The Alternative for Germany had their meeting in Berlin today (If you want an enduring memorial to Margaret Thatcher, et al., look at an UNITED BERLIN in ein frei Deutschland! [I told you I speak a little German!]) and already the Tweedledee/Tweedledum parties have given themselves away!
The leader of the Green Party in the parliament (Bundestag) stated this to Deutsche Welle:
“They are advocating something that I consider to be unfounded, dangerous and illusionary,” Green Party parliamentary chief Jürgen Trittin told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
“The Alternative for Germany has a program for destroying jobs in the German export industry,” he said.
I reme3mber when they called Ron Paul dangerous! He is dangerous. Dangerous to the enemies of liberty! So is the AfD!
But the Green Party leader gave himself away here:
Trittin accused the AfD of seeking “a return to a traditional-style nation-state” and supporting currency policies that would hurt Germany’s export-dependent economy.
I can only speak for myself but that should be exactly what the AfD wants to do: Restore national sovereignty and power from a superempire formed without any democratic legitimacy. Nobody asked the German people if they wanted the euro – it was imposed on them. Now Germany must answer to Brussels for so much of what they legislate. The time has come for Tweedledee/Tweedledum to answer to the people.
More unsolicited advice from a friend in the United States: Go get UKIP leader Nigel Farage to do a speaking tour in Deutschland. The leaders of the AfD would discover that Farage has a following in all the EU countries. I think Farage would play to packed houses in Germany. (Farage has a German wife, too!) He could explain why the EU as presently constituted and the eurozone is bad for the German people. Try this from a UKIP blogger in the Commentator:
Far from being cheered on by a bunch of xenophobic, English right-wingers as The Guardian would have you believe, ordinary citizens from Poland, Greece, Germany and right across Europe stop by to thank Nigel Farage for speaking up for them as despairing Europeans. Often they speak of their desire to have their very own Nigel Farage to cheer on; to vote for.
Well, now the Germans do!
Also, remember the NO movie. I do not know German electoral politics but I think all legal registered political parties get TV time. Use that time to show: Germany: Happiness is coming!