Alarm signal for all democrats – on the outcome of the state elections in Saxony and Brandenburg

Posted on September 20, 2004Comments Off on Alarm signal for all democrats – on the outcome of the state elections in Saxony and Brandenburg

The entry of the fascist parties NPD and DVU into the state parliaments of Saxony and Brandenburg is an alarm signal for the democratic public in the Federal Republic.

The attempt by the Federal Minister of the Interior, Otto Schilys, to address the legal developments in the run-up to the elections towards a “very problematic decision by the Federal Constitutional Court” in the matter of the ban on the NPD falls short of the mark. The “clearly xenophobic and anti-Semitic propaganda” that he noted is increasingly being legitimized by the licensing authorities and the judiciary as a constitutional “expression of opinion”. The dismaying climax of this sanctioning of fascist activities was the decision of the highest German constitutional body in Karlsruhe, with which, for the first time since 1945, neo-fascist groups were allowed an openly anti-Semitic agitation demonstration against the synagogue building in Bochum July.

The basis for the increasing electoral success of the Nazi parties, however, is to be found in the politics of social exclusion of large parts of the population, which is enforced by an in fact very large coalition red-green / black-yellow against the vital interests of millions of citizens and accompanied by cynical public abuse .

Anyone who defames the protest against Hartz IV, against ever further redistribution from the bottom up, against war politics, educational misery and the dismantling of democracy as undemocratic, robs democracy of its content.

Those who pursue such a policy encourage fascist social demagogy. It is obvious that neither the NPD nor the DVU represent the interests of dependent employees. Whether location competition or “Germany ahead”: people fall by the wayside.

The recent electoral successes of the NPD and DVU make it clear once again how urgent it is for all democratic-anti-fascist
forces in our country to act uniformly .

We need a different policy for work and social justice. We need strong social movements for a solidary society.
There is no place for fascists in these movements!

History teaches us: Fascism is not an opinion, but a
crime!

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