With the current crisis, the rising prices and the foreseeable shortage of supplies in winter, the German bourgeoisie also sees the "risk" that large protests will develop. These protests will undoubtedly develop great potential and bring large numbers of people to the streets.

The response of the rulers to the crisis was and is to shift the costs onto the backs of the working class. They will not move away from this policy, on the contrary. The gas surcharge is intended to save large companies, but the consumers are supposed to pay.

So what should be done when these protests are predictable? You delegitimize them in advance. Although no one has yet dared to openly deny the protests their raison d'être, the alleged "infiltration" of these protests is cited as a reason for imposing a stamp on them in advance.

For example, Jörg Müller, the head of Brandenburg's Secret Service Verfassungsschutz, warns: "Extremists are dreaming of a German winter of rage [...] They hope that the energy crisis and price increases will hit people particularly hard, so that they can pick up on the mood and advertise their anti-state aspirations. We are watching this activity with watchful eyes and open ears."
Interior Minister Nancy Faeser also warns, "Enemies of democracy are just waiting to abuse crises to spread doomsday fantasies, fear and uncertainty."

The goal is clear. By granting the protests legitimacy in principle, one tries to temper the anger of the masses. In the same breath, however, they try to divide the movement already by warning of ominous enemies of democracy and extremists who might infiltrate these legitimate protests. It' s okay to demonstrate, but nothing more. Those who actually want to solve the problems are "extremists" and "infiltrate" the protests.

But the consequences of the crisis are becoming more and more noticeable, even in the imperialist countries. Inflation is already weighing heavily on our wallets and in winter many of us will simply not be able to afford our regular heating bills. The only answer to this crisis and the attacks on our class is the struggle for proletarian revolution. If the protests in winter are to have a serious perspective, the revolutionaries in this country must accept their duty and join with the masses. In no case must we allow the demagogy of the ruling class to have its effect and divide the protest movement.
Of course, all kinds of reactionaries will also try to expand their influence on the masses. But even to this, the answer can only be that the revolutionaries stand firm with the masses and fight resolutely for their leadership.