German Media Pushing Greenie Baerbock for Chancellor
April 23 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Among top management in Germany, there are influential circles that are pushing the Green Party’s Annalena Baerbock for Chancellor. In an opinion poll done for the Wirtschaftswoche weekly, the Civey team found that Baerbock is visibly ahead in ratings, with 26.5%. She is followed at some distance by the Free Democratic Party (FDP) chairman Christian Lindner, with 16.2%. CDU/CSU chancellor candidate Armin Laschet is rated with only 14.3%, and the SPD chairman Olaf Scholz with only 10.5%. However, voters who have no preference are a healthy 32.5%.
The “change” in economic policies which Wirtschaftswoche claims is seen by many top managers as best personified by “newcomer” Baerbock, is one towards the Green Deal and Great Reset, naturally—quite a disaster for the industrial nation of Germany.
In an interview with Deutschlandfunk radio, Baerbock was full of praise for Biden’s “ambitious climate protection” policy, saying that she was for a “trans-Atlantic climate partnership.” Baerbock called for a great transformation of industry, agriculture and transport in Germany, with particularly new products such as “climate neutral steel.” She claims it would ensure that Germany exports to Europe, rather than China flooding the market with its steel. She further stated, later on, that the trans-Atlantic climate partnership was crucial to protect the democracies against “authoritarian China.”
Thick Green propaganda appeared in Stern magazine weekly, which arrived on newsstands yesterday with a special edition exclusively dedicated to Baerbock, the Green cause, with this special issue’s editorial board staffed by activists of Fridays For Future.
At the April 22 Frankfurt press conference of the European Central Bank, President Christine Lagarde responded to a question about Baerbock by saying: “[O]ne does not have to be elderly or have white-hair to go into politics and be accepted for one’s talent.... Annalena Baerbock is a young woman who is very engaged in climate change and environmental protection ... issues that for me are also very important.”