Inscription at the Reichstag building, the seat of the German Parliament
(Picture: Manfred Grund, Public Domain (Creative Commons CC0))
There have been Scandals in this campaign. When you hold the choice for important - but not everyone does. Anyway: Participate in between elections in the public policy debate. She is very good, Clemens emphasized equality.
For the parliamentary elections, there were two large exciters. One was that the reactionary AFD probably get seats in the Bundestag. The other was just the PARTY, here locally henceforth the more tolerable for typography "the party" called the confidence that you can distinguish the reader in the context between the party and a party. Both exciters are just that, when choosing something that is very important to very, very, not only statistically for the people in terms of a high turnout, but also individually as a democratic ritual for the individual citizen.
A commentary by Clemens Gleich
Clemens Gleich sat long ago as c't editor in an office of the Heise publishing house before brought him striking experiences to henceforth earn his money in the saddles of motorcycles. But once Nerd, Nerd forever: As a freelance writer, he still writes about computer issues. And all the trappings of social and political implications.
How important a choice seems to depend mainly because how high on the legislation assesses the power of politics in the context of all with inside-speaking players. Because that politics alone can not do everything, shows almost every law passed. But this assessment must absolutely lack of reliable data at the heart of every individual are completed. If it comes out that the election is virtually not care for you: a legitimate point of view. If, however, comes out that the choice of the most important events of democratic life is, you will understand the Aufreger quite well. Let us, therefore, to simplify the discussion of common second case out: The choice is fully important.
Merkel or nothing
If the choice is believed to be very important, we arrive immediately at the end of each consensus. For the important choice must also be carried out properly, which means that everyone should choose the one that I think is good or at least bearable. select AFD is not, not in protest, never, not at all. But the party will not because every vote for the party, too AGAINST could agree AFD. The problem is that every vote to a party with government participation is at least potentially a vote for "Merkel further", The rating good or bad I want are out there here. It will be only understandable that many Germans but once something else would after all these years as the "unified solution" with hand diamond.
Election programs in 2017
Summary of programs and positions of the parties on the topics of digitization and network policy.
- Positions of the CDU / CSU
- Positions of the SPD
- Positions of the Left
- Positions of the Greens
- Positions of the FDP
- Positions of the AFD
Mr. Lindner who flooded us as thorny business clothing model of FDP posters down with motivation calendar sayings will make only something with Merkel government. The SPD has himself so far maneuvered into the irrelevance that for them the same applies. Black-Green is on the present course a long overdue constellation at the federal level. Only at the extremes of the voters can be certain that he tenders a vote against further governance of cxu under Merkel. AFD. Left.
And then we are there where it pinches: fit If neither Merkel nor the extremes, you want so choose the party might be just. The now man type evaluates "Choice is full importance" surprisingly common as a despicable act. The taz was select party as "the last", as "bourgeois, elitist and amoral" and ultimately choose worse than AFD because the AFD at least wanted to make policy instead of only arrogant fun of it. Since we are already close to the Godwin-end of the discussion skills.
The debates at the party show very well how important the nuclear policy work of the parties is seen and how unimportant everything else. The party makes fun of politics by then puts the finger where it sometimes actually still hurts. your drawer "satire" therefore creaks. would fit better, perhaps "political cabaret"Because the party is the system displeasure voices and faces. And ultimately, if we are honest, it probably makes more politically relevant work than any other party comparable choice percentages.
That we already noticed it, she's like a presence in the public, although it may have no relevance in the election. When the AFD gold sold for the improvement of party funds, the party sold bills. This was a flat laughs at the surface, but underneath it was about the party financing law, which was then changed to prevent unauthorized use. The party argues Martin Sonneborn, So actually committed and serious political. And this argument, he wrote recently with a Facebook image text, which shows that under the "funny funny" quite slumber serious concern. The same we see in Kancler candidate Serdar Somuncu whose anger at the criticism of this and his political project mandatory seriously before "She is very good." stands.
For the parliamentary elections in 2017
Debates on Netzpoltik in #heiseshowXXL:
- "Hatred is not an opinion": About network policy and the future of the network, with Renate Künast (Green Party), Joerg Heidrich, Jürgen Kuri
- The Internet: From space to harbingers of totalitarianism ?, with Jimmy Schulz (FDP), Malte Spitz (GFF, The Greens), Joerg Heidrich, Jürgen Kuri
So the party voters found in his adopted a valve to engage in political activities, although he currently holds the political stage for stay away value. When people talk about the party, it's about politics. That's very good. The political discourse is underestimated, especially in our times of storage, ditches and bubbles. Would you rather the election candidates, party voters were withdrawing into the amorphous mass of poorly understood non-voter? I do not believe that. To choose. But none of the things that I find stupid. It's also not a democratic attitude. And the same criticism applies to the attitude towards AFD voters.
The bad man with the little beard is back
If we search a topic that signs each AFD voters, we certainly did not find in her strange choice program that only a fraction of the electorate reads (as with any party) at all. No, they entered her short battle cry: "Away with Merkel!" Many changes recently felt itself to a not to be underestimated amount of conservative voters like a landslide that happened under their feeble feet. Because they wish they were told by the cxu reassuringly conservative policies, some driven into the ground sneaky post made of wood, steel or concrete - known soothing materials. However, in some sweeping changes to the passivity, the policy of the Merkel era so characterizes showed. Who does nothing, does nothing wrong, you think. But right up only briefly. The end of the long-term line of reasoning is now called: AFD in the Bundestag, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum followed by a long pent-up wave of anger and hatred like Trump or.
And that shocked the liberal Germans. A black and white facebook image reminds him of the thirties when the Nazis gradually dismantled the Weimar Republic. It would be nice if the interest was focussed on more factors than just the collection of Hitler's party in parliament. When the NSDAP after the previous irrelevance first came Relevance in Parliament, the German Reich went before against the iceberg of the Great Depression. The reactionary German military superiors had prepared after the First World War secretly pumping, the only reason was the Third Reich "suddenly" Air force and armored figures had to wait long for the UK, because the British had not done so. National Socialist and Communist Terror covered the streets. hardly anyone will even oversimplified deny that the first WK ultimately resulted in the WW2. That belongs to it, if you want to investigate what could mean an event.
The real danger
then the danger lay, not today lies in the fact that is it an old Gauland now sits in Berlin. This could even go out very well by AFD politician same ultra-right positions for which would have voted without batting an eyelid before a cxu / SPD, make henceforth impossible. Or if, as in the UK, after such a shock swings a backlash.
No, the real danger lies in an unstable world situation. Of these, we also now know God enough. but since it is not enough to vote once per period for liberal parties as AFD. If the peanuts mold show you also scratch not only the mold away and face the rest of the face, but you will have the problem of rotting food tackle fundamental. And part of the public political discourse that conveys even and especially the party. Talk more with each throw over the grave mounds instead of just insult grenades. Participate in between elections in the public policy debate. She is very good.
See for election in 2017 on Telepolis:
(Clemens Gleich) /(Jk)