Is This Alt-Right Enough? One In 12 Germans Think ‘Naziism Had Its Good Side’

This will surely please the Sturm und Drang crowd who follow Donald Trump on Twitter, you know, the ones who put “((( )))” around the names of Jews.

From the Times of London, an almost unbelievable report.

One in ten Germans yearns for a new Führer to apply a firm hand for the common good, a poll suggests, exposing the depth of far-right tendencies seven decades after the downfall of the Nazis.

Eleven per cent said they thought that Jews had too much influence in society and 12 per cent thought that Germans were by nature superior to other people.

More than 8 per cent of Germans said they believed that Nazism had its good side, with almost 6 per cent believing that Hitler would have gone down in history as a great statesman were it not for the genocide of the Jews.

The current chancellor, Angela Merkel, opened Germany’s borders to hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants (not refugees), who have assimilated about as well as DMX fans at a Donny Osmond concert.

And Trump sympathizes with those who believe Muslims should be banned from Germany, in what would be called in America the alt-right–in Germany it’s the Alternative for Germany party (AfD).

Trump said:

“You know, what Merkel has done is incredible, it’s actually mind boggling. Everyone thought she was a really great leader and now she’s turned out to be this catastrophic leader. And she’ll be out if they don’t have a revolution,” he continued.

The AfD would love to have that happen.

Oliver Decker, another co-author, said that right-wing extremists had found a new home in the AfD.

“Nazism and the extreme right are often considered to be at the margins of society,” he said. “But this is not true. The ideology of nationalist thinking is common.”

The AfD has said it is not a far-right party but represents the long-ignored views of many ordinary Germans.

Sounds familiar to me. I’m not sure where I heard that before–oh yes! From Trump supporters. America first, right? Blood and soil.

I can’t tell which is worse for America: President Obama’s obsession with being just like Europe, or Trump’s obsession with some of their former leaders.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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