a few of his cohorts put it in their political platform three decades ago.
Der Spiegel reports:
The platform belonged to the Göttingen branch of the Alternative Green Initiative List (AGIL), a forerunner of the current Green Party, and was uncovered by political scientists Franz Walter and Stephan Klecha of the Göttingen Institute for the Study of Democracy. The organization was hired by the Green Party in May to investigate the party's affiliations with pedophile activists in the 1980s.
In an essay for the left-leaning Die Tageszeitung newspaper on Monday, Walter wrote that Trittin, at the time a student who was running for city council, was one of five members of an editorial board that signed off on the election manifesto. The document called for sex between minors and adults to be made exempt from punishment, so long as it involved neither violence nor the threat of violence.
As Walter explains, it was not uncommon for the AGIL to take over the platforms of minority interest groups.
Jürgen Trittin told Die Tageszeitung that the researchers' findings were correct. "It was simply taken for granted that we adopted one-to-one the demands of various fringe initiatives, such as those of the 'Homosexual Action Göttingen,'" Trittin said. "The responsibility was mine and it's a mistake I regret."
They’re sorry now, but three decades ago they were cozying up to oppressed minorities, like pedophile activists.
Moral compass, anyone?