Supporters of far right leader Heinz Christian Strache of the "FREEDOM PARTY" gathered at a rally in Vienna. This is a neo-Nazi gathering in memory of an Austrian-born Nazi fighter pilot, who during WWII shot down 258 planes, 255 of them Russian, and in the crowd are some of Austria’s most hard-faced fascists. Among them is Gottfried Kussel, a notorious thug who was the showman of Austria’s far-right movement in the Eighties and Nineties until he was imprisoned for eight years for promoting Nazi ideology.
"American conservative (Bloggers) should be very careful whom they associate with. There are some European conservatives out there who are immigration and foreign policy hawks and who are absolutely not bigots. However, although conservative for European standards, often Centrist for American standards. This means that American conservative (bloggers) and European conservatives will disagree on a number of issues. But, we’ve got to accept these differences if we want to be able to deal with the challenges the West faces today. The only alternative for American conservative (Bloggers) is that they have to join forces with the European far-right. These individuals, however, will greatly tarnish the image of American conservative (bloggers) because these Europeans aren’t conservatives but nazis or fascists".
Incredibly, standing shoulder to shoulder with these hard-line Nazi sympathisers are well known Austrian politicians. At the graveside, a speech is made by Lutz Weinzinger, a leading member of Austria’s Freedom Party (FPO), who pays tribute to the fallen.
Last September, Austria’s far right gained massive political influence in an election that saw the FPO along with another far right party – Alliance For The Future (BZO) – gain 29 per cent of the vote, the same share as Austria’s main party, the Social Democrats. The election stirred up terrifying memories of the rise of the Nazi Party in the Thirties.
Dutch politician Geert Wilders (Religion-Atheist) far right "Party for Freedom", is now the second largest party in the Netherlands, based on recent polling.
And just as the Nazis gained power on the back of extreme nationalism and virulent anti-Semitism, the recent unprecedented gains in Austria were made on a platform of fear about immigration and the perceived threat of Islam. FPO leader is Heinz Christian Strache who is not a thug merely intent on racial violence and easily locked up, the FPO is intellectuals and politicians (like Geert Wilders) whose move to the forefront of society is far more insidious. .
Emboldened by the new power in parliament, neo-Nazi thugs have desecrated Muslim graves. Recently, in Hitler’s home town of Braunau, a swastika flag was publicly unveiled. "The truth is that Muslims, immigrants and America are destroying the Austrian way of life". ‘We are German-Austrians. We want a community here based on German nationalism,’ he adds. ‘We must fight to save our heritage and culture, (same words are spoken by Dutch MP Geert Wilders in Holland).
NEO-NAZI "FREEDOM PARTY" RISES TO POWER IN AUSTRIA, SAME POLICY AS DUTCH MP GEERT WILDERS "PARTY FOR FREEDOM".
The open defiance of these men honouring their Nazi ‘war hero’, and the support they are gaining in these troubled economic times, should be setting off alarm bells in Europe and the rest of the world.