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How Red Are The EU’s ‘Greens’?

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How Red Are The EU’s ‘Greens’?

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Written by Eric Zuesse

Blood-red. But that’s a banned fact. (It will be documented in what follows.)

Here are the announced values (the “Guiding Principles”) of the European Green Party:

  • “Environmental Responsibility”
  • “Freedom through Self-Determination”
  • “Extending Justice”
  • “Diversity, an Indispensable Condition”
  • “Non-Violence”
  • “To sum it up, Sustainable Development”

This “Charter of the European Greens” fills-in those blanks by stringing together clichés, which 90% of the public will like, because they’re written so as to avoid (as much as possible) saying anything that’s broadly controversial. For example, “Our answer is sustainable development, which integrates environmental, social and economic objectives for the benefit of all.” (Oh? And how is that pap to be realized in actual policies? What are the measures, and the precise priority-rankings, when any of those values conflict with one-another, which is often?) The Green Party is simply conning liberals, but what is their reality? What are they actually doing, when in power? Inside their own country, and in the EU? Let’s take a very concrete (but broadly representative) case:

Germany, as I recently pointed out, is so corrupt that it has virtually no bans on who or what may donate to politicians. Foreign interests can donate, corporations can donate, even corporations that have government contracts (sell to the government) can donate, donations needn’t go through the banking system, donations may be accepted in any amount, anonymous donations are acceptable, etc. It’s super-libertarian. It is open-sesame to billionaires and centi-millionaires (the few people who have the most money) to control the Government by means of their ‘news’-media persuading the voters, and by means of political campaign donations to present the billionaires’ favored candidates’ viewpoints in the most favorable way — and their least-favored candidates in the least favorable way. It’s control by dollars, instead of control by voters. That’s libertarianism.

A March 2015 academic study showed that, of all 28 EU member-nations, the only five that were more corrupt than Germany were Malta, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, and Netherlands. Then, on 10 June 2015, a Pew survey in Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Italy, UK, U.S., and Canada, showed that, among those 8 countries, ONLY Germany (and by a big margin: 57% to 36%) opposed Ukraine joining NATO. However, when German and foreign billionaires s‘elected’ the new German Government that became installed on 8 December 2021, it appointed as the Germany’s new Foreign Minister the Green Party’s losing candidate for Chancellor, Annalena Baerbock, whose entire career as a candidate and as an official was the most notable for her strident advocacy for hostility toward Russia, and for Ukraine to be admitted into NATO (the anti-Russian U.S. military alliance). She thus became — though she lost her campaign for the Chancellorship — the most powerful Green Party politician in Europe or anywhere.

Immediately, she reversed Angela Merkel’s policies which had allowed the Russian-Swiss-German natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, Nord Stream 2, to be constructed to bring into the EU the least expensive of all gas to Germany, which is Russia’s pipelined gas. Gas-prices in Germany are now already soaring, and Germans will increasingly freeze, as a result of this ‘German democracy’ and its obedience to its billionaire masters in America.

However, many European billionaires are also being served by this ‘Green’ Party. Much like America’s Democratic Party (or liberal) billionaires, Europe’s liberal billionaires have been investing heavily in ‘green’ technologies, and are betting against their opposition, conservative billionaires, who are still committed to fossil fuels. So: the ‘Green’ Party represents liberal billionaires, against conservative billionaires.

On 8 September 2021, “Capital Radar” newsletter bannered “‘Most important choice for the next 100 years’: 1.25 million euros from the Netherlands for the Greens” (“„Wichtigste Wahl der nächsten 100 Jahre”: 1,25 Millionen Euro aus den Niederlanden für die Grünen”) and reported that:

  • A Dutch tech billionaire donates 1.25 million euros to the German Greens.

  • It is the largest donation in the party’s history.

  • In an interview with RND, the major donor explains why Annalena Baerbock should steer the ship of state and why the federal election is so important.

Amsterdam. The Dutch entrepreneur and philanthropist Steven Schuurman [archive.md/ZjwWW] donated 1.25 million euros to the German Greens. It is the largest donation in the party’s history. Billionaire Schuurman, born in 1975, is co-founder and ex-head of the data search and analysis company Elastic and co-founder of Atlantis Entertainment. He has already donated millions in the Dutch election campaign.

The Greens have already received large sums of money this year: the pharmaceutical heir Antonis Schwarz [archive.md/COcng] bequeathed them 500,000 euros; the Greifswald Moritz Schmidt, who got rich through Bitcoin deals, one million euros; and Sebastian Schel’s net heir, 250,000 euros. The election program for the federal election states: “Party donations should be capped at an annual maximum amount of 100,000 euros per donor.” [But Germany has separate laws for candidates, and no limits are placed on donations to them.]

Schuurman was quoted as saying that, of the three candidates for Chancellor, only Baerbock took global warming seriously. He ignored the more pressing and sooner danger of avoiding a nuclear war, on which Baerbock’s policy-commitments are rabidly anti-Russian. No U.S.-and-allied billionaires — either liberal or conservative — are opposed to that. But those policies are blood-red, and now.

