One in Ten Germans Want a New Fuhrer and a Third Believe Their Country ‘Is Dangerously Overpopulated by Foreigners’, New Study Finds
Allan Hall, Daily Mail, June 15, 2016
A new academic study has rocked the government in Berlin as people call for a ‘dictatorship in the national interest’ with one in ten wanting a new Führer to lead them to glory.
The University of Leipzig’s research team found that nearly 34 per cent of people quizzed thought Germany is ‘dangerously overpopulated by foreigners.’
A total of 21.9 per cent agreed that Germany needs ‘a single strong party that embodies the national community as a whole’.
One in every ten Germans wants their country to be led by a ‘Führer’ applying ‘a firm hand for the common good.’
And 71 years after Nazism was vanquished and the horror of the death camps revealed to a stunned world, 11 per cent of people questioned by the university researchers said Jews have too much influence in society.
Overall 12 per cent think Germans are by nature ‘superior’ to other people–a central plank of the ideology of Adolf Hitler and the original Nazis.
Other findings included four out of every ten people thinking Muslims should be prohibited from immigrating to the country and half of respondents in a survey of 2,240 people saying they feel like ‘foreigners in their own country.’
Thirty per cent claimed Germany had been ‘infiltrated by too many foreigners in a dangerous way.’ And three out of every five Germans believe migrants who have arrived in the country seeking sanctuary from war and terror are bogus.
‘They are not really at risk of any persecution in their home country” was the question they agreed with.
‘There has been no increase in extreme right attitudes, but in comparison with our study from two years ago people who have far-right attitudes are more prepared to use violence to achieve their aims,’ said Dr Oliver Decker, one of the report’s authors.
‘There is a clear polarisation and radicalisation in German society, with more respondents also likely to completely reject violence this time around.
‘The two groups exist next to each other. We have people who actively engage to help refugees and there are people who actively reject refugees,” said Decker.
The study entitled ‘The uninhibited middle’ argues extremist thinking has become more acceptable in mainstream German society–one reason for the rise of the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
It delivered hammer blows to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU conservatives in regional polls in March and looks set to send MPs into national government in the general election in the autumn of next year.
‘Most AfD voters have a hostile attitude to the world,’ said report co-author Dr Elmar Braehler.
‘The potential for extreme right or populist right-wing parties is still higher than what electoral results have yet shown,’ he added.
The survey noted an increase in negative attitudes towards gyspy communities, with half of respondents saying such people should be banned from city centres.
Gypsies were persecuted by the original Nazis with hundreds of thousands of them murdered in the Holocaust.
And gays–also persecuted under the Third Reich–are also hated: 40 percent of people said they found it ‘disgusting’ when homosexuals kissed in public–an increase of 15 per cent in a similar survey in 2011.