According to political scientist Wolfgang Krauser, the biggest threat to democracy comes from the right. Center is also radicalizing.
Political scientist Wolfgang Krauscher warns of a growing radicalization of social mediocrity. “I am firmly convinced that we are dealing with a new and stronger climate of radicalism. That is why I do not speak of extremism, but radicalism, because the term better reflects social dynamics,” Krauscher told “Spiegel”. .
According to him, the biggest threat to democracy comes from the right. To this day, new right-wing terrorist groups continue to emerge, such as the United Patriots, which not only planned the kidnapping of Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, but also staged a real coup, Krauscher said. “If, as in recent times, Economy Minister Robert Habeck is shown as a puppet in prisoner’s clothing at a corona demo in Saxony, and even moderate citizens cheer the spectacle, it is an expression of the fact that the center is becoming radicalized.”
Krauscher: The right-wing establishment has been systematically undermined
Krauscher demanded political consequences. “We need a changed security concept for the huge challenges from the right. And we don’t just have to look at the fringes, we have to include the middle of society — as a potential terrain for radicalization.”
The political scientist says society should not leave the fight against right-wing extremism to the authorities alone. Right-wing structures have been systematically undermined and excluded in Germany for decades. “We have to protect ourselves.”