If i need an vacation, or an trip to Mallorca (you name it) i´ll do it, no matter the price. it is this daily political actionism that happend in germany that annoys a lot of people. With start of the year, the price for gas/fuel was raised 30 Cent per Liter. To made alternative ways to travel and electric cars more interesting. A lot, most, of poeple need their cars on a daily basis, and have not their own driveway where the can load a car overnight, because they need to park at the side of the road. Then the discussion, of not beeing allowed to build private houses in the future, because they are so bad for the CO2 household, started by the greens, who all have private property and houses. Every day, one of these things made the news, and we are told how bad we germans behave in terms of climate policy. And how much more we have to pay, this or that way. As we dont have other problems anyway. Someone mentioned the Yellow Jacket´s in france. If you talk to people, it´s not that far away.
If this weekend would be election weekend:https://www.wahlrecht.de/umfragen/
(Grüne,Gruene = Greens)
The situation in Finland is much the same.
Those who are most forcefully driven by blind ideology are the least likely to understand the world around them, as ideology distorts one’s perception. One of our former presidents is quoted with: ”Accepting the surrounding realities is the cornerstone of any successful policy.” The Greens are not, in my observation, too keen on realities.
When I was a wee snapper, politicians used to observe the needs and challenges of the society around them and formulate policy according to those observations.
Today, politicians formulate an ideology, and if the society around them does not conform to that ideology, the politicians set about reforming it — and more importantly, its inhabitants.
— Back to topic —
France and Germany are unique in the sense that both have an existing, viable, alternative for short haul flights. Chancellor-to-be’s proposal is something that CAN be done, which lies in the heart of political decision-making. Politicians always ask: ”Is this something we can do.” They never ask: ”Is this something we should do.”
Flying is all about conquering obstacles, including physical ones. If those obstacles have been removed by high speed rail, I see nothing wrong with moving away from aviation.