The Green party is ubiquitous in German life. Public broadcasters are gushing. The corporate media is gushing. Legend has it that they even recycle their bathwater as drinks. And yet polls suggest that they will only win around 20% of the votes in the upcoming general election.
Why bother then? Because the other parties – with the exception of the AfD – are following the same script. It is their policies that will be pushed through, no matter what. They are the equivalent of the AOC-wing of the US Democrats which has driven every concern for the little guy out of their party. We are witnessing a snobbish cult infecting one public institution after the other and leaves behind nothing but empty shells, exclusively answerable to their political whims.
Finally an initiative is propping up info posters in the big city where political education is in dire need: Green Feces, #GruenerMist!
Despite the fact that the German electorate is so shiftless that the pollsters yawn, major donors still have high hopes that a minor change may occur in the case that Merkel decides not to continue her coalition government with the left-wing party SPD, but rather with the libertarian FDP.
More than 1.9 billion Euro went directly to Merkel’s party CDU this year alone, while the much, much smaller FDP could cash in more than 1.5 billions.
Culturally dominant parties SPD and the Green Party could only rack up 100,000 Euro, which shows that nobody believes in effecting a change by funding them. Meanwhile, openly Socialist party DIE LINKE lives off state funding alone.
Five out of six major donors, large corporations or extremely wealthy individuals, put their money to the Libertarians.
Despite their libertarian rhetoric the FDP has a history of solely serving the needs of the rich. They embody the clichés the left has of the right.
The investment will go the way the Hillery Clinton funding went. After all German election results are VERY rigid.