How bad are things in Germany? They could hardly be worse, according to the city council of Dresden. With a vote of 39:29, the assembly recently declared a “Nazi emergency” - amid a “rise in extremism,” as the New York Post’s Ebony Bowden - besides CNN and many other beloved and respected outlets - breathlessly reports.
Dresden’s declaration got international attention. It was reported in the UK, in Russia, in China. This writer was confronted about it in an academic household in the Pacific Northwest; a friend had to answer questions on a business trip to Peking. The world is frowning: Is nazism rearing its head again? And was Dresden not justified in calling attention to the danger? “Far right party Alternative für Deutschland (also) won 27.5 percent of the vote there in this year’s state election,” according to the Post. Clutch your pearls: That’s the same party identified by the Daily Beast as “Nazi-friendly.”
The hand-wringing plays into the hands of a European - indeed, global - political establishment that has turned sharply to the left on social issues and on immigration, threatening the very core of Western civilization.
Merkel created AfD
Germany, in fact, is tardy in joining a global insurgence of populist politics, and the fact a party like the AfD is appearing just now demonstrates the extraordinary patience of the German citizen. In fact, it took German chancellor Angel Merkel’s claim that her policies are “without alternative” that led to the formation of the party in 2013. Its very name is an ironic take on Merkel’s brazen claim.
Thanks to Merkel, Germany is the focal point of the global forces at work - ever since the Eternal Chancellor (whose tenure has already surpassed Hitler’s by two years) decided to open the floodgates to Muslim mass immigration in the fall of 2015. Her “open-border”, “refugees-welcome” policy culminated in a full and sustained breakdown of border control.
Merkel, the figure often pivoted by the mainstream media against President Trump as the “leader of the free world,” is a keen observer. She knew exactly what she was doing. For years, Great Britain has endured shocking violence by Muslim immigrants that are sneakily identified as “Asians” by Britain’s press, as if it were Japanese visitors who are staging the sickening rape-fests. And France’s banlieues have long been overrun with migrants, prompting Jean Raspail to write his dystopian novel Le Camp de Saints as early as 1973.
Merkel’s immigration policy is just the icing on her unpalatable cake of left-wing policy. Before opening the borders, she initiated an unprecedented transfer of funds to Southern Europe in order to bail out the vaunted Euro currency that was designed to stifle national economic policies; she single-handedly discarded nuclear power after the Japanese tsunami disaster, and now pushes for the end of coal as well - in favor of “renewable energy.” She prides herself on taking harsh action against “climate change,” she pushes for electric cars, and she endorses quotas for women in politics and business.
The well-connected in Berlin have long known her leftist inclinations, and they have knowledge of the salons she held with feminist icon Alice Schwarzer (who has since been ostracized for daring to criticize the faith of Mohammed).
Trusting the mainstream media that any party to the right of her Christlich-Demokratische Union (CDU) would be smeared as the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler’s NSDAP, she had no inhibitions dragging her party far to the left.
The AfD emerges
Her miscalculation has accelerated the change of Europe’s political landscape - for better. AfD is just the last in a line of similar populist movements emerging all over the continent - notably the Swiss SVP, financed and guided by billionaire entrepreneur Christoph Blocher; Austria’s re-invented FPÖ, which ruthlessly cut any anti-semitic ties to the past: Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National in France; Matteo Salvini’s Lega in Italy, and - of course - the Brexit movement in the UK, with Nigel Farage and now Boris Johnson as highly entertaining protagonists.
In Eastern Europe, populist and conservative parties have assumed positions of power and leadership. Poland’s PiS (Law and Justice) and Hungary’s Fidesz are inspiring success stories, and the Czech Republic’s former president Vaclav Klaus has become a regular speaker at AfD events. This endorsement that cannot be overestimated, given that the German and Czech people once were bitter foes.
Indeed, while the politics of Angela Merkel and other legacy politicians, such as Jean-Claude Juncker and Emmanuel Macron, are dividing Europe, the continent’s right-wing parties have entered a constructive and amicable dialogue.
