The Fate of Populism in Europe: The Dutch Election and a Preview of France, Germany, and Italy

Peter Baggins, Ph.D.


On Wednesday the Dutch voted in huge numbers (82% turnout) in the first of three crucial Eurozone elections this year. Rarely has a Dutch election drawn this much global interest and financial-market attention. Preliminary, unofficial results indicate that incumbent Prime Minister Rutte’s party won 33 seats in the 150-member legislature while Wilders’ party won 20 seats.

Rutte is now poised for a third term as prime minister. He seems to have profited from co-opting much of Wilder’s thunder in the hard line he drew in a diplomatic standoff with Turkey over the past week. The fight erupted over the Netherlands’ refusal to let two Turkish government ministers address rallies in Rotterdam about a referendum that could give Turkey’s President Erdogan more powers. It gave Rutte an opportunity to show his new-found nationalism by refusing to bow to foreign pressure, a stance with widespread backing in the nation.

Wilders, who campaigned on radical pledges to close borders to migrants from Muslim nations, close mosques, ban the Quran and take the Netherlands out of the EU, had insisted that whatever the result of the election, the kind of populist politics he and others in Europe represent aren’t going away. After the results were reported, Wilders commented,

We were the third biggest party, but now we are the second biggest party in the Dutch Parliament and a major political force. I promise you: Next time we will be first! The genie cannot be put back in the bottle.

I assure you: We will not stop trying to save our beautiful country, the Netherlands, our European civilization and our Western freedoms.

Still, it’s hard to be cheerful given that Wilders polled only around 13% of the vote — after all the horror stories related to African and Islamic migration  to Europe that have appeared since the last election.

The Netherlands has so many political parties — a dozen hold seats in parliament — that no one party has ever won a majority on its own. In the coming months Dutch MPs will negotiate over potential ruling coalitions. While Wilders will command the second largest group of MPs in the house, he will likely be frozen out of negotiations by centrist parties desperate to keep him out of power.

Despite Rutte’s VVD remaining the largest party, the election brought a dramatic change in fortune for the traditional parties, a five-point drop for the conservatives and a Labour party crash from 26 to 6 points. These collapses in the mainstream parties have been a boon to smaller, newer parties which have been boosted in their stead. Wilders’s PVV picked up five more seats — a 33% increase, and the Green-Left party are set to pick up ten extra seats out of the wreckage of the Labour party. Other notable achievers including the Denk (‘Think’ Party), founded by Turkish-origin former Labour politicians who launched the movement as Europe’s first by-migrants-for-migrants party. They are set to have three members of parliament.

The Dutch election illustrates two trends that reflect the wider political landscape across Europe, both stemming directly from challenges on the right. First, in order to survive elections, mainstream parties have shifted their rhetoric to the right, placating electors who strongly oppose further Islamization of their homeland. Second, opposing the surging populists has splintered the mainstream center-right and center-left parties into more and smaller parties creating inherently unstable coalitions. We have just seen both effects in the Netherlands.

The highly divisive Dutch election campaign, in which virtually all parties defined themselves vis-à-vis Geert Wilders, has only widened the gap between the future coalition parties. Both the Christian Democrats and Prime Minister Rutte’s V.V.D. have moved noticably to the right, adopting softer, more superficial, and hopelessly ineffective versions of Wilders’ positions in order to undermine his rising popularity.  For example, Rutte has authorized banning the Islamic full veil in public places and in an open letter, published online and in full-page newspaper advertisements, he warned of “something wrong with our country” and said “the silent majority” would no longer tolerate immigrants who come and “abuse our freedom.”

The new government will be simply an anti-Wilders coalition consisting of a half-dozen smaller parties that span almost the entire political spectrum and have nothing in common except their opposition to Wilders.

While previous Parliaments have counted 14 or more factions, what has changed is the relative size of the parties. In 1986, the top three parties together won 85% of the vote. In 2003, it was down to 74%. Today it is just around 45%.

In other EU countries there will be similar pressures to pursue anti-migrant populist policies if only to keep the far-right out of power. France, Germany (and possibly Italy) also have elections this year in which populist candidates and parties are hoping to make an impact.

French Election Preview: April 23, May 7

Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders

Although there are 11 nominees for the next French President, The Institution of French Public Opinion most recently predicted that just three are in the running.  FN’s Marine Le Pen has received about 25% of the polls steadily for over a year. She is trying to appeal now to supporters of conservative François Fillon who are disillusioned by a financial scandal, while centrist Emmanuel Macron too is rising in the polls.

The candidates are pitted against each other twice — the first round of the vote takes place on April 23. Then, the two top candidates face each other in a second run-off, on May 7.  As always, the key question is which of the three will be eliminated in the first round. The second round prompts many voters to select a new candidate based on who a previous candidate endorses.  This system makes it more difficult to predict the results of the second round until the first round is complete.

The most recent poll showed Le Pen would receive 26% of the popular vote, Macron 19.5% and Fillon 18.5%. The same poll reported that in a second round of elections Le Pen would lose to both Fillon and Macron, with a tighter margin against Fillon.

Similar to Trump and Wilders, Le Pen has placed an emphasis on putting France first and has spoken out against the Islamization of France. Echoing Wilders, Le Pen has claimed that “Islamism” is incompatible with the secular ideals of France.

Once the favorite, Fillon’s numbers have dropped because of his involvement in a financial scandal concerning allegations that he paid approximately 1 million euros, mostly funded through taxes, to his family as parliamentary aides. Previous IFOP polls in January predicted him receiving up to 26% of the votes and, as a candidate of the right, the scandal has pushed more support to Marine Le Pen, as reported by the Independent.

In contrast to the policies of Fillon and Le Pen, Macron represents liberal centrism. He founded his own party in April 2016 and has since established strong support in the polls. Mr. Macron advised president François Hollande’s on economic reform before serving as economy minister from 2014 to this year.

The pro-business ex-minister who has never held elected office, insists he is “neither of the Left or the Right” but “for France.” As a relative newcomer to the rough and tumble of a French election campaign, his lack of experience will prove to be his main source of appeal, or his downfall, depending on who you ask.