At the level of the EU itself, the most powerful person over the entire European Union has been a lifelong hater of Russia, the American billionaire George Soros, who controls the Open Society Foundation and other ’non-profits’ that have poured billions of dollars over decades (starting in 1993, just two years after his self-declared war against communism in Russia had become no longer an excuse when Russia abandoned communism in 1991) into color-revolutions targeted against Russia. On 5 November 2017, Alex Gorka at Strategic Culture, headlined “The Myth of European Democracy: A Shocking Revelation”, and opened:

It’s an open secret that the “Soros network” has an extensive sphere of influence in the European Parliament and in other European Union institutions. The list of Soros has been made public recently. The document lists 226 MEPs from all sides of political spectrum, including former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, seven vice-presidents, and a number of committee heads, coordinators, and quaestors. These people promote the ideas of Soros, such as bringing in more migrants, same-sex marriages, integration of Ukraine into the EU, and countering Russia. There are 751 members of the European Parliament. It means that the Soros friends have more than one third of seats.

George Soros, a Hungarian-American investor and the founder and owner of Open Society Foundations NGO, was able to meet with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker with “no transparent agenda for their closed-door meeting.”

Many but not all of his agents at the European Parliament are Greens. U.S.-and-allied billionaires donate to all politicians that are ready, willing, and able, to advance the U.S. empire to encompass the entire world, and don’t donate to just to one Party.

Soros was a major funder of the coup-operation that started in the Obama Administration (led by Victoria Nuland under Hillary Clinton) by no later than June 2011 to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically elected President, Yanukovych, and replace him by a racist-fascist (or nazi) anti-Russian regime and to seize Russia’s largest naval base, which was and is in Crimea, to turn it into a U.S. naval base. (Putin was able to block the latter attempt.) Hillary and Obama had first met with Yanukovych in 2010 and failed to persuade him to push for Ukraine’s NATO membership in NATO, but he said no — NATO then was very unpopular among Ukrainians. During 2003-2009, only around 20% of Ukranians wanted NATO membership, while around 55% opposed it. In 2010, Gallup found that whereas 17% of Ukrainians considered NATO to mean “protection of your country,” 40% said it’s “a threat to your country.” Ukrainians predominantly saw NATO as an enemy, not a friend. But after Obama’s February 2014 Ukrainian coup, “Ukraine’s NATO membership would get 53.4% of the votes, one third of Ukrainians (33.6%) would oppose it.” Obama turned Ukraine around — from being a neutral country on Russia’s border, to being a nazi anti-Russian country. And Annalena Baerbock is a strong backer of today’s nazi Ukraine.

However, the ‘Green’ Party is green in one way: it follows the dollars, not the voters. Other than that way of being green, it’s really only blood-red. Even the ‘Green’ Party’s proposed policies against global warming are futile to prevent global burnout, and they ignore the only policy that, even conceivably, might halt global warming: to outlaw the purchase of stocks and bonds of fossil-fuel-extraction companies. So: they are total fakes. The response of billionaires is to bet either for crackpot business-ventures to halt global warming, or else for extending yet further into the future the use of mainly fossil fuels and ignore even the pretense of caring about the welfare of the generations yet to come. In other words, all billionaires, both liberal and conservative, are really only blood-red, for expanding yet further their empire, in the final analysis.

This doesn’t come from what the voters want; it reflects ONLY what the billionaires want. Here are some data showing that despite all the billionaires’ propaganda for expanding yet further the U.S.-and-allied empire, a majority in some countries — including Germany — don’t want it:

https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2015/06/10/1-nato-public-opinion-wary-of-russia-leary-of-action-on-ukraine/:

Only Germans “oppose Ukraine joining NATO”: 57% to 36%

“Ukraine Joining EU” opposed by Germans 54% to 41%, opposed by French 53% to 46%

“Oppose Supplyiing Ukraine with Arms Against Russia: Germans 77% to 19%, French 59% to 40%, Italians 65% to 22%.

https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2015/06/10/2-russian-public-opinion-putin-praised-west-panned/:

In 2013, the median favorability of Russia in the EU was 37%; by the time of 2015 it had become 26% — 26/37 or 30% less than only two years earlier, which is to say prior to 

Obama’s having grabbed Ukraine in a very bloody U.S. coup. (Obama was the most successful heir to Hitler since WW II, and was especially successful in jeopardizing the national security of the Russians by grabbing Ukraine on Russia’s border and intensifying the anti-Russian military alliance, NATO, whereas Hitler’s attempt to conquer Russia had turned out to be an colossal failure.)

So, Baerbock — the most powerful ‘Green’ politician in Europe, and even anywhere, though she had failed at the ballot-box — gets here hate (against Russia), her warmongering, not from the voters, but from the sheer cravings of U.S.-and-allied billionaires, to expand their U.S.-and-allied empire, to encompass the entire world. That’s what she (and many Green Party politicians) push for the most.

