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German Election Campaigning

Sunday, 10 September 2023 | Felix Ernst

Man, I wish politics were boring, but that is never going to happen. The only way a party can improve their popularity is by being seen as different and in some way better, so we will always have parties saying exactly that: That the others are wrong and that they are better.

However, in many cases there is actually a right and a wrong way to engage with a problem, so what will happen if one side wants to become popular with the worse solution? Well, lies, propaganda and disinformation of course!

But all of that shouldn't matter. If you have any opinion at all about what policies are good or bad, you can look up for yourself if a specific party worked for or against you in the past. But who wants to figure that out in their free time, really? I certainly don't, but I did it anyway because various elections in Germany are coming up and some parties have been actively working against what the KDE community stands for: (German)

Yes, that article is only in German. I don't really want to translate it because I would need to provide a lot of local background knowledge as context. I am also already annoyed enough by Germany's political landscape that I wouldn't want to spend the time figuring out how to explain it to an international readership with varying backgrounds and severity of disinformation.

In any case, I wish all of you will be able to elect the party that is the least corrupt and whose actions (or lack thereof) are the least likely to kill innocent people. Happy voting!