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    Quote Originally Posted by Leliana View Post
    Better than Muslims. Beatrix von Storch received strong rejection for her BS idea...
    This stuff, like the retarded meeting with the Rabbi a while ago too, is panick-overreaction to the accusations of the left. They already betrayed themselves by not kicking out the Muslim convert (which still should be done, imho), the Jewish group is another one (although 'strategically' it has at least some use). BvS needs to be put under control. Seriously. She's so often way over the mark just to "prove" just how civic and "non-racist" the AfD is that she betrays the followers of her party. I think she's also the most vocal about kicking out Höcke and was the most outraged about Poggenburg.

    But she needs to understand that if her wish comes true, Höcke alone would take 10 of 17% with him, at least. Specially the eastern Germans vote for the ethno-nationalism within AfD, not the AfD for its freak anti-wind-craft pro nuke power stance or because they are so "tolerant" that they even accept Muslims.

    If you want to get rid of the nationalists, election campaign spot of Hessen will do the job. It's proof that some in the leadership of AfD dont get at all why people vote for them.

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    People , who want to focus solely on some distant "Jews" should vote NPD .

    There are no "Jews" in Germany , compared to Hungary , Poland , West-Russia between 1900 and 1930 .


    I have no problems with Jews in a politifal party .
    The self-destruction will come anyway , as time goes by ;
    similar to all these other parties .

    The only parties , who have raising acknoledgement , are
    The Left , Greens and AfD .

    There will be no surrender , especially in the Western part of Germany .

    AfD is far too short on agreement , that it will only keep its votes in future ;
    no victory in sight !
    Mk 10:18 What do you call me a good master, no-one is good .

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    The NPD is a lost cause. They have never had enough support to win even one seat in the Bundestag and only a smattering of seats in any State government. I agree with their platform, though it is a wasted vote at this point. AfD is the more logical choice for keeping more Muslims out of the country and deporting illegals.

    As an American citizen, I contributed to the NPD for several years thinking they might just have a chance in gaining a couple of seats, but that never materialized and their support has decreased every year since 2005.
    American by birth, made of parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg.

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    AfD soars in East Germany polls ahead of crucial regional elections


    The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has received a groundswell of support in Eastern Germany, leading in polls just weeks before regional elections in three states. Support for major parties is at a historic low.



    In an outcome sure to unnerve Germany’s more conventional politicians, a series of polls conducted in June and July has demonstrated that the anti-establishment force has moved to the fore in the former Eastern Bloc territory, where they enjoy steady public backing – all ahead of the crucial regional elections, two of which are scheduled in about a month’s time.


    By contrast, the heavyweights of German politics – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their coalition partners in the Social Democratic Party (SPD) – are facing what might be called a near collapse of popular support in the same eastern regions. In the latest poll conducted by the Emnid Institute, AfD picked up 23% of the vote in the five East German states, narrowly beating out the CDU, which received 22%.



    All other political forces are lagging: the Left Party (Die Linke) took third place with 14% backing, while the Greens nipped at their heels just one percentage point behind. Meanwhile, the Social Democrats, once considered one of Germany’s “people’s parties” – or factions enjoying the broadest public support – have dropped to fifth place in the East, earning a mere 11% of the vote.


    Looming defeat


    In the states of Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia, where regional elections are scheduled for the coming weeks, the CDU and the SPD are facing a real risk of defeat – from contenders on both ends of the political spectrum.


    In Brandenburg, a Social Democratic stronghold ever since Germany’s reunification in the 1990s, the SPD is now poised to be dethroned by AfD, while Saxony will likely see a closer race against the CDU, which faces historically low support in the region. Thuringiaseems to be divided between the two niche parties, the Left and the AfD, according to the latest poll.



    The more establishment-friendly politicians are still attempting to reverse the trends favoring their competitors with tried tactics of comparing them to Nazis, or accusing them of exploiting Germany’s problems. Most recently, Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) told the German media that AfD’s rhetoric is something that “we have previously heard only from the NPD” – an openly neo-Nazi party, which the German government has repeatedly sought to ban.



    Yet, these strategies no longer appear to work – and the German establishment may only have itself to blame.


    Out of touch with voters



    As striking as they may seem, the poll results do not guarantee the AfD’s victory in any of the German states – even in the East. It would need to form a coalition in order to govern, but so far not a single party has expressed willingness to join forces and create a ruling bloc.


