Yeah, ya know what guys, if we are going to keep this open how about toning down the xenophobia a bit eh?
Phantom, you brought up a point that should be on everyone's mind.
The national socialists appeal obviously to xenophobic factions among them. If they ever find a central leader who embodies both their idealisms and also has charisma, then they would likely swell in numbers and influence in Germany, would they not? Even from the outside (I live in America), it appears that they sway politics in Germany far beyond what their numbers would suggest. Does this sound familiar from history?
You folk living in Germany, do you see evidence of far reaching national socialism influence in Germany? This year Merkel made a public statement that there must be much better assimilation in Germany, evidently referring to Turks and other minorities (Who struggle with the German language, for example.) even at the second thru forth generation descendants of immigrant workers. Is there a backlash in Germany against, what we often call here in the USA, "liberal" movements in the European Union? Was Merkel's statement genuine or merely appeasing the sentiments of the youth and the national socialists? Perhaps there is even a counter-backlash to the socialist rhetoric.
Are these issues to be viewed as evidence of future cultural changes in Germany?