Last night, I bumped into an Austrian guy in Glasgow, and as we had an interest in politics, we started to swap stories about our respective countries.
I was quite surprised how up he was on European politics and the situation that is developing in Europe, and he asked had I seen the video which I have embedded in this post. I said no, but we were quite keen to have me look at it and in turn I wanted the blog readers to cast an eye over it as it.
The productions values are very good, however focus on the message, the far right is getting organised, this video isn’t a guy with a cam doing a shaking wee video production; this video is done by skilled people, educated people.
At the weekend in Germany, the Identitarian movement climbed the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin, this was a symbolic act which didn’t go un-noticed in Europe, however it seems the UK missed on it. Someone scaling the Brandenberg Gate normally wouldn’t be news but the people who did are.
The Identitarian movement is a pan-European socio-political movement that started in France in 2002 as a far-right youth movement. As people know I have been blogging for some time on the rise of the far right, not just in Germany but right across Europe, the right have always been here but their influence has been weak and seen as fringe politics. The migrant crisis and the way that European politicians have acted has allowed people of the far right to gain new followers as the elected politicians aren’t listening.
We have seen the flair up of violence by migrants along with other criminal acts, there will be a backlash, and I see a situation where the backlash will not be stopping at migrants, those elected politicians could also be deemed as targets.
Why is the Identitarian movement because it is a reaction to loss of national identity, I still believe that Civil war in Europe remains a distinct possibility and also expect the rise of domestic terrorism.
We could be witnessing the birth of an underground movement right across Europe using the bullet and the ballot box as weapons.
Europe has been to war twice in the 20th Century, this time around, the warfare wouldn’t be about conquering ground but ethnic cleansing; we will see effectively armed camps spring up. Already there is talk about a European Army, the main purpose of this organisation is to quell civilian populations in European States, when that happens and the first people get killed by this new army group, then the stage will be set for war.
The main aim of groups like the Identitarian movement is power via the ballot box, will power comes control of the State mechanisms, after that discrimination usually follows on from that scenario.
A far right Europe will be anti-immigrant which basely translated that means they will be against the people who have entered Europe during the migrant crisis, tolerance will go, isolation will come in and deportations will rise. The migrants will be forced to go to resettlement camps as their benefits and social housing are removed from them by the State.
In 2013 Markus Willinger, born in 1992, who grew up in Schärding, Austria and now is a student of history and political science at the University of Stuttgart wrote a manifesto entitled 'Generation Identity: A Declaration of War Against the '68ers', and translated into English from German by Aetius and published it in 2013.
The book is considered the founding manifesto of the Identitäre Bewegung Österreichs, in a nutshell, we have been here before, and millions died during the Second World War. Some people say we are already at war in Europe, the recent attacks lend weight to that conclusion, but it is a different kind of war. It is different in that the perceived ‘enemy’ isn’t in another country, different in that elected politicians are deemed to be not supporting the people, the new ‘enemy’ maybe be in the same street, there are no front lines now.
A lot of damage has been done by Angela Merkel, her actions have been incredibly stupid, and the wreckage is plain to see across Europe in Paris, Cologne, Nice and countless other places were fear has taken a grip of the people.
A scared population will end up becoming a violent population.
Is it not amazing that despite the lessons of history that politicians keep making the same mistakes as they seek power; ignore the population and assume that they are political rulers and not servants of the State and the people!
One lesson they might want to brush up on this one, the night of the long knives.
The use of the mechanisms of the State to kill people deemed a threat to the new order and national security, all it takes to head down that road is the far right winning seats to gain power.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University