AfD leader’s message for 2017: We want our country back
The leader of the AfD, Frauke Petry, said in her New Year's message Brexit and Donald Trump's victory in the US have shown that voters can make a difference.
Published: January 4, 2017, 8:13 am
Petry urged Germans to heed the examples of nationalists in Austria, France, Flanders and Sweden.
“We also want our country back from the Merkel government before she ruins it with her grotesque politics.
“We want it back from Brussels’ Eurocrats who want to submit the whole continent to their centralist regime.
“We want it back from the ECB, that has debased our currency.
“We want it back from whole immigrant gangs and mobs who have plunged neighbourhoods into fear.
“We want it back from the Green-infused media landscape, who ignited a climate of moral blackmail and permanent suspicion,” Petry said.
Petry accused the German media of lying to their readership about why Trump won the elections. She said his victory came about as a result of a huge rift between the politically correct elite and ordinary working people who have to try and make ends meet.
She described the emptiness of the multicultural utopia and said it meant very little to most Germans who have worked to create a functioning and successful society.
She added that most Germans were friendly and welcoming but not stupid and naive. She ended her message with a moving poem by Bertold Brecht, Kinderhymne.
Passion is not mindful
That a good Germany may flourish
Like any other good country.
4. And because we are improving this country
May we love and protect ours
And may the dearest seem to us
Like other peoples see theirs.
The left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) under Sigmar Gabriel has failed to capitalize on chancellor Angela Merkel’s vulnerability, and is currently trailing in the polls. The SPD currently governs in a grand coalition with Merkel’s CDU, with Gabriel currently serving as Vice-Chancellor of Germany.
Petry’s Alternative for Germany (AfD), skeptical of the European Union, has upset Merkel’s party in local elections in her home state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern last September, knocking the CDU into third place while the Social Democrats held the most votes.
In a desperate bid to co-opt elements of the populist movement to remain in power, Merkel called for a burka ban in Germany “wherever that is legally possible”.
A defeat for Merkel, the last major head of state advocating a unified EU, would deal a mortal blow to the globalist project.
“We shouldn’t be under any illusions. The milieu, which nurtures such acts, has been negligently and systematically imported into Germany over the last year and a half,” the AfD’s leader said in the aftermath of Berlin. “Germans simply aren’t safe in their own country”, Petry wrote on her Facebook page the day after the jihadist assault. “It’s the chancellor’s duty to tell you this. Since she won’t do it, I will.”
Petry will be one of her party’s candidates in the upcoming election, but, she cannot run for Chancellor, as the candidate is not voted in by the people directly, but by Parliament.
So in order to be elected Chancellor, the AfD needs to have more then 50 percent of the parliamentarian vote. This they can achieve by getting more then 50 percent of the votes or by finding another party to form a coalition.
The first scenario is unlikely, as the AfD is polling at around 12 percent. The second scenario is not very likely either. There isn’t a party which would consider working with the AfD, because most parties are too far left on the German political spectrum.
So the most likely outcome is that the AfD goes into opposition.
Meanwhile the battle for Berlin is warming up. European Parliament President Martin Schulz is quitting his job in Strasbourg to get back to Berlin. Schulz, seems to gearing up to take over at the helm of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in a gambit to prevent Germany from joining the ranks of the anti-Europeans.
Schulz, in seeing that Merkel’s Europhile Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is in political trouble even as she announced plans to run for a fourth term in 2017, wants to take over at the SPD.
SPD leader and Merkel’s coalition partner Sigmar Gabriel, is not popular amongst voters and the SPD’s Walter Steinmeier, has already indicated his willingness to become Germany’s ceremonial president.
But Schulz will be returning to Berlin as a politically-wounded politician, who quit just ahead of the EU Parliament’s move to reject him for a third term as president. Sensing defeat, he opted instead to face Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer, who may harbor plans to challenge Merkel for chancellor.
Not only has Seehofer forged a working alliance with the Austrian Freedom Party but also with Hungary’s anti-migrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Seehofer was in Budapest last March to support Orban’s opposition to an EU plan, pushed by Merkel and Schulz, to redistribute migrants throughout the EU, as well as four members of the European Free Trade Association and Schengen Agreement: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland.
Seehofer also has close ties with the anti-EU and anti-migrant Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which soared to 29.5 percent in 2015 elections to the lower house of the Swiss Parliament.
He has invited Donald Trump to Bavaria for the Munich Security Conference in February 2017, and when Seehofer visited Moscow last year and met with Putin, the SPD spouted venom against Seehofer’s parallel foreign policy. An SPD official raged, “Foreign policy is made in Berlin, not in Munich”.
As Slovakia’s prime minister, Robert Fico, noted, the latest jihadist attack in Berlin have changed perceptions of migration. “I think that the cup of patience is beginning to spill over and Europe’s public will rightfully expect rather stronger measures,” he said.
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