World Controversial AfD classification: Why the press cannot be a partner for the protection of the constitution

23:25  05 march  2021
23:25  05 march  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

Germany: AfD placed under surveillance

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The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (German: Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz or BfV, often Bundesverfassungsschutz)

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung, "BVT") is an Austrian police organization that acts as a domestic intelligence agency.

The party is not yet a suspected case. The Cologne court ruling draws attention to a much hidden grievance. A comment.

Verdachtsfall ja oder nein? © Photo: imago images / Steinach Suspected case yes or no?

rank? Or not to classify? It is apparently a little tree-switch-game with which the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) wants to get hold of the AfD. At first it was said that the way was free to treat the party as a whole as a so-called suspicious case, then again not, then it was, now it should be closed again.

The Cologne Administrative Court has made an interim decision, a "hanging order", which forbids to target it accordingly for the time being (Az .: 13 L 105/21). The Federal Office can file a complaint - but should it?

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Why not just be honest and upfront and tell your debate opponents that you want firearms to fend off agents of the government? Tell them that given the way the government has been gradually eroding our rights and liberties and becoming increasingly tyrannical (cite examples here), you genuinely feel the need to arm yourself against the feds? You can use all the conjecture you like. You can try to get into the minds of those long since dead, but it is not fact. The Second Amendment contained in the Constitution was debated and approved in its present form because that is what they meant.

You don't have to have the slightest bit left for the AfD, its members, elected officials, their voters or political goals to find the BfV's dealings with the unfortunately strongest German opposition party disconcerting. The public classification harms her and it should. Because there are currently ongoing legal proceedings, the Federal Office had promised not to comment publicly.

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Instead, it happened like this: On Wednesday morning, when the BfV informed the state offices wanted to give an internal report on his procedure, well-informed media reported almost simultaneously on the “suspected case” step that had been carried out days ago, while the BfV officially remained silent about this out of alleged respect in front of the court. That looked, how should you put it, planned? Voted? Orchestrated?

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“Piercing” is part of public relations work for authorities

This is exactly what the Cologne Administrative Court is accusing the office of. It does not buy his officially guaranteed silence from him. It accuses him of only selling the rule of law fairness to the outside world and "stabbing through" the information that a political public is waiting for. It distrusts him. That is annoying, because in the end it shouldn't be the AfD, which everyone distrusts?

Regardless of this predicament, the judge's decision should give rise to fundamental questions about what was going on there. “Piercing” often describes a practice that German authorities count in the arsenal of their public relations work. As recently became known, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), for example, “pierced” the plans for the Hezbollah raids last year to the media, in order to have the deployment appropriately staged for his political advantage.

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The Preamble helped explain why the Constitution was written. However, it is not the law. The preamble of the United States Constitution states the following “Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life that recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity, which are not to be treated as separate items in a trinity. They form a union of trinity in the sense that to divorce one from the other is to defeat the very purpose of democracy.

He thinks this is legitimate public relations. Now, of all people, it is he who is in charge of the BfV procedure. What degree of skepticism about a “piercing” should be expected from him here?

The government attaches great importance to a lack of transparency.

This is a grievance that the public knows very little about, because many media tend to close them off from it. What seems like investigative journalistic research is not infrequently a confidential cooperation between public officials and their media observers, accompanied by diverse bartering. It may be that it was also the basis here; one does not know, as always, the BfV leaves inquiries about this largely unanswered. The government attaches great importance to ensuring that such practices remain as opaque as possible. Now it becomes very clear why.

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