Germany: Sept. 24

Merkel, chancellor of Europe’s biggest economy for more than 11 years, wants to win a fourth term in the Sept. 24 election but she faces a strong challenge from the SPD’s new leader Martin Schulz, a former president of the European Parliament.

Germany’s center left Social Democrats (SPD) were up 1%age point at 33%, level with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives who were unchanged, an Emnid poll showed. Chosen at the end of January by his party to run against Merkel, the outspoken EU critic Schultz has reinvigorated the SPD and pushed them up by around 10%age points in the polls. Campaigning on issues including social justice and proposing tweaks to major labor market reforms, he wants to form a leftist alliance with the Greens, on 7% in the Emnid poll, and possibly with the radical Left, on 8%.

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) was down 2 points at 8%, their worst showing in an Emnid poll since January 2016 though still on track to enter the Bundestag lower house of parliament. They gained popularity last year by criticizing Merkel’s open-door refugee policy but have slipped in recent weeks.

The Emnid poll of 1,882 voters was conducted from March 2 to March 8 for Bild am Sonntag weekly.

“There is something of a weariness when it comes to Merkel,” Carsten Brzeski, chief economist at ING-Diba bank, told Bloomberg news agency. “I don’t think there would be that much of a difference (between Merkel and Schulz) to be honest in terms of policy,” Pepijn Bergsen, analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, told CNBC on Monday. “Martin Schulz is Angela Merkel with a beard,” Hermann Binkert, head of the Insa polling institute, told Bild.

“Germany seems to be a bit behind to a lot of other European nations in that move towards that populist vote,” Bergsen told CNBC while noting that the AfD is almost certain to get into parliament after the election vote.

Italy

Italy is not due to have elections until next year but the current disarray is making earlier elections more likely than ever, perhaps as soon as June. The spectacular failure of Matteo Renzi has reduced Italy’s fractious politics to a shambles more complete even than all the previous political shambles in a turmoil-ridden country. Renzi has demolished whatever structure or continuity remained in Italy’s center-left just as effectively as Silvio Berlusconi dismantled the center-right.

This leaves Beppe Grillo as the last man standing. For all the scandals and infighting that beset his 5 star movement, it continues to rise in opinion polls, as strong anti-establishment feeling enables Grillo to levitate in much the same way Donald Trump does, despite the barrage of criticism heaped upon him by the elites and the mainstream media.

Since the Democratic and Progressive Movement splintered off last month, it has drained support from the Democratic Party in opinion polling and allowed the Grillo’s M5S to take the lead.  Grillo’s movement has resolutely refused to consider a coalition government, but its 30% would not be enough to win a majority in Parliament.

On the right — which is where most analysts would place 5SM — there are the separatist Northern League led by Matteo Salvini and the Forza Italia led by Berlusconi, the longtime prime minister who is diminished but hardly a spent force. If these three parties could find their way together to govern, they would easily have a majority, according to current polls.

The globalist, multicultural EU policies foisted upon Europe by an out-of-touch political elite has made voters across the continent restive.  Speaking to French magazine Journal du Dimanche last month Mr Grillo described the European Union as “a total failure” that needed to be re-imagined. “I am in favour of a different Europe, where each state can adopt its fiscal and monetary system. I no longer feel the spirit of Europe.”

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50 Comments to "The Fate of Populism in Europe: The Dutch Election and a Preview of France, Germany, and Italy"

  1. David's Gravatar David
    March 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm | Permalink

    It is frustrating, yes. There is something disgraceful and embarrassingly self-destructive about Western Europeans. The Slavic peoples in Eastern Europe are considerably better, I believe, in the virtues of self-respect and competent self-definition. Harsh shaming of Western Europeans is the necessary and urgent response that is due in this situation–for their sake and ours.

    The Western Europeans have severely lost moral stature on the international stage because they refuse to protect themselves.

    In their folly, they attempt to govern their nations employing misguided post-modernist and feminist notions. These poisonous ideas must be jettisoned in order for these peoples to regain our respect and the hope of life for their native-European descendants. Western Europeans must be disabused of their idea that they are ‘better people’ because of their wrong-headed ideas of other-focus-first. It is quite the contrary. A dead generous person is unable to give further, and so self-sacrifice (which can be honorable) must pass a an appropriate and very stringent test of justification.

    Regrettably, the Western European mindset is to pretend to be self-sacrificing itself for a worthy cause (the other, the migrant), when in fact what they are indulging in is an individually low-cost sham, narcissistic, vain act of posturing to feign virtue (viz., ‘virtue signaling’). In actuality, if called upon to truly sacrifice themselves in a dire situation, they would most likely be incapable of such courage.

    Do not let up on shaming them. Shaming is now more important than trying to convince them with reason. If, as the author above observes, all of the available information about the reality of the migrant invasion has as little effect as it did in the Dutch election, then I argue that we must move on to another tactic, the appropriate and morally correct next step. Since Western Europeans refuse to engage in rationality and honest conversation, then they must be treated collectively as persons or children acting out with dissipative emotions and non-rational thought processes.

    • Bobby's Gravatar Bobby
      March 18, 2017 - 2:58 pm | Permalink

      David, I have a niece in Austria, an extremely intelligent woman, graduated from the University of Vienna, speaks several languages fluently including English but when I brought up the insanity of the U.S. Left and its counterpart in Europe, especially in Austria, the place of my birth, she became angry almost to the point of cutting me off on the phone. It sure cleared up for me, what attending the university of Vienna did for her. Austrians as a rule, are live and let live type of people, but many in the big cities have completely gone far left. In country areas it’s a little different. Last year, after 15 years of not calling me, she finally called and apologized to me, which I give her great credit for, but, she still hasn’t changed her politics. Just wanted to give you some insight, into how difficult it is, when people discuss differing political views even between family!!

      • Annabelle's Gravatar Annabelle
        March 19, 2017 - 4:31 am | Permalink

        The more educated one is , the higher and deeper the indoctrination of

      • David's Gravatar David
        March 20, 2017 - 6:25 am | Permalink

        Bobby, A friend from graduate school was from Austria. The good news is that he, in part, converted me! But more to your point about the current effects of universities, I had a student at our university whom I tried to get involved in aiding in the resistance to the very active Muslim recruiting that was being done in the student union at lunch time. He was a very courageous fellow, on many counts. However, one day help simply exploded in anger towards me as I described in more detail the threat that Islam is posing as a weapon against European and other nations around the globe. He described the cognitive dissonance that I was creating in contrast to the propaganda driven by the university professors–and more so the administration. (I say, “Here, here!” that I was able to create such dissonance!) Now this fellow was quite the traditionalist, and it just goes to show you how powerful these institutions are.

