Skip to comments.Painful Past Plagues German Greens: Support in 1980s for Legal Pedophilia Haunts Left-Wing Party
Posted on 09/19/2013 6:04:35 AM PDT by reaganaut1
BERLINGermany's most prominent Green politician had to make something clear on national television this week: "There are no legal and no tolerable forms of sex with children," said Jürgen Trittin, co-leader of the Green campaign.
Coming just days before national elections, the embarrassing episode has deepened the impression that the Greens have hit a low point after years of helping to define politics here with a message of environmentalism, pacifism and social justice.
At issue now is their tolerance decades ago of groups within their ranks that wanted to legalize pedophilia. The party says it broke with that position in 1989. But it has resurfaced at the most inconvenient time possible.
The weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, required reading for the German intelligentsia, highlighted the long-simmering controversy on its front page Sunday with a jarring illustration of an adult's sneakers, a child's sneakers, and the Greens' logo.
On Monday, a political scientist hired by the party to investigate its past published a report that ensnared Mr. Trittin, a 59-year-old former environment minister and one of the Greens' two lead candidates in this Sunday's parliamentary election.
Franz Walter wrote in the Tageszeitung, a Berlin daily, that Mr. Trittin was listed as the person responsible for the 1981 platform of a local Greens group.
The platform included the party's then-demand that sex between adults and children be made legal, as long as no violence or threats of violence were involved. Some Greens-allied groups argued at the time that legalizing pedophilia was part of rebuilding postwar German society into something more open and just.
Mr. Trittin repeated in a swirl of public appearances this week that he had long ago disavowed that position. He said the language at issue in the 1981 document reflected the Greens' national platform at the time
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Four to eight years ago...the Greens were pulling fifteen percent of the national vote. The SPD (the German version of the Democratic Party)....is barely getting a quarter of the polling numbers right now, so this ‘dump-on-the-greens’ is staged at the right point, and hoping to retake three or four percent of what the Greens would have taken.
Comical in a way....this was almost thirty years ago, and suddenly some analysts come out to find it? Yeah, sure.
Nazis were the original ‘greens’ too... Clean perfect forest - eugenics - and death camps for the ‘inferior’. The original liberal control freak haters...
I’ll bet they’re good at marching to loud band music...
As well it should... ...to the party's dying day.
The Nazis were really big on nudism as well. They thought that naked people were more likely to try and stay in shape.
you cannot convince me that someone that thought it was ok for adults to molest children is now reformed, sorry
Yup....you bet in the dark of night he’s still that “same guy”.
They’ll espouse it again. It’s just a matter of time.
Seems the child molesters went to a political party more to their liking. Like the Democratic Party .
They can always get Richard Dawkins to endorse them.
How soon we forget. Remember when Obama appointed Kevin Jennings, homosexual and pedophile facilitator, to the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education? (With *very* little fanfare, he left the office in 2011.)
Pedophiles are attracted both to positions of power and authority over children, and power and authority in general. Thus they frequently form networks within governments and political parties to mutually protect each other while they explore their proclivities.
Until somebody can come up with a reliable test for these pervs, they are going to use every opportunity to try and decriminalize what they do.
In Belgium it got so bad that they had gigantic protests in the street against a government and political parties infested with pedophiles: elected and appointed officials, judges, policemen, you name it. They were seemingly everywhere. The protests came close to turning into lynch mobs.
The liberals, perverts of Hollyweird and (okay, some) libertarians will all be on board.
Yeah, right? Boy if it was one thing those Krauts sure could do it was march. They’d start marching at the drop of a hat, stomping around like they owned the Earth.
They were an interesting combination of superficial and evil... prided themselves on keeping flowers in their flower boxes and starved humans to death. Hard to imagine a creepier culture...
...and the Nazi brownshirts were a bunch of homosexual pedophiles. It all fits.
North Africa was once a heavily wooded territory, and Greece, Italy and Spain too, at the time of the Greco-Roman era also had many vast forest. In passing judgement on European history, too, let me advise caution. Like Greece and Italy, Egypt also during the period of her glory was a most habitable country with a most equable climate. So when a people began to cut down their trees without making any provision for reafforestation - and thus rob nature's wise irrigation system of it's most essential prerequisite - you may be sure that it is a sign of the beginning of their cultural degeneration. Adolf Hitler, July 7, 1942
MediaMole - gays were targeted along with gypsies, Jews, and other so-called 'undesirables'... Germans were evil - and they were control freaks... But they were very confident they were right about everything. I see the IRS targeting conservatives and experience that action as 'Nazi-lite'. Same with the dem lies and defense of the IRS targeting a politically 'out' group. Dems do lots of 'Nazi-lite' stuff now... and more every day... We have good reason to be afraid of them.