We had our Super Tuesday, now Germany is having its Super Sunday, this weekend. Three of Germany's sixteen states are having elections to their state legislatures, and the whole exercise is going to be a test of Angela Merkel's popularity following the mass influx of Middle Eastern Muslims last year.Radio Derb: The Four Party System, Trump Derangement Syndrome, And The Godwin-Warhol Law
The numbers to watch for are the votes for AfD, Alternativ für Deutschland, which is one of those populist European parties our mainstream media commentators have been hyperventilating about as, quote, "Far Right." AfD wants Germany to control its borders and preserve its German identity. Please note that this does not mean they're Nazis. The Nazis wanted to expand Germany's borders to the Urals and the Pyrenees, and impose German identity all over. Different thing.
The AfD leader is 40-year-old Frauke Petry (above) and I must say, I like the cut of her jib. Ms Petry made news back in January by saying that illegal immigrants should be shot by border guards if they persist in trying to break in. That of course sent liberals to the fainting couch, although it seems to me a reasonable policy. I personally will, after a clear and suitable warning, shoot anyone that breaks into my house uninvited. I don't know why a nation wouldn't have the same option.
Ms Petry's party is polling at 15 to 20 percent, which is pretty good for a new party. Perhaps she can stir the Germans to set aside their crippling mentality of collective guilt and stand up for Western Civilization, to which they and their ancestors have contributed so much. Let's see how the votes go on Sunday.