    Besides, the party’s support is significantly less impressive on the national level. Throughout all of Germany, the AfD enjoys only 12% support, falling far behind both the CDU (27% ), the SPD (13%) and even the Greens (25%), who have seen an almost unprecedented surge in popularity over the last year.



    AfD’s success in the East, however, can hardly be explained solely by the rise of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments in that part of the country, regardless of how hard the German media works to portraythe region as a hotbed of far-right extremism. Germans in the east tend to be more concerned over migration, an issue that Merkel and other mainstream political forces have long tended to ignore, refusing to consider that the infamous “open doors” policy at the height of the 2015 refugee crisis may have been a mistake. The AfD certainly capitalizes on the regional feelings, but that alone does not explain the party’s support.


    East German weariness of the old “people’s parties” may have something to do with the fact that their living standards have yet to match those in the West, thirty years after the German reunification. After years of establishment parties ruling over the East almost unchallenged, the region is still seeing sluggish economic growth, with an ‘Ossi’ earning 40% less than any other German.



    According to some reports, it is this inequality between the East and West that has given both the AfD and the Left a boost. It might well be that the establishment parties have simply lost touch with their voters, who, in turn, have become disillusioned with the traditional forces and struck out to find an alternative.





    East Germany is ahead of us all. The East Germans have had 45 years of communism. When an East German watches tv, reads the press, or browses the net there's this feeling todays' politically correct society is really what you don't want.



    R T - Looking for an alternative: AfD soars in East Germany polls ahead of crucial regional elections 06 Aug 2019.

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    The rise of the AfD


    The German establishment’s complacency and elitism are assisting the AfD.


    Germany is just two months away from commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But for many commentators, east and west Germany are more divided than ever. The success of the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in the recent state elections in Brandenburg and Saxony has fueled this concern. The AfD came second in both elections. In Brandenburg, it won 23.5% of the vote, just 2.7% below the ruling centre-left SPD. In Saxony, it won 27.5% of the vote, 4.6% behind the incumbent centre-right CDU. ‘When I, a Wessi [west German], leave Berlin… I see nothing but right-wingers… These are people whose sensitivities I don’t understand… Thirty years after the fall of the wall, there is still no unity’, said a writer for Der Spiegel.



    Many in the east are just as keen as their western counterparts to distance themselves from AfD voters. The ‘most important message’ from Saxony’s election result was that the ‘friendly Saxony’ had won, said Michael Kretschmer, the state’s CDU minister president. As if reading from the same script, Brandenburg’s minister president, the SPD’s Dietmar Woidke, emphasised that ‘the face of Brandenburg would remain friendly’. Of course, ‘friendly’ is a code word for mainstream or pro-establishment. But presenting the elections in these terms may have helped the governing parties to their narrow victories. Some analysts suggest that voters, who would otherwise have opted for the Greens or Die Linke (the Left Party), supported the ruling parties for fear of the AfD coming first.



    The debate about the east-west divide is deeply anti-political. It focuses solely on the question of what is wrong with east German voters – and the roughly one million AfD voters in particular – rather than on what has gone wrong with German politics as a whole. As a result, there is a great deal of snobbery in the discussion. For Brigitte Fehrle, former editor of the left-liberal Berliner Zeitung, the AfD’s success can be explained by a mixture of voters’ ‘disappointment’ and their ‘unrealistic expectations about what is possible in politics’. Sociologist Cornelia Koppetsch, author of a bestselling book on right-wing populism, describes AfD voters as a ‘cross-section of globalisation’s losers’. This is despite research finding that people who voted for the AfD in 2017 don’t see themselves as ‘losers’ of globalisation at all, and even rate their personal economic situation as above average. That AfD voters might simply hold different political values or views on climate policy, immigration and the family is rarely considered.



    None of this is to say that there is no east and west divide. Most concerning is the economic weakness of the east. A report by the Halle Institute for Economic Research Productivity shows that, 30 years after reunification, productivity is still much lower in the east than in the west. Ninety-three per cent of the 500 biggest German companies have their headquarters in the west. People in the east still earn on average 20 per cent less than their western counterparts. The situation is particularly dire in rural areas, where there is a serious lack of infrastructure and public services. Even Saxony, once praised as one of the more dynamic eastern states, with its beautifully renovated cities of Dresden and Leipzig, is still heavily dependent on around €1 billion per year in subsidies from the federal government.



