Over the weekend there were elections in three German states. And a new anti-immigration party, called the AfD, did incredibly well, especially for a party that didn’t exist just a few years ago.
The AfD is led by Franke Petry. She’s young, attractive and entrepreneurial, with a PhD in chemistry.
Strangely enough, Angela Merkel also has a degree in chemistry. But that’s where their similarities end.
Merkel is 61; she’s a career politician, having spent 25 years at it. But the biggest difference isn’t just that Petry is a generation younger. It’s this: Petry has four kids; Merkel has none.
And what a reassurance, to know that Germans do not agree with what’s being done to them and are no longer willing to be scared of being called “racist," simply for believing in borders, and opposing rape culture, and the de-Germanization of Germany.
But have you noticed that the AfD is being called “far right”?
Is a party that now places second or third throughout Germany really "far right," from a statistical point of view?