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In 2013, several conservatives and reactionaries on the right wing of the CDU as well as unaffiliated people who had had sympathies for the CDU in the past were dissatisfied with the Euro policies of chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and what they deemed a cultural and political shift of her party to the left. As there was at the time no right wing alternative to the CDU, they set out to provide exactly that for the 2013 elections, which were widely assumed to be a done deal for the CDU and Merkel with the only open question being whether they would be able to go at it alone or whether they’d need a coalition partner [note 1]. They grouped around one Bernd Lucke and several other figures thrown in mostly to disguise his near dictatorial reign over his party.

To the surprise of many — though not its members who had believed all polls to be faked and released their own polls predicting double digit results – they polled 4.7% [1] at the September 2013 federal elections — the best federal result for any newly founded party in German history. However, this success (and the similar number of votes with a lower turnout in the European election of 2014) led to internal fights within the party between the "old style conservatives" who wanted to focus on Euro policies and Euroscepticism and the "hard right" members who wanted to include all kinds of batshit insanity from anti- wind energy activity to criticism of a " gay agenda", " gender mainstreaming" or immigration policies. Needless to say that the more people uttered these hard right stances openly, the more hard right members were attracted to the party and in a short while that Lucke and his guys were in the minority and lost the ensuing power struggle. One Frauke Petry managed to edge him out for the leadership role and promptly proceeded to kick him out the party. Et voila the German FPÖ is born.

Bernd Lucke, its original founder, went on to create the Allianz für Fortschritt und Aufbruch (or Alliance for Progress and Renewal ) on 19 July 2015, taking a lot of the European fraction of the AfD with him. The party promptly went on to total irrelevance despite keeping the anti-Euro stance while arguably down-toning the more ridiculous anti-foreigner and conspiracy theorist ideas, proving once and for all that AfD voters are not and have never been bigots.

• The AfD claims that new standards for teaching that dare to mention gays constitute an "early sexualization" of children and promote some insiduous " gay agenda". Needless to say that a party of mostly older white males is somehow uncomfortable with (male) homosexuality and opposes gay marriage.Which interestingly enough is still not has become the law of the land in Germany.

• The AfD is opposed to immigration and has been stupid — or malicious — enough to put sentences on their electoral material that could be [2] – and in some cases are [3] – straight up lifted from parties even more right-wing than themselves.

• Several high-ranking members of the AfD have praised PEGIDA, an anti-Muslim, anti-immigration and generally anti-everything "movement". They even got themselves a lawyer who does weird UFO shit… that held rallies mostly in Dresden throughout late 2014 and 2015.

When in early 2016 an AfD MP in the state of Baden Württemberg made a clearly anti-semitic statement that in addition to the ole trusty "Zionist" dog whistle contained more than one outright fog horn, the party tried but failed to distance itself from this [note 2] madness. His caucus tried to throw him out, but they did not gain the two thirds majority required, so instead thirteen members (including the erstwhile caucus leader) left and founded an "Alternative für Baden Württemberg" caucus. We’ll see how successful that is, but it sure reminds of the People’s Front of Judea…

They have won a couple of votes in some state elections. Mostly from intellectually and economically challenged xenophobic and unpleasant people. Whoopdido. Big fraggling deal. However as the AfD keeps hitting double-digit election results, [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] in a few instances even a scary fifth or quarter of the vote in state elections, [11] [12] and manages to nearly match and even outperform the SPD or the CDU, it doesn’t speak well for the current mindset of a significant part of Germany’s electorate.

In 2017, Alice Weidel, a lesbian mother, was elected as one of two leaders of the AfD. She stated, "My election and my high acceptance within the party show that, contrary to public perception, my party is tolerant." [13] After all, some of her best friends are…