Germany has offered Joe Biden a “Marshall Plan for democracy” in the wake of the U.S. Capitol riot. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday called on the incoming Democratic administration to join the European Union in backing a “wide-reaching pro-democracy initiative” to counter the “enemies of liberal democracy.”

While the original Marshall Plan was a U.S.-funded program to rebuilt post-war Europe, the German initiative appears to be geared to fight the opponents of the globalist order. “We must not yield any room to the enemies of liberal democracy,” Maas declared while rolling out his transnational proposal.

“Foreign Minister Maas forged the  initiative “Alliance for Multilateralism” in 2019 comprising of 60 nations. Following the riots on the Capitol, he wants to build a similar initiative with the U.S. to counter extremism,” German weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.

The “enemies of liberal democracy” and “extremists” are apparent references to the supporters of President Donald Trump in the U.S. and to the surging populist anti-establishment movements in Europe.

German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported the foreign minister’s proposal:

In the aftermath of the storming of the US Capitol, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for a wide-reaching pro-democracy initiative spearheaded by Washington and its EU allies.

“We are ready to work with the United States on a joint Marshall Plan for democracy,” Maas told the German news agency DPA on Saturday.

The original Marshall Plan was a US economic campaign launched in 1948 to rebuild 18 war-torn Western European nations. The US-allied West Germany was among the biggest beneficiaries.

On Saturday, Germany’s Maas echoed worldwide condemnation of Donald Trump supporters who had breached the US Capitol building while the lawmakers were working to certify election results.

“We must not yield any room to the enemies of liberal democracy,” Maas said. “This applies not only in the USA, but also here in Germany and Europe.”

Maas did not provide details on the idea. However, he pointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s call to create a network of democratic nations. The German foreign minister also greeted Biden’s pledge of political reconciliation within the US following the Trump presidency.

The call for a new transatlantic Marshall Plan comes at a time when Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is considering a sweeping ban on “hate speech” on the social media and the internet.

German government is set to enact a new hate speech law which obliges social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to hand over user data to Germany’s federal police (the BKA) even before any wrongdoing has been established, media reports confirm.

Since President Trump took office, foreign minister Maas has been vying for a greater role for Germany and EU. In a 2017 article titled “Making Plans for a New World Order,” he called for the EU to become a “counterweight” to the United States.

With Maas at the helm of Germany’s foreign policy, Berlin has done everything to sabotage President Trump’s policy to isolate and weaken the Islamic regime of Iran. Mass was instrumental in the creation of an independent payment system to bypass U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

From his first day in office, Germany has been at loggerheads with the U.S. president on issues ranging from the globalist climate agenda to Europe’s appeasement of China.

Berlin has been enraged by President Trump’s decision to pull a substantial number of U.S. troops out of Germany. The U.S. president refused to bolster Germany’s defenses while Chancellor Merkel’s government pushes to make country ‘captive’ to Moscow be increasing its reliance on Russian gas. Despite Washington’s objections, Germany is moving ahead with its multi-billion Russia gas pipeline projects.

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