After the fall of the iron curtain, it became increasingly difficult to convince people for far-left ideologies.
The recent shift to the far-right in Germany is temporary, and will probably not last till next year's general elections.
> I hope you're right about the temporary shift to the far-right!
There are two important aspects. (1) Protestant and Catholic churches have both supported Merkel's open-arms policy
towards refugees. If the PEGIDA ("patriotic Europeans against islamization of the West") don't change, they'll have to
rename themselves to PEFEDA ("... für die Entchristianisierung ..." i.e. for the dechristianization of ...).
(2) Business and industry are increasingly welcoming the iinflux of young talented people to fill the existing gap,
and conservative politicians are already realizing they should welcome the refugees. So unless the AfD (Alternative
für Deutschland) changes its anti-refugee policy, it will have to rename itself to AgD (... gegen ...).