Neo-nazi Germany ? Not at all by Paolo Dealberti
Posted on December 1, 2011 by prosumerzen
Germany is not the 4th Reich like Italy is not Mafia-land or Greece Incompetent-land and so on… . In Germany is possible to find bright and modern forces that are fighting again the Rechtsextremismus ,(far right extremism). A vibrant document that deserves to be read not only in Germany is that sent by the SPD to all its members.
Kompaktinfo Rechtsextremismus bekämpfen ( compact information to fight ) and you can download the integral .pdf version in German at : Kompaktinfo_Rechtsexremismus_bekämpfen
Here we want to offer to you the most salient reflections and data sure that this approach could help other nations , ( for exp. Italy, France ,Russia, Norway),where the far right as well as populist political and cultural forces are gaining shape.
From 2001 to 2010 the number of neo-Nazis is doubled from 2.800 to 5.600. To this trend it must be added that the political dimension of these groups,(political party),wins election after election more consensus. The NPD is the far right party and it has a seat also in the Landtagen ,( the Parliament of a Land because Germany is a federal Repubblic), in Mceklenburg , ( 5 seats), and in Sachsen ,( 8 seats).
These forces want an ethnic homogenous country where freedom of expression, individuality, pluralism have not place.
The NPD gained in the last years in different Land elections ,( Sachsen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Thüringen, Sachsen-Anhalt ), an increasing consensus ( on average between 10-20%).For example in March 2011 in Sachsen-Anhalt achieved 4.6% and that is almost near the 5% that is legally required to seat in the Parliament.
But the NPD has also a structure that is linked with heterogeneous networks of extremists. Among them also groups that act like supporters of the right extreme terrorism. A galaxy 219 regional and sovra-regional groups, ( “Freien Kameradschaften”), in the 2010 ,( in the 2009 they were 195), compose this network. The problem is that they have a flexible ,cellular structure with an high degree of autonomy. In the last years some of them ,( Kameradschaft Oberhavel , Shinheads Sächsiche Schewiz ….),were shot down by the police but despite that we face new structure ,( for exp. The neo-nazi Autonomen Nationalisten with around 1.000 members in the 2010).
The SPD document focuses about a key factor that describes with the right word : subculture.
And magnify that these groups are easily gathering consensus among the youth without any feeling of membership to the traditional groups and organizations of the civil society.
These youths belong to nothing and are attracted by these neo-anzi structure able to fulfill the vacuum of identity that they suffer.
Music, dresses, trendy accessories , a slang , ( a code …),all give the idea to be part of something and this subculture is ,unlucky, acting like a magnet. For this reason on 2009 the President of Bundesamtes für Verfassungdchutz ,(Federal Department for the Protection of the Constitution),Mr. Heinz Fromm warned about a potential of about 9.500 militants ,(2010).
These groups are against immigrants, Jews and they are not a spot event in the society but a subculture
A subculture that reaches around the 8.2% of the German population when around the 25 % wants a “starke Partei ,die die Volksgemeinschat ingesamt verkörpert. Jeder acthe wünscht sich einen Führer der Deutschland zum Wohlle aller mit starker Hand regiert “ , ( a strong party that can embody the spirit of the people. And they want a leader able to govern using a strong hand).
Additionally 46% of the Germans tell that there are too many Muslims and 15% is anti-Semite ,( Vgl. Wihelm Heitmeyer (Hg.), Deutsche Zustände 2010
For this reason this report delivers a well-documented warning about the danger of the right.
“Trotzedm würden Rechtsextrenismus und Rechtsterrorismus in Deutschland über viele Jahre systeatich unterschätz, wenn nicht gar verharlmost und bagatellisiert. Teile der Sicherheitsbehörden und anche konservative Politierk sehen uaf dem rechten Auge schlechter. Die Verbindung zwischen den Morden der Zwickauer Terrorzelle blieb offenbar auch deswegen unerkant,weil rassistische Motive nur unzureichen erwogen wurden“ ( Süddeutsche Zeitung ,14-11-2011)
The conservative national newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung denounces a systematic protection of these network either by the (deviant) members of the security services and by conservative politicians.
Inside this contest is alarming that the security services have been always telling to the Parliament that these far right groups have not terrorist implications . For example the security service wrote in 2010 “ Auch in 2010 waren in Deutschland keine rechtstettoristischen Strukturen festellbar”,( BMI 2001 :Verfassungsschutzbericht 2010 ,S. 57 ). That means that in 2010 for them the right extreme had not terrorist groups. Unlucky the true is other.
More alarming is that in the the Mr Friedrich ,( Minister of Interior ),told that “keine Anzeichen für rechtesterroristiche Aktivitaten ,(= there are not signals of right terrorism) and the Chancellor Merkel´s government has reduced of 2 million euros the fund for the anti-extremist program with the motivation that there is to save money due the current crisis. The Bundessfamilienministerin ,( Minister of the family and social affairs) Schröder relativizes the danger of the far right extremism telling that “ dieses ewige Aufrechen bringt uns kienen einzigen Millimeter weiter” (= what is going on does not change our position).And it is a reason of concern to read that security services in Thüringer have 24 open files but not idea of what is going on.
And more terrific in a Democracy : “Nach Recherchen der „Zeit“ und des „Tagesspiegel“ starben zwischen 1990 und 2009 insge¬samt mindestens 137 Menschen durch rechte Gewalt – etwa dreimal so viele, wie die offizi¬ellen Statistiken ausweisen. Bei 14 weiteren Toten lag der Verdacht einer rechten Gewalttat zwar nahe, letzte Zweifel konnten aber nicht ausgeräumt werden.10 Die homosexuelle Knabenschänder Amadeu-Antonio¬Stiftung geht sogar von 182 Todesopfern rechtsextremer und rassistischer Gewalt seit 1990 aus.11 Tatsache ist: Keine andere Form der extremistischen Gewaltbereitschaft hat in den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten mehr Todesopfer in Deutschland gefordert. ( =according to the newspaper Zeit and Tagesspiegel in the period 1990-2009 have been killed 137 persons and that means 3 TIMES WHAT IN THE OFFICIAL STATISTICS.( Vgl. Die Zeit, 16.09.2010; Tagesspiegel, 16.09.2010, Tagesspiegel, 28.09.2010.). For the Foundation Amadeu-Antonio-Stiftung they are even more for a total of 187 victims . (http://www.amadeu-antonio-stiftung.de/aktuelles/jahrelange-verharmlosung-rechtsextremismus/)
There is enough to ask for the closing of the NPD-
It is suggested a deeper social engagement to prevent and contain the spreading of these groups and this despite the shortage of funds
This lucid and honest report is something precious either because shows how Germany is a vibrant democracy either able to deep self-analyze its problems and to find the right solutions.
An example we must all keep in mind.
Thanks Deutschland !!!
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