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  •  heh, as a member of Die Linke (1+ / 0-)
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    MooseHB

    I guess I would be one of those left-wing extremists, lol!

    Thank God they're almost non-existent in the West, yet there was the beginning of some Braun movement in Sauerland, in the Iserlohn-Menden area, when I lived there a year and a half ago.

    Saxony is really bad, but we have it here in Thüringen too, in the small towns with very high unemployment.

    "Where they burn books, they will ultimately also burn people." - Heinrich Heine, Almansor, 1821

    by Jeffersonian Democrat on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 08:37:55 AM PDT

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    •  Depends, I don't consider mainstream (1+ / 0-)
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      members of Die Linke like Lafontaine or Gysi to be extremists, radicals like Lucy Redler however, are extremists, in my opinion. I mean, seriously, how can someone be a 30-year old Trotzkyist?? That's almost as anachronistic as if she was advocating for the return of the Kaiser or something.

      I'm in Hamburg, and we're pretty liberal- there are a bunch of fiscal conservatives, but not really Nazis. Even our CDU mayor is openly gay.

      I think rural areas in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are also really brown.

      •  Well, I'm not only mainstream (0+ / 0-)

        but pragmatic and interested in winning elections.  I could almost handle Redler as a Trotskyist when compared to Sarah Wagenknecht who seems to me a Stalinist.  She's a demagogue with charisma because she resembles Rosa Luxemburg and she exploits that.

        That being said, as a neanderthal male, I still think she's hot
        Sahra II

        Bottom line is that they need to get out of Democratic Socialism and the Left Party and join the Marxist Leninist Kommunist Partei/MLKP and get it done with.

        The problem is that they are opportunists and the Left Party has a future, the Communists do not.  So they stay and taint our Party with their very Communist platforms even though they are not our platforms.

        It turns people off, especially those (with good reason) suspect us because of the SED background even though we renounced it.  When people like that are in the Party, it makes it understandably difficult to shake the shadow of the SED.  Like the US, the average voter who is on the fence won't care about the nuances and pledges that we are not the SED, people like that only serve to alienate them from voting for us.

        That's why I think they should just leave the Party and leave the Party to the grown-ups.

        "Where they burn books, they will ultimately also burn people." - Heinrich Heine, Almansor, 1821

        by Jeffersonian Democrat on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 02:07:17 PM PDT

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