Martin Schulz is the former president of the EU Parliament and now the leader of the Social Democrats in Germany — and Angela Merkel’s coalition partner.
Mr. Schulz held a press conference in Dortmund yesterday (January 15) to campaign for the Grand Coalition (Große Koalition, GroKo). A local right-wing group protested outside, and a picketer interrupted him.
To understand the reference in the title of this post, pay close attention to Mr. Schulz’s inadvertent metathesis at about 1:16 in the video — it’s quite the Freudian petticoat.
|00:00||Europe is moving towards the right, as we also loudly heard [at a protest] outside.|
|00:04||The neighbor countries around us, take Austria, have a right-wing government.|
|00:08||The whole day, yesterday and today, I was being… —Sir, you are a traitor to the people!|
|00:13||You are allowing the replacement of the German people! Shame on you!|
|00:17||I was being… —You should be ashamed, Mr. Schulz! —I hope the delegates|
|00:21||—I hope the delegates heard this.|
|00:24||In Poland, in Austria, in Denmark, in the Czech Republic,|
|00:29||people like this one who just yelled win elections.|
|00:33||The Federal Republic of Germany is the country which, together with France,|
|00:40||has to lead the European Union in order to strengthen democracy in Europe.|
|00:43||This is beyond doubt. And I think we should have a party congress in December, where —|
|00:49||where we… —Traitor to the people! —Silence!|
|00:52||[More picketers:] Traitor to the people! Traitor to the people!|
|00:58||Well, I can only repeat that I hope that, erm,|
|01:01||the Social Democratic Party of Germany will contribute its share so that Nazis like this,|
|01:06||that, er, people, who… who want to place our country,|
|01:10||our people, above others, with nationalistic clamor,…|
|01:16||[…sh*t] —that they have no land in this place, er, no place in this land!|
|01:20||This is a task for Social Democracy, and I hope our delegates see that, too.