No Dutch Triumph – But Every Extra Patriot Vote Counts!
So all the brou-ha-ha from the in-crowd about a Wilders take-over was just panicky prattling.
He didn’t get a majority, nor did anyone remotely expect this – in my own view, although much better than Rutte, some of his programme was counter-productive – but his party’s increased share of the vote was not large enough to put him in the driving seat.
- A set-back, but nobody expects every election in every European country to be a great leap forward in reclaiming nations for their own people.
- What matters is that the collaborationist parties are put on notice that they can no longer take it for granted that they can mystify their electorates into voting along artificial class-war lines.
Interesting to note that the anti -American Rutte actually insulted US voters in his victory speech, and this arrogant intrusion into other countries’ domestic affairs was again echoed as his fellow-Brussels lap-dogs yelped into Holland’s internal politics.
“Large majority of Dutch voters have rejected anti-European populists. That’s good news.” – from the German Foreign Ministry.
- “Congratulations to the Dutch for preventing the rise of the far right,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.
If Putin had stuck his oar in, every leftist in the world would be outraged.
But that’s what double standards are all about.
- When measuring the Wilders effect, we need to compare the Dutch results to Austria’s, the narrow, but nevertheless regrettable, defeat of Herr Hofer last year. That was greeted by the Enemy Within as some sort of triumph.
- Yet only last week, what did Deutsche Welle have to say on developments there?
Fear of FPÖ driving Austria to the right?
The coalition of socialists and phoney ‘conservatives’ in Vienna has been pushing strict new laws and threatening sanctions against migrants’ states of origin.
That’s something they could have done long since, but better late than never?
Sure, but why now?
DW has to admit that ‘tough talk might help the moderates out-maneuver the right-wing FPÖ.’
Now it’s obviously worth a round of applause that they aim to implement a law which will let authorities stop providing food and accommodation to refugees whose asylum claims have been rejected.
In fact, when we read that the UN has criticized the initiative, we are confirmed in our intention to clap hands and cheer.
His colleague, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka uses words I might myself have written.
“The first thing is basically that they don’t get anything from the Austrian state if they don’t have the right to stay here. Is that so hard to understand?”
Again, DW has located a rational academic who confirms my view that the government has been shockingly dilatory.
Austrian political analyst Helmut Pisecky told DW on Wednesday. “For two years, the government has been dealing with asylum seekers, integration issues, and the refugee influx, and it took them so much time to organize a response.”