Monday, June 21, 2021

Briefly Noted: Fascinating Referendum Results In Switzerland

I don't think this was expected:

A climate change referendum in Switzerland just went down in flames led by 18-34 year old voters

Read the full article for more commentary on the reality of government fronted climate change policies. Here's what happened with the vote. The question is--can this translate to other countries as well? When faced with the reality of Leftist policies--not just in climate matters--will young people wake up to the threat to their future?

Swiss Reject Climate Change

Eurointelligence reports Swiss Reject Climate Change

After Switzerland dropped its negotiations with the EU, the country has now rejected a climate-protection law in a referendum. Concretely, they rejected all three parts of the law in separate votes: on CO2, on pesticides, and on drinking water.

We agree with the Swiss journalist Mathieu von Rohr that this failure is not merely important in its own right, but symptomatic for the difficulties facing Green politics in general. It is one thing for people to pretend they support the Green party, especially when it is cool to do so. It is quite another to make actual sacrifices as the Swiss were asked to do.

But what is particularly interesting about this referendum is that the strongest opposition came from young people. 60-70% of the 18-34 year old voted No in the three categories.

Each country is different, but the big yet unanswered question is whether people elsewhere would agree to make personal sacrifices for the greater good. The Swiss referendum tells us we should not take this for granted. The German elections will be the next big test.

Huge Shock

The referendum Failed 51-49. And it took a crushing rejection by Zoomers and millennials to do it. 

In other words, but for young people getting out to vote 'No' three times, this referendum would have passed. What could this portend for Election 2020? I can't say, obviously. As Eurointelligence says, "each country is different." Will "people elsewhere ... agree to make personal sacrifices for the greater good?"

Speaking of personal sacrifices, in Chicago over the weekend some people made personal sacrifices--including the ultimate sacrifice--for the greater good of a Demo sponsored "mostly peaceful" holiday: 8 Murdered, 49 Wounded in America’s Largest Open-Air Range. Believe it or not--and I wouldn't joke you about this--those numbers represented major progress from 2020, when Chicago went 17-96.


  1. Fascinating results indeed and potentially part of a (European?) trend among the younger demographic. I just watched this video on the rightward drift of young voters in Spain, of all places.

  2. @BA, this video is very eye-opening, informative, and to an extent heartening (at least from a conservative and dare I say Trumpian perspective). I appreciate hearing about European politics as our media NEVER gives any insight into it. Among other things, I am happy to learn about the demise of the socialist parties across the continent due to the general populace coming to view them as nothing more than political conduits for implementing edicts issued by the EU. What would happen if things reach the point where the EU has absolutely NO popular support? We may well end up witnessing the result. Thanks!

  3. Piggybacking onto the previous article, what does Blackrock and Vanguard think of the Swiss kicking their green energy boondoggle to the curb? Will they bring their mysterious power to bear against the Swiss? In their eyes, one would think, this cannot be allowed to stand; it would be a victory against them and what they envision for the new world order - The Great Reset.


  4. I expect similar events after Brexit.

  5. In future posting can we abbreviate to B&V for easy reference to Our Masters? Asking for a friend.

    Mark A

    Mark A

  6. their question of "Whether people elsewhere would be willing to make sacrifices for the greater good" is such warped thinking and propaganda. If climate change was real instead of a huge wealth transfer scheme, they wouldn't have to resort to such illogical and deceptive tactics. Younger people see through those tactics much more easily from being online so long. Older people used to trust politicians and media because of the way they were raised, and the younger generation is the opposite!

  7. Surber reported the vote failed in that age demographic because it didn't go far enough*...

    1. Not exactly:

      "One reason the vote failed was lack of agreement among climate activists. Many rejected it because the law did not go far enough. But what is particularly interesting about this referendum is that the strongest opposition came from young people. 60-70% of the 18-34 year old voted No in the three categories."

      That still leaves hope for us.

    2. Thanks Mark - considering the groups behind the groups funding and driving this, no doubt we haven't heard the last of it, nor have the Swiss.