"I don't want to get in people's way, I don't want to be judged probably next week, I don't enjoy that. It's just a very effective way right now to create that tension that we need right now. We as a society can't do that ignore more, we have to discuss it. We are on the way to collapse and we can do it better," says Theodor Schnarr in the 402nd episode of the podcast "important today". The 31-year-old is spokesman for the alliance of activists from the "last generation" environmental movement and is an activist himself.
In an interview with "Today Important" editor Dimitri Blinski, Theodor Schnarr made it very clear which goals must be met so that his organization is no longer carrying out road blockades: "At the moment there are two specific requirements, one is a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour on German autobahns and the other requirement is the continuation of the 9-euro ticket."
Recently, the "last generation" also occupies the Brandenburg Gate and, together with another organization, the terminal for private jets at BER Airport. CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt brought the term "Climate RAF" into the debate and Prime Minister Markus Söder is calling for even harsher penalties for those who disobey. Just a quick note: The RAF, i.e. the Red Army Faction, was a terrorist organization that killed 30 people.
Some also call the activists the "climate children". One of these climate children is Theodor Schnarr. He would actually be writing his doctoral thesis at the moment if the federal government's climate policy, which he believes has failed, hadn't intervened. That made him think: what good does my doctorate do for me if my children later have hardly anything to eat and live in a world that is not worth living in? When it comes to "important today" he says: "We have to tackle this crisis now and there must be no avoiding talking about it, we can no longer ignore it. That's why we're here and that's why we're not going away."
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