On September 8, I predicted that Angela Merkel will be reelected German Chancellor.
To no one’s surprise, yesterday’s election indeed re-elected Merkel — for whom patriotism, nationalism and the German flag are bad things — for a fourth term.
But there are two interesting results of yesterday’s election:
- Merkel’s “conservative” CDU/CSU party received its worst result in almost 70 years, with only 33% of the votes.
- The media are also bemoaning the historic win of what they call Germany’s “right-wing, nationalist” AfD party — Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany). Ranking third with 12.6% of the votes, AfD has won its first parliamentary seats.
AfD’s platform is anti-immigration — what it calls “an invasion of foreigners” into Germany. AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland said, “We want a different [immigration] policy.”
And no wonder.
Only one-in-five of Merkel’s immigrants actually work.Of a million asylum seekers who have come to Germany in recent years, only a fifth has acquired some kind of employment, according to the Swedish news site SVT Nyheter (via Gateway Pundit). That means 4-in-5 or 80% of “migrants” in Germany are on welfare. (It’s even worse in Austria: 90% of “asylum seekers” in Austria are on welfare.)
But AfD’s rising popularity may be too late. Given the number, youth and predominantly male Muslim migrants, Germany will be a white-minority country in one generation.