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European Neo-Fascist Parties Network with U.S. Tea Party, Israeli Right-Wing

COMMENT: European neo-Fascist parties such as the Austrian Freedom Party (initiated as a vehicle for the rehabilitaion of Austrian Nazi party members who had served Hitler) and the Vlaams Belang have been networking with U.S. Tea Partiers and with the Israeli right-wing. (The Likud–currently part of the governing Israeli coalition–is heir to the fascist element in the Zionist movement.)

Both the Freedom Party and the Vlaams Belang are rooted in the collaborationist movements that allied with the Third Reich. Note, also, that these European neo-fascist parties are functioning as a de facto extension of German state policy!

Among these European parties are the Sweden Democrats, whose recent success in the Swedish elections was achieved, in part, with support from Carl Lundstrom, whose activities we have been (and will be) examining in connection with his role in the Pirate Bay and overlapping WikLeaks milieux.

A fascinating dynamic manifesting in both the American and European political landscapes concerns the coalescing of reactionary and outright fascist parties in response (in part) to Islamic fundamentalism and the attendant threat of terrorism. Very real, both threats derive from the Muslim Brotherhood, the explicitly fascist Islamic organization that also allied with the Third Reich, as well as postwar western intelligence services, including CIA.

Ironic, also, is the fact that FPO and Vlaams Belang seek common ground with the Israeli right with regard to Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism, at the same time that the Europeans use this to deflect charges of anti-Semitism!

“The Collaborator’s Tradition”; german-foreign-policy.com; 12/22/2010.

Excerpt: Several of the uttermost right-wing parties in Europe are proceeding – with the cooperation of German organizations – to forge international alliances. The Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has announced its extension of relations to the rapidly developing US-American Tea Party movement. Just a few days ago, FPÖ functionaries visited Israel, together with leading party members of the Belgian Vlaams Belang (The Flemish Cause) in an effort to dispel their reputations of being anti-Semitic. Both parties are based in the tradition of Nazi collaboration. They are among the strongest uttermost right-wing parties on the continent and are profiting from the renewed German hegemony over Europe. They are including the German “pro-“movements into their current efforts to build an alliance. Parallel structures are being established, also with German influence . . . meaning that two rival racist party networks are vying for the leadership of the European extreme right – both with German participation. . . .

. . . The Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has announced the expansion of its relations with the US-American Tea Party movement. FPÖ Chairman, Heinz-Christian Strache announced his plans to visit the United States in the coming year for meetings with representatives of the movement, referring to the “very interesting grassroots movement coming directly from the disgruntled population” explains Strache in reference to the racist-imbued Tea Party.[1] The FPÖ leader returned from Israel just a few days ago, where he visited, along with leading representatives of the Vlaams Belang and the Sweden Democrats, for talks with right-wing Israeli politicians. The objective of their visit was more than merely expanding the international network of Europe’s utmost right-wing parties, but above all to help dispel their anti-Semitic reputations. The participants signed a “Jerusalem Declaration” for the purpose of declaring their common struggle against “fundamentalist Islam”. The German “Freedom Party” was also represented. . . .

. . . . In the Austrian political spectrum, the FPÖ is the party of the so-called third camp, the milieu that has favored Austria’s annexation by Germany since the 19th century.[2] Accordingly, many former Nazi activists, who earlier had applauded the Nazi annexation of Austria, had participated in the 1956 founding of this party. In the years from 1956 – 1978, the two first party chairmen had been active members of the Nazi SS. Various subsequent FPÖ politicians are on record for having praised Nazi organizations and their activists. Nazi Germany sought “to unify the continent” declared the FPÖ theoretician, Andreas Mölzer,[3] a member of the delegation just returning from Israel. Today the party is profiting from the fact that Vienna is strengthening its ties to the EU’s hegemonic power, Germany, and thereby drawing closer to “Third Camp” strategies. Germany has a predominating economic influence on Austria [4] and exclusive political relations to that country,[5] from which the FPÖ affiliated sectors of the Austrian establishment are strongly profiting. . . .

