Friday, 8 August 2014

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  1. There isn't enough variation in the percentages to prevent yet another coalition government (even one that would include Strache's Freedom Party). This is very much the pattern throughout Europe; there is really very little choice between parties and even if the FP re-entered govt (it was previously part of a coalition govt), it would likely have to water down its stance on issues which are a key to its present popularity (i.e. 'immigration') in order not to endanger the coalition's hold on power. Earlier this year, Gates of Vienna (probably should rebrand itself as gates of tel aviv), posted an article on efforts, Europe-wide, by Strache and Geert Wilders to unite parties concerned over islamisation and loss of freedoms; pictured between them was a Jewish 'adviser' to one of the two politicians. A few years back, Wilders PVV Party had lost votes nation-wide when a Jewish blogger accused it of anti-semitism. This leaves the impression that parties usually labelled 'right wing' are kept on tight leads which are yanked (and their political gains endangered) whenever they are deemed insufficiently robust in their support of certain other peoples and interests. Whilst the high percentage of youth support is a positive optimistic sign for the future, these parties must free themselves of the strictures on their platforms, actions and speech which slavish adherence to counter-productive "isms" imposes on them (anti-semitism, islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia, multiculturalism...). Otherwise, these parties will never be anything other than opposition third parties.

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  2. "insufficiently robust in their support of *certain other peoples* and interests"

    RU so gutless you can't even say MUSLIMS??

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