        Why is this so? And of course it is not just the universities. I know of innovation forums, tech centers, incubators, etc. that are being funding by Islamic sources. I read about a Catholic university that hired a president because of his expressed promise to bring in money from Saudi Arabia.

        Look for where there is money hunger, this is where you will find not only Muslims inserting their crowbars, but also other non-Christian, anti-European interests–much as is identified here at T.O.O. I cannot prove this myself, but I suspect from what I can discern from patterns, that forces that include elite Europeans and Jews are collaborating with elite Muslims (even at the horrific expense of non-elite Muslims) to use Islam as a the shock troops against the West and against the Church. The latter is being attacked from within as well, but that is a story for another time and place.

        It is becoming increasingly difficult to remain employed, or to do business, or to maintain a position of respected prominence in organizations of influence, unless your let yourself be brainwashed.

        but we have for the time being some advantage using the internet. I do not expect that to necessarily last–not without a fight. You see how that vile thing, Merkel, tries to turn it into an instrument.

        As an aside, I really must wonder about that comment she made some time back about “multi-culturalism not working.” The prima facie interpretation is that she was forceably “turned.” this of course is still a possible explanation. I am wondering now if she was not essentially extorting something from the EU, or other forces that are hard to identify by name, by showing what could happen if she did not play ball–thus–she was happy all along with the plan to destroy Germany via dissolution with migrants.

        So what is this EU stuff? Why? Why the insanity? I saw that report in Breitbart yesterday about pro-EU/anti-populist rallies. Why that?

        I saw one with a view of admittedly large crowds, all very colorful indeed, the EU-anthem blaring in the background—and a rainbow flag in the foreground. Not to make too much of it mind, but I do think that this may be a hint of something. The major themes at work here are, on one side: subsidiarity, localism, populism, traditionalism (religious and cultural), pro-natalism/pro-familialism, nationalism and free enterprise (not to be confused with crony, globalist, high-finance trans-capitalism) and Christianity; on the other, those thingas that can only be enforced by oligarchs and handfuls of judges, by point of a gun: feministic destruction of the family, anti-natalism, sexually libertine playlands, homosexuality, did I mention “homosexuality?”, homosexual disinterest in birth cultures and reproduction, contraceptive cultures, Jewish re-definition of ethics and morality downward and away from Christian ethics and those parts of the ancient Hellenistic and Teutonic spirits that continue to impart drive to Europeans.

        And it is not just a war against Europeans, though during this phase, I believe that this is where the wedge of their front line is directed. Once demolished–as goes their plan–on to the recalcitrant players in the east and then follow up with an easy mop up of the southern hemisphere.

        So, how do we fight? Our team has ignored, abandoned, largely dismissed and often disparaged academia. This was the worst self-inflicted crime against ourselves. Not being interested in the Media and entertainment was another.

        We need to make an all out assault on making our you men, yes men, interested again in academia and intellectual things. Hey Americans–enough the sports &$%^#*#@ already. You are making nothing but a bunch of dopey, clueless, and inevitably morally weak, sex-addicted, politically impotent boy-men. Oh they can fight effectively in wars as robot-men, yes, but they are too weak minded to fight those wars for their own sperm.

        Okay, I have ranted enough today.

    • Peter Baggins's Gravatar Peter Baggins
      March 18, 2017 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

      Excellent commentary. Effective shaming of the shallowness and cowardice of virtue signaling in the US and Western Europe must become a high priority. Let us hope the French respond with more integrity than the Dutch.

    • VivatEuropa's Gravatar VivatEuropa
      March 19, 2017 - 1:18 am | Permalink

      Unfortunately, Europeans live in a culture that shames them for any attempt to stand up for themselves, any attempt at self-preservation, and rewards them for continuing along the path toward self-destruction.

      • David's Gravatar David
        March 20, 2017 - 5:25 am | Permalink

        VivatEuropa, I sympathize what you are saying, however, I must say that it angers me that you said it. It sounds like you are on our side, you may think that you are on our side with this chiming-in sentiment, but you are not being helpful.

        First, what is this “Unfortunately…” nonsense. We do not live and fight by fortune, or the lack thereof. Second, you speak a word of submission to, and an inflating of, the power of our adversaries. Stop it. Stop it right now and never, ever do it again.

        Notice the difference between what the author of this piece did in recognizing the terrain of battle–and what you did. The difference puts you worlds apart from those who are fighting the good fight. You added no information about the enemy–whom you make more of your friend by your cowardly building up of his imagined, apparent or puffed-up strength.

        We all know about the big, mean monster. But some of us are actually out there getting limbs lopped off–or put in more realistic terms–losing jobs, careers, spouses, friends, families, fortunes, and even our lives. Really. Really it is happening. That stuff is the toll that is being taken, and at an increasing, exponential frequency people are going to be losing their lives. So knock it off with these disgustingly pathetic comments about “Unfortunately” the “culture” “shames them” blah, blah, blah.

        Fight! Don’t moan. I am surrounded in my real place of living by people like you—and when time comes to work or fight they run into the closet and hope for mommy to make all things better.

        Every time one points out a problem, he must suggest at least one real solution and provide some evidence that he has at least tried it out, successful or not.

        We DO NOT HAVE TIME any longer for moaning and hand wringing.

        Rather than merely wishing a nice sentiment of Vivat Europe!, show that you have some real fight in you.

        Sorry to be so brutal, but we really need to get our side ready for what is coming.

        • March 20, 2017 - 1:20 pm | Permalink

          David, I like your comment. We must fight for our survival. This fight is a fight with all means, at all places, with all tools, at all costs. There is one referee, and this referee is nature (=the reality) itself, and her verdict is: “live or die”. The question is “to be or not to be”. It is “us” and “them”. —

          But of cause it this not possible that all members of our race fight all the time with all means with little recreation time. There must be a structure, there must be a plan behind our way of fighting.
          That plan in itself is clear and it also can be changed according to the situation. The main line, the “Leitstern” (leading star, north star) is the sentence “the 14 words”. Every other thing can be delayed or be of minor interest, the said Leitstern not.