. . . . the Vlaams Belang is also rooted, in the collaboration with the German Reich. Part of the Flemish movement, seeking to have the northern – Dutch speaking – part of Belgium secede and form an independent country, “Flanders,” had collaborated with Germany, already back in World War I and continued to do so in World War II. Berlin was to furnish the necessary support for the secessionists, who were seeking a “Germanic” alliance with the Reich, allowing them to split off from French speaking Southern Belgium, permitting them to withdraw from the French sphere of influence.[6] Due to the war, Flanders never reached the point of secession. In 1945, the Nazi collaborators continued their political activities, first in the People’s Union Party, then in the successor Vlaams Blok (Flemish Block) and the Vlaams Belang (Flemish Cause). A few years ago, Filip Dewinter, one of the leaders of the Vlaams Belang, spoke of the Nazi collaborator, Staf de Clercq as “one of the historical leaders of the party.” . . . .


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  1. The far right Sweden Democrats is now Sweden’s third largest party:

    The Local Sweden Edition
    How Sweden Democrats went mainstream

    Published: 15 Sep 2014 10:11 GMT+02:00
    Updated: 15 Sep 2014 10:11 GMT+02:00

    The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats have become the third largest party in a country famous for its egalitarian ideals. The Local’s Maddy Savage explores the reasons for their success

    Crammed into a former boat house a hundred metres from Stockholm’s Abba museum and the city’s Gröna Lund theme park, more than a hundred Sweden Democrats screamed and jumped for joy on Sunday night as exit polls suggested they were on course to secure 13 percent of the vote.

    Many were in their twenties, dressed in shiny new suits and ties or tight dresses as they drank wine, ate from a buffet of cold meats and waved blue and yellow flags each time their party’s results popped up on the projector screen above the main stage.

    This was the Sweden Democrats’ main post-election gathering and unlike in Sweden’s third city Malmö, where journalists have uncovered a number of scandals about party candidates in recent weeks, reporters from across Europe were invited to observe the celebrations.

    Our ‘press centre’ was a dark room directly beneath the main action, with wire bars on the windows and no access to Wi-Fi. But upstairs, as the wine flowed, Sweden Democrat supporters were more than willing to share their views on how the party had managed to double its vote.

    “We have a reputation for accepting more immigrants than anywhere else in Europe,” said Joakim Isheden, who is on the board of directors for the Sweden Democrat party’s youth wing.

    “We just can’t keep going in the same direction,” he added.

    Another teenager was more brash in his assessment as he queued up at the bar.

    “I know everyone thinks we are racists and yes, it is true, we don’t want the immigrants here, but we really are the solution to this country’s problems,” he said.

    Political Scientist Li Bennich Björkman from Uppsala university says the party’s charismatic leader Jimmie Åkesson, 35, has benefited from a slick and organized media campaign and “better organization” within the party in recent years.

    He has been particularly successful at attracting votes from young people during a period when unemployment among those aged 15 to 24 has bounced between 20 and 25 percent – about three times higher than overall joblessness in Sweden.

    But Björkman says the party has also tapped into a growing frustration bubbling across generations in rural communities in the north and south of the country.

    “There is a group of people outside of Sweden’s urban cities that feel marginalized,” she says.

    “The Sweden Democrats are not just about cutting immigration, they represent this wider resistance to the post-modern world and so they attract people that hark back to a different kind of Sweden.”

    “I don’t think anything has really changed in Sweden since the last election, it is just that it has become less stigmatized to vote for the Sweden Democrats,” she told The Local.

    “I don’t think all their supporters even want to cut immigration, they just feel they have no other political options to vote for.”

    In the media and political spheres in Sweden there is much chatter about how the rise of the Sweden Democrats could change global perceptions of the country.

    Many are also asking if the party’s success could steer former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s Moderate Party further to the right.

    “Nearly 30 per cent of the Sweden Democrats’ new voters came from the Moderate Party and there has already been speculation that a new leader will be chosen to change the party’s direction in the light of this,” said SVT television’s political analyst Margit Silberstein.

    In the meantime most commentators agree that while the Sweden Democrats may have secured success at the ballot box, the other parties will work hard to ensure they don’t succeed in parliament.

    “I really do not think any of the parliamentary parties want to cooperate with the Sweden Democrats,” said Silberstein.

    “The other politicians will do all they can to keep them isolated”.

    So the head of the Sweden Democrats “has been particularly successful at attracting votes from young people during a period when unemployment among those aged 15 to 24 has bounced between 20 and 25 percent – about three times higher than overall joblessness in Sweden,” while at the same time “nearly 30 per cent of the Sweden Democrats’ new voters came from the Moderate Party”. So Sweden’s youth and other center-right voters are now flirting with the far right after the center-right Moderate Party trashes the economy. Mission accomplished?

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | September 15, 2014, 12:38 pm

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