German Cultural Council Says to Broadcasters to Pull the Plug on Populist TV Talkshows

It appears to be beyond the ability of most Euro-descended peoples to admit that their governments have betrayed them.

In Germany, speaking negatively about “immigrants” (better word: invaders) is frowned upon. Apparently, some TV talk shows have discussed the downsides of the invasion, which has led to a call for a moratorium on such discussions on TV.

Excerpt from The Guardian

The head of Germany’s most powerful cultural body has called for the plug to be pulled on the nation’s multitude of political talkshows for a year, arguing that their populist agenda has helped fuel the rise of the far right.

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‘White Europe’: 60,000 nationalists march on Poland’s independence day

Excerpt from The Guardian

Tens of thousands of nationalists have marched through Warsaw to mark Poland’s independence day, throwing red smoke bombs and carrying banners with such slogans as “white Europe of brotherly nations”.

The march organised by far-right groups was one of many events marking Poland’s rebirth as a nation in 1918, overshadowing official state observances and other patriotic events.

Police estimated 60,000 people took part. Many were young men, some with their faces covered or with beer bottles in hand, but families and older Poles also participated.

Those marching chanted “God, honour, country” and “Glory to our heroes”, while a few people also shouted xenophobic phrases like “pure Poland, white Poland” and “refugees get out”.

Some participants marched under the slogan “We Want God”, words from an old Polish religious song that the US president, Donald Trump, quoted during a visit to Warsaw earlier this year. Speakers spoke of standing against liberals and defending Christian values.

Many carried the national white-and-red flag as others set off flares and firecrackers, filling the air with red smoke. Some also carried banners depicting a falanga, a far-right symbol dating to the 1930s.

GREEN FLAG WITH FALANGA SYMBOL, FROM WIKIPEDIA.

The march has become one of the largest such demonstration in Europe and drew far-right leaders from elsewhere in Europe, including Tommy Robinson from Britain and Roberto Fiore from Italy. It also attracted a considerable number of supporters of the governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party.

State broadcaster TVP, which reflects the conservative government’s line, called it a “great march of patriots”, and in its broadcasts described the event as one that drew mostly regular Poles expressing their love of Poland, not extremists.

“It was a beautiful sight,” the interior minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, said. “We are proud that so many Poles have decided to take part in a celebration connected to the Independence Day holiday.”

A smaller counter-protest by an anti-fascist movement also took place. Organisers kept the two groups apart to prevent violence. However, there was one incident in which the nationalists pushed and kicked several women who chanted anti-fascism slogans and had a banner saying “Stop Fascism”.

One So-Called Neo-Nazi in Higher Education is One too Many for the Marxist Majority

Police are on the job, investigating Mark Neuhoff’s Facebook account. He has committed serious thought crimes, you see. For example, he believes that only the white race can save Western Civilization.

How long before he’s kicked out of higher education?

He may have bigger things to worry about. Like prison.

Think Progress

A graduate student and teaching instructor at Virginia Tech has been discovered to be an avowed white supremacist, but university officials have yet to take any action to dismiss him.

Mark Neuhoff, who teaches English composition at the university part-time, was discovered in late September to have posted a series of racist comments on social media. “I want white supremacy,” one post read. “Whites must be in control if we are to preserve western culture. Categorically, no other race can do it.”

A group calling itself New River Valley Against Fascism obtained screenshots of Neuhoff’s social media posts and published them in a September 26 blog post. They include multiple comments about Holocaust denial, as well as one post about how Neuhoff managed to get himself banned from the infamous neo-Nazi site Stormfront for talking about the importance of having free speech in a White Nationalist society.

When asked by the Roanoke Times to explain the posts, Neuhoff said that they were an “accurate reflection of my personal beliefs.” “All of the posts are private for a specific audience who knows and understands who I am,” Neuhoff said. “What I was doing with my posts was trying to redefine the term that is destructive and shuts someone down — white supremacist.”

On September 29, a small group of protesters interrupted Virginia Tech President Tim Sands’ annual State of the University speech, criticizing his refusal to dismiss Neuhoff. One of the protesters, Tori Coan, had filed a complaint earlier in September claiming that Neuhoff had personally targeted her, and that she had received more than 70 phone calls from a blocked number. Police have now requested transcripts of all of Neuhoff’s Facebook activity between August 20 and October 13, as part of an investigation into the charge of threatening death or bodily injury.

Tori Coan has removed her Twitter account, but if you search for her on Google, there’s still a photo of her that you can look at. Her Instagram has been scrubbed too. From what I saw and was able to read, she graduated from a Catholic high school in 2014, where she was a runner.

