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Old Sep 26th 2017, 1:11 pm   #1
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The largest single party in Saxony ! I am hearing voices form the past - now on centre stage.

Racist and anti-foreign ideas that were the official ideology of the Third Reich are now heard again.

"Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht, dann bin ich um den Schlaf gebracht," as Heine wrote in his poem.
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 3:05 pm   #2
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The largest single party in Saxony ! I am hearing voices form the past - now on centre stage.

Racist and anti-foreign ideas that were the official ideology of the Third Reich are now heard again.

"Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht, dann bin ich um den Schlaf gebracht," as Heine wrote in his poem.
Since you have been listening to this kind of racist talk in the UK from UKIP &Co. for quiet a while I fear for your health. No sleep isn't good.
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 5:51 pm   #3
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20 years living and working in the Middle East innocculated me against paying any attention to what is in the media.
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Old Sep 30th 2017, 4:35 pm   #4
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"Denk ich an Butte in der Nacht, dann bin ich zu den Schafen gebracht," as Heine wrote in his poem.
Fixed that for you.
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Old Sep 30th 2017, 5:18 pm   #5
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The Bute where I live has one "t". Your "Butte" is in Montana !
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The Bute where I live has one "t". Your "Butte" is in Montana !
I know, but i needed two syllables in German to maintain the scansion.
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The largest single party in Saxony ! I am hearing voices form the past - now on centre stage.

Racist and anti-foreign ideas that were the official ideology of the Third Reich are now heard again.

"Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht, dann bin ich um den Schlaf gebracht," as Heine wrote in his poem.
I know someone from Saxony. According to her, the right wingery never really went away. But it is true that it has become more acceptable to air such views in public.
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The largest single party in Saxony ! I am hearing voices form the past - now on centre stage.

Racist and anti-foreign ideas that were the official ideology of the Third Reich are now heard again.

"Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht, dann bin ich um den Schlaf gebracht," as Heine wrote in his poem.
What I heard is that some members of the AfD praised the Wehrmacht.

Regarding immigration, Germany doesn't seem to be like Canada or Australia. The German immigration system seems to be a combination of extreme social liberalism and yet another chance for reconciliation for the Nazi atrocities. Thus not always the best and most pleasing people come to Germany. It is unfortunately not uncommon for children of immigrants to even struggle with German language skills, even though they have lived in Germany all of their lives.

The success of the AfD doesn't surprise me at all, even though I think their success is only very short lived, as none of their members have any experience in a federal government. And, no, I don't like them either. They are just a product of misguided immigration which has taken place in Germany for many decades, but also a product of a post-communist society in Saxony.

After all, Saxony is one of the provinces seeing the lowest influx of foreigners or refugees from the Arabic or Muslim world.
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The AfD said "The British praise and idolise Churchill and British achievements in WW2. Why can't Germans sing the praised of the Wehrmacht in that period ?"
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The largest single party in Saxony ! I am hearing voices form the past - now on centre stage.

Racist and anti-foreign ideas that were the official ideology of the Third Reich are now heard again.

"Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht, dann bin ich um den Schlaf gebracht," as Heine wrote in his poem.
I am currently living in Lower Saxony. I have no idea how the vote went but my impressions of the Germans I have met so far are that of incredible patience, tolerance and acceptance of the need to help others, even those so visibly different to themselves. My German "requires improvement" but I have not once had any attitude from Germans who don't speak English.

I have not see any Third Reich shit.
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I have not see any Third Reich shit.
You can't be British then 🤔
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