          A little part of the said white masterplan, which consists of several hundred sub-plans, according to the situaton and circumstances, I want to tell you here. It is from my own experience:
          –> the German folk is looking into the abyss of being destroyed by the influx of tens of millions of Turks, Arabs, Negroes, and other non-whites and their offspring within a few decades. This ultimate threat gives ultimate power to me. I am working at maximum since more than one year. All the power goes into my own business (farming). The results are very good. The sucess gives strength to me. Everything I act is straightforward, simple in time and effort. The own position, be it mentally, economically, in social status, has risen dramatically. From this point it is very easy to act in each private discussion. My words have much more “Durchschlagskraft” (impact). Of cause, I speak very little and I am silent most time. — And everybody can see how the “we love all, we are multikulti, we are open-to-the-world” religion looses ground in Germany day by day. We are on the winning side or to be more clear: We have won already.

      • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
        March 20, 2017 - 12:02 pm | Permalink

        @VivatEuropa: Please do not allow the rhetorical hyperbole of others to shut you up or chase you away, least of all when you are simply uttering the plain truth about the present unfortunate state of white European (and American) psychology. The perspective that truth alone affords is indispensable—surely this is the fundamental assumption of every article and blog posting at this site—and neither you nor anyone else should be rebuked for offering so concise a reminder as yours.

        I hope, too, that David will see that in demanding that

        … Every time one points out a problem, he must suggest at least one real solution and provide some evidence that he has at least tried it out, successful[ly] or not …

        he undercuts the acceptability of 97 percent of TOO comments, including his own. I can’t believe that that was his intention.

        • David's Gravatar David
          March 21, 2017 - 12:31 pm | Permalink

          Dear Mr. de Craon, I disagree with your comments, but appreciate your attempt at polite mediation.

          I believe that with some effort you will find that I do try to offer suggestions each time, explicitly, or enumerated lists, or implicitly worded recommendations. If not writing a prescription or offering a battle plan, I at least try to make the comment forceful enough that it, itself, has the capacity to effect a correction.

          In the case of this post, I want to deal with something very serious.

          And I have experience fighting these matters in very practical and active, political terms. I have suffered much. That is not a boast–I know that others are much more talented or disciplined in these struggles. But the experience of fighting for our European and Christian cultures has taught me the importance of phraseology–as well as syntax and emotive style. So two sentences could be judged by a court of law as being equivalent because of the strict rules of semantics that attorneys employ. Indeed, I suspect that their system of lawyers and judges is constructed to allow them the latitude for such lateral, gentlemanly maneuvering–unlike, say, a forum for philosophical forensics–or apparently the campus of T.O.O. Commentary battles.

          By the way, Trump is a genius at this. I listened to him speak to a group of college students and he was as polished, professionally articulate and composed as a philosophy professor. It is obvious that his characteristic stump speeches, usually given at a rally in an airport hanger, were deliberately elliptical, rabbit-tracked and filled with nested parenthetical statements and laced with sticky, verbal grenades. This tactic shielded him from sounding like well-spoken, pompous, elitist pundits, such as William Kristol or Charles Krauthammer. It also made it very difficult for his opponents or the Press (also his opponents) from easily preying on his messages–all the while his followers understanding perfectly what was being communicated. But I digress. Most of all, Trump never negotiates until he is in a position to gain something and his attitude is always aggressive and optimistic. Yes, he identifies problems, but he quickly reassures his listeners that he is going to counter the oppositions and their tactics. When he can, he gives details.

          Now, with those comments regarding Trump made for instructive purposes, let me make some of my own. We are at a very critical point in our War of the Christian West. This was not a war of our choosing and non-Christian elements within the West, particularly many of Jewish descent as well as secularized Europeans, have provoked conflicts while both contributing to internal weakening of the West as well as taking cover under the protections of our legal systems, economic engines and military might. Part of their great power in this round of post-Gamscian history has been commandeering the language.

          So let’s look at what I found to be an offending comment that plaintively reports on a state of affairs identifying why our peoples are so yielding to their own invasion and designed destruction:

          “Unfortunately, Europeans live in a culture that shames them for any attempt to stand up for themselves, any attempt at self-preservation, and rewards them for continuing along the path toward self-destruction.”

          My general complaint is the utter passivity of this. “Unfortunately.” “Unfortunately?” What? Like this problem fell out of the sky like a meteor?’ No! The outlines of one aspect of this have been visible for fourteen-hundred years and the other aspect of this for, well, two-thousand-seventeen years (give or take a few years of uncertainty). The two memory systems of civilization, religion and academia, have been gutted–and this has been criminally permitted to occur by political and religious leaders. Further, craven merchants always eager to opt for an expeditious act of treasonous gain over preservation of the hard-maintained and defended structures that allowed them to prosper have not only taken advantage of ignominious shortcuts to wealth, have achieved sufficient financial power and organization to seize control of the system of laws and culture to distort these things vital to the people into mechanisms for accelerating their paths and capacities towards aggrandizement. Having participated in these areas of politics (minor), academia (less minor), and religion, my biggest frustration was not with Leftist enemy that I knew was boring its way through the foundations, it was with the broad parenchyma of people that I was trying to serve. All sorts of mechanisms built in, and yielded to, by our own people made it nearly impossible for me to gain the ear of those around me. Notice the difference between my complaint here, and that of the comment that I am citing. I was, and continue to struggle actively and–were you to know my plight–at great self sacrifice. This is done with some support of slowly awakening colleagues and neighbors. Sadly, some of these neighbors are worse than enemies–in fact they are enemies–because of their insane confusions and counterproductive hostilities toward me. It is ironic how this diabolic process works whereby one’s trench mates are foolishly aiming their fire at you.

