There will be some important elections 2017 in Europe. The first were last week in the Netherlands. I`m glad that Geert Wilders and his racist party only got 13% of the votes and an overwhelming majority of much more than 80% of Dutch voters rejected right wing parties.
But it`s not a time to relax. We see in Europe as well as in the USA strengthening racist movements. The Republican Congressman Steve King from Iowa says: “ Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies“ And he is praised by David Duke, former leader of the Ku Klux Klan : “ God bless Steve King.“
We see a world wide alliance of white supremacists and other racists. Among them Steve Bannon, chief strategist of Donald Trump, the French nationalist leader Marine Le Pen, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary and Poland ’s rightist string-puller Jaroslaw Kaczynski, they are a part of the vanguard in a “ very brutal and bloody fight for a white – dominated Christian order against Muslims,migration and miscegenation“ as Steve Bannon says. In a Europe dominated by such politicians Putin would hold sway, because he thinks the same way.
All people who want our values and true Western culture to be preserved, have to stand together against such movements. Our culture isn’t defined by color of skin or any genetic code, it is defined by values and a tradition that go back to the age of enlightenment, to the American Declaration of Independence and to the values of the French Revolution : Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. These values are at stake, no more no less. Let’s stand for them!