September 27, 2017
I’ve heard from reliable sources that there were solid nationalists in AfD that were being overshadowed by their weak conservative leadership. Petry was part of the problem; she lacks the sense of urgency needed to prevent Germany from becoming majority black and Arab in the next 20 years.
Petry is basically the Paul Joseph Watson of German politics, and apparently members of her party actually want to use their Bundestag seats to fight the Jewish immigration conspiracy. That’s what voters demand they do!
Frauke Petry, co-chair of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), said on Tuesday she would quit the party, as more splits emerged among lawmakers after its shock third-place general election finish.
Petry’s husband, Marcus Pretzell, the AfD leader in the regional state of North Rhine-Westphalia, said he was also quitting. He told Die Welt he had decided to leave the party as he had a “not very optimistic view of the development of the AfD.”
The AfD, which was founded as a Euroskeptic group in 2013 but has focused increasingly on a nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-Islam message, won 12.6 percent of the vote in Sunday’s general election, becoming the first far-right party to enter the German parliament since World War II.
Petry, one of the party’s best-known figures, has been at odds with other AfD leaders for months. She has advocated a less extreme course with the aim of making the party fit for government one day, while more radical party members insist the AfD’s vocation is as an opposition party.
On Monday, she stunned colleagues by saying she would not be part of the AfD’s parliamentary group and then walking out of a joint press conference with other party leaders.
“It is clear that this step [resignation] will take place,” Petry said in Dresden on Tuesday, news agency DPA reported. Petry did not specify when she will formally resign.
She said she was also stepping down as leader of the AfD parliamentary group in the regional state of Saxony. Two other office-holders in the group would do the same, she said.
On Monday, four AfD members of regional parliament in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern broke away to form their own parliamentary group.
It’s not crazy to speculate about other factors at play. Perhaps Queen Bowlcut and the Iron Croc Shoe are bribing and intimidating the political opposition behind the scenes?
Then again, it could just be that she is female and conservative and the stress of being called a Nazi is too much for her.
Nick Griffin and other nationalists have criticized AfD for having no coherent platform. He’s right. The only party in Germany that ran on sending all the refugees home (especially since the conflict in Syria is almost over) was NPD, but they didn’t have the resources to compete with the very well funded AfD.
Another point of contention is that the AfD has a strong relationship with some segments of the Jewish neocon movement in the United States, though it is unclear how deep these ties go.
Regardless, the best we can hope is for genuine patriots in the AfD to push the party to where it needs to go. This is good news in spite of the short-term disorder it is causing.
In the end, parties led by women are doomed to fail. Cutting your hair short like a school boy may be what all German women do on their 40th birthday, but it doesn’t magically give them the strength needed to lead a true anti-establishment movement.
Petry made the right choice. Now please frau, grow your hair out so you can look female again.