          So we must first–first–stop thinking that this is a matter of “fortune.” But you see this is not a dismissible poor selection of words. Sure, the writer no doubt meant no devious harm, but we do need to make it clear that this is an absolute war and there is no room any longer for being soft with one another. Bad choices of words reveal and reinforces bad, soft, imprecise thinking. Our war (even unqualified use of the word ‘crisis’ if–left alone–speaks a demoralizing word into the spirits of the readers) must be recognized and made much more aggressive. This begins with always seeing oneself as the active agent, not a passive victim.

          Being an active agent does not presuppose that all victories will be yours, or even the majority of battles will be yours, or even for an individual combatant, that any victory will by yours. Sometimes one’s life and fighting are a standing in the gap of a breached wall only long enough to slow the influx of enemy so that a more effective response can be marshalled within the pass or castle walls–even if that is a disadvantaged position but the only one that remains.

          So, the next point has to do with the “culture” “shaming” our potential fraternal allies. Again, yes, this is true–but do not leave this hanging like a limp limb that has been partially severed! You are part of the culture! What are YOU going to do about it? You do not need an organization. For example, during this recent Presidential election the States, I wore Trump buttons around. I purchased as many as I could afford and I passed them out when people would comment positively. No one told me to do this. No one assigned me this job or encouraged me or applied a salve when “mean people” that tried to “shame” me offered me such resistance. In fact, like Trump–and this is why I like him–I doubled-down my bets. I intentionally went to coffee shops and places where I knew that I would provoke displeasure in other people just by the sight of my lapel button. This is the spirit you must have, not wimpy spirits of complaint.

          I engaged both friend and foe with my buttons as a conversation starter. Did the two stickers on my truck put my unattended truck at risk? Sure they did! So what? How long are you going to drive around on this earth in your pretty vehicles?

          The conversations that result are very important. It is important to bolster people’s tentative, nascent ideas and allegiances or to learn from their better-formed thoughts as well. It is good that others, say in restaurants or in supermarkets overhear the conversations and either be encouraged or perturbed.

          There is such a thing as politeness, and concern about the feeeeelings of others, to be employed in such ways as to become vices.

          I have various ways of communicating to people using the social media sites. I shoot for well-directed, important-impact venues more than mass blasts. This is a necessary adaptation to certain battle constraints that I face. But perhaps you or others are better positioned for mass blasts of communication. There are costs in terms of effectiveness that come with size of audience–but you must make that decision for yourself and your conditions.

          And as for the problem of “rewards them for continuing along the path toward self-destruction,” or what Kevin MacDonald relays frequently as “incentivisation,” is another area for asking, “So?” “So what are you going to do?” At least take a stab at identifying who is doing the incentivizing. And then ask, how can they be undermined? Elsewhere in this post or another T.O.O. yesterday I believe I specifically identified pipelines of Islamic cash coming into our city and its investment, development, political campaigns, educational institutions (even Catholic and Protestant operations) and so on. THIS is why we seem paradoxically to always see defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.

          Figure out which institution is most available to you. If you are not a wealthy man or woman that can fund big enterprises, find small agents that are doing good things that specifically target the invasion forces. Do something that puts you at risk.

          For small-time actors, target your Bishop. I guarantee he is funding some despicable, Alinskyan, Kalergi-style, Catholic Charities/Caritas or comparable-protestant, meddlesome nonsense that in someway undermines our efforts.

          Even if you cannot think of a specific battle tactic of pressure point after making a comment, at least offer a generalized comment about the need for a fight or an approximate location for the fight.

          By the way, I had hoped to provoke Vivat Europa! to respond. I hope he (or she) is angry with me. That would be a development. Good. Get angry! Don’t be mushy. Otherwise, when the enemy comes I can see Vivat! being hung upside down with his throat slit and instead of red coming out–the invaders will squeeze mayonnaise out of his bloodless vessels.

          Yours truly,

          For today, “Sarge”
          https://youtu.be/I-arEOeS9Ac

  2. Adrian's Gravatar Adrian
    March 18, 2017 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Hard to imagine anything good ever happening with the Dutch. They were always the most philo-Semitic, pro-degeneracy and anti-logos … going back to the 16th century.

    • MaryC's Gravatar MaryC
      March 19, 2017 - 8:20 am | Permalink

      So true, Adrian. Many of the Jews who were expelled from Spain made their way to the Netherlands. It was Jews out of Amsterdam who funded the Calvinist, philo-semite, Oliver Cromwell and engineered the “Glorious Revolution” in England which gave us “King Billy” and the establishment of the Bank of England.

    • March 19, 2017 - 8:59 am | Permalink

      It’s a bit hard on the Dutch to single them out. Ever since the Americas were discovered, Jews in particular have wanted to enslave them. They went to Holland first, presumably because of harbours; France and Spain were less useful. Then they moved to Britain – Great Fire 1666 etc. Then to the USA. In each case, it was the same mechanism. By ‘anti-logos’ I presume you mean the Roman brand of Jewish superstition, rather than the ‘Reformed’ brand of Jewish superstition.

      • MaryC's Gravatar MaryC
        March 19, 2017 - 10:54 am | Permalink

        “By ‘anti-logos’ I presume you mean the Roman brand of Jewish superstition, rather than the ‘Reformed’ brand of Jewish superstition.”

        I assume the above comment is a reference to the Catholic writer, Dr E Michael Jones. Dr Jones uses the word “logos” to refer to the moral order of the Universe, rejected by the Jews when they chose Barabbas over Christ, rendering themselves perpetual revolutionaries. He is not referring specifically to Catholicism.
        It cannot be denied that the Dutch were among the first to pass laws in keeping with the subversive goals of the Frankfurt School.

        • March 19, 2017 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

          I’ve seen Jones say that, but I assumed it’s general to Roman Catholics. It makes no sense to me. I do wonder whether “in the beginning was the word” is a Jewish phrase, unconsciously revealing that Jews use language in a different sense from normal people, as a spell or imperative or change-agent or people controller. Rather than simple description, to try to understand and improve.

        • MaryC's Gravatar MaryC
          March 20, 2017 - 4:49 am | Permalink

          “I’ve seen Jones say that, but I assumed it’s general to Roman Catholics”.

          Then you assumed wrongly. I suppose that Dr Jones, being a Christian, and what’s worse, a “Roman” Catholic (shock horror!) isn’t entitled to the courtesy of not being misrepresented by the, oh so superior, Rerevisionist.
          You seem to be of the idea that Christians are all out to “Jew” you in some way.

