Germans as a people do not exist, so they cannot be betrayed, says Green Party leader
In a video interview with Informr, the new leader of the Green Party, Robert Habeck, made controversial remarks denying the notion of a German people, newspaper Junge Freiheitreports.
When asked about the concept of betrayal of the people, Habeck says:
“That’s a Nazi concept. There is no people, in consequence, there cannot be a treason of the people. It’s a statement of anger that can be really divisive, discriminatory and pernicious.”
These remarks sparked the anger from the right-wing AfD party president, Jörg Meuthen, who quickly responded:
“Of course the Germans exist, as the Italians, the Spanish, the French and the Turks do (…) The Green party have not yet accomplished their destructive goal, which is the abolition of borders”.
“Our people survived worse ideologies and have nothing to fear from a pseudo-intellectual Islamophile being a snob to the German people”, he added.
It is puzzling to many that a German politician would deny the existence of the very people he is supposed to be representing, but the party is no stranger to controversy.
Back in the 1980s, several Green Party figures were advocating the legalisation of paedophilia, and research has shown that “the influence of paedophiles in the party was much greater than previously thought, even noting that for a time in the mid-1980s”.