All Rightists Are Not Fascists

Written by Taki on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts.

To Ground
Zero, or next to it, to meet Jorg Haider, the governor of Carinthia and head
of the Freedom Party of Austria. There are not many politicians quite like Haider
around, certainly not in Europe, where they tend to run to fat, bald, ugly and
definitely hypocritical. Haider is trim, athletic, with a full head of hair,
suntanned and good-looking, just like the Austrians one sees
ski movies. He also speaks his mind. I particularly liked his aides, young Austrian
men with very good manners and none of that "Who the hell are you?"
look so many gofers for American politicians carry around like a rash.

Haider and
his Italian counterpart, Renzo Tondo, were here for the presentation of a "special
holiday for children who lost parents in the terror attacks on the World Trade
Center." The kids will be the guests of the Carinthian and Friuli-Venezia
Giulia governments this coming August, where they will be able to swim in some
of the most picturesque lakes and climb the most beautiful mountains of Europe.
The event took place in the auditorium of the Federal Reserve Building, with
the NYPD and FDNY present, as well as many Austrian and Italian diplomats.

Thanks to
my friend, ambassador Hans Janitschek, I had some time with Gov. Haider alone
before the press conference, where I’m told Christopher Hitchens–up
from Washington–asked Haider whether he was gay. The answer was no. That’s
a new one for me. Haider is very much married, has two children, and there’s
never been a suggestion that he likes boys. Very much a gentleman, he did not
ask Hitchens the same question, which would have been far more appropriate,
at least according to my information.

Be that
as it may, Haider plans to run again for governor sometime next year and then
look to Europe. What does looking to Europe mean? What I think it does is that
Austria is a bit too small for him. Haider plans to unite a group–not form
a party–of center-right people like those of Lega Norte in Northern Italy,
the Bavarians, the Dutch and the Danes.

He was not
very kind about Le Pen, which did not best please me. Haider, Le Pen, the recently
assassinated Fortuyn, Kjaersgaard in Denmark, Bossi in Italy and the Belgian
party Vlaams Blok all have two things in common. They are against the spoils
system of Brussels, and against unlimited immigration. To the unelected elite
bureaucrooks who rule Brussels, however, and to those who, like Chirac, are
elected in a nonstop version of corrupt musical chairs, these center-right people
represent the worst danger of all–depriving them of their spoils.

So what
are the crooks doing about it? Easy. Here’s Pim Fortuyn on the subject:
"If you try to discuss multiculturalism in the UK you’re labeled a
racist. But here we’re still free to talk, and I say multicultural society
doesn’t work. We’re not living closer, we’re living apart."

Well, he
may have been free to discuss multiculturalism, but he paid for it with his
life. What amazes me is the lukewarm reaction to the murder on the part of both
the European and American media. Volkert van der Graaf, the alleged assassin,
has not been pilloried for his foul act, but shown to be an almost sensitive
soul who worried a lot about the environment. This eco-fanatic phenomenon is
nothing new. His ilk has been threatening and sabotaging factories and people’s
homes for years, especially in England, and it was only a matter of time before
someone pulled the trigger.

Most Americans
do not visit Europe, and if they do, they stick to picture postcard places like
Florence, Rome, Salzburg, the Hague and the Left Bank of Paris. But the real
Europe is places like Manchester and Birmingham, Rotterdam and the northern
suburbs of Paris, with its no-go areas for non-Muslims, its boarded buildings,
the litter-covered streets, the graffiti and the violence. In the French Alsatian
city of Strasbourg, where Arab gangs constantly fight a ritual war against bourgeois
society, with 1300 cars set on fire last year, one quarter of the population
voted for Le Pen. Yet the very people who voted for him were too scared to go
on record as having done so. The charge of racism has become what the midnight
knock was during Stalin’s reign of terror. (The fact that every anti-Semitic
act has been perpetrated by young Arab thugs does not seem to bother various
Jewish groups over here. They’re screaming bloody murder over European
anti-Semitism, where there’s nothing of the kind.)

The first
line of defense by the bureaucrooks is charging anyone who disagrees with their
open borders policy with racism. Once you’re labeled a racist, the media
do the rest. A racist is by nature also an anti-Semite, a homophobe, a sexist,
you name it. The media is, both in Europe and in the United States, 90 percent
on the left of center. It also revels in using adjectives such as racist and
anti-Semite. The media had a lot to do with Fortuyn’s murder. His popularity
stemmed from his stand on immigration. In this he echoed public concern about
immigrants and asylum-seekers pouring into the Netherlands and profiting unfairly
from the welfare system. The press made him out to be some kind of Hitler, a
monster that treated Muslims as Untermenschen. Yet Holland has been the country
that has embraced immigrants like no other. Ten percent of the country’s
16 million people are not of Dutch or European descent.

What is
offensive about the media is its eagerness to paint everyone of the right as
fascist. Remember what Haider went through a few years ago because 27 percent
of the Austrians dared vote for his Freedom Party? The viciousness of the ruling
bureaucrooks like Louis Michel, the Belgian foreign minister, was equaled only
when Le Pen won the first round three weeks ago. None of the names I mentioned
that make up the center-right of Europe are remotely the monsters the press
and the left makes them out to be. They are cultural nationalists, pure and
simple, and they are not against Arabs or Jews, or immigrants in general. As
Le Pen pointed out, the left has made the immigrant its new totem in the place
of the worker, but without really ever having cared for either. The idea that
Le Pen wanted to cleanse France of its present immigrant population is total
nonsense, but the left repeated it ad nauseam, as did the supine media.

In Haider’s
case, ditto. All he said was that Austria, a tiny country of eight million,
could not afford to take in immigrants in the numbers it did up to now. Out
came the cartoons of Hitler, mustache and all. And there’s something else.
In America, which is turning brown as quickly as Europe, immigrants tend to
integrate far better than in Europe, where the welfare system is such it makes
it easier to stay home and collect rather than work. What so many of us find
offensive is the fact that Muslims come to Europe and expect the Europeans to
adjust to their religion and their customs. The fact that mullahs preach death
to Christians right in the middle of London with impunity shows how truly corrupt
our elite have become. The so-called 20th hijacker of 9/11, Zacarias Moussaoui,
turned into an Islamofascist while living on welfare in London.

There are
thousands like him all over Europe, yet the left and the media can only think
to use the F word the moment anyone dares say enough is enough. I hope the Americans
take a lesson on how not to do it from those Eurocrooks, but I’m not holding
my breath.