Now the time has come: The "last generation" has screwed itself into a new dimension in the spiral of its ecological absurdities. So now the radical activists are actually starting to do violence to nature in the name of climate protection.
So far it was mainly people, i.e. the “perpetrators” in the logic of activists, on whom they forced themselves with their sticking actions on motorways in the form of coercion, but now it is also the plant world that is worth protecting, i.e. actually the “victims” group , next: A young red maple tree in front of the Chancellery in Berlin was felled without further ado.
Anyone who thought that someone was playing a bad joke with the deadly serious climate protectors and starting a criminal satirical campaign on the backs of the "last generation" was taught better by the activists - with a surprising reason: 42 soccer fields would be silently forested every minute cleared, "important carbon stores for our future," they explained. Economy and politics sawed at the branches on which civilization sits. "We make this destruction visible in the middle of Berlin."
It was already clear that the intellectual basis for the actions of the "last generation" was not particularly far off and that the climate adhesives with their previous activities had done more damage to the interests of climate protection than to achieve broad support for their goals. However, the fact that the group does not shy away from putting their hands on nature now marks a new low.
And a new quality of despair - apparently less about the state of the climate and the environment, but above all about one's own role, the loss of meaning, the effectiveness of their actions.
The Berlin-Mitte district office has calculated that a red maple like the specimen killed can store ten kilograms of CO₂ per year when fully grown. The overexploitation caused damage of 10,000 euros. Criminal charges were filed.
One can dismiss the felling of the tree as the ridiculousness of overzealous muddleheads, as a pardonable trifle.
But you can also see it differently: When it comes to fighting not only for political goals, but for one's own remaining term, all logic often fails. A young red maple would then only have been a start to make "destruction visible". Then it can be dangerous.
Before things get that far, the “last generation” should think about it one last time and finally rest. This would help people, nature and climate protection.
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