Letter to The Editor - One Wonders Why this Obvious Strategy is Rejected Out of Hand.
to THE AUSTRALIAN
Commentary on the recent German elections is being skewed by unjust prejudice against Alternative for Germany (‘Compromise won’t come easy for Angela and her new coalition’, 28/9). Angela Merkel has not in the past offered a ‘staunch defence of democracy and Western values’; instead she has presided over a regime that trampled over the principle of intellectual freedom.
Insult terms (‘populist’, ‘xenophobic’, ‘bombast’, ‘ugly rhetoric’) are inappropriate for any party which can win 12/6% of the vote in a nation of the intelligent such as Germany. It is a pity that Merkel cannot form a centre-right alliance with the AFD and the Free Democrats; and one wonders why this obvious strategy is rejected out of hand.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic