The violent entry of protesters into the Capitol provoked a wide range of views in Germany. In the context of analyzes, some historical analogies have been used and similar incidents have been mentioned in recent years.
a Radio interviewFor example, the historian Achats von Mல்லller drew parallel attention between the Washington attack and the so-called “March on Rome” organized in October 1922 by the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
Many German politicians recalled the events of August 29, 2020 in Berlin. In a demonstration against coronary measures, a group of German ultranationalists tried to force their way into the Bundestag building in Berlin.
The most common of those who tried to enter the building were the so-called Reichsburgers (Reich’s citizens). (More details about Reichsberger here.)
Most far-right groups in Germany called the Washington attack a patriotic operation. This is despite the traditional anti-American characteristic of most nationalist organizations created in the post-war period.
In October 2014, this trend became apparent to the founders of the anti-Muslim and racist movement Pekida (abbreviated as “European Patriots Against Islamization of the West”). The founders initially wanted to call it: “Pegota”, “European Patriots Against Western Americanization” “(recalls Volker Weiss in 2017: Dictatorial Rebellion. New ownership and the fall of the West.)
The continuation of these traditional reflexes also explains why the leader of the Nationalist-Dictator Party, the Alternative to Germany (AfD), George Methane, is distancing himself from the events in Washington. Methane said in a radio interview (D.L.F.
) By inciting his supporters, the US President would have humiliated himself. At the same time, Methane rejected any resemblance to the Berlin incident last summer. Methane, on the other hand, distanced himself from various German groups considered right-wing extremists, implicitly rejecting the labeling of his party as an extreme right-wing party.
Groups and individuals not recommended by Methane openly expressed their sympathy and solidarity with those who entered the Capitol. Their position on the United States changed after Donald Trump became president. The origins of the Q-Anan conspiracy movement and the intensification caused by coronary restrictions have contributed to the strange international repercussions of unity.
The publications of German extremist activists or those close to sophisticated organizations were firmly aligned with the American rebels.
Here are some notable examples from radical, ultra-conservative and German nationalist publications.
The American election is the biggest fraud not only in American history but also in the history of democracies
Stage “PI ”, (Politically incorrect), states that what has happened in the United States since 10.1.2021 is nothing more than an attempt to intimidate, punish, and isolate “nearly 80 million Americans.” -They voted for Trump. Of course, this election points to an unproven study that is “the greatest fraud not only in the history of the United States, but in the history of democracies.” (The study was published by a Romanian-language publication of the same name. On January 6, the Romanian extremist publication published an article entitled “Patriots Occupy Capital Building! War to Save America”.)
“Death of the Patriot Ashley Babbitt”German courier“(8.1 to 21) says he” fell in the struggle for his firm belief that Donald Trump won the presidential election. “
The right-wing racist and extremist party “Third Way” (Der III. Weck) claims that Ashley Babbitt’s death was a conscious assassination by an African-American police officer.
Editor of the Ultranationalist, Anti-Racist and Anti-Muslim Journal “Small shop“(7.1 to 2021), Jர்கrgen Elsaser likens the attack to a” revolution for the salvation of democracy. “In his article, he argues that the established media is a liar and that the action of the rebels is a peaceful and patriotic act. These psychic forces are the result of the infiltration of psychic forces into the conservative and national-patriotic parties, which Elseir argues for in his rhetoric and anti-democratic attitudes (according to activists and activists on the Internet and social media), are now on the verge of establishing a global crown-dictatorship.