Our Flemish correspondent VH is following the latest news on the Pro-Köln movement in Germany, and has translated some of the German-language material for Gates of Vienna.
From what he describes here, the Pro groups are experiencing something similar to what’s happening to the BNP in Britain. Support for the mainstream parties is hemorrhaging, and disaffected voters are transferring their allegiance to Pro-Köln and its allies.
Here’s what VH says:
Two interesting developments:
1. Calling Pro-Köln members “Nazis” will cost the average blackhood 450 euro per smear from now on.
2. Christian Democrats are defecting to the Pro-Köln movement because of the multicultural near-leftist attitude in the CDU.
For instance, the CDU mayor of Cologne Schramma told blackhood street terrorists, concerning Pro-Köln: “These brown Biedermänner [Bieder-men, a smear word for conservative people from the southern hinterland of Germany] are in reality arsonists, racists in bourgeois outfits, subtle fear-mongers,” he warned in front of thousands of [Leftist] demonstrators. “This dirty clique of Euro fascists, these Haiders and Le Pens [who wasn’t even planning to attend the Congress] and whatever their names may be, I call to them: There is the exit, that’s the way back home!”
Now only mentioning his name is enough to give many law abiding CDU representatives the creeps and they are starting to defect to the Pro movement. That is significant, because that will not only drain the CDU of important Conservative representatives, but also add even more electoral appeal and credits to Pro.
Schramma is finished soon, and maybe next the leftist CDU in Nordrhein Westphalen. More importantly: The Pro movement has a even better chance to enter city governments and stop a few mega-mosques form being built.
From the Pro-Köln website (translated by VH):
Insulting “Pro” activists [Pro Köln, Pro NRW] as “Nazis” will cost leftist Activists 450 euros
Prosecutor Aachen finds the offense of insult applicable, and imposes a fine amounting 450 euros
A Leftist-extremist student jeered “neo-Nazis” and “Nazis” at members and friends of the citizens’ movement Pro NRW [Nordrhein Westphalen] at an information stand at Holzgraben [shopping center] in Aachen. The insults were immediately reported by Pro NRW activists to the local police who were present in the area. The prosecutor of Aachen now has issued an arrest warrant for libel in the amount of 450 euros against the Leftist disturbers.
Here is the comment of Pro Köln and Pro NRW chairman and Lawyer Markus Beisicht:
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“Pro NRW is a constitution-respecting, democratic opposition movement. Those who defame us, and want to push us into an extreme right corner, will therefore have to calculate the criminal consequences. To insult Democratic opponents one finds inconvenient as being neo-Nazis has its price. The prosecutor in Aachen has fixed this at 450 Euros. Adding to this there still will be civil lawsuits by the offended Pro NRW members. An expensive balance sheet for 5 minutes of Antifa-fame.
“And also in the future, members of the Pro movement will file a notification of insults and defamatory insinuations immediately. Because we not only defend the democratic rule of law, but we also insist on our Constitutional rights to be respected.”
And also from Pro-Köln:
Schramma and Laschet are driving conservative members out of CDU and into Pro!
A brief interview with the chairman of the Pro movement, the lawyer Markus Beisicht, on the spectacular transfer of the CDU [Christian Democratic Union] and JU [Youth movement of the CDU]-functionary Gereon Breuer to Pro Köln and Pro NRW.
Why is the pro-movement so attractive to disappoint CDU functionaries?
Beisicht: In Nordrhein-Westphalia, there was no longer a conservative CDU-wing. The state party adapted to the spirit of the times and left little to distinguish itself from the SPD [Labour]. Every CDU representative who dared to express politically incorrect views, was maneuvered onto the sidelines. Moreover, people like Schramma and Laschet are scaring off many conservative CDU members and representatives of goodwill.
Just as the Leftist Party absorbed parts of the SPD, we are currently recruiting many former CDU members and representatives. Christian Democrats who became politically homeless will find a new political home with us, where you still can strive for the preservation of German culture The CDU in Nordrhein-Westphalia is in an erosion process just at their conservative edge. It no longer offers any orientation, and operates a policy that only accords with the standards of the blockwatch of political correctness. That this in the long run this will lead to a membership decline is more than understandable. It is not without reason that Friedrich Merz [former chairman of the CDU] is leaving politics.
Will other CDU officials follow the example of Gereon Breuer and the former CDU chairman of Cologne-Ehrenfeld Joerg Uckermann?
Beisicht: I am quite optimistic about that. Especially in the Cologne CDU, there is enough dynamite after the recent party congress. We are currently in Cologne having talks with two CDU officials. But in the entire province there is meanwhile a whole network of contacts with many disappointed CDU officials who no longer want to support the fatal multicultural course of their party. Several former CDU representatives in cities in Ruhr and Ostwestfalen have already switched to us and are currently preparing publicly active Christian Democrat officials. With these officials, when I even mention the name of the Cologne Mayor Fritz Schramma, my conversation partners’ response is downright horrified. People like Schramma, [Armin] Laschet and Co. are pushing countless CDU members out of their party. We should actually be grateful to them!
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