In defense of Europe’s so-called far right

“…Granted, some European parties actually have a fascistic quality, in particular Golden Dawn in Greece and Jobbik in Hungary. But the others being maligned are in fact populist and insurgent, often with leftist economic programs, especially concerning the welfare state. They are creatively centrist, forming a novel combination that draws on right and left in both their policies and their supporters. They represent the healthy, normal, legitimate, and constructive response of a people under stress. Moreover, they address what’s on many minds.

For example, in the case of the latest atrocities, Le Pen was, as usual, the only French leader boldly to come out and identify their cause: “We are fighting an ideology, that of Islamist fundamentalism.” In contrast, President François Hollande blatantly lied: “Those who committed these acts, these fanatics, have nothing to do with the Muslim faith.”

Try as they might the effort to smear  these new parties by the MSM and political class is failing miserably.


  • Icebow

    Hollande’s approval just leapt to 40%, though one might hope it’s just a blip. in the circumstances.

  • winniec

    Telling the truth about Islamofascism is a revolutionary act…when so many politicians demand we live on our knees.

  • Dana Garcia

    “Far right” is a characterization by the media of traditional values, particularly regarding law and sovereignty.

    • Clausewitz

      It’s not just in the EU that this happens. According to Obama the Tea Party are more of a terrorist threat that radical muslims. About all you have to worry about the Tea Party is whether or not they clean up the garbage from the previous days leftist get together.

  • Jay Currie

    It will be very interesting in May in the UK. The polling has UKIP under 20 percent. I am suspicious about the polling. It would not surprise me a bit to see UKIP closer to 25 percent. Especially if there are, pray God no, further Muslim outrages.

    People are fed up. They are likely to vote that way.

    • Clausewitz

      Sadly it’s not “who” votes, but who counts the votes.

      • Frau Katze

        Yes, now we’re getting corruption in that area too. Third Worldization.