“Decent German people” – Daily Mail on far-right group Pegida, led by Hitler impersonator | Pride’s Purge

On the day Pegida marches in Birmingham, Tom Pride is reminding us of that group’s true nature – and that of its supporters:

The leader of Pegida– a rising German far-right group –likes to dress up as Hitler:


But just a week ago, the Daily Mail was so impressed with Pegida they sent one of their reporters to join one of its marches.

And after they got to know them, the newspaper decided the far-right followers of the Hitler impersonator were “rational folks“:

Daily Mail on Pegida1

……… as well as “decent German people“:

Daily Mail on Pegida2

Source: “Decent German people” – Daily Mail on far-right group led by Hitler impersonator | Pride’s Purge

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12 thoughts on ““Decent German people” – Daily Mail on far-right group Pegida, led by Hitler impersonator | Pride’s Purge

  1. Neilth

    Remind me. Which paper supported the rise of the Third Reich in the 1930s? Oh and supported apartheid in South Africa? So no change and a complete inability to learn from history.

  2. mohandeer

    Last time Pegida marched through London there was a beautiful picture of a shaven headed, tattoed, inked “decent and rational” German male shouting at a police horse. The horse wasn’t impressed either. So much for yobs with gobs and Islamaphobic losers. Very reasonable, indeed.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Tony, the whole article is from a year ago – Tom re-posted it, and so did I, because Pegida was holding a march in Birmingham yesterday.

  3. David

    Nothing new here. The Mail had nazi sympathies during the 1930s and once had a Moseley supporting headline “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” after a particularly obscene rally in London. Fascism depends on inflaming the poor, ill-educated and disenfranchised and turning them against people very much like themselves.

    Fascism, for this is what we’re talking about, offers quick, simple, often brutal solutions to complex problems and its appeal lies there. There were echos of this in the Duke of Windsor’s “Something must be done”. Except with fascism the solution always lies in mass murder.

    I think the editor of the Daily Mail, when he’s stopped abusing his own staff, should take a few history lessons.

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