- Posted by Amy Mek
- On September 24, 2019
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- AFD, Alternative for Germany, Alternative für Deutschland, Antifa, Berlin, Climate Strike, Fridays for Future, Socialism
A representative from the German Conservative Party, the Alternative für Deutschland, or AfD, recently attended a Fridays for Future rally in Germany, where he spoke with attendees. The must-see video could have been taken at any socialist gathering in America in that the rally-goers were irritated at having to defend their position on climate change and often attacked the interviewer instead of answering his questions.
In August 2018, Greta Thunberg, an indoctrinated political prop, began skipping school on Fridays to protest outside the Swedish Parliament to demand action from her government and the international community on climate change. Greta’s strikes were dubbed Fridays for Future.
It was striking how completely willing some of the attendees were in their desire to impose painful “solutions” on the citizens of Germany in order to combat man-made global warming. One of the organizations represented was the very radical “Extinction Rebellion,” who has openly stated that air travel should be “severely” restricted and further demands that “significant dietary changes” should be imposed on citizens, “with people cutting back on meat and dairy”, as reported at the BBC in April.
The idea of limiting air travel and beef precisely echoes the proposals in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D.-N.Y.) “Green New Deal” proposal where FAQs on her website initially stated in part: “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast…”
Also very notable was the interviewer’s observation that the so-called school children’s Fridays for Future movement consisted of quite a few adults with antifa flags.
Please watch and share the video.
So, good morning from Berlin. Today a nationwide strike for the climate has been called. We want to speak with individual participants to find out what they are doing for the climate and what their real motivations are. See you later.
The environmental policy spokespersons. —Thank you very much. We’re crowd control. —It’s not from me, it’s from him.
Thank you very much, but I attended a Stasi Academy. I just want to be left alone. —
Then you’re in the right place. That’s right, you’re exactly in the right place. Yes, that’s right. It’s pretty clear. And you guys are our escorts or what? —Apparently.
Are you ushers or usheresses? I think they would rather be doing something else. —You don’t really want to be doing this, do you? —I won’t talk to you people.
Excuse me, may I ask what you’re doing with these trees? Or what they mean? We’re making the dead tree procession. I don’t want to do an interview. Why? You’re making a dead tree procession? The dead trees, exactly. —They are from the AfD.
You don’t have to speak to them or let them film you. —Are you serious? Yes. —Nahhhhhh! —Why not? Why shouldn’t we talk to each other, isn’t that good? —
I don’t want to be filmed. You should tell them not to use your image —
Thanks for telling me. No, thank you. —OK, have a nice day. —Thanks.
May I ask about your protest action? —
We’re mourning the death of trees. I just want to tell you they are from the AfD. That’s right, we’re from the AfD. —Careful. —Thank you.
We need proposals that are implemented. We just need to make laws and radically enforce them. There can’t just be a bit here and there. —Radically enforce laws?
Well, OK, create radical laws that are enforced, and not trying to think of ways of doing something that won’t hurt anyone. I think it is going to have to hurt a little, but better a little now than much worse later.
How should we handle countries that don’t consider climate protection important? For example, many East European countries? How should we deal with them?
Well, that’s a good question. —That’s why I’m asking. —Well, if there are laws, then they have to obey them. Then, we’ll have to see.
So force them to protect the climate? —Yes. Why not? What is the alternative?
Isn’t that a bit dangerous, especially being German, forcing other European countries to do something they don’t want? —
It doesn’t have to be done as Germans; it can be done by reasonable people. —
Then who aren’t the reasonable people? —Yeah, the people who say that climate isn’t important, that’s unreasonable.
This says the Climate Crisis can only be solved by worldwide socialism.
Yes. —Socialism doesn’t have a great track record with environmental protection, does it?
—Yeah, that’s the big lie coming from the bourgeois press in the west as well as from the Stalinists. It wasn’t socialism.
The climate catastrophe is international, so the working-class movement has to embrace it internationally. It is absolute important. It cannot be solved nationally. So, as you can see here, Fridays for Future, is it really a school children’s movement?
Here the kids’ movement seems to be unfolding here with Antifa Flags, Antifa protests. That’s also a part of Fridays for Future.
Anyone from the AfD should piss off! —Why? —Get outta here! —Why should we piss off? Hmm? Why?
Because you are s****y racists! Now piss off, man! —Go on, keep filming. You’re a racist, fascist party. Piss off! —
OK, but isn’t better to talk? Doesn’t that show there’s democracy? —No, it’s not. I’m not interested.
No, fascism isn’t democracy. —You think if Hitler were to come back, he’d say he’s a fascist? No, he’d say he’s an anti-fascist. That’s exactly what’s happening. Extinction Rebellion — a protest against extinction.
OK, so what are the goals or demands of the group?
If you’re from the AfD, I have relatively little desire to have a discussion with you. —Why not? Isn’t it good to have an exchange of ideas? A democratic discourse? —
Uh, no thank you. Not necessary.
No thank you to democracy. —Exactly. —OK. That’s a statement.
Mr. Hofreiter, a question. —Who are you then? —Jonas Dünzel. What do you think of the Fridays for Future movement today?
Who are you? —I’m from the AfD. It is better to speak with one another, rather than speak over each other.
Mr. Hofreiter? Mr. Hofreiter? Just a question, what exactly does the CO2 tax achieve? It’s going to get really uncomfortable here. —You are giving out copies of “Young World”, so what do you think about a CO2 Tax? Is it going to change anything? Or is it just another method of taking money out of people’s pockets? —It could help. It depends.
There’s a tax on champagne, but that didn’t stop people from drinking it. I read that somewhere.
Same thing with the gas tax. Putting a tax on it makes sense somehow. —Why?
Technically with taxation things can be directed. If it done correctly. —Taxes direct things. OK.
How should we deal with countries, for example the Eastern European nations like Hungary, that resist and don’t want to do anything?
First, we show that it works. If it works, then how it works. So then everyone will realise a large economy won’t collapse when the climate crisis is addressed. But we’re right at the edge of a recession, and it already isn’t looking so good. So let’s assume, everything works well, but the other nations still don’t want to participate. They say the reasons to do so are not discernible. What then?
I don’t know, but now I have to ask you, where are you from?
From the AfD. —You’re from the AfD? —They told you earlier.
Oh, I didn’t understand that. —Oh. —So will I be branded a leftist now? No, not at all. You’re handing out “Young World”.
What, excuse me, what? —Don’t let him film you. —What? You are from the AfD? You are AfD people. —You didn’t ask.
What, I didn’t ask? —These two here, our escorts told you. After that you didn’t ask, but you were informed. Well, I have to admit I didn’t expect it. —
OK, so what are you doing here? We want to talk with people, because in order to have democratic discourse you need two opinions. We want to present to people the other opinion (on climate change) that exists from scientists that see it differently, but is not reported on by the mainstream media. In Saxony last week our campaign vehicles were set on fire and our offices shot at with fireworks. Our members in Saxony are regularly attacked. —
That’s the escalation from the Leftists; they are also attacked. —
Yes, but for the most part it is AfD members that are attacked. It is not we who make the discourse worse. That’s why we’re here, to talk. —You want to talk?
We are. —Yes, I would say you’ve been relatively polite. There are AfD members that are polite. Yes, you can believe it. I think so, but they are probably the most dangerous. The wolves in sheepskins, you mean? —
Yes. I’m not a friend of the AfD. That’s OK. —You should have said it clearly. —You were told, by them, I will refer to them as colleagues. You must tell them that you do not want to be filmed. —
OK. So here next to me is Steven Helmut from the direction of the Young Alternative. Steven, what was your experience like at the climate demonstration? —
What I experienced? Well, OK. I would say it was more like observations. It is just sad how many children are being used. What really made me speechless was when a so-called feminist said that abortion protects the climate. That just made me speechless. I just thought to myself, this isn’t a movement to protect the climate. They are misanthropes.
Yep, that’s the closing for today. We’re going to continue. Have a good day.
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