Across Europe with Tommy Robinson: The EDL founder has just announced ‘Pegida UK’

Late Monday night in Dresden, Germany, former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson gave a speech to a large group of Pegida supporters. He told the crowd that he’s been working with nationalist groups across Europe in order to coordinate a Europe wide movement that seeks to, in his words, counter the “Islamification of our countries”. The first demo, he said, will be taking place on February 6, 2016, in at least 12 European countries simultaneously, all marching under a single banner: ‘’Save our Country. Save our Culture. Save Our Future.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Counting down to Tommy’s re-arrest in 7… 6… 5… 4…

    As they used to say in the former Soviet Union, “the sooner you are arrested the sooner you are released and so the sooner you will be re-arrested”.

    • FactsWillOut

      Old Soviet joke:
      Man hears knock at door at 3 am. Man answers door, guy says the building is on fire, man says “Thank God! I thought you were with the Party.”

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        A hotel room for four with four strangers (The Soviet Union did stuff like that). Three of them soon open a bottle of vodka and proceed to get acquainted, then drunk, then noisy, singing, and telling political jokes. The fourth man desperately tries to get some sleep; finally, in frustration he surreptitiously leaves the room, goes downstairs, and asks the lady concierge to bring tea to Room 67 in ten minutes.

        Then he returns and joins the party. Five minutes later, he bends to a power outlet: “Comrade Major, some tea to Room 67, please.” In a few minutes, there’s a knock at the door, and in comes the lady concierge with a tea tray. The room falls silent; the party dies a sudden death, and the prankster finally gets to sleep.
        The next morning he wakes up alone in the room. Surprised, he runs downstairs and asks the concierge what happened to his companions.

        “You don’t need to know!” she answers.
        “B-but… but what about me?” asks the terrified fellow. “Oh, you… well… Comrade Major liked your tea gag a lot.”

        • FactsWillOut

          Man goes to buy Lada. Gets told that car will be ready in 5 years. Man asks “Will that be in the morning or afternoon?” Car dealer says “Who cares? It’s in 5 years!”. Man says “Plumber is coming in the morning”.

      • Heh;)

  • FactsWillOut

    Looks like the Room 101 treatment didn’t take.

  • FactsWillOut

    That article is a hit piece against Tommy.

  • Ron MacDonald

    When is a Canadian chapter starting?

  • P_F

    We certainly needs a PEGIDA for Canada too.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      At least in the U.S., most Republicans are on board and Hillary is keeping a low profile on this issue.

  • V10_Rob

    The West has been in dire need of explicit and positive celebration of our culture and heritage for years, even decades.

    We’ve always been shamed out of it by the left, with increasing vehemence over time; they used to mock it as unnecessary and redundant, now they go nuclear at any suggestion that Euro-descended people have ever done anything right.

    The other side of the coin is that far too often any significant group dedicated to cheering our ancestors accomplishments has had an overt racial agenda attached to it. Or at least, they’ve allowed / couldn’t prevent the left-leaning media from portraying them as some brand of neo nazi. I want no truck with them, because sooner or later they’ll find cause to come after me for being insufficiently pure. I suspect many others feel the same way.

    There’s the occasional Insert-Country-Here Association, for what worth they are, but I think the time is increasingly ripe for asserting that Western civilization as a whole is worth championing and preserving. I think it could draw real support, from people who have never even thought about it, but are now being backed against the wall by forces like the proto-fascist campus asshats and other SJWs, as well jihadists insisting we submit to alien social laws. They’re like a mugger demanding we stop breathing air and grow gills; it’s so integral to our life we don’t even notice it, but here’s this madman demanding we warp reality to suit them.

    We’re already seeing this in the growth of ‘far-right’ political parties in Europe. People are flocking to them, mostly in desperation and frustration I think. Nearly every ‘mainstream’ party they could back is trying to outdo each other to see who can sell out their country faster, and they won’t stop gushing about the emperor’s new clothes. People know something is wrong, and some can even identify it. These formerly fringe far-righters may be wrong about what the problem is, may be wrong about the solution, and their new voters may even recognize that they’re wrong. But they’re the only political force with enough grasp of reality to even say there IS a problem, and that alone gives them immense appeal. “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” sort of thing.

    • Blacksmith

      Well said, I would only note that not ALL right wing fringe groups are on Pluto with their ideas, unfortunately a lot of them are. I do agree that even being on Pluto is likely better than the leftist destructive mentality.

      • V10_Rob

        What I despair at is that it will fuel a rightist destructive mentality.

        To be successful and accepted long term (as opposed to being successful for a decade before consuming itself), the defense of Western Civilization needs 3 things.

        1) Enumeration and celebration of what makes Western civilization great – liberty, rule of law, scientific inquiry, creative industriousness and so forth. You can’t have conviction in something you can’t put a name to, or explain to an outside observer. Dark chapters should be acknowledged, but with the emphasis on the lessons learned, not eternal self-flagellation and leftist guilt politics.

        2) Explicit rejection of race defining you as being part of the team. Much as I loath the boilerplate platitudes that seem to accompany everything, the white supremacist camp needs to be cut off at the knees and ammunition to the left (and their media sycophants) needs to be denied. Our strength is in our ideas, values and traditions, not some magical melanin count.

        3) Renounce universal multiculturalism, but embrace selective multiculturalism. Not all cultures are equal, but some are compatible, and we should welcome those as neighbours. Western civilization, with the many sects of Christianity and Judaism at its core, isn’t a mono-culture, and we’ve not been diminished by, say, oriental immigrants, many of whom have adapted with a vengeance.

        • Blacksmith

          Well said again.
          On your first point I think we need to celebrate success like we used to, no more participation trophies. When people succeed the are happy.
          On your second point AMEN, supremacist of any stripe whether race or religion need stopped.
          On the third I couldn’t agree more, becoming part of civilization by assimilating into a successful population is what is needed. Celebrate the assimilating cultures without assuming the bad characteristics of it.

          • Shebel

            ” Celebrate the assimilating cultures without assuming the bad characteristics of it.”

            That is a Very loaded statement.

  • ntt1

    The police will harass him constantly .He might be the first anti muslim politician to receive a death sentence for jay-walking.