Other than that, there’s nothing about her on the Internet except for this revealing quote from the cancelled Twitter that showed up on Google:

Just a well adjusted twenty-something yr old trying to lure men to their deaths.

On October 6, after an antifascist demonstration outside Neuhoff’s classroom, President Tim Sands released a statement. “Virginia Tech’s administration… find the ideology encompassed by white supremacy, neo-fascism, neo-Nazism, and others to be abhorrent and to have no place in modern society,” he said. “We also remain committed to our policies and procedures that prohibit disrupting, teaching, learning, research, and the operation of the university.”

Neuhoff, in other words, has not been let go. He remains an instructor on campus, despite a growing outcry from both students and alumni. A petition calling for the removal of Neuhoff from his teaching position has collected nearly 3,000 signatures.

Of course, white supremacy has long had a place in academia. Think of the role of “science” in the eugenics movement, for example, or more recently, the textbook that called slaves in the United States “workers” and “immigrants.” There are also several high-profile white supremacists in academia. Last December, the philosophy department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook flew into an uproar after it emerged that Jason Reza Jorjani, a Ph.D alumnus, was heavily involved with the white supremacist movement. Jorjani, who says he has “disavowed” his previous white nationalist allegiances, was caught on tape about how he envisioned a future where Europe embraces fascism.

“It’s going to end with the expulsion of the majority of migrants including citizens, who are of Muslim descent, generally” Jorjani told an undercover researcher from the British charity Hope Not Hate. “That’s how it’s going to end. It’s going to end with concentration camps and expulsion and war. At the cost of a few hundred million people.”

It’s foolish to post politically incorrect material under your real name on Facebook. In particular, the phrase “white supremacy” conjures up images of innocent dead Negros hanging from trees. He’s probably not a white supremacist anyway, but rather a white nationalist or a race realist.

Don’t describe yourself using the labels the enemy puts on you. Never!

France’s Le Pen Short on Funds to Make Strong Nationalist Presidential Run

Le-Pen-Marine

And so we learn that Western (((bankers))) will not loan money to the National Front. Marine Le Pen and the party she leads are looking for money in order to finance a strong run for the presidency of France this spring.

Yahoo

PARIS (AP) — Money, and how to get it, has dogged French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen for years.

Now, as her National Front party’s treasurer says it’s looking “everywhere” for the 20 million euros ($21 million) needed to fund upcoming campaigns, she may be looking to Russia for cash — again.

While foreign donations to French political parties are barred, loans are not. But it’s still a daring prospect for a party whose finances have already drawn unwanted scrutiny.

Alleged funding irregularities have prompted multiple legal investigations and an impending trial for several party officials and associates, and a 2014 loan from a Russian bank raised concerns over Moscow’s potential influence on French democracy. Not to mention the U.S. decision this week to impose sanctions and expel Russians over alleged cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

The French National Front says it’s the target of a smear campaign, and notes that other candidates have also had financial troubles.

Le Pen’s firm rejection of foreign influence would make fishing for finances outside French waters a no-go, were it not for her Russia-friendly stance and what party officials say is the refusal of French banks to lend money to the anti-immigration National Front.

Funds are needed to finance campaigning for the April-May presidential vote and June parliamentary elections. Party officials deny recent reports that they have already received a new loan from a Russian establishment — but no one is denying that the party may be asking for one.

“We are looking everywhere. We are working discreetly,” party treasurer Wallerand de Saint Just told The Associated Press. The National Front needs 20 million euros for its electoral campaigns, and already has a portion of it, he said in a telephone interview, without specifying the amount in hand. They’re not ruling out funding requests from sources including Russia, the United Arab Emirates, or even the United States, he said.

The party borrowed 9 million euros in 2014 from the small First Czech Russian Bank, but the bank’s license was revoked this year, Saint Just said. Other Russian banks might consider a new loan.

Moscow has courted far-right parties in Europe in an influence-building campaign as friction between Russia and the West has mounted over Ukraine and the Syrian civil war. Some leaders like Le Pen have hobnobbed in Moscow and at embassy events at home. Chieftains of Hungary’s anti-Semitic Jobbik and Austria’s Freedom Party also have made the trip.

Le Pen envisions a concept of Europe that stretches “from the Atlantic to the Urals,” that would encompass Russia instead of pressuring it over Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian policies.

In a shifting of views in Russia’s favor, some mainstream politicians, from France’s conservative Francois Fillon, a top presidential contender, to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, are sympathetic to a friendly approach to Moscow.

