By Theodore Shoebat
The German nationalist party, Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD), posted up a video on Twitter showing young males brawling with security guards in a pool, claiming that the video was filmed in the German city of Stuttgart. The party’s deputy floor leader, Beatrix von Storch, said of the video: “Stuttgart, 50 hooligans. Police operation against rioting youths, attacks on lifeguards.”
Here is the video:
The video was not filmed in Germany. This is Israel.
As we read in a report from Algemeiner:
A German far-right party was accused on Thursday of attempting to fan racial hatred by using a video of a brawl it suggested involved migrants at a water park in the southern city of Stuttgart — when the scuffle took place in Israel.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) posted segments of a video showing youths attacking security guards with plastic chairs on the Twitter account of its parliamentary faction.
In the AfD video, the party’s deputy floor leader, Beatrix von Storch, says: “Stuttgart, 50 hooligans. Police operation against rioting youths, attacks on lifeguards.”
Von Storch was referring to a brawl at a public swimming pool at the weekend in Stuttgart where police arrested three youths who had attacked staff.
But the clips used in the AfD video were from a brawl last month in the coastal Israeli city of Holon, which was widely reported by Israeli media as well as British daily The Mirror.
Some German news web sites and social media users accused the AfD of racism, and some said the AfD was “dumb” to use a video in which the security guards were wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the word security in Hebrew.
The AfD later removed the video from Twitter.
In a new video posted on Twitter, which did not include footage of a brawl, von Storch says: “Our country has changed. Drastically. And that’s because of a number of migrants that is too high.”
And yes, there were actually Germans who believed that this video was really taken in Germany. One commenter wrote: “The poor man [The lifeguard] is representative of all Germans.”
For such proud Germans, they could not recognize their own country in a video in which security guards are wearing shirts that say “security” in Hebrew. Also, the fact that the AfD would post this is indicative of how much the party disrespects their followers who they are obviously scamming.
People in America have also played this game. For example, last year Representative Matt Gaetz posted a video on his Twitter showing people in Guatemala receiving bills of money. But Gaetz wrongfully declared that the video was from Honduras and wrote: “Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border”. Tens of thousands of people on Twitter bought into and actually thought that the people in the video were getting paid to invade America (“storm the US border).
People are addicted to paranoia and continue to keep themselves stuck within the matrix of political manipulation. The inaccurate presentation of events is being done in order to charge the thought that there is a national crises. The perception of crises is the key to convincing the masses that a despotic policy is justified. All tyranny is under the perception of crises.