The Fake Ecologists

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett speaks during at Remain in the EU campaign event at the Oval cricket ground in London
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett speaks during at Remain in the EU campaign event at the Oval cricket ground in London, Britain, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The fake ecologists cling to a contrived ‘European’ identity which has been forged through large-scale international economic migration.  This is environmentally unsustainable, all the more so given that it has been facilitated by budget air travel.  The fake ecologists also believe that it is acceptable for an already highly populated and under-resourced country to become increasingly so, because the fake ecologists ignore the increased demands on those resources by ever-increasing immigration-driven population growth; with the need to provide additional housing leading to urban expansion into what is left of our green and pleasant land.  The fake ecologists ignore that the country had achieved an ecological balance with birth rates having fallen in line with increased longevity.

In my old blog, which you can find linked on the right, is a brief chronology and context as to how the Ecology Party was rebranded as the Green Party and subsequently lost its way.  However there was a political trend which developed two decades ago that I omitted from this synopsis, as at first it didn’t seem relevant.  This trend was of the main political parties abandoning what principles they still had in favour of a focus-group driven approach, Labour’s aspiringly middle-class ‘Mondeo Man’ and ‘Worcester Woman’ – did they ever get married? – being the first such targets.  To retain its inner city core vote Labour, rebranded by Blair as ‘New Labour’, also set out a divide-and-conquer policy of multi-culti identity politics, with the greater number of minority groups one can claim to be part of, the more brownie points one can attain.

Over the past decade, lgbtqwerty identity politics have been added and the Green Party, latecomers to the focus-group game, have adopted these, with brownie points, or greenie points, for claiming any ridiculous gender identity based on ‘feelings’ rather than genetics.  To be lesbian, gay or bisexual, all lifestyle choices, apparently isn’t enough nowadays.  By pandering to any ridiculous claim of gender identity, the Green Party is not merely discrediting itself, but by association, the environmental issues which it claims to stand for, alienating the majority of the population in the process.

The other focus-group which the Green Party has now targeted is that of ‘Millennial Remainers’; those who are too young to remember how the European Economic Community, the ‘Common Market’, which most British people supported with certain reservations, transmogrified into the European Union.  Essentially what the Green Party is doing is targeting another minority interest group, albeit larger than the one in the paragraph mentioned above, in the hope that this group can form its electoral base in certain cities.  Those running the Green Party are not so stupid as to indulge in ageism, but by targeting the ‘Youth for Europe’ demographic, they are hoping that these voters will not change their outlook as they grow older, so that the Green Party can keep itself at the core of the political project for a supranational European superstate.

To return to the original paragraph, this ‘Millennial Remainer’ group has grown up in the era of budget air travel, taking for granted the availability of cheap flights to and from Continental Europe, without which their ‘European’ identity would not have developed.  They have also grown up in the era of the internet and its gizmos, none of which are manufactured in Britain.  They have grown up entirely with imported consumables and are too young to remember how the world was before then.  OK, so it is not their fault, but as a demographic group they are the least likely to want Britain to be independent, hence self-sufficient and sustainable as much as it possibly can be.

Lest I seem ageist, I am not going to claim that my generation – born in the latter half of the 1960’s – is perfect.  Far from it, plenty of us have taken advantage of budget air travel and cheap consumables made abroad, not least in the latter case because British manufacturing industry was already well in decline by the time we came of age.  The most environmentally sustainable generation of all is that at least a decade older than mine, the ‘grey’ vote, who grew up in an era before rampant consumerism and who have never taken for granted cheap holidays abroad.  This is the generation that most strongly supports British independence and with it the need to in-source industry and in a global economy, to try to regain what self-sufficiency we can.   This generation is also the most socially conservative in its values (including the working-class core of the Old Labour vote).  A genuine Ecology Party, which is precisely what the Green Party has ceased to be, would learn from that generation the true value of sustainability, so it certainly would not support a political project peddling a contrived ‘European’ identity, forged by environmental unsustainability.