        • March 21, 2017 - 9:00 am | Permalink

          @MaryC – You seem to be of the idea that Christians are all out to “Jew” you in some way.
          [1] As far as i know, ‘anti-logos’ is an ancient term, perhaps based on Aristotle, and it seems fair enough to regard it as Roman and perhaps eastern Catholicism.
          [2] I still think it’s unfair to single out the Dutch, who were victims of Jews just as much as Britain and the USA later, then France and Germany.
          [3] Maybe it’s just too shocking an idea for many; but the promotion through lies, propaganda, legal force etc by Jews of ‘Holocaustianity’ at the present day, with long-term intent, looks much the same process as taking over whatever views existed in Rome etc two millennia ago, by injecting stories based on the ‘Yeshua’ figure, and repeating them, including ridiculous lies, and making bribable ‘friends’ of the then-equivalents of Hillary Clinton, Obama, etc.
          http://www.big-lies.org/jews/index.html#abrahamic is my write-up, though it’s not the sort of speculation likely to get much comment.

        • MaryC's Gravatar MaryC
          March 24, 2017 - 2:41 am | Permalink

          ” As far as i know, ‘anti-logos’ is an ancient term, perhaps based on Aristotle, and it seems fair enough to regard it as Roman and perhaps eastern Catholicism.”

          Maybe. However, Aristotle was pre-Christian. Even atheists can embrace logos. In my humble opinion Professor MacDonald is a good example.
          As to the rest of your post: that’s your opinion to which you are entitled.

  3. Nice Guy Eddie's Gravatar Nice Guy Eddie
    March 18, 2017 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I for one am delighted Wilders did worse than expected. The man’s a fraud and deserves to fail. His entire shtick consists of blaming everything on Islam while ignoring the real middle-eastern nature of our Western woes.

    He worked on an Israeli farm in his youth, has visited his beloved ‘Judea and Samaria’ at least twice a year for the past two decades and hails that shitty little country as “the West’s first line of defence”.

    He’s just another goy politician doing the Jews’ bidding. They own both sides of the debate in the Netherlands as they do everywhere else. If you’re a lefty you’re pro-open borders and anti-white. If you’re a righty you’re a foot soldier for the neo-Cohens in their fraudulent ‘War on Terror’. Wilders is a shill for Israel, nothing more, as enamoured of kosher cock as his sodomite predecessor Pim Fortuyn.

    He’s also a coward who hides behind bodyguards and bullet-proof glass. One day a crazed jihadi may find a way through his defences and create a space for a real Dutch patriot to take over. Perish the thought!

    As for the hair, don’t get me started . . .

    • Alicia's Gravatar Alicia
      March 19, 2017 - 6:22 am | Permalink

      Oh yes, Nice Guy Eddie: they do own both sides of the debate due to the chosen ethnic group’s unholy alliance with communists of Polish descent. The “Polish debate” has been staged between the Catholic judaist Jaroslaw Kaczynski (Kalkstein), the leader of the governing party PiS, and the EU-bigwig Donald Tusk (former leader of PO, the present “opposition”. Not quite surprisingly, the ban on kosher slaughter was lifted as soon the now president Andrzej Duda – married to Agata (((Kornhauser))) – got elected in autumn 2015. The Constitutional Tribunal, a state organ as thoroughly (((enriched))) as the Catholic church has become thanks to (((Karol Wojtyla/Katz)))- i.e. pope John Paul II- had ruled that the ban on ritual slaughter was against Poland’s (Christian) consitution.

    • March 19, 2017 - 9:34 am | Permalink

      I’m afraid you’re right. Geert Wilders is the same type as the late Christopher Hitchens. For that matter, he’s the same type as George Galloway, but with the reversed view of Islam.

    • Leon Haller's Gravatar Leon Haller
      March 25, 2017 - 6:55 am | Permalink

      Too harsh. If Geert went full Nazi, he wouldn’t stand even the small chance he has had thus far. Be realistic. You do not know his real opinions. Anyway, the first step (not the last!) to Western survival is generating greater awareness of and hostility to Islam. Good for Geert!

  4. March 18, 2017 - 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Its hard to be too happy for Wilders going from 3rd-2nd given he had C. 24 seats in 2010. I had kind of hoped the Turkish incident would have helped him but I suppose this one show of strength from Rutte was enough. I had also hoped there would be a greater upswell of populist anger at Rutte and the mainstream given the recent anti-Ukraine referendum in the Netherlands was taken away from the Dutch voters.

    This Occidental rightist populist surge seems to only have really been successful in the US and the UK. It will be up to the French to decide if this is truly White as opposed to largely Anglophone. True, the Italian result went our way but there were plenty on the left who were openly calling out Renzi and his plans so not fully right populist.

  5. Zaida's Gravatar Zaida
    March 18, 2017 - 3:07 pm | Permalink

    To make things even worse the totally corrupt half-gypsy Victor Orban has been selling Hungarian EU passports to rich Arabs and the Chinese for 200.000 € – 40k already sold.
    .
    The last nail on the coffin of the West will be the granting of EU-membership to those bankrupt stone age countries of the Balkans: Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. Wasn’t the Greek fiasco enough?

    • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
      March 19, 2017 - 10:27 am | Permalink

      You can always be counted upon to instruct readers to hate white folks from places with funny names, can’t you, Zaida? This time, evidently, your case officer told you to mix things up a bit by tossing the Albanian predators in among their genuine South Slav prey. How retro-cool of him!

      As for Orban—even assuming that what you say is 100 percent true (I suppose anything is possible)—once one gets past your cheap “half-Gypsy” slur and gives the facts a bit more than a cursory examination, what one sees in Orban is someone who might be putting his country’s fiscal house in order by admitting, what?, roughly one one-thousandth as many non-white, non-Christian invaders as Angela Merkel et Cie have already admitted at an almost unimaginably high cost in terms of cash alone to their societies’ native white populations. So where is your talk about “making things even worse” with reference to that monstrous woman, who is pretty clearly ethnically Jewish as well as being the daughter of a leading Soviet collaborator in just yesterday’s DDR?

