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Guardian - "there is now little to distinguish a supposedly well-meaning, leftist Green from a far-right eco enthusiast."

German far-right extremists tap into green movement for support | World news | The Observer

Debunking the popular view that equates eco-friendliness with cuddly, left-leaning greens, ...Hotbeds of far-right eco-warriors are to be found throughout Germany. In the Mecklenburg region in the north, they have been quietly settling in communities since the 1990s in an effort to reinvigorate the traditions of the Artaman League – a farming movement whose roots lie in the 19th century romantic ideal of "blood and soil" ruralism, which was adopted by the Nazis. Heinrich Himmler, the SS leader, was a member.
At the same time as it was butchering millions of people, the Nazi party supported animal rights and nature conservation. But it is disturbing for many Germans to think that while they support local producers and reject genetically modified food, pesticides and intensive livestock farming, there is now little – superficially at least – to distinguish a supposedly well-meaning, leftist Green from a far-right eco enthusiast.

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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I never though "left-leaning Greens" were cuddly in the first place. They have always had a strong misanthropic, totalitarian streak.

What's the betting that when fundamentalist greenery finally goes out of fashion and all the stupidity and nastiness behind it are widely recognised, history will be quietly altered to blame it all on the right?

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