In 1933, Adolf Hitler wished to kill the Jews. He was a National SOCIALIST, that is, he was a man of the left. It was not that he was a German nationalist that made him the psychopathic madman that he was, but that he wished to kill German citizens of Jewish descent, invade other countries, enslave their citizens and also kill their citizens of Jewish descent. He is unique in European history; no one either before or since has had a program anything like the one he spent twelve years trying to achieve.
Which is why stories like this are so repulsive: Far-right on edge of power as Austria votes for president since the basic premise is that with such parties, the political environment of Europe is returning to the policies of Hitler and the Nazis. This is what is going on in Austria:
Austrians voted Sunday in a key presidential runoff which could usher in the European Union’s first extreme right-wing leader amid the continent’s worst post-war migrant crisis.
A huge influx of asylum-seekers, growing unemployment and frozen reforms have left Austria deeply polarised and driven angry voters away from the centrist ruling coalition toward fringe groups.
For the first time since 1945, the president will not come from one of two main parties, prompting national media to warn of a political “tsunami”.
Instead, the showdown pits 45-year-old Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe) against the Green-backed economics professor Alexander van der Bellen, 72.
This is what democracy is for. Fringe groups move to the centre if they offer policies that voters wish to endorse. No one anywhere in the world believes that Norbert Hofer wishes to murder Austrian citizens or wage war outside Austria’s borders. One is not “right wing” if they wish to see their borders made secure and their country not overrun by citizens who decide to show up and live there. So again, let us look at just how bad Hofer is:
Observers warn that beneath Hofer’s smooth image lurks a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, who has already threatened to seize upon never-before-used presidential powers and fire the government if it fails to get tougher on migrants or boost the faltering economy.
European leaders including European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker have also voiced concern at the turn of events in Austria.
“The prospect of seeing the far-right win forces me to say that I don’t like them,” Juncker told French newspaper Le Monde on Friday.
“The Austrians don’t like to hear this but I don’t care: there is no debate or dialogue with the far-right.”
“No debate or dialogue” with people who do not wish to see their homeland flooded with migrants who do not speak German, have no cultural ties with Austria and have no marketable skills. This chap Juncker is made of the same stuff as Merkel. If they aim to impose their views without debate or dialogue, if they wish to ignore the expressed wishes of the voting public, it is they who are the fascists, the Nazis, the criminal gangs, the right wingers. And it is they who will be the death of Europe for reasons still completely unexplained.