With support for the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party at an all-time high, calls to ban the party outright are growing louder among increasingly unpopular left-globalist politicians, along with their lackeys in Germany’s mainstream liberal press.
Speaking last week at the 75th anniversary of the Herrenchiemsee Convention—the first of which, in 1948, resulted in the initial draft of Germany’s post-war constitution—Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who occupies the largely ceremonial role as President of the Federal Republic, appeared to call for the AfD to be banned, saying: “We all have it in our hands to put those who despise our democracy in their place.”
During the speech, which sounded eerily similar to Biden’s speech last fall where he smeared supporters of Donald Trump as ‘threats to democracy,’ Steinmeier called for “militant opposition to agitators and enemies of freedom if they publicly discredit democratic institutions,” in what arguably could be regarded as a call to incitement.
In a not-so-veiled reference to the AfD, Steinmeier (SPD) claimed that the so-called ‘enemies’ of democracy could soon be positioned to “undermine” Germany’s freedom and “contribute to the brutalization” of society. He added that nobody could excuse themselves for standing by and allowing it to happen.
The following day, in an unmistakable show of support for the president’s statements, the left-liberal newspaper Der Spiegel ran an editorial piece titled “Verfassungsfeinde verbieten!” (Ban the enemies of the constitution!)
The article’s author, Dietmar Hipp, claims the party has become “more and more radicalized,” and insists that “it’s time to defend democracy with sharper weapons.”
“What Steinmeier failed to mention is the strongest weapon of a well-fortified democracy: the ban on political parties,” Hipp writes.
SPD co-leader Saskia Asken has also voiced support for a ban on the AfD party, saying during an interview with the daily newspaper Die Zeit on Monday, August 13th, that if the Office for the Protection of the Constitution classifies the AfD as right-wing extremist, then a ban must be sought.
Esken herself then described the AfD as a “secure right-wing extremist party” and claimed that the “fight against the AfD is a fight that society as a whole, all democrats, have to fight together.”
The increasingly bellicose, militant rhetoric Germany’s left-globalist establishment has been using in relation to the AfD, arguably, has had real-world consequences. Coincidentally—or perhaps not—the chairman of the AfD in the Bavarian district of Augsburg on Sunday evening was brutally attacked and beaten by a group of foreign males, who called him a “f*****g Nazi.”
It comes after the head of the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution (LfV) in the east German state of Thuringia likened the 16 million Germans supporting the AfD to Hitler’s Brownshirts, referring to them as “brown dregs.”