Swedish Nazi Group Hails Trump at Rally, Attacked by Antifa

This story was posted on The Local on November 12.

The Local Sweden

Five people were arrested and two were injured in Stockholm on Saturday as an estimated 600 far-right demonstrators marched from the central Kungsträdgården park to Mynttorget, the square where Sweden’s parliament is based in historic Gamla Stan.

“A number of people have been held. They were aggressive at one of our barriers,” Kjell Lindgren, a press spokesman for the Stockholm police said. He said that police had registered two cases of violent rioting, which carries a maximum four-year sentence. At least twenty others were detained for the duration of the march.

The NMR, set up in 1997, promotes an openly racist and anti-Semitic doctrine, and press commentators had questioned the wisdom of authorising Saturday’s rally, given the likelihood of violence.

According to a reporter from the anti-Nazi Expo magazine, Per Öberg, the Nazi group’s press chief, told the gathered crowd that Donald Trump’s election was a sign that a world revolution was beginning.

Also speaking was Vera Oredsson, a lifelong Nazi who was a member of the Hitler youth as a child growing up in Nazi Germany, and Fredrik Vejdeland, the group’s head of strategy.

According to Expo, Vejdeland expressed his support for a proposal to break up Bonnier, the media empire which owns the Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, Sydsvenskan and Dagens Industri newspapers, and the the TV4 television network.

Bonnier is controlled by the Bonniers, a family with Jewish origins and the occasional target of far-right conspiracy theorists.

According to Expo, when Vejdeland began talking the crowd began to chant “Hang them, hang them”.

An AFP photographer said the Nazi marchers were easily outnumbered by the thousands of anti-fascists who came to protest their presence.

Swedish police said the counter demonstrators pelted the neo-Nazis with snowballs and bangers.

“A lot of loose objects, including snow, ice, bangers and fireworks of various kinds have been thrown,” Lindgren said. “I have not heard that anyone has been harmed, but it is possible that they have been.”

Police spokesman Lars Byström told TT news agency that a policeman was hit by a demonstrator, and a second individual was injured in circumstances that were unclear.

Mighty oaks from small acorns grow. I suspect that the label Nazi is being loosely used in this story. Looking at the video below, I saw no swastikas or images of Hitler. I saw patriots opposed by Communist scum.

Link to independent.co.uk video of rally

France’s Marine Le Pen Takes Early Lead in Polls

The Independent

Front National leader Marine Le Pen has taken a sizeable lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in a new French presidential election poll.

The far-right leader had 29 per cent of the vote when pitted against Les Républicains’ former president, who was eight points behind, and held a 15-point lead over the Parti de Gauche’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the poll released by Ipsos.

It was one of five scenarios for the first round of France’s 2017 presidential elections on 23 April, although one that did not include Les Républicains’ Alain Juppé – who remains strong favourite to succeed Francois Hollande as leader.

ALAIN JUPPE.

While Mr Juppé holds leads of between 4 and 7 per cent in three other scenarios including him, the results are likely to add to growing fears that the rise of global populism could see Ms Le Pen secure a surprise victory in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s US election win.

Under the French election system, barring the unlikely possibility one candidate gains an overall majority in the first round vote, the two candidates with the most votes will contest a second and decisive round on 7 May.

Second round opinion polls have consistenly given Mr Juppé a significant lead over Ms Le Pen.

The Guardian reports that Sarkozy has bowed out of the race after his defeat by Le Pen:

Nicolas Sarkozy, one of the most divisive figures in French politics, calmly took to the podium to accept defeat, vowing to spend less time on the “passions of public life” after France humiliatingly rejected his attempt to run again as the right’s candidate for next year’s presidential election.

NICOLAS SARKOZY.

His thwarted bid to reconquer the French presidency and avenge his 2012 defeat by the Socialist François Hollande had been driven by a lifelong addiction to elections and a conviction that he could read the public mood. He once said of politics that “you have to withdraw the needle slowly” but he never managed to kick the habit. Now, aged 62 and after 40 years in politics, he might have to finally bow out.

During the right’s primary race, Sarkozy ran a ferociously hard-line campaign on French national identity, stealing the mantle of the far-right and targeting Muslims and minorities with proposals such as banning the hijab from universities and burkinis from the nation’s beaches.

His divisive and extreme approach will leave its mark on the rest of the presidential campaign in the run-up next May’s vote.

Sarkozy had already veered to the far-right during his failed re-election bid in 2012, convinced he lost that election because he didn’t go quite far-right enough.

