a reply to: LogicalGraphitti
For that you have to consider our history. Believe me that everything remotely "right-wing" will be pointed out and discussed ad nauseum.
Then you have the former DDR, where I was born but we fled before the wall came down and former West-Germany. Former DDR regions are more prone to
accept leftist socialism, expecting the state to help them. But they also adopt more far right views. Germany is in that sense, political regional
We had a party NPD, which was finally dissolved because of their obvious hate towards jews and foreigners and NAZI embracement. They were dismantled
about 12-15 years ago. Many of those went to the AfD, which was once a very down to the ground party and not at all right-wing. Now they are the new
NPD, according to the media.
We have "The Left" basically a party that is opposition with a strong tendency to the left, but with a more liberal touch. A bit anti authoritan but
there are good people there too with spines that will stand up for degradation of human rights. I value them for that. Mind you, European liberalism
is different from American liberalism. Personally, I am glad they exist because they harbor decent people that point out flaws where they exist. I
would never vote them though.
We have the SPD, that is a social democratic party. Together with the CDU/CSU, they kind of sit left and right from center.
We have Free Voters party, I am member of that party. Free Voters are not present in every state in big numbers (one digit percentage). They value
personal liberties the most, with the most common sense approach to me. I would put them 100% center. They are both traditional and progressive. For
me they have the most common sense approach keeping human dignity in their sight. They are against mandate vaccinations, but that's not really the
reason I am member. In their whole program they only have one point I disagree with. It's the party I can identify the most because they are down to
ground, common sense and not infested with lobbyism. Yet.
We also have the Green party. Full of socialistic leftist, totalitarian party that want's to ruin us with their outrageous claims. They also harbor a
lot of people that have repeatedly tried to lower the age of consent. They have roots in the 69 movement, try to fetch young people by telling them
they will legalize weed, but actually never speak about it after the elections again. Interesting, we have also our own AOC and they copy US DEM
tactics, like pulling racism cards and adopting "old white racist man" speak. It's obvious they have ties to US dems at least they orientate
themselves on their behavior. Basically if you let them reign, they will destroy Germany in 4 years. Killing cars, economy and making life miserable
If you make a child between the Green party and the SPD, effectively what you get is a party like US democrats.
CDU/CSU would be closes to republicans. They are mostly traditional, being from Bavaria and not that jumpy to change everything overnight, but they
also have backwards views on acceptance towards different viewpoints.
We have the FDP, they are more on the liberal side, center between progressive and traditional. They disappointed a lot of us when we gave them a vote
and a chance to reign, they #ed up royally.
Germany is a republic. To finally answer your question, no right is right and left is left
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