In a recent episode of “American Thought Leaders,” host Jan Jekielek sits down with Christine Anderson, a member of the European Parliament and of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

Here they discuss the cultural and political threats facing Europe, from surging immigration and antisemitism to the erosion of national identities.

Jan Jekielek: Welcome to Washington, D.C. You’ve been speaking about the coronavirus pandemic and the draconian measures associated with it. We have a select subcommittee on the pandemic that has been doing an inquiry. There is similar activity in the European Parliament. Please tell me about that.

Christine Anderson: There was a committee set up in the EU [European Union] Parliament. Unfortunately, it was not an inquiry committee, so we lacked certain competencies to compel someone to show up for the committee. Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, and Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU Commission, didn’t show up.

The title of the committee was “Lessons Learned from COVID.” They weren’t interested in looking at where they went wrong. Was it okay for us to violate fundamental rights? No, what they asked was, “Where did we fail to get people to do what we wanted?”

You can see from the report of that committee, despite all the lies we exposed, they only served one purpose—to force people into compliance. Despite all we uncovered, they repeated every single lie in that report.

At this point, the people aren’t running any show anymore. It’s the governments—but they appear to be puppets for whoever is actually calling the shots. People all over the world are in the same boat. We are up against the same powers trying to infringe on our rights and take away our democratic principles.