Tatjana Festerling, one of the most popular and well-known leaders of the PEGIDA movement in Germany, spoke briefly last night at the weekly PEGIDA rally in Dresden. Rembrandt Clancy has translated and subtitled the video of her speech, and also includes a transcript.
by Rembrandt Clancy
Two weeks after her vigorous speech on the “high treason” of the Soros-Brokered Migration Deal Between Europe and Turkey, Tatjana Festerling returned to the PEGIDA podium in Dresden this week to highlight additional aspects of Frau Merkel’s “damage” to Germany and Europe and calls for the Chancellor’s certification as mentally ill.
This week’s PEGIDA demonstration was held on Dresden’s Wiener Platz in front of the main train station. Based on the known length of the demonstration route, eye witnesses report that the demonstrators filled what appears to be a rather broad street for an entire kilometre, according to Epoch Times, who also supply a photo gallery of the demonstration.
Tatjana Festerling kept her speech to just over two minutes, with its focus entirely on Chancellor Merkel. For purposes of an international profile, so Epoch Times reports, Frau Festerling had posted an English translation of the speech on her Facebook page in advance.
In an opening comment Frau Festerling draws enthusiastic attention to the number of flags she sees belonging to the Identitaire movement. Our translation is limited to the speech itself which begins at about 33 seconds into the original video.
Tatjana Festerling: PEGIDA speech, 4 April 2016
The original German video source: Tatjana Festerling PEGIDA Dresden, 04.04.2016
There is a woman who for months has been forcing the German people into her delusions of complete ethno-trans-formation the population [Umvolkung: National Socialist term belonging to Lebensraumpolitik]; a woman who has squandered the assets which Germans have honestly and diligently earned; a woman, who acts contrary to agreements, who breaks the law and who incites others to do the same; a woman who, without parliamentary approval, concludes agreements on human trafficking with dictators; a woman, who invites terrorism to Europe and who threatens the peace of nations; a woman who destroys German culture, who limits the personal freedom of the individual and declares women and fleeing Christians to be fair game; a woman who dictates to public television what may be broadcast.
This is a woman whose accomplices do nothing to stop her by political means. This woman dabbles and lives in Berlin-Mitte [central borough of Berlin].
Given the damage she has now wrought on our country and Europe, an urgent clarification is required as to whether this woman is to be placed under judicial supervision, known formerly as certification.
For God’s sake, finally put Merkel in a straitjacket!
For links to previous articles about PEGIDA (Patriotische Europäer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) and related movements, see the PEGIDA Archives.