As the German ruling establishment continues to alienate voters and lose ground, a new kind of politics is taking shape beneath them.
Is it happening all over the world? That Ordinary People are fed up with "officials" and "experts" telling us what we SHOULD do, what's for our own good? (Such as, "Shut up and roll up your sleeve for another injection")
Hilarious how Prophet won against candidates named Trump and Marx. You and disclose.tv are where I get all my news about Germany. Keep up the incredible work, comrade!
What's really amazing is that AfD doesn't get 100% of the ethnic German vote. How can you look around at what the nation has become in the past few decades and still vote for any of the usual suspects? It's mind boggling how delusional and uninformed people are. And suicidal, frankly.
Wonderful to hear that the AfD is doing well, and in the East. When they call good sense 'extreme right wing' you know good sense is winning.
Step 1: ruin your country
Step 2: ?????
Step 3: Prophet
I usually try to remain quiet on eugyppius' posts about German government and politics, because being an American I don't know enough about it to comment intelligently.
However. . . I will say this, I *really* hope the thing eugyppius is describing in Germany will happen in America too. I for one am mortally sick and tired of the jesus loonies, robber barons, war mongers, etc on the American right AND the environmentalist cultists, gender goonies, critical race theorists, etc on the American left. Mentally unbalanced extremists all!
The NYTimes was wrong all those many years ago. What died was common sense, and that is what the world needs now more than ever before. Good old, plain old fashioned common sense. It is getting harder and harder to find.😕
If they keep winning democratic elections, the AfD are going to get themselves banned. To protect ‘Our Democracy’.
As a resident of the US, knowing next to nothing about most of these parties, I do find myself envious of the variety of political parties you enjoy. It's so boring living in a fossilized two-party system, even if they do seem to have undergone a magnetic pole reversal recently.
More and more people have had enough of WEF woke stooges
Well, well, well, it looks like reports of Germany's demise were premature. I am delighted to see this happening. If the browbeaten Germans, traumatized with decades of anti-Teutonic propaganda, can rise from the ashes there is hope for us all.
Long live the German people. I am with them.
Right wing: Anyone or anything which opposes the state-sponsored narrative.
In Germany the AfD has already doubled its poll results from ten to twenty percent. They are especially strong in the old East Germany. Should the leftist politician Sarah Wagenknecht establish a new party, as now appears to be the case, the prognosis is that it will garner round 20 percent of the votes. In that it will attract many voters from the AfD (many of those voters now supporting the AfD are ideologically further to the left than the AfD and would likely find a more comfortable home with Sarah Wagenknecht), together they could still secure round 30 percent of the votes. Add the twenty-five percent of voters who do not cast their votes, then this would imply that all six establishment parties in Germany together are not supported by even half the German voters. Quite an indictment.
Blighty could do with a Prophet of its own as we slide down the slippery technocratic dictatorial slope: HMG has nodded through the disastrously dystopian Energy Bill 2023:
The parasitical zealots in charge are completely in thrall to Nut Zero, blinded by hubris, entitlement and their securely financed positions.
Meanwhile the dinghy armada gathers pace and the hordes of young men now arriving are more or less handed the keys to the kingdom by the activists running the show.
Finally the truly awful SNP, who manage to put HMG in the shade, are pondering the possible need for reintroduction of masking and the assorted NPIs ; all this while the collateral damage inflicted by lockdown 1.0 continues to take its toll.
Good news! It seems the German political establishment hasn't been able to get ahead of populist politics by finding creative ways to count votes. Unlike their more cynical American counterparts, they still naively believe that their awful policies actually appeal to voters, and that they can control elections by controlling the media.
It looks like Germany is following the path that we took off in Spain a few years ago. Discontent with the leading parties caused the creation of new ones to satisfy the growing portion of the population that felt the traditional parties did not represent them.
This experiment has resulted in a situation that is even worse than it was before. The leading parties have lost enough support to ensure the ungovernability of the country. The influence of nationalist parties, the chief reason for the creation of these new parties, has only increased. And our prospects are weaker than they were before.
It only shows the weaknesses of the democratic political process to integrate the will of the people into the government. It only works when the politicians themselves are willing to do it. Otherwise, the system does not work as advertised.
Well if you combined "positions against mass migration, pro-war Atlanticism and the stifling of domestic political discourse" with "a socialist programme of price and production controls", then dropped the "socialist programme of price and production controls", you might have something worthwhile.