The ‘Greens” are actually blood-red, for war.

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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John Wooh

They are more Brown than Red.

ANALena Bearbock(she is dumber than donkeyshit) = Soros/Schwab puppet

Greens support Paedophilia, no joke

Joschka Fischer(Greens) was for a offensive bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 so they are anti violence

jens holm

Antiviolence is not the same as pacifisme at all.

Typical comment. No matter what, You try to go against one person hard behaving like a hooligan.

dense holm

jens defends pedophiles and war. Whats new?

jens holm

You are not new. You are just the same kind of spoiler infection

Friesian

ewws promote paedophiles. They are paedophiles!

https://t.co/y2oGhUmOFE?amp=1

Last edited 25 days ago by Friesian
Friesian

Bolshevik wej Bela Kun was overthrown for it.

John Wooh

So for u antiviolence means dropping bombs on civilians?

Typical comment. No matter what, you sound like a childmolester working for Unicef or Redcross!

Friesian

It’s a red/brown alliance don’t you know? No different than Rossiya!

John Wooh

Than explain me, why they hate Russia so much?

Why does Russia not allow GMO Food?

Why does Russia ban LGBTQXYZ Propaganda ?

Why did Russia helped Syria before the CIA/ISIS took Damascus ?

jens holm

The sources for the article msut be the pinquins at the Falkland Islands,which got it from the sheep.

I prefare sober critical articles, which show Our real problems much better as well as some of the solution. We are in need for changes as always and compared to the rest Our systems more or less are made for it.

Garga

Jensy, I’m very curious to find out what articles do you find to be “sober critical” on this site. O’ please please please give us a link or two.
Pretty please?

I must thank Dr. Zuesse for giving me a clear reason as to why Europe is shooting themselves in the foot with their policy regarding energy in general and Russian gas in particular. I thought pressure from Americans -when your livelihood is in jeopardy- can’t be enough to implement and pursue such awful policies. Yes, there are other forces involved… Jens, you ignore this part and only answer the first sentence please.

jens holm

You are right. In many ways I represent that part of the world, which dont exist here but do exist and often is doing pretty well and sometimes very bad as well.

This is not the Mecca and Medina for me but knowledge and often from the enemy. You fight Your enemies better, when You know them.

Knowledge is power.

Thats why I so many times has told Your parts has no chance umless You educate all better and not only the men.

Let's go Brandon

The only thing you represent is terrible mental retardation……

jewhomo

” I represent that part of the world”
you dont represent anything. you are just a fool cheering pro and against smt

jens holm

I dont recall having written the Jeopardy lines. Ypou are totally lied about the American pressure for their gas and we will never buy it because we have Our own plans.

Our crisis are not fatal because we if needed can decline with the weastern economics and its many affiliates. The picture showed is fatal wrong. we are not like that at all.

In Our EU plans Denmark is one of the frontrunners. With no problems we can replace a lot of the energy import very much. Denmark soon will have a new sea platform for windpower covering the electric cars or 1 million inhabitants in electricity.

Thats the way. But we still will need enough oil and gas for decades but the dependency will be reduced.

So the danish worries for Nordstream two is its a sleeping back to make us delay that needed replacements. Some parts of germany, Belgium, Holland and Northern France are very dependend in gas. We will help them, but they also has to change faster. Even nuke power seemes to be better.

I take it again. We in EU are Our own much more then You think. USA is more semilar to us then Russia ever will be. Thats not the same as we are owned by them.

We are the ones, which has taken in new EU members and try to help them up. They are now their own and sometimes a duistant part of Our culture. Our intensions anytime is to raise their own livingstandards by investmenets. Butinvestments also is to produce money or stuff we need, so they can buy Our stuff.

Russia has no idea about that. Those members are under constant pressure from the Russian collapse which make more contrasts instead of less. Its very strange that even Nato has went east by new memebers, there hardly can be soldiers of Ours to defend those areas from the russian pressure and threats.

jens holm

It seemes SF censured my comment. So the influence of The Russians and Iran pays pretty well to this site. They may have ruined Jeopardy game show as well.

Garga

Yeah, they also deleted my reply to your comment, the one you mentioned someone named “Zeus”. I guess Iran pays pretty well to SF to delete my comments as well!

Have you posted a link for a “sober critical” article or should I find my Morning Glory seeds and chemistry set?

sovereigntea

The Communitarian Trojan horse is packed with the minions of Davos intent on inflicting sustainable development. The sinister roots of this poisonous ideology lead us to israel & Frankfurt . Amatai Etzioni born Werner Falk Germany 1929 & his mentor Martin Buber.

F U

Absolutely retarded “moderator” (if this incompetent fool can be called that way) deleted almost every comment except idiotic spam by insane Nazi-troll frisian and autistic Nato-bot jens holm. Amazing stupidity SF! You don’t need CIA to fuck you, you do it yourself quite successfully….

Last edited 24 days ago by F U
Ostsee

Completely agree

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