When will the European Social Democracy retire?
After the next electoral failure of the German Social Democrats, the leader of the SPD, Andrea Nales, resigned, and her colleagues in most European countries are also pessimistic. What's happening?
The chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Andrea Nales, officially resigned from her post as the leader of the country's oldest political party and head of her faction in the Bundestag, wishing “all the best” to party members going through a deep crisis. This happened a week after the next failure - this time in the elections to the European Parliament. For them, the SPD (established in 1863) for the first time ranked third, passing ahead of those who are on the rise of the “greens”. The 15.8% received by the Social Democrats are scandalously low. Compared with 2014, the party lost about 12%. A little more, and it will be overtaken by the young asystematic national-conservative "Alternative for Germany" (AfD).
In addition, the SPD, for the first time in more than 70 years, lost the parliamentary elections of the federal state of Bremen, where the Christian Democrats won.
The SPD is not only falling apart on its own, but also pulling down the entire ruling “big coalition”, of which it is a member. In the case of early elections, both parties could no longer form a government, since, collectively, they do not even get close to over 50% of the votes. This means that the future government of the Federal Republic of Germany will be weak and unstable, since it will consist of parties between which there are serious contradictions.
The sad fate of the crushed proximity to the CDU / CSU of the SPD is also obvious to everyone, and other parties will hardly want to repeat its mistakes. In the 2013 parliamentary elections, the Social Democrats won 25.7% of the vote. In the elections to the Bundestag 2017 - 20.5%. In the recent elections to the European Parliament, we recall, the Social Democrats received 15.8%. What's next?
Therefore, the SPD is now in a dilemma. Or does it continue to cling to power as a junior partner of the CDU / CSU center-right bloc and still lose the trust of its constituents. Or go into opposition, which is demanded by the left wing of the party, hoping to regain its own recognizable face, regain the trust of its electorate, but at the same time plunging the country into political instability. Naturally, the business does not want the latter, the German and European establishment, since the Federal Republic of Germany is one of two (the other is France) pillars of United Europe and the largest economy of the European Union.
The looming collapse of the “big coalition” is extremely worried by the leadership of the CDU / CSU, who sacrificed a lot and generously shared with the SPD while cutting out the government pie so that such a coalition appeared.
According to a survey conducted by RTL and n-tv, the most popular party in the Federal Republic of Germany is currently “Greens” (27%). In the CDU / CSU - 26%, in the SPD - only 12%.
In a few months, elections will be held to the state parliaments of Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia. AfD has every chance of defeating not only the SPD, but also the CDU in these three lands of the former GDR, where the positions of national conservatives are very strong. For the Social Democrats, it will be a complete disaster.
And in Europe too
And this situation is typical not only for Germany. Social democrats or close to them on the ideological content of the party failed in the elections to the European Parliament in France, Britain, Italy and most other mentioning European countries. Only in two relatively large ones - the Netherlands and Spain - did the socialists win.
In the latter case, this happened largely precisely because the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and. about. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has positioned itself as a left-liberal political force that is upholding “modern values”, that is, more “green” than “red”, thanks to which she shared the success of the “pure” “greens”. Her election victory was also facilitated by the fact that the votes of the right-wing electorate were divided between the two parties, which in aggregate gained more votes than the PSOE.
The success of the Social-Democratic Labor Party in the Netherlands, which received 18.4% of the vote, was in third place, according to polls, in the third place, has no relation to ideology.
The fact is that a member of the leadership of this party, Frans Timmermans, the first deputy head of the European Commission, claims to be its chairman. And the practical Dutch simply voted for their compatriot at the head of the EU government, expecting concessions from his country.
Thus, in both the Netherlands and Spain, the victories of the Social Democrats are not the actual triumph of the Social Democracy. The real exception to the rule was small Portugal, where the Social Democrats won a real victory. But this is the exception that emphasizes the rule, the main trend. In the majority of EU countries, the Social Democrats spoke at the elections to the European Parliament poorly, as, for example, in the Czech Republic, or, in any case, worse than at the previous elections. And therefore in its new composition they will have 34 mandates less - 153 instead of 187.
Why did social democracy get sick and what does it expect?
As we see, social democracy is sick, and this disease is wider than individual European countries.
Of course, this is a very serious problem. However, in the most general form, it is as follows. The workers' parties are in crisis because the proletariat is rapidly disappearing in Europe as an organized political force. Workers atomize. Trade unions are weakening and unable to protect them from the hardening of capitalist exploitation. The developed, politically active European proletariat, which won its rights, freedoms, high level of welfare on the barricades and in the revolutions of the XIX and XX centuries, which was deliberately fed in the era of confrontation with the USSR, debilized by mass media and mass culture, professional sports, “modern values”, consciously is being replaced by a multicultural population within the framework of the migration policy implemented by globalists.
The latter has three main objectives. First, get cheap labor. Secondly, to divide the social base, so that they will never be able to unite in the future. Third, create a threat to security, peace and order in the face of unwilling to assimilate, radicalized migrants who turned to terrorism, as well as their passionate opponents from among the local population (the electorate of AfD, the National Association Marin Le Pen and similar parties).
This is necessary in order to gradually eliminate democratic rights and freedoms under the pretext of fighting radicalism, introduce censorship of the press and social networks, put the most severe control over people's consciousness and behavior, build a fascist liberal caste and at the same time a globalist state to perpetuate the power of the super-rich, chasing everyone rest forever on the lower floors of the new Tower of Babel. And in such a way that the majority of this did not even guess.
More and more Europeans are dimly aware of this threat. It is not surprising that in this connection people lose their last faith in the Social Democratic parties, which have long since switched to the global establishment of their countries and found a new “proletariat” in millions of migrants from all over the world. New “proletarians”, who are still pampered with social assistance, are settled in the same houses where the old proletarians live, and the former poison the life with their second wildness, competing alongside them in the labor market, being ready to work for less money, while their children oppress European and especially Jewish children in schools.
In this situation, many of those who previously voted for the Social Democrats vote today - depending on their temperament - either for more left or right parties, or even for “scumbags” - “green”, having become disillusioned with the traditional parties in principle.
Hence the acute crisis of social democracy, which is being killed by the modern economy and society. And in the coming years, this crisis will only worsen: migrants, with whom socialists and social democrats everywhere flirt with as potential voters, will soon send them to hell and vote for purely migrant or Islamic parties. They have already been created in the Netherlands, in Austria, and in some other EU countries. Therefore, the crisis of social democracy that we are witnessing today will seem tomorrow to the supporters of a kind of “golden age” still remaining with them.