a few days ago Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrested in Germany, demonstrating against the expansion of the Garzweiler opencast coal mine near Cologne. Keeping in mind again and again what the young Swedish woman alerted us to evil of capitalist system staging of a “harassment” wearing items from the Multinational Games is particularly striking. But more striking is the excellent treatment received by German state security forces, who only needed to ask for an autograph or selfie, in contrast to other violent arrests made on the same day.
greta answered the call german environmental group As opposed to the complete demolition of the town of Lutzrath, whose inhabitants have made a fortune living on deposits of brown lignite, the worst quality coal that exists and Germany has huge reserves. Every city is a slave to its history and unwittingly the fate of Lutzerath was written darkest moments of nazi germany by Hermann Göring, the second most influential man in the Third Reich, founder of the Gestapo and Hitler’s right-hand man.
Göring was in charge of carrying out the Quadrilateral Plan 1936-1940 aimed at preparing Germany for war, turning it into a self-governing economy able to supply itself from its own resources. Within this framework, in 1937 he decreed a law through which coal was considered a national priority and mining companies had the right to evict residents of towns where the mineral was present, so that it could be exploited. Today, in the 21st century, German mining companies they continue to use that law To drive thousands of people from their homes and destroy entire villages.
While it is sold to the world as a reference to the energy transition, Germany continues to miss its climate targets And it has an electrical system that is one of the most emitting in Europe. We find ourselves in front of a government coalition in which the Green Party is found and which leads The economy has become the one that burned the most coal In recent years. However, this dystopia is not limited to the German leadership, but also to the Lutzerath protesters themselves. These, who oppose the exploitation of coal today, were the most ardent defenders of the closure of German nuclear power plants, a technology that 20 years ago it produced as much electricity as it does today Bad coal.
the real German energy transformation would have to do the same commitment to renewable energy, but keeping its nuclear power plants operational. This would have allowed them to burn coal with difficulty or End dependence on Russian gas, However, he chose the populist path of blind ideology, riding a delicate balance between climate discourse and the search for votes in mining regions. In short the path to energy currency. As he published last week in a well-known environmental portal “No matter what happens, don’t trust the German Green Party.” don’t fool anyone nowNot yours either.