From the Guardian of all places: German far-right extremists tap into green movement for support
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.
[Crossposted on AllSeeingEye]