The AfD plays a vital role in this discussion. Validated by German voters as the biggest opposition party in the federal parliament, it is currently led by Joerg Meuthen, an economics professor, and Alexander Gauland, a former CDU politician and newspaper publisher once considered a moderate in the CDU. To illustrate the absurdity of the Nazi smear: In the 1980s, Gauland promoted Frankfurt’s cultural scene and fostered the successful integration of South East Asian immigrants - who were actual political refugees, as opposed to fake ones who appear on Europe’s shores today in order to occupy and overturn the secular and democratic structures of the continent.
We have seen a multitude of accusations against the AfD, all of which are easily refuted and would not deserve mention had they not been played up time after time by dishonest media. To mention the most frequent ones: AfD’s 2017 manifesto did in fact not state that “Muslims are a big danger for our state, our society, and our values.” In 2016, AfD’s then-leader Frauke Petry (who has since left the party) did not “advocate for shooting asylum-seekers”; she said that “no policeman wants to shoot a refugee” and emphatically stated that she doesn’t want such a situation to ever occur.
Similarly, deputy party leader Beatrix von Storch did not argue that “police should be authorized to shoot at migrant women with children.” Instead, von Storch explicated the banality that border patrols may - in extreme cases - use the weapons they carry, “within the closely defined boundaries of the law”, e.g. after a warning shot has been given. She explicitly said that weapons may not be used against children because they “lack the capacity to understand the implications of their behavior.”
The Deep State got involved
Sure enough, with the growing success of AfD, the Deep State got involved and False Flags were raised. When AfD organized a march to mourn the death of a Cuban-German that was stabbed to death by two Muslim asylum seekers, a march in which thousands participated, there were a few Hitler salutes. Long after the unsavory occurrence made national and international news, it emerged that one of the perpetrators was an Antifa activist.
Germany’s federal intelligence agency, controlled by the establishment parties, has recently announced it will “evaluate the surveillance of parts of the AfD” in a politically motivated act that required the sacking of the agency’s head, Hans-Georg Maaßen. Meanwhile, Antifa groups are lavishly funded by the government.
But the nadir is reached with the anti-AfD rhetoric of government-approved Jewish representatives, such as the convert Stephan J. Kramer, who once worked for the European Jewish Congress and now head of Thuringia’s intelligence service. Thankfully, there are equally vocal and far more credible Jewish voices defending AfD, and in fact, there is a growing and highly visible Jewish faction in the party. They realize that if there is no immediate and severe crackdown on immigration, Europe will turn into a caliphate. We are witnessing first signs of a Jewish exodus, beginning in France and spreading to other European countries
An impartial observer might be forgiven if he came to the conclusion that modern-day Germany has become a banana republic. This assessment is underscored by the fact that the initiator of the above mentioned Dresden declaration, Max Aschenbach, is a self-proclaimed artist whose (sadly underreported) claim to fame is a car made of toilet paper rolls.
Who are our friends?
AfD and Europe’s new players are facing the same battle that has defined the political landscape in the US for the past few years. Their rise mirrors the victorious emergence of Donald Trump on the political map of the US. And they are confronted by the same lies and fabrications that the mainstream media and the Deep State have thrown at the President and the GOP.
The AfD won’t go away: This fall, the party surged to second place in the states of Saxonia, Brandenburg and Thuringia. Their success forced the pseudo-conservatives of the CDU into talks with “Greens” and communists. Unsurprisingly, the base of the once-venerable party is unhappy, and it may soon crumble like Italy’s Democrazia Cristiana.
Merkel’s CDU has no love for the USA. But to keep Germany’s electorate misinformed and sustain an international smear campaign, they desperately wish to put their newly emerging competition into international quarantine.
Merkel and her failing allies don’t deserve the favor. Their policies are indefensible, they have distanced themselves from this President, and they won’t lift a finger to help out the US when needed. As the old friends and allies are failing, is time to meet new and better ones.