A couple of weeks ago I posted a report by our German correspondent Furor Teutonicus about a German conservative movement known as Pro-Deutschland. Furor Teutonicus has translated and summarized some additional material about Pro-Deutschland for Gates of Vienna:
Because of its past Germany probably suffers more today from the “liberal curse” than many other countries. Basically anything further “right-wing” than Mother Theresa or Mahatma Hindi can and doesget labeled “extreme right-wing”, both in the press and at the local pub.
There exists no party between one that describes itself as “die Mitte” (C.D.U/C.S.U) and the N.P.D, or the infamous “neo-Nazis” beloved of the anti-German Western press.
Or rather, that was the case.
Now we have a grassroots party that, although various interest groups try to say otherwise, is a sensible alternative to the extremes seen in the “news”.
I have translated as best I can the main points of their party programme. I apologize for the “wooden” script, but German does not always translate as well as would be desirable in a perfect world. I also apologize if I have misread any part, but I am 99.9% sure I have not.
Pro-Deutschland is a right-wing/Conservative group that stand for the traditions and culture of Germany and the German people. They are not against anyone, and merely wish to correct the imbalance that favors non-German culture and ideas, that here, as in the rest of Europe, are supported by our politicians.
In their own words:
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Die Bürgerbewegung Pro-Deutschland versteht sich als politische Vereinigung von Menschen, die den abendländischen Charakter Deutschlands bewahren wollen. Sie bekennt sich zu den Werten der freiheitlich-demokratischen Grundordnung des Grundgesetzes der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
The citizens movement Pro-Deutschland constitutes itself as a political association of people who wish to preserve the traditional Northern European character of Germany. They bind themselves to a democratic ideal, and the constitutional laws of the republic of Germany.
Which means a total adherence to the rules regarding democracy, freedom of thought, free speech, etc.
They are also supporters of Germany as “a social state”. That is not the same as “socialist”. A social state is one that follows in the footsteps of Bismarck, and looks after its poor, unemployed, sick, and disabled.
Pro-Deutschland stands against the export of jobs, and for a fair wage for work within Germany, and supports the employers in their enterprise.
They support the traditional view of the family unit, and fight for a sufficiency of child-care centers, and for the improvement in the situation of families so that they are able to work and keep the family unit as the center.
In the field of justice, they say:
Polizei und Justiz müssen im Umgang mit Kriminellen endlich die Samthandschuhe ausziehen. Dafür brauchen sie Rückhalt aus der Politik. Die Bürgerbewegung Pro-Deutschland fordert: Opferschutz vor Täterschutz!
The police and the justice system must, when dealing with criminals, take off the velvet gloves. The justice system needs support from the political system in order to do this.
Pro-Deutschland stands for the rights of the victim before those of the criminal, and stands for a stricter sentencing programme for all offenders, particularly sex offenders.
The movement is totally against any sort of extremism, and it will not be tolerated within their ranks.
As far as jobs go, Pro-Deutschland stand for more training within the population, rather than the importation of workers, and therefore the loss of German jobs.
Foreigners are welcome, but they must respect the culture, traditions and laws of the country and learn the language.
Any that refuse or are incapable of this are not welcome. Any foreigner found guilty of a crime must, after serving his sentence, be immediately deported.
Pro-Deutschland is against the abuse of political power, and fights for the freedom of the people from the abuse of political power, and campaigns for an open and transparent government system.
They are prepared, to put candidates forward for Government at National and local level.
Pro-Deutschland is against the idea of “Multiculturalism” or “Multi-Kulti” as it is known in Germany. They realise, along with many others, that it just DOES not work.
They protest strongly against the “Islamisation” of Germany. They run campaigns against the building of mosques in many German cities.
In the Landesverfassungbericht Hamburg (Constitution report for Hamburg) Pro-Deutschland were described as “extreme right wing”. However, after taking it to the constitutional court, this label was withdrawn.
— Furor Teutonicus