EU Migrant Crisis: German Voter Anger Rising – Perhaps Mutti Merkel Faces a Problem?
Björn Höcke, a rising star in Germany’s small but growing anti-immigrant Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, has warned that if the current rate of migrant influx is not halted, Germans face being overwhelmed by end 2016 .
A video published to Youtube on November 4, 2015 shows excerpts of Björn Höcke’s address to an AfD Conference in Munich on 22 October 2015.
Speaking to an enthusiastic audience he said: “In 2015 there are just 64.5 million Germans without an immigrant background. And of these 43.6 million are over 35; and 9.9 million are under 20. In the 20-35 year age group, there are 11 million Germans; and by inference, 5.5 million men. If also in the next year, every day, 10,000 (immigrants) cross the border, and the largest share of them, over 70% — I only have the numbers for Thuringia — are young, male, and Muslim … If every day 10,000 (immigrants) cross the border, then by the end of 2016 we will have 5.5 million German men as compared against some 6 million people with an immigrant background…
“Right, and the future inhabitants of Germany: they are the ones who are now between 20 and 25 years of age, and that is why this age cohort is so important. And unless we initiate a fundamental turn in asylum policy, this central age cohort will tip the majority ratio by the end of 2016. That would be the end of our people, that would be the end of our culture. And that would be a medium-term perspective, which must turn Germany into a Muslim country. Those are the facts …”
The video shows Höcke urging his audience to resist: “We are not at all willing to hand over our country. We are not willing to become strangers in our own land. We are not at all willing to integrate these people, whom the statistical data show are overwhelmingly male, young, uneducated and Muslim. Since we of the AfD still have prudent judgement up here in our cerebrum, we are saying plainly and with the necessary clarity: these people are no enrichment; they are a burden, economically and as regards our commonwealth…”
Björn Höcke, a former East German, is married with four children and is chairman in Thuringia state of the Alternative für Deutschland. In 2014 the AfD entered the Landtag (local parliament) in that state for the very first time with eight seats and 10.6% of the votes.
According to one media report the AfD party recently organised six protests in Erfurt the state capital of Thuringia opposing the “out-of-control asylum chaos”. In a sign of his growing importance in the party Björn Höcke was the main speaker at all of them.
Highlights: Björn Höcke’s Speech in Munich, 22 October 2015
Published to Youtube on Nov 4, 2015 Original video source: Alternative für Deutschland: Landesverband Thüringen
In his address, titled “Asylum Catastrophe”, Björn Höcke goes on to say: “The situation in this country is dramatic. And it may actually be historically unique. One has to understand, that I cannot even compare it with one or another of the Hun invasions or Mongolian tempests which have passed over us and brought enormous suffering; — I am not doing that. The magnitude of the challenge, as one calls it nowadays, is so gargantuan, that it is impossible to assess it. But perhaps it is coming to pass, that this drastic remedy is once again stirring the Germans into wakefulness. Perhaps it is the last chance for our people to once again awaken…
” …peoples have always changed. But a people changes at a snail’s pace. What we have at the moment is a multicultural revolution from above … we, the German people, are no more morally obligated than, for example, the Danes, the Czechs or the Poles, to sacrifice our own and our forefathers’ foundation and lifetime achievements, including even the self-destruction of our commonwealth and its political culture, for the hopes of immigrants.
“We, the German people, are not obligated to sacrifice our material and cultural substance and our majority-based self-determination in our own country in perpetuity to an immigrant majority of foreign origin. We, the German people, have not only the right; no, we have the duty to preserve for our children a German future in the middle of Europe.”
AfD is described by Wikipedia as a Eurosceptic, right-wing populist party founded in 2013. It won 4.7% of the votes in the 2013 federal election, narrowly missing the 5% electoral threshold required for seats in the Bundestag. The party won 7.1% of the votes and 7 out of 96 German seats in the 2014 European election, and subsequently joined the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group. As of 2015 the AfD has gained representation in five German state parliaments.
The slide show below features a face that future German populations may well come to despise as much as they do other notorious leaders of today’s Germany and its predecessor states over 200 years of the country’s troubled history:
The increasing burdens of the massive influx affecting the EU’s largest and most powerful member state, have been highlighted by the Washington-based Gatestone Institute. In a report, Germany: Migration Crisis Becomes Public Health Crisis released by the conservative think tank on November 8, researcher Soeren Kern summarises the situation as follows:
German hospitals are increasing security to protect doctors and nurses from violent attacks by migrants who are unhappy with the medical treatment they are receiving.
