Angela Merkel won a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor in the national elections in September, although she lost one million votes to the AfD, which now will have a national platform on the floor of the Bundestag where they can present their noxious views.
The AfD campaigned against immigration, in particular opposition to Muslim immigrants, citing racial mixing would create a mongrel people. The AfD contend the German remembrance of the Holocaust has become a cult of guilt, and homosexuality as immoral.
The German media has contrasted Germany’s political scene to that of America’s, stating contempt, crude, ignorant and vindictive language will become ordinary with the rise of the far right. With the AfD in government, most feel its representation is a huge backward step for Germany.
Chancellor Merkel is a practical leader, unlike our impulsive Tweeter, and will find most European countries behind her — Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and countries in support of the Paris Climate Accord. It’s an alliance of pragmatism and the United States is going to need them if we go to war against another ignorant, selfish, arrogant and unrealistic numskull.
Dr. Dorys C. Grover