If the refugee burning homes and mosques are vandalized, it is often said that such crimes were the result of racist rhetoric – he who sows hatred produces violence, action follows on Agitation. To ride this context, would be naive, if not downright dangerous. However, it is precisely because there is such a causal chain from the word to the deed, must be spoken in the same clear language of the condemnation, if the political opponent is the victim of a crime.
the member of The Bundestag and Chairman of the AfD Bremen, Frank Magnitz, was attacked on Monday by Unknown persons and severely injured. The police have a political motive, a special Commission was formed, headed by the state protection and closely with the Federal exchanges. Representatives of all parties represented in the Bundestag condemned the brutal act clearly, quickly and unambiguously. This shows that the reflexes of the votes. You distinguish a beneficial effect of those far-right votes, the attacks on foreigners as the result of Merkel's refugee policy trivialize.
Yet the perpetrators are not apprehended in the case Magnitz, whether political motives played a role, is open to speculation of a ban. However, it is proven that the AfD was often the target of attacks. Three messages from this still very young year: in Front of the AfD office in the Saxon town of Döbeln it comes to an Explosion, which apparently is powerful pyrotechnics be used. In lower Saxony, the family home of the Emsland AfD-district Council of deputies is smeared with red paint, the building with foam is damaged, the garden is devastated. In the Lichterfelde district of Berlin, a party is thrown at bags office of the AfD with color.
acts of vandalism and violence are crimes. Punktum
The short messages, which evoke memories – the pepper spray attack on former AfD chief Bernd Lucke in August 2013, the butyric acid attack on an election meeting with the former AfD Leader Frauke Petry, 2016, to the cake, which was kicked out in 2016, the then Deputy AfD Chairman, Beatrix von Storch on his face, the vandalism to the right publishers at the book fair in 2017.
The Naughtiest and also Törichste, what is said to such attacks to their justification is the sentence: if you dish it out, you must also be able to plug it in. No, if you dish it out, must be combated within the framework of the existing legal order. So and not otherwise. In the Moment, in the activist groups create their own standards in dealing with the opponent, you open the door for the arbitrary Power of the Stronger.
vandalism and violence are crimes. Punktum. In addition, such crimes are stupid. They weld the opponent, allow him to slip into the Martyr role, nourish the accusation that the Left is intolerant. From Donald Trump to the AfD, it belongs to the standard repertoire of right-wing populists, from strong powers followed, and to feel defamed, by the "lying press", the "Old parties", the representatives of a "political correctness", the "Elite", the "Establishment".
The hatred belongs solely to the Hatred
rights rhetoric is mostly defensive rhetoric. Protecting the Western values, the Indigenous, the folk, the common people must be. Any Attack on the AfD to strengthen this view of the world, supports the Propaganda. Sometimes attacks to generate compassion with the Victims.
In English, the phenomenon of "pity voting" A party is elected, because their representatives are treated unfairly. Voting as an act of poetic justice. Whom does it help, if AfD politicians are referred to as "Nazis"? Against the Background of German history, a resistance law and the legitimacy of the Tyrannicide follows from this terminology. From Antifa is then ennobled bloody Serious, with the Image of unrelenting Democrats, which in the fight against Evil was literally right. To want this Tradition to continue, is presumptuous and shows an absurd misunderstanding of current dangers.
Alternative for Germany, video footage of the attack on the AfD-politician, evaluated
A radicalisation of one's own language should leave nobody by the enemy force. The hate belongs solely to the Hatred, the incitement alone the Stalkers. The perception of a society that stands at the crossroads, and must win or go under, should be left to other forces. The path from the word to the deed is pretty damn short.