The Price Of Merkel’s Blunder–New German Elections Likely As Her Coalition Falters
The greatest traitor in the history of Germany, Angela Merkel, has declared she prefers new elections to a minority government. This may be a game of brinkmanship with the Social Democrats (SPD), the leftist party Merkel needs to cultivate in order to form a grand coalition government. But if it’s not, it looks like new elections are on the way, which could provide an opportunity for the Alternative for Germany.
[A] fresh vote looked increasingly likely — a fact that Merkel herself acknowledged Monday evening in an interview with broadcaster ZDF.
While Merkel insisted she would not step down, she also suggested that calling a new election would be preferable to leading a government that must survive vote-to-vote without a majority in the German parliament, the Bundestag.
“Germany needs a stable government,” she said.
That means that absent a change of heart from the center-left Social Democrats, who have insisted they have no plans to join a coalition, Germany is likely headed for a new election.
The possibility was met with enthusiasm by the German far right and with waves of apprehension across Europe, where German stability has long been taken for granted.
[Collapse of German coalition talks deals Merkel a blow; new election likely, by Griff Witte, Washington Post, November 20, 2017]
“Stability” in media-speak means the Germans who are being dispossessed continue to quietly subsidize the destruction of their country, without making too much trouble.
But can the Alternative for Germany take advantage? One can never underestimate the depth of leftist tyranny in occupied Germany. Those AfD members who were elected are having a hard time filling their staff [Germany’s AfD Struggling to Find Staffers in Berlin, by Veit Medick, Benedikt Becker and Melanie Amann, Der Spiegel, October 27, 2017]. And anti-white and anti-German activists in “Antifa” are also mobilizing against the party, performing Antifa’s traditional role of safeguarding the established power structure. Not surprisingly, they are drawing adoring coverage from the media.
Christoph Schott, with the global activist group Avaaz, said more than 500,000 people had signed an open letter to the AfD, rejecting the party’s “xenophobic” and “racist” messages.
The AfD rails against what it calls the “Islamisation of Europe” and denies it is racist.
Beginning with Allied “re-education” efforts after World War Two, Germany has developed an intense civic education program.
The government doubled funding for projects aimed at combating right-wing, left-wing and Islamist extremism to over 100 million euros in 2017 alone.
Some credit such policies with keeping support for far-right parties lower than in neighboring countries.
[German groups mobilize against rise of far right, by Andrea Shalal, Reuters, October 27, 2017]
The AfD thus faces many obstacles. As one critic gloated in The Hill:
Moderates [ed. note “moderates” meaning anti-Germans] can take some comfort in the AfD’s own internal weaknesses — as a very new party its members will be responsible for bringing together a wide array of viewpoints. Given conflicting opinions inside the party, it’s possible that its representatives will spend so much time dealing with infighting that they won’t be very influential on the national level. The party could even splinter into competing factions as the True Finns did in Finland earlier this year.
Like many far-right parties, the AfD’s electoral success is likely tied more to its attacks against opponents than to proactive policy suggestions — the party even spent hundred of thousands of euros promoting an anti-Merkel website as the top search result for the chancellor’s name prior to the election.
[Germany’s untested far-right party joins an apprehensive parliament, by Heidi Obermeyer, November 13, 2017]
This is true. But at the same time, the collapse of the coalition talks means the AfD can continue to take a purely oppositional stance in the next election. After all, the mainstream parties have now clearly failed to form a government.
The AfD faces serious problems, chief among them that leftists are now taking it seriously. Still, on balance, it has been handed a priceless political opportunity. If Germany is to exist in the future, the AfD must stay united and take advantage of it.