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January 31, 2024
Alice Weidel, general debate in the German Bundestag January 31, 2024.
This government HATES Germany! – Alice Weidel – AfD
Dr. Alice Weide, leader of the AfD parliamentary group in the Bundestag. Member of the Federal Executive Board of the AfD, Head of the Federal Euro and Currency Committee; Member and interim chairman of the Federal Program Commission of the AfD. Dear friends, maybe you should also watch the video of Weidel’s speech, because her facial expressions and body language are even more expressive and convincing than the facts she presented.
Start of speech (translated into English):
The two previous speakers have impressively shown that they lack seriousness about the real concerns and problems of the citizens in this country. It’s burning, it’s burning in Germany. And this government, made up of overwhelmed, miscast personnel and ideologues, is the arsonist. The battered top performers in this country are taking to the streets. Farmers, craftsmen, medium-sized businesses, innkeepers. Dealers, transport companies.
You continue to protest because you are at the end, hidden from the media. Three quarters of Germans support the middle class protests, three quarters want this government to end. This government is cutting a path of destruction through this country. But instead of correcting, this government is spearheading an unprecedented smear campaign against the middle-class protests and against the opposition force on which more and more citizens are placing their hopes. True to the motto: If the citizen becomes unpleasant, call him right-wing extremist.
Your auxiliary Stasi (former East Germany‘s State Security, commonly the Stasi) Correctiv (a state publication to back up state lies), one of the many government organizations that receives plenty of tax money from their government, has provided you with the template for this, with unbelievable lies and slander. And the head of Correctiv is now lying to herself that she never used the word “deportation“. It has already come to this, tax-financed denunciation against a political competitor. They are not even ashamed of perverting the right to demonstrate. Demonstrating is a citizen’s right to freedom from the state, and not the other way around. Instead of listening to the people who bring their plight to the public, they themselves demonstrate against the opposition.
And you don’t think anything of it when such demonstrations openly display calls for murder against opposition politicians. “Kill AfD supporters,“ it says, and you applaud. The Federal President describes AfD voters as rats, and the FDP top candidate describes AfD voters as blowflies.
Shame on you, shame on you.
You are dividing this country with your unspeakable tax-funded slander and character assassination campaigns just to cling to your own power. Fixing a failed and bloated budget proposal is a document of your arrogance and incompetence. You talk about saving, but you put the burden solely on the citizens.
The mood among companies is at rock bottom. This government is the biggest location risk for Germany. A number of medium-sized companies are throwing in the towel and fleeing. The list of companies cutting tens of thousands of jobs or relocating them abroad grows longer every day. There are sonorous names on it. From BASF, Bayer and Bosch to Continental, Mercedes and Miele to SAP and ZF.
The de-industrialization minister Habeck [Greens], who, as is well known, always found love of country disgusting, is now calling on companies to go bankrupt out of patriotism. That is the concept of this federal government.
Germany is deep in recession. It is the only industrialized country that is shrinking, and neither Putin nor the world is responsible for this, nor any fantasized global climate catastrophe. This incompetent government is the only one responsible for the disaster in our country. With their destructive policy of artificial energy shortages and increases in energy prices, the incessant tightening of tax screws, the bans policy, the expropriation, the waste of money, while they tell people the fairy tale of the rich country.
In Germany, only the overfed, overreaching state is rich, not the taxpayer. Thousands of Germans are receiving their heating bills these days and often don’t know how to pay them.
Normal earners, pensioners, families, medium-sized businesses and freelancers have to restrict themselves more and more every year in order to make ends meet. But they don’t even think about limiting yourself. They treat themselves to new helicopters and car fleets. The cabinet members spend huge amounts of money on hairdressers and photographers. The foreign minister flies with a large entourage on embarrassing missions around the world, while the average earner doesn’t know what he can still afford. And they are holding on to their pretentious chancellorship for almost a whopping 800 million euros. The gigantic expansion alone costs almost as much as the annual special sacrifice, which they want to charge the farmers in additional taxes.
They have expanded the civil service by around 11,500 positions in just two years. Good for their minions, bad for the taxpayers, who cost the entire fun 8 billion euros. Where other governments are rethinking and scaling back their international commitment, you are forcing yourself everywhere with German tax money.
You are threatening your own farmers’ existence in order to save almost a billion, but you continue to spend hundreds of millions of euros on senseless agricultural projects around the world.
The much-cited cycle paths in Peru are just one of hundreds of unnecessary development aid projects that cost taxpayers a total of 33 billion euros, for nothing, just for your NGO favorites. They waste this money without getting anything in return. For eco-refrigerators in Colombia, feminist foreign policy in South Africa, for the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Billions even go to India, even though India is flying to the moon, while our infrastructure is falling apart, schools are rotting and some of the students can no longer read, write and do math properly. Against the laws of physics and logic, you are pushing forward the planned economy and subsidy monster of the energy transition.
When it comes to energy policy, Germany is the world’s worst wrong-way driver The costs are beyond all dimensions. They are the main reason for the budget crisis. They add up to almost a trillion euros. A ONE with how many zeros, Mr. Habeck? But you don’t know how many zeros there are in a trillion, Mr. Habeck [Minister of Economic Affairs].
These are not investments in the future, this is the most expensive destruction of a functioning infrastructure that the world has ever seen. And they continue to flood the country with illegal migrants. Anyone can come, no one has to go. They naturalize new voters on a piecemeal basis and provide illegal immigrants with false legality through the opportunity to stay.
Your deportation acceleration law is a deportation prevention law. The taxpayer also has to pay a lawyer for rejected asylum seekers in order to continue to litigate against their overdue departure.
With this policy you are driving communities into despair, blowing up social systems and undermining internal security. But above all, you are depriving the Germans of their homeland.
Over 1,000 women are victims of sexual violence by immigrants every year. 7,000 since the CDU Chancellor’s welcome coup in 2015. But you’re keeping quiet about it. The media is also silent about this. Under the bogus label of “citizen’s money“, you have created a migration magnet whose costs have long since gotten out of control.
The next budget hole is just around the corner. They are abandoning citizens when the state is urgently needed.
Where is the compensation for the many people injured by your Covid vaccination? Where is the process of coming politically and legally to terms with this whole disaster? Again and again I have listed here what is needed to bring this country into shape.
Again: closing and controlling the borders. Rejection of illegal immigrants, repatriation of rejected and criminal asylum seekers and those who have no right of residence. This is the enforcement of law and order after years of injustice.
You want to criminalize the repatriation, we saw that in your campaign.
Stopping the energy transition, restricting government spending and, of course, abolishing the “citizens’ money“ for foreign citizens who have never paid into social security funds. Benefits in kind rather than cash are the key. But rational arguments no longer reach them.
You can’t govern Germany well, and you don’t want to. You are ruining Germany. And I’ll tell you why. Because you hate your own country, because you hate Germany!
This government hates Germany!
At least accept the possibility of a democratic transfer of power and clear the way for new elections.