A whopping 82% of Berlin voters refused to assist local weather neutrality in 2030 – extra watts with that?
From the NoTricksZone
By P Gosselin
The results of the Berlin referendum “Climate neutrality by 2030” show us that FFF and Last Generation are fringe movements that are even removed from the Berlin mainstream.
It will be a long time before radical climate activists recover from this major setback
The leaders of the movement reacted with disbelief and anger at the defeat, as Twitter account owner Georg tweeted:
Luisa and her climate crusaders probably didn’t expect that 85% would vote NO or not vote at all.
Will she treat herself to a long-distance journey by plane to recover from the shock of the failed #referendum? pic.twitter.com/vCyZq3Z3ts
— Georg Pazderski (@Georg_Pazderski) March 27, 2023
The referendum for “Berlin climate neutrality by 2030” last Sunday failed miserably despite a massive preliminary campaign that spent more than one million euros and covered the city with posters, concerts by famous artists, great support and propaganda from the media and large donations by left-wing activists from the east and west coasts of the USA.
After the referendum dust settled, it emerged that the “Yes” side fell well short of the 608,000 votes required to pass the measure. Only 442,210 voted in favor, which corresponds to only 18% of Berlin’s eligible voters. Activists expected a far larger turnout. 82% refused any support.
Berlin’s rejection of the climate neutrality by 2030 mandate is a major blow to the radical Fridays for Future and Last Generation movement in Germany, and it will take the radicals months to recover from this setback.
Berlin’s initiative to make the city carbon neutral by 2030 was spearheaded by wealthy, upper-class youth like Luisa “Longhaul” Neubauer. But Berliners, who have been harassed for months by activists who glued themselves to the streets and blocked traffic, saw the folly of the initiative and the high cost it would entail politically and financially. They decided emphatically that they wanted no part in it.
Strike at the majority
The agony of the referendum defeat was palpable as some of its leaders responded by beating and insulting “fossil cynics” and “climate destroyers” those who refused to vote “yes”.
Neubauer added: “There are forces in this city that are doing everything they can to get the last spark of climate destruction out.” According to Neubauer, these forces include the overwhelming 82 percent of Berliners who refused to vote “yes”. Democracy can be so problematic.
“The bubble has finally burst”
Germany’s bankruptcy ticker commented on the Berlin referendum here:
The social democrat Dario Schramm cried on Twitter about the glee that would now come from the other side. But he and other supporters of the Greens’ ban policy need not be surprised. For years they have been spreading their ideas of good politics in a self-righteous, arrogant and sometimes aggressive manner.
They, mostly members of the upper middle class, have declared war on the lower and lower middle classes with their destructive climate measures. Outside of Berlin’s political bubble and the other urban oases of well-being in Germany, the Neubauers of this world never had much support. And now the bubble has finally burst. In the districts of Marzahn, Köpenick and Lichtenberg, the majority of voters voted against the referendum. The normal working population of Berlin decided against the journalistic and political elite.”
But don’t expect the climate radicals to go away. You will come back to it soon.
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