This time, he went all out – saying that France’s identity and unity was threatened, targeting Islam and immigrants, promising to limit the French nationality rights of children born of foreign parents, saying that the only true ancestors of France were the Gauls, insisting that children who don’t eat pork should lose their special school dinner options and instead eat chips. Despite having supported Hillary Clinton in the US election, Sarkozy quickly turned his attentions to a victorious Donald Trump, attempting to style himself as a similar anti-elite figure and promising to rail against the politically correct.

Sitting on the other side of the Atlantic, we alt-right Americans only wish the best for France. The best would involve preserving the French ethnicity and culture. That would require stopping all Muslim immigration and encouraging all foreigners to leave the country.

In all honesty, I’m not sure France can be saved.

Trump’s win may be the beginning of a global populist wave

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Even (((Jeff Bezos’))) liberal rag the Washington Post has to admit that we are winning. Not just in the USA, but worldwide.

When Donald Trump begins deporting the scum, watch Germans wake up and say, “We should do this too.” Hopefully, Angela Merkel will be retired soon.

France should also fall to our cause. Go Le Pen.

Washington Post

LONDON — Not long before Americans shocked the world by selecting Donald Trump to be their next president, a wealthy Brazilian businessman who played a reality-star boss on television became mayor of South America’s largest city.

On the other side of the globe, in Southeast Asia, a gun-slinging vigilante who vowed to kill all criminals and dump their bodies until the “fish will grow fat” was elected to lead a nation of 100 million.

And in Britain, voters with a centuries-long streak of moderation and pragmatism opted to ignore the overwhelming advice of experts by leaping into the abyss of life outside the European Union.

The populist wave of 2016 that carried Trump to the pinnacle of international power and influence didn’t start in the United States. And it certainly won’t end there.

Instead, the biggest prize yet for a global movement built on a seemingly bottomless reserve of political, economic and cultural grievance is likely to be an accelerant to even more victories for people and causes bent on upending the existing world order.

“Success breeds success,” said Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. “Right now, everyone is susceptible to it. The drivers seem to be universal.”

And unless something dramatic changes to curb the populist appeal, a scattering of surprise victories this year could soon turn into a worldwide rout — the triumph of those who preach strong action over rule of law, unilateralism instead of cooperation and the interests of the majority above the rights of ethnic and religious minorities.

“Their world is collapsing,” tweeted a jubilant Florian Philippot, senior adviser to French far-right leader Marine le Pen, following Trump’s victory. “Ours is being built.”

With French presidential elections due next spring, Le Pen is well-placed to add Paris to the list of world capitals that have fallen to the populist tide. She is seen as a lock to make it to the final round of voting, and although her chances have long been discounted among political prognosticators in France, that changed after Trump’s victory.

Well before France votes, Austria could become the first country to elect a far-right head of state in Western Europe since 1945 when it picks a president next month. On the same day, Dec. 4, Italians will vote in a constitutional referendum that could bring down the center-left government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi — while boosting the fortunes of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.

Although the exact causes of the populist surge vary from country to country, the broad outlines are similar across national boundaries.

Anxiety over economic gains that accrue to the few and leave the rest stagnant or sinking. Unease with the cultural implications of an increasingly interconnected world. And alienation from a self-serving political class that aligns with the wealthy at the expense of the working class.

The most extreme example, of course, is Germany, where the country’s election of a charismatic populist proved catastrophic for the world.

Because of the country’s Nazi history, its postwar political system has been designed to defend minority rights and prevent a majoritarian takeover.

But terrorist attacks by Islamist radicals and a record wave of Middle Eastern migrants are now testing the national will.

The fast-growing Alternative for Germany party, founded in 2013, has galvanized the anti-Islam ranks. The AfD unveiled a scathing denunciation of the faith this year, warning against “the expansion and presence of a growing number of Muslims” on German soil. Adding fuel to the party’s campaign, German authorities have arrested more than a dozen suspected extremists, many of whom entered Germany by masquerading as migrants.

With national elections next year, the party is now supported by nearly 1 in 6 voters and has staged startling gains this year in local elections.

Jürgen Falter, a political scientist and expert on the far-right, described the party’s leadership as “not real neo-Nazis, but rather close.” Its voter base, however, is larger — an amalgamation of Germans fearing everything from foreigners to globalization.

“They managed to get some more moderate and less moderate people supporting them who feel threatened by modernization, by refugees, by Islam,” he said. “And now we are talking about some Trump voters, as well.”

Even in Germany, the political unthinkable can no longer be so easily discounted.