    The key political difference between east and west Germany is that the disintegration of the mainstream political parties is far more advanced in the east. This is one of the main reasons the AfD performs best in the east. Unlike in the west, the traditional parties have never had a stable electoral base in the east. Election successes have been largely down to the popularity of individual leaders. In the west, the traditional parties are still able to rely on some form of voter loyalty. But these loyalties have been breaking down quickly in the west too, as the broader decline of the SPD illustrates.



    In fact, the politics of the postwar era that gave us the two main parties was already over by the time of reunification. No one who grew up in the east will have experienced a time when it really mattered whether it was the SPD or the CDU in government. In the west, before the fall of the wall, the grand coalitions that have defined so much of the Merkel era were exceptional. Few would have claimed as they do now that the two parties were basically the same.



    In 1969, Willy Brandt became the first SDP chancellor. He won the elections with his famous promise to ‘dare more democracy’. In the recent elections, Brandt’s slogan was appropriated by the AfD, which printed it on its election posters in Brandenburg. Another of the AfD’s campaign mottos was Vollendet die Wende. Die Wende refers to the post-reunification transition to liberal democracy, which the AfD promises to complete. Both slogans annoyed the representatives of Brandenburg’s SPD tremendously. But no one can claim that they weren’t cleverly chosen. Many Germans in the east rightly feel that the promises made 30 years ago – of economic growth and democracy – are yet to be properly fulfilled.



    The established parties have ceded ground to the AfD by refusing to take it seriously. Instead of engaging AfD representatives in as many debates as possible, they have relied on trying to expose the party’s far-right connections. For instance, the AfD leader in Brandenburg has been accused of joining a Neo-Nazi demonstration in Greece in 2007. Though these accusations are not trivial by any means, they have only helped to strengthen the impression among AfD supporters that the established parties prefer to vilify the party morally, rather challenge it politically.



    Ultimately, the desire for political change is not limited to east Germany. If the mainstream parties continue to be complacent, all voters will look elsewhere. On this front at least, the east and west might be closer than suspected.


    The rise of the AfD - spiked14 IX 2019.


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    AfD’s Alice Weidel slams globalist politicians for destroying Germany in moving speech



    During a scathing speech recently delivered on the floor of the Bundestag, Alternative for Germany’s co-leader Alice Weidel slammed globalist lawmakers for destroying the country through catastrophic migration policies and ‘disastrous and anti-business policies’.




    Angela Merkel, radical leftists, other globalist politicians looked on as the nationalist-populist politician criticized the government for enabling the migration crisis by aiding NGOs who transport migrants into Europe. Weidel slammed the government which refuses to secure the country’s borders and take into serious consideration the “consequences of unregulated migration in our social systems and crime statistics”.



    The speech was delivered amid constant sneers and cheers from her opponents and fellow party members. “The crisis isn’t coming, the crisis is already here,” Weidel declared. Citing August Hanning, the former federal intelligence service chief, Weidel continued, saying: “More than two million predominantly young men have immigrated to Germany since 2015”, something that has massively contributed to the rise in crime and increased pressure on Germany’s social services.



    “And the next wave is already around the corner. The images from Lesbos are the writing on the wall showing that the Turkey Deal that you have loved to cling to for so long has utterly failed. The Balkan route is wide open, and you just close your eyes to it,” the AfD co-leader added. “We could end the migration coming across the Mediterranean if you were willing to join Italy and other countries in monitoring the Mediterranean to ensure that no one can cross the sea and enter Europe illegally,” Weidel said.



    “Instead, you encourage humanitarian smugglers and traffickers, also known as ‘NGOs.’ You even allow their illegally smuggled passengers to fly into Germany. And now you want to set up your own state-run water taxi service. This can only be described as grotesque, ladies and gentlemen.”



    Weidel then highlighted absolute ridiculousness of constraining the free movement of German citizens via “car bans, tax penalties, and short-term interventionist measures,” while policies that promote the free movement of illegal migrants throughout Europe are lobbied for.




    “Our social systems are overloaded and are not sustainable. Germany is threatened with massive poverty among the elderly. Public order is suffering. Security is being lost,” she said. “A fundamental paradigm shift is necessary. Conservation of the environment and resources instead of climate protection. Stop the reckless energy transition. Stop uncontrolled immigration and secure our borders.



    Weidel ended her moving speech with a quote from Ludwig Erhard which reads as follows: “Dear Government, Do not worry about my affairs, but give me enough freedom and leave me enough of the yield of my work so that I myself am able to shape my existence and my destiny and that of my family.”



    Voice of Europe
    : AfD’s Alice Weidel slams globalist politicians for destroying Germany in moving speech

    20 IX 2019.

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