When it comes to Fascist, totalitarian socialism, E.Germans should feel right at home with it. KGS
NOTE: Fascism/Nazism has never been a “Right-wing” ideology, but a Socialist/Leftist one. The Left is always desperate to disown the Nazis, though they were in fact rival siblings.
H/T The Baron
The Village Where the Neo-Nazis Rule
Spiegel: Hitler salutes in the street and firing practice in the forest: Neo-Nazis have taken over an entire village in Germany, and authorities appear to have given up efforts to combat the problem. The place has come to symbolize the far right’s growing influence in parts of the former communist east.
Horst and Birgit Lohmeyer have been working on their life’s dream for six years, renovating a house in the woods near Jamel, a tiny village near Wismar in the far northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Birgit Lohmeyer writes crime novels, her husband is a musician, and both try to pretend everything is normal here in Jamel.
It wasn’t easy to find their new home. The Lohmeyers spent months driving out to the countryside every weekend, heading east from where they lived in Hamburg, but most of the houses they saw were too expensive. Then they came across the inexpensive red brick farmhouse in Jamel. Slightly run-down, but not far from the Baltic Sea, the house sits surrounded by lime and maple trees, near a lake.
The Lohmeyers knew that a notorious neo-Nazi lived nearby — Sven Krüger, a demolition contractor and high-level member of the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). What the Lohmeyers didn’t know was that other neighbors felt terrorized by Krüger. He and his associates were in the process of buying up the entire village.
Jamel is an example of the far-right problem that has plagued Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for years. The rural region, once part of communist East Germany, has a poor reputation in this regard — the NPD, which glorifies the Third Reich, has been in the state parliament since 2006 and neo-Nazi crimes are part of daily life. In recent months, a series of attacks against politicians from all the democratic parties has shaken the state. Sometimes hardly a week goes by without an attack on another electoral district office, with paint bombs, right-wing graffiti and broken windows.
I don’t believe the Spiegel story.
After the death of Rudolph Augstein (must be some 20 years ago) the Spiegel became an unreadable leftist rag, lots of innuendo but little substance.
I don’t like the East Germans, the older generation (those who were made to comply with communism) are too indoctrinated with collectivist rubbish, they can’t cope with free enterprise or a liberal democracy. Groupthink and dependency is deeply ingrained, they are hateful of Western individualism and remain Marxists.
The proof is in the pudding: instead of voting for conservative parties, the former SED apparatchiks are still highly regarded and get high marks and votes.
The young East Germans are also a bit dodgy and resentful of West Germans and have difficulties to adjust. But be that as it may, the NPD remains a marginal party, vilified, derided, ostracized and denied their rights, just like the BNP in England. Some of them may be Neo Nazis, but most of them are probably just nationalists and patriots.
In any case, I will spend a few weeks in Germany in April and hope to check it out, just out of curiosity. Just a friendly reminder: everyone who opposes Islamization is immediately discredited as a racist bigot Islamophobe, xenophobe and what not.
It might be worth a closer look.
“the NPD, which glorifies the Third Reich, has been in the state parliament since 2006 and neo-Nazi crimes are part of daily life. In recent months, a series of attacks against politicians from all the democratic parties has shaken the state. Sometimes hardly a week goes by without an attack on another electoral district office, with paint bombs, right-wing graffiti and broken windows.”
If that was true, the lefty loons and the lame stream media would scream like seared pigs, the republic would come to a standstill, thousands of coppers would be sent out and they would hold public show trials.
I. don’t. believe. a. word.
ok. I will check with Benny Weinthal from the JPost and see if he can dig anything up about this.
I don’t know if this is true yes or no, but it seems to me that neonazi’s are likely to team up with Muslims. At least that’s what they do in Holland, they have a common enemy: the Jews.
Typical Spiegel dreck, here:
Israel, Jews are all about (biblical) revenge, obsessed with collective paranoia, its all about an eye for an eye, etc:
Sheik, I got a reply from my JPost contact whose based in Berlin. He’ll get to the bottom of the story.