Skip to comments.This chant brought down the Berlin Wall. Now the far right has stolen it [CNN Biased headline]
Posted on 09/01/2019 10:11:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Grainy images of 70,000 protesters in Leipzig carrying candles and chanting "Wir sind das Volk" -- "We are the people!" -- were beamed across the world on October 9, 1989. The rally was a turning point in the fall of the Iron Curtain a month later.
Kühne was one of the demonstrators who, in his words, "longed for a free and united country." Then a 21-year-old locksmith working at the state railway company, he said the uprising in his hometown was "the greatest thing I've ever experienced."
Today he is again drawing inspiration from Germany's peaceful revolution -- this time, as a member of the country's far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party.
Kühne is a candidate in the upcoming Saxony state election on September 1, where the AfD is tipped to come in at second place, behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party.
Now the AfD is repackaging the 1989 Leipzig demonstrations for its 2019 political campaign -- resurrecting the same slogans, images and revolutionary rhetoric.
From billboards showing historic photographs of the protest, to posters emblazoned with the famous slogan: "We are the people!" the AfD is urging voters in the east to rise up, much as they did against communism three decades ago.
Today a man in his 50s and quick to make jokes about his weight, Kühne paints a picture of similiar activists-turned-AfD supporters who have been sidelined for too long.
"We were not asked" about replacing Germany's national currency with the euro, or Merkel's so-called open-door policy on refugees, he said. "But we are the people. And of course my party still uses this wonderful slogan from the peaceful revolution today."
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I could chant that with a gun in my hand. Yeah. I could.
Anyone who stands up for liberty today will be labeled a “far right” nazi by the DNC-MSM media complex. What’s ominous is that the more the marxists do so, the more the true far right will look like the only alternative to combat PC lunacy.
The AfD did very well in these elections. Still there is a long way to go to actually getting into government or influencing government parties enough to actually turn around Germany’s suicidal immigration policies.
The will of the people is the DNC talking points -- populism (the actual will of the people) is just racism, nativism, nationalism, white supremacy...
Partisan Media Shills update.
Communists are still butthurt by the downfall of the Soviet Union and East Germany.
Last week American Communists were calling Bernie Sanders a MODERATE.
If the Communist News Network (aka CNN) had their way, the wall would still be there and the USSR would still be ruling eastern Europe.
I want the Vatican and every wealthy person around the world supporting illegal immigration to tear down _their_ wall around _their_ property.
If that is “far right extremism” then so be it.
“Tear down that wall.”
technically the chant in 1989 WAS right-wing. It was talking about a nationalism as opposed to communist class-ism
The left want to re-write history again. The bringing down of the wall was a conservative success and a triumph for individualism. They like to forget Ronald Reagan. And now seem to claim bringing down the wall was a leftist idea because they don’t l like borders and walls a t all
Yeah, right. Sure. "Center-right" my ever expanding gluteus maximus!
The CNN operatives of Pedophiles Against Trump are hard at it...
they don’t like you so they are replacing you with New People.
it was hardly the left that wanted the wall to come down being the good little socialists that they are...
The left’s chant is “We are the ELITES... so shut up and obey your MASTERS!”
It's also a cultural misappropriation.
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