Reassurance? -- There are many things that annoy me about the prevailing appeasement rhetoric (even amongst my colleagues) in the run-up to the second round of Austrian presidential elections. One is the claim that rightwing politicians are too incompetent to be dangerous. Another is the suggestion that, as a German, I in particular have nothing to worry about: Don't Austrian rightwing politicians have German-nationalist leanings? -- I can't decide which idea I find more weird. As for incompetence, there have been too many recent models of how to roll back democratic freedoms (Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland). You don't have to be politically savvy, just good at imitating. As for Germanophilia, with friends like these, who needs enemies?