According to a new classified German Intelligence Report by Spiegel, Left-wing extremism is on the rise in Germany, the number of violent militants has risen by a fifth since 2005 and offenses rose sharply in the first quarter of 2011. It is interesting to read about the Left-wing radicalism, extremism, and violence in Germany and other European countries in relation to the United States. Here the Left-wing plasters the name Right-wing radicals or Right-wing terrorists to those who are simply tired of supporting one-half of the population and having a government that sympathizes with those who live off the 'government' while working against the rest of the population.
One definition of Left-wing terrorism is: Left-wing terrorism, sometimes called Marxist-Lennist terrorism or revolutionary/left-wing terrorism is a tactic used to overthrow capitalism and replace it with Marxist-Leninist or socialist government. Another definition is advocating a liberal or radical position.
The definition of Right-wing terrorism, a label wrongly attached to the recent TEA party movement in the U.S. and a definition that is completely erroneous: Right-wing terrorism draws its inspiration from a variety of ideologies and beliefs, including neo-fascism, neo-Nazism, racism and opposition to foreigners and immigration. The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert in 2009 saying that right-wing extremism is on the rise throughout the country but also said said there was no specific information about an attack from right-wing extremists in the works.
Looking at the United States and the recent demostrations in Wisconsin and other states, where government-paid people protested at the very thought of having to pay something for their own healthcare. Heaven forbid one should actually pay for something one's self, rather than expecting government, a/k/a taxpayers, to foot the bill.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency has warned that a militant left-wing movement is on the rise in the country. An arson attack on cables that caused severe disruption to the Berlin rail network last month has thrown a spotlight on left-wing extremism, and official figures reveal a steep rise in violence this year.
"The security situation has markedly worsened," says a confidential report on the radical left-wing scene compiled by regional and national intelligence agencies. The number of left-wing activists deemed prone to violence increased by more than 20 percent from 2005 to 2010, reaching an all-time high of 6,800, the report says.
The number of offenses committed by extremists in the first quarter of 2011 was significantly higher than in same period last year, it adds.
Authorities are pointing to the protests against the G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany in 2007 as the start of an escalation in left-wing violence. The anti-globalization demonstrations, joined by tens of thousands of people, were a "turning point in the development of German left-wing extremism," the report says.
Authorities are worried that the militant left is attracting support from young people who had hitherto been outside the core left-wing scene. It has started to appeal to a violent, thrill-seeking and less ideological youth culture. (continue reading at Spiegel, hat tip Marcus Wilder)
U.S. President Barack Obama met today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today. After a grand arrival ceremony, they met privately then answered questions from the press. Obama and Merkel have had their disagreements in the past, but today they exchanged compliments -- it was almost dripping in sweet syrup. A White House dinner with entertainment and all the trimmings was planned for Merkel (no such greeting, dinner or press for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu).
According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, for the first time, voters feel the agenda of congressional Republicans is nearly as extreme as that of Democrats in Congress according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
... survey shows that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters say it is more accurate to describe the agenda of Republican members of Congress as mainstream. Slightly more voters (43%), however, believe it’s more accurate to label the GOP agenda as extreme. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) [snip]
Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters view the agenda of congressional Democrats as extreme, up two points from last month. Thirty-seven percent (37%) see the Democrats’ agenda as mainstream. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (continue reading)
As Robert Spencer points out in his article Germany on the Brink, the Left generally sides with the Islamists (real terrorists) in the United States and Germany:
In Stuttgart, Germany, last week, violent Leftist and Islamic supremacist demonstrators violently menaced anti-jihad activists – giving a sobering picture of where Germany, Europe, and the U.S. as well are headed if we don’t stand up and resolutely defend our freedom now. [big snip]
It’s time for the White Rose to flower again in Germany. And as Islamic supremacism continues to advance in the U.S. also, we are not far behind. (hat tip Marcus Wilder)
There is no doubt in my mind that the media pushes the agenda, that the Left-wing media is more likely to miss-represent or even make up instances of Right-wing radicalism, and that the Right has done a poor job of fighting back. When it comes to violent and extreme acts by the Left, the media either ignore it or sugar-coat it. (Image via Republican Redefined)
The same thing happens in Germany with the media and the Left:
Each week the neo-fascist paper Junge Freiheit complains that the media and politicians in Germany do not take left-wing violence seriously,... [snip]
The Sueddeutsche Zeitung examined the public's apparent greater acceptance of left-wing violence, which is usually directed against property rather than human beings: Nehmen wir linke Gewalt nicht ernst genug? / Should we be more concerned with left-wing violence?
Over the last few weeks here in the United States, we have actually seen quite a bit of young, black violence toward both property and persons. Vince at Ace of Spades says, "...the violence and mayhem being displayed was the result of people who had an entitlement mentality where they felt they could do whatever they wanted, could take whatever they wanted, regardless of the consequences on anyone else, simply because they could. One asks how do people end up with this type of mentality. The answer was obvious: the government’s nanny state."
As the economy remains critical, with no improvement in sight, and with a President who is clearly on the side of unions and government relief programs and against business and individual private workers, we may be in for some real problems in the United States. Time to turn things around, elect true Conservatives, allow businesses and individual citizens to be responsible for themselves. We certainly do not want to see rioting in the streets, destruction of property, or even loss of life as we have seen in Germany.