Germany’s new interior minister, a radical figure who’s previously written articles for a publication with links to far-left extremism, has argued that the so-called fight against ‘right-wing extremism’ should be brought to kindergarten classrooms.
While speaking with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung days ago, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD)—who’s previously labeled ‘right-wing extremism’ as the country’s most pressing threat, despite ample evidence which suggests otherwise—claimed that through ‘education’ young children can be inoculated against ideologies that she and her fellow far-left travelers deem to be ‘extreme.’
“We have to smash right-wing extremist networks,” Faeser began. “The rule of law must not accept calls for murder and threats. We are resolutely combating this breeding ground for violence. But the fight against right-wing extremism starts much earlier, namely with good educational work. He has to start in kindergarten.”
Faeser then called on kindergarten teachers to ‘educate’ young children in such a way so as to ensure “that they are not even susceptible to ideologies of exclusion,” adding the country needs “democratic education that makes it clear that it doesn’t matter where a family came from at some point, what skin color someone has, who they believe in or who they love.”
Despite contradictory evidence, Faeser, along with other hard-left ministers and politicians, continue to claim that ‘right-wing extremism’ represents the greatest security threat to the German state and its democracy—an alarmist, ideologically-driven claim that’s been parroted ad nauseam by the establishment press in Germany and abroad.
Official figures recently released by the Federal Ministry of the Interior—the ministry that Faeser is in charge of—appear to verify Faeser’s assessment is alarmist, revealing that displays of right-wing extremism sank to a ten-year low in 2021.
Per the ministry’s figures, the amount of ‘extreme-right’ demonstrations—along with the number of activists who participated in them—fell by more than 40 percent last year, continuing a trend that has been ongoing for years. The figures, reported by Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, revealed that the largest number of ‘extreme-right’ marches took place in 2015, the year of the European migration crisis which saw nearly 1.5 million foreigners—most of whom were from the Middle East and Africa—enter Germany illegally.
Interestingly, and perhaps betraying their radical ideological biases, the German interior minister—along with her left-liberal colleagues in government— have remained silent on threats coming from left-wing extremists and Islamic terrorists.
Robert Semonsen is a political journalist based in Central Europe. His work has been featured in various English-language news outlets in Europe and the Americas. He has an educational background in biological and medical science. His Twitter handle is @R_Semonsen.