We don’t ?
An ex-member of a grass roots organization was our last foreign minister and Germany is the main fund raising area for greenpeace.
There’s no building project that is not accompanied by ‘critical’ citizens.
To name a good example for a change - the billion project of a glass palace for european self celebrations in my home town has been turned down in favour of paying back states debts - by a grass roots oposition.
At times my country looks much too grass rooty for me.
We just don’t accept elites here - that’s our true problem.
The Greenies look just like the CDU or the SPD to me. Otherwise Paula Kelly would have been that FM. Environmentalism is very much an elitist movement, a kind of effete socialism that would have disgusted Kurt Schumacher. That’s in case you haven’t noticed how trendy it is among the “best people” who decorate “Bunt.” Those elites gather at Davos each year to worry about global warning instead of Islamism. That’s because they can do nothing about the former but could do something about the latter.