      Bemoaning the fate of the EU is another dead giveaway of your grift. It’s rather like telling a man he should be very concerned about the potentially dreadful consequences for his health of ridding himself of cancer.

    • ariadnatheo's Gravatar ariadnatheo
      March 19, 2017 - 6:19 pm | Permalink

      So glad to see you again, Zaida, with your impeccable, unique information about that region, a cauldron of anti-semitism. Doesn’t bother me that you don’t document any of it. You probably got it on a confidential handout from Baruch (Bupkis to his friends) Scheissenheit.
      Under Orban, Hungary is descending into overt anti-semitism and we know where that leads if not stopped because, to coin a phrase, “We’ve seen it before.”
      Selling passports? That’s nothing! Not allowing double passporters to run for legislative office is far worse. Boggles the mind, doesn’t it, to think that this is the homeland of that admirable philathropist György Schwartz (George Soros), doesn’t it? How it must pain him!

  6. Ger Tzedek's Gravatar Ger Tzedek
    March 18, 2017 - 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Jews are White when they lecture us how to enjoy White genocide.
    http://nwioqeqkdf.blogspot.com/2017/03/white-like-us-david-aaronovitch-vs.html

    • Ger Tzedek's Gravatar Ger Tzedek
      March 18, 2017 - 6:35 pm | Permalink

      Anybody can recognize the two insects? Very cute.

    • ariadnatheo's Gravatar ariadnatheo
      March 19, 2017 - 6:31 pm | Permalink

      Great article. Thanks for the link

  7. John C.'s Gravatar John C.
    March 18, 2017 - 6:35 pm | Permalink

    WWII has not ended in Western Europe. After the war the main thrust of US foreign policy was to ensure no nation in Europe ever became a world power again, Britain included. Towards that end the Western Europeans have been subjected to a very effective mass psychological and cultural “re-arranging” for the past 70 years that has left them wholly unable to stand up for themselves. This has made them defenseless against the Islamist and African invasion. Eastern Europeans have fared better since the Soviet methods were less effective.

    • March 19, 2017 - 4:16 pm | Permalink

      Absolutely true. And Germany is the exemplar supreme.

  8. Kartoffelsalat's Gravatar Kartoffelsalat
    March 19, 2017 - 4:03 am | Permalink

    The playing field in Western Europe is far from level.

    Wilders has been living under armed guard for years.

    In Germany they have tried to ban the NPD twice and have applied financial pressure (political parties get funding depending on votes). The NPD’s successor the AfD, despite being more moderate, is facing a very hostile media that has labelled it thugs, nazis, extremists etc. Josep (Joseph) Schuster head of the Central Council of Jews of Germany has also used the anti-semite charge against the AfD. Merkel is also trying to clampdown on social media no better than Third World dictators.

    I see little or no change given the many obstacles. Remember Wilders’ Party for Freedom are not making much progress despite heavy promises – pro-Zionist policies like the Freedom Party of Austria with Hofer and the Danish Peoples’ Party (DPP) or UKIP in Britain. The DPP did share power but the changes were cosmetic. Despite chronic economic problems Golden Dawn in Greece also did not make much progress and is facing oppressive measures. Likewise the sexual scandals in the UK failed to translate into votes due to an uneven playing field.

    Denk is not a new phenomena. Respect Party of the UK is Islamist and won parliament seats with George Galloway a pro-Muslism Socottish socialist. As their numbers increase they will get more assertive.

  9. Juri's Gravatar Juri
    March 19, 2017 - 10:10 am | Permalink

    French national assembly elections are also coming in 11 and 18 june 2017. Madame Le Pen may be president but when anti white national assembly blocks all her decisions, presidency will be worthless.
    http://www.politico.eu/article/the-french-election-that-really-matters-president-parliament-2017-le-pen-macron-fillon-hamon/

    • Armor's Gravatar Armor
      March 19, 2017 - 5:13 pm | Permalink

      If she became president, she could organize referendums on leaving the EU, and maybe on immigration. She could use her veto. She could name nationalists in the institutions. She could encourage people to vote for nationalist candidates. She could even make possible a military coup!

      • Leon Haller's Gravatar Leon Haller
        March 25, 2017 - 6:50 am | Permalink

        Recall what I used to argue about “White Zion”. If Whites are not yet awakened, they never will be. They will ONLY pursue individualist survivalist strategies, and then only when their narrow backs are literally against the wall of personal extermination. Such individualist approaches cannot save the race. That can only be achieved through White Zionism –> ingathering of White nationalists into a demographically conquerable sovereign polity wherein we can be the electoral majority, and thus be in a position to legislate a Teleological Racial State, a lone “reservation” within which our race can be preserved, like an ancient mosquito in amber.

        Whites are genetically maladapted to the current environment, and will never come to power democratically. The treason genome is just too widespread.

        • David's Gravatar David
          March 25, 2017 - 10:01 am | Permalink

          A very interesting point, Mr. Haller. I hope people continue to reflect on your comment. In this, I actually frankly admire, with many qualifications, at least something of what the Jews have done. Perhaps an example of better integration in European lines is the far right end of the Nordic to Slavic scale of strong self-identity, if it really exists. I have begun, for my part, to wake people up around me that genetics strongly influences neurobiology which strongly influences culture, religion and politics—and we should build political systems that reflect this, not suicidal propositions.

  10. Ger Tzedek's Gravatar Ger Tzedek
    March 19, 2017 - 11:16 am | Permalink

    I regret that a few years ago I donated to Geert Wilders. Now I realize that I have been had. Jews, not Muslims, are the problem. Bad as Muslims are, they are the antidote to Jews actually. No bullshitting with Muslims, it is written in the Quran what Muhammad did to Jews, and why. It is widely reported in the Hadith that Muhammad slaughtered Jews often, for their mischiefs.

    • March 19, 2017 - 4:14 pm | Permalink

      Maybe in part Wilders is pro-Israel so as to inure himself to predictable charges of anti-semitism?

      • Ger Tzedek's Gravatar Ger Tzedek
        March 19, 2017 - 7:20 pm | Permalink

        Wilders is in part Jew. Trump is in part pro-Israel as to get the Jewish lobby off his neck.

