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Dagna
Saturday, August 30th, 2008, 05:57 AM
Wir Party: Austria has a new political party

A new election in autumn brings out a new political movement.

The new party calls itself “Wir”, which simply means “We” in English, and promise a new concept for the politics in Austria.

“Wir” stands for improvment in the education system, and sanitary and financial security for old people. “Wir” wants to fight against empty promises, the strong contrast between rich and poor, overfelling and overfishing, as well as the waste of energy.

The new party criticize the other parties that they are not interested to work and to search for a joint solutions.

“Wir” also stands for otherness and innovation, and wants to have a 180 degree turnaround in Austrian politics.

The members are still searching for 2.600 statements of support, to receive the permission taking part in the next election.

From their first press release, it seems they hope to find their voters in passionate Greens who are retired. Sanitary and financial security for old people and saving the nature, seems to be their most important campaign issues.

http://www.austrianews.co.uk/2008/08/12/wir-party-austria-has-a-new-political-party/

Berrocscir
Saturday, August 30th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Seems like there won't be a niche in the market for them. There is already a strong established Austrian Green Party.

Sigurd
Monday, September 29th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Seems like there won't be a niche in the market for them. There is already a strong established Austrian Green Party.

...who will likely not be serving our ends any time soon. Unlike the US and Canada where "Green Parties" are purely Environmentalist Parties, in Europe - at least the continent - so-called "Green Parties" would all gladly re-open any nuclear power plant they previously campaigned to get closed if this meant that they could build another twenty mosques.

If it looks for "retired Green party members" and really wants to establish itself as a proper environmentalist party, then I see at least some room for a new party. Since they were not on the ballot anywhere, I reckon however that this is just one of the hundreds of attempts by people totally unfit for such positions to attempt themselves as "leaders of the pack" in a time when people are no longer too satisfied with conventional parties.

If it is just yet another party at the left extreme of the spectrum to preach international socialism then it is probably best if this creation is forever only remembered in some short anecdote in the annals of history.

Fortis_in_Arduis
Monday, September 29th, 2008, 10:31 AM
...who will likely not be serving our ends any time soon. Unlike the US and Canada where "Green Parties" are purely Environmentalist Parties, in Europe - at least the continent - so-called "Green Parties" would all gladly re-open any nuclear power plant they previously campaigned to get closed if this meant that they could build another twenty mosques.

If it looks for "retired Green party members" and really wants to establish itself as a proper environmentalist party, then I see at least some room for a new party. Since they were not on the ballot anywhere, I reckon however that this is just one of the hundreds of attempts by people totally unfit for such positions to attempt themselves as "leaders of the pack" in a time when people are no longer too satisfied with conventional parties.

If it is just yet another party at the left extreme of the spectrum to preach international socialism then it is probably best if this creation is forever only remembered in some short anecdote in the annals of history.

I believe you mean a 'small footnote in the annals of history'.

I hope that you are well Sigurd. I am leaving for Greece today, and will be back on the 15th September. The doctor has said that I have high cholesterol - quite impressive for a twenty-nine year old.

So I am going to have a short sojourn in Athens. This really should be in a PM or a farewells and absences thread - but I am not really going away, because I will keep posting during my trip, and post is relevant really.

I was delighted to read the Daily Mail's report on the election results in Austria, and today am grateful to God that Austria even exists. So I imagine that your grandparents will be in a celebratory spirit today.

Yours aye,

Fortis.

SwordOfTheVistula
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008, 10:31 AM
...who will likely not be serving our ends any time soon. Unlike the US and Canada where "Green Parties" are purely Environmentalist Parties

They're a collection pool for the extreme left here as well. Their variant in my state officially appears on the ballots as the logic-defying 'Green Rainbow Party'. Their Presidential candidate at a national level is a black nationalist from Atlanta who has likely never set foot in any placer 'greener' than a vacant lot, and their Vice Presidential candidate's chief selling point is her career as a 'hip-hop activist'.

jamini
Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 07:17 PM
They're a collection pool for the extreme left here as well. Their variant in my state officially appears on the ballots as the logic-defying 'Green Rainbow Party'. Their Presidential candidate at a national level is a black nationalist from Atlanta who has likely never set foot in any placer 'greener' than a vacant lot, and their Vice Presidential candidate's chief selling point is her career as a 'hip-hop activist'.

Yes, it has come to be my understanding that mainstream american environmental types are invincibley blind to the idea that mass third world immigration and overpopulation fueled by immigration could ever be a problem for the environment.

SwordOfTheVistula
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Yes, it has come to be my understanding that mainstream american environmental types are invincibley blind to the idea that mass third world immigration and overpopulation fueled by immigration could ever be a problem for the environment.

Watermelons...green on the outside...red on the inside

Sigurd
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009, 08:02 AM
Watermelons...green on the outside...red on the inside

I think the watermelon analogy is getting a little old. Myself, I tend to call the "chlorophyll Marxists". I find that describes them fairly well. Posing to be all about nature and the environment on the facade, but their truth tends to be fairly a little too far down the Marxist line. I love that phrase, because it even suggests that they've been a little overexposed to CO2 to have their mind running at a healthy rate. :P

Berrocscir
Thursday, January 29th, 2009, 06:27 PM
The left are good at hijacking schools of thought when their own ideas become bankrupt. The left pretty much control the 'Green movement', but in its early days it was nationalists and 'blood & soil' agrarians who inspired it. We need to reclaim environmentalism from the Marxists.