Elections in Berlin today are supposed to garner a 20% vote for the Green Party. It’s growing so popular in Germany that in 2013 the Greens and the Social Democrats hope to oust Merkel and the Conservatives. Merkel herself even has plans to form a coalition with the Greens. Already she has ordered all the nuclear plants in Germany closed in the wake of the earthquake in Japan.

The Greens platform of environmentalism, peace, rights for consumers, women, and minorities has proved a winning combination for post World War II Germans.

Their defeat in the last war has left Germans in an opium smoker’s land where they refuse to have anything to do with their own defense. Hitler would have found them emasculated. They think of themselves as older and wiser.