Do You Disagree? Then You’re a Threat to Democracy!

The leader of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann — a member of the Greens — recently paid a visit to Pittsburgh. He used the occasion to warn about the danger posed to democracy by those who fail to support the globalist agenda in Europe.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Warning from Baden-Württemberg’s head of state

Kretschmann: Those who despise democracy divide society

Pittsburgh

Baden-Württemberg’s Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) has warned of the decline of liberal democracy in Germany. “Populists and those who despise democracy, who only have cheap slogans and empty promises,” fueled fears, did not shy away from lies, and divided society, he criticized in a speech in the US state of Pennsylvania, according to the dpa news agency.

Trust in democratic institutions and processes is dwindling. At the same time, there is a threat from outside, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Democracy can never be taken for granted and must be defended. Germany needs an efficient state and strong political leadership. The people must also share common values.

Gauck: Must support Ukraine

Former Federal President Joachim Gauck also pointed out the urgency of a resolute government on Monday. On the occasion of German Unity Day, he said in ZDF’s heute-journal: “We not only need the announcement of a turning point, we also need a policy that corresponds to this announcement.” The traffic light coalition* is currently still in a “learning process”.

With regard to the war in Ukraine, Gauck demanded: “We have to support that country — not only because it is moral, but also because they represent our interests there. The attack on Ukraine is an attack on freedom and democracy.”

Afterword from the translator:

Who does the expert on washcloths mean? Who divides society by dividing it into good (politically correct) and bad (politically incorrect)?

Cheap slogans and empty promises are familiar from the election campaign, when the old parties go hunting for votes. Stir up fears? Karl Lauterbach comes to mind with his apocalyptic predictions (for example, unvaccinated people vaccinated by March, recovered or unfortunately dead), or the Greens with their climate hysteria.

Democracy despisers? Are they the ones who loudly demanded that the State Elections in Thuringia be reversed because the result didn’t suit? And as far as lies are concerned, this one is probably the best in memory: The energy transition is no more expensive than a scoop of ice cream.

With all this out there, I can only come to the conclusion that Kretschmann speaks of himself and his comrades.

*   “Traffic light” coalition government:
    Red:   Social Democratic Party
    Yellow:   Free Democratic Party
    Green:   Alliance90 / The Greens
 

2 thoughts on “Do You Disagree? Then You’re a Threat to Democracy!

  1. “The people must also share common values”, warns Kretschmann.
    Yes, Mr. Minister-President, but the values we treasure are not the values of all those thousands of citizens of Islam being brought in with no questions asked. Their system has a very different set of values, and specifically instructs them not to espouse European democracy.

    https://gatesofvienna.net/2022/06/the-values-we-treasure/

    • “Common values” sounds so simple but now so difficult because we have cesspit migration programs where we allow in the scrapings of the bottom of every third world barrel for cheap labour so we have someone to bring us our food.
      Only mono cultures like Japan have “common values”

      I also don’t believe Australia actually has any discernible values at all.

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