        • Leon Haller's Gravatar Leon Haller
          March 25, 2017 - 6:43 am | Permalink

          Trump allowed his beautiful daughter to marry a Jew. I think Trump is basically a patriot (the first since Eisenhower, who however, was certainly NOT a RACE patriot), but also avaricious, and like so many Euro aristocrats, willing to suborn his principles for lucre.

  11. Gotcha's Gravatar Gotcha
    March 19, 2017 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    I also don’t see a political solution. France alone is in a civil war that will intensify when more jihadis return home. It is already awash with guns and even RPGs from the former Yugoslavia via Schengen.

    George Galloway is vile. I hope we can deport him north after another referendum.

    Rotherham, Rochdale, Telford and many more were a product of the Macpherson Report that stigmatised the police using the “racist” card thereby letting loose ethnic criminality including massive voter fraud. The lemming parents who keep voting liblabcon are also to blame. Yanks would have gone to war.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Macpherson_(judge)

  12. Jack Highlands's Gravatar Jack Highlands
    March 19, 2017 - 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I wonder how openly Trump will support Le Pen. He may well have the best power instincts of any human alive, but even right wing Frenchmen are so snooty about America (given American cultural imperialism, I can understand) that he should probably keep his support low-key.

  13. Armor's Gravatar Armor
    March 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm | Permalink

    “Rutte (…) warned of “something wrong with our country” and said “the silent majority” would no longer tolerate immigrants who come and “abuse our freedom.””

    In France, Fillon is doing the same thing as Rutte to draw votes. The other day, he made a half-baked comment criticizing “anti-French racism”. But he still won’t say “anti-White”.

    Fillon also gave a good description of the Macron phenomenon: “Mr Macron is the Hollander Left that has been given a makeover; it’s a life raft for the castaways from Hollande’s five year term”. (“M.Macron, c’est la gauche hollandaise relookée, le radeau de sauvetage des naufragés du quinquennat”).

    As the country goes down the tubes, Hollande and the Socialist Party have become unpopular. But not everyone seems to understand that the reason for the decline is mainly race replacement. Macron is ZOG’s plan B. Hollande took him as his minister for the economy three years ago, just in case. And now, the Judeo-socialists support him as their presidential candidate. They are no longer interested in Hamon, who won the socialist primary. In fact, they need to destroy his campaign.

    Both Hollande and his former prime minister Manuel Valls support the race-replacist Macron (even though Valls took part in the socialist primary). Macron is supposed to be a centrist, and a welcome change from the socialists. His backers hope the voters won’t notice he is just the new vehicle for the Judeo-socialists.

    Macron also needs some support from people who used to support Fillon. That’s why they recently ran a huge media campaign to expose Fillon’s corruption and the phony parliamentary assistant job given to his wife.

    Macron’s backers also need to destroy Hamon’s chances of making it to the 2nd round. That is Mélenchon’s role. He is a phony populist/communist who dresses in a fancy Mao suit and gets a lot of free publicity in the media. His job is to retain the last workers who are not yet voting for Le Pen. He must also get enough left-wing votes to keep Hamon from being any threat.

    The cunning Jews do not spare their efforts. They are full of energy. But I think their plan to get Macron past the first round will fail and Marine Le Pen will run against Fillon in the second round. A recent poll gave those figures: Fillon 55% / Le Pen 45%.

    A victory by Marine Le Pen is still possible. Trump should give her an invitation to the White House, to increase her chances. Maybe Putin could invite her to the Kremlin. On the eve of election day, a few islamic bombs may also influence the result one way or the other.

    • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
      March 20, 2017 - 10:58 am | Permalink

      Thank you yet again, Armor, for keeping at least this reader informed and updated on the ins and outs of the French election. Please be kind enough to continue doing so.

    • Leon Haller's Gravatar Leon Haller
      March 25, 2017 - 7:05 am | Permalink

      Armor: Normally you are pretty astute. How can you possibly believe that the second round will be Fillon/Le Pen?! It will certainly be Macron / Le Pen, and I fear the French are such douchebags that even with France being burnt by diversities, they will still choose to be l’antiraciste and reject the “Far Right” (what a joke! I support Marine purely on nationalist grounds, but consider her no better than a rare patriotic lefty).

      BTW, what do you know about Fillon, really? From my American perspective, he seems pretty good (I’m not only a racialist after all; France has deep structural economic problems, and needs some capitalist downsizing of its bloated government), while, apart from Islam (and rejecting the EU, and not hating Russia – all big issues, I admit), Marine seems pretty bad.

  14. ariadnatheo's Gravatar ariadnatheo
    March 19, 2017 - 6:29 pm | Permalink

    The “populism” of the Right in France and Holland should be called Kosher populism, which vitiates the basic aim of populism, i.e., all for the nation, for national traditions and Christian Western values, for the safeguarding of whites’ intrinsic rights of self-governance in and ownership of their lands. The fact that Kosher Populism makes an exception for Jews — the very agent of destruction of the white race/culture/nations — indicts it as deeply compromised and disabled.

  15. Ger Tzedek's Gravatar Ger Tzedek
    March 19, 2017 - 7:19 pm | Permalink

    End (((White))) privilege!

  16. March 20, 2017 - 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Italians (both the diaspora and in the motherland) should support Forza Nuova, the Golden Dawn of Italy. NB: there is also Casa Pound.

  17. Michael Adkins's Gravatar Michael Adkins
    March 21, 2017 - 2:14 pm | Permalink

    If the Democratic Party wants to investigate the influence of Russia in US elections, it should investigate the influence held by Japan and Israel on those same elections.

  18. David's Gravatar David
    March 22, 2017 - 10:13 am | Permalink

    I suggest that people need to push back, now. In case you missed this article:

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/03/21/united-nations-regulating-speech-not-an-attack-on-free-speech/

    Talk identifying, planning and rousing each other’s spirits, yes, by all means–but talk now oriented towards action. I was encouraged by Brexit and Trump, but clearly the forces needed to awaken sufficient angry spirit in Europe in much of Europe is still lacking.

    Perhaps Wilders was not a sufficiently good candidate. I hope Le Pen is better. But around the cause of saving Europeans you can take to the streets in peaceful rallies. This does not need to be attached to particular candidates or parties. The candidates and parties will eventually come to you.

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