Critics are warning that German taxpayers will end up paying billions of euros to provide healthcare for a never-ending wave of asylum seekers. This is in addition to the billions of euros already being spent to provide newcomers with food, clothing and shelter.
In addition to the massive economic and social costs, as well as the burden of increased crime, including a rape epidemic, Germans are now facing the risk of being exposed to exotic diseases — and tuberculosis.
Roughly 5% of asylum seekers are carrying resistant germs. In real numbers, this works out to around 75,000 newcomers with highly infectious diseases. — Dr. Jan-Thorsten Gräsner, director of the Institute for Rescue and Emergency Medicine.
Twenty types of vaccines are now in short supply, and 16 others are no longer available at all. Because of production bottlenecks, some vaccines will not become available until 2017.
Muslim women refuse to be treated by male doctors, and many Muslim men refuse to be treated by females. — Max Kaplan, director of the Bavarian Medical Board.
German media outlets are downplaying the extent of the healthcare problem, apparently to avoid spreading fear or provoking anti-immigrant sentiments…
Meanwhile according to the London Daily Telegraph citing Die Welt: “the German government has drawn up secret plans to cope with a political and humanitarian crisis if countries in the Balkans close their borders to refugees according to a leaked confidential report. The report, prepared by several government agencies including German intelligence, predicts “panic and chaos” and “storming of borders” if the refugee route across Europe is closed, according to Welt newspaper.The leaked details come after Mrs Merkel recently warned that border closures could lead to ‘military conflict’ in the Balkans…”:
Following elections in Croatia on November 8 and with the exception of the Czech Republic, right-of-centre parties now hold power in key central and east European states that are members or associates of the migrant-besieged European Union.
Croatia’s conservative HDZ alliance, that won the country’s first election since it joined the EU in 2013, favours a tough stance on migrant issues and advocates strict border controls.
On October 26 Poland’s eurosceptic Law and Justice party (PiS) won a notable victory in a watershed election that now pits this anti-migrant party against its European Union allies.
Meanwhile Hungary’s conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has infuriated his EU allies by building a fence along his country’s south-eastern Schengen zone border to keep out the migrants his country refuses to host, while insisting Europe’s Judeo-Christian values and heritage be protected.
In its 1000 years of existence present day Hungary has had plenty of experience with unwelcome invaders. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Ottoman war machine ranged over swathes of Eastern Europe and crushed the forces of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary (far larger than today’s Hungary), heralding decades of feuding and warfare. Areas comprising modern-day Hungary were once the borderlands between the Muslim Ottomans and Christian Hapsburgs to the West.
“We shouldn’t forget that the people who are coming here grew up in a different religion and represent a completely different culture. Most are not Christian, but Muslim,” Orban wrote in a German newspaper. “That is an important question, because Europe and European culture have Christian roots,” he added.
(To better understand the resistance along the centre and south eastern flanks of the EU, to the current mainly Muslim migration, here is a short history of earlier times with acknowledgement to Wikipedia: “The Ottoman wars in Europe, also known as the Ottoman Wars or Turkish Wars, were a series of military conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and various European states dating from the Late Middle Ages up through the early 20th century. The earliest conflicts began during the Byzantine–Ottoman Wars in the 13th century, followed by the Bulgarian–Ottoman Wars and the Serbian–Ottoman Wars in the 14th century. Much of this period was defined by Ottoman expansion into the Balkans and modern-day Serbia, which allowed the Empire to gain a foothold in eastern Europe. The Ottoman Empire made further inroads into Central Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, culminating in the peak of Turkish territorial claims in Europe. There was a backslide in Ottoman military dominance after the unsuccessful Siege of Vienna in 1529 and the Ottoman-Habsburg wars. European powers began to consolidate against the Ottomans and formed the Holy League, reversing a number of Ottoman land gains during the Great Turkish War of the late 1600s.)
Finally as Europe’s migrant mayhem continues seriously to divide the EU, Luxembourg, which holds the current rotating presidency of the bloc warns of the danger of war:
On November 9 Luxembourg broadcaster RTL reported
that Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn feared the EU could dissolve over the migrant crisis.
“In an interview with (German news agency) DPA Asselborn said that conflict could erupt. The Schengen agreements will be jeopardized by the desire of some countries to reintroduce border controls. In the absence of a European solution, more and more countries will assume that only a national solution can be effective. Thus Schengen could die, which will have dramatic consequences for European citizens.
“What unites us always is the cultivation of human values”, Asselborn said. “The false nationalism now rising could lead to a real war, some policies and parties consciously aim to benefit from the current situation and to sow terror,” he ended ominously.
Story: Ken Pottinger