The rise of Giorgia Meloni and her coalition of the right has struck fear into the hearts of the EU and the left everywhere. God forbid that a political movement arise that would challenge globalist dogma. As Ursula von der Leyen, head of the European Commission said before the election, “If things go in a difficult direction— and I’ve spoken about Hungary and Poland—we have the tools.”
The EU is a good idea gone bad. Run by globalist, multiculturalist elites with financial power over members. Von der Leyden: "“If things go in a difficult direction — and I’ve spoken about Hungary and Poland — we have the tools.” https://t.co/vvJGwG8PwX
— Kevin MacDonald (@TOOEdit) September 25, 2022
So Meloni has definitely made the right enemies. I was quite impressed about her statement on identity, which flies in the face of globalist dogma and reflects what sensible people on the right have been saying for some time.
“Please answer me these questions. This is about what we are doing here today. Why is the family an enemy? Why is the family so frightening? There is a single answer to all these questions. Because it defines us. Because it is our identity. Because everything that defines us is now an enemy for those who would like us to no longer have an identity and to be perfect consumer slaves.”
“And so they attack national identity, they attack religious identity, they attack gender identify, they attack family identity. I can’t define myself as Italian, Christian, woman, mother. No.”
“I must be citizen x, gender x, parent 1, parent 2. I must be a number. Because when I am only a number, when I no longer have an identity or roots, then I will be the perfect slave at the mercy of financial speculators. The perfect consumer.”
“That’s the reason why. That’s why we inspire so much fear. That’s why this event inspires so much fear. Because we do not want to be numbers. We will defend the value of the human being. Every single human being. Because each of us has a unique genetic code that is unrepeatable. And like it or not, that is sacred. We will defend it. We will defend God, country and family.”
“Those things that disgust people so much. We will do it to defend our freedom, because we will never be slaves and simple consumers at the mercy of the financial speculators. That is our mission. That is why I came here today.”
“Chesterton wrote, more than a century ago… ‘Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four.’ Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer.'”
“That time has arrived. We are ready.”
And from another speech:
“Yes to natural families, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology, yes to the culture of life, no to the abyss of death, no to the violence of Islam, yes to safer borders, no to mass immigration, yes to work for our people.”
Of course Islam and the rest of the immigrants have no problem with their very strong racial/ethnic/religious identities—encouraged by elites throughout the West. It’s only Europeans who are condemned for having them—obviously a losing proposition long term.
Some on the right have criticized Meloni because she and the rest of the right have adopted very pro-Israel attitudes and are firmly on board with supporting Ukraine against Russia.
"Ahead of Italian elections, Israel is untouchable." As usual, mot of the pro-Israel fervor comes from the right, but leftists forced to grovel. https://t.co/jgox67bYVC
— Kevin MacDonald (@TOOEdit) September 24, 2022
And to be sure, she has pictured her movement as center-right. From the Guardian:
In a video message issued on Wednesday, Meloni, who leads Brothers of Italy, a party with neofascist origins, said the Italian right had “handed fascism over to history for decades now” and “unambiguously condemns the suppression of democracy and the ignominious anti-Jewish laws”.
In the video, spoken in English, French and Spanish and directed at the foreign press, she said Brothers of Italy was nowadays more akin to “the British Tories, the US Republicans and the Israeli Likud”.
It would be great if she was really as nationalist and ethnocentric as Likud, but I suspect it’s merely a ploy to gain legitimacy by invoking Israel. And we all know how worthless the Tories and the GOP are.
But I am optimistic. Politics is the art of the possible, and if she had openly come out against Israel, deporting migrants, or in favor of Russia she would never have the opportunity to really change things. And of course there will be constraints from outside. The hostility of the EU is obvious and it does have considerable financial power over member states. And Italy is already in dire financial straits because of its debt, and the worsening economic condition around the world will certainly not help.
But it’s encouraging nonetheless. There is now also a coalition of the right in Sweden, but it seems to promise little or nothing worthwhile. The Swedish Moderates sound like typical American Republicans, even promising to exclude the Sweden Democrats from ministerial positions.
After Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson admitted defeat and conceded the election to a coalition of right-leaning parties, conservatives across Europe are celebrating. The Scandinavian nation, which was once one of the most left-leaning countries in Europe and well-known for accepting the most refugees per capita during the 2015/16 migrant crisis, has made a radical turnaround.
Of course, the reasons behind this turnaround are well known despite heavy censorship in the country. The utopian multicultural future envisioned by many Swedes has come crashing down over the last few years, and as Remix News has exhaustively documented, the shootings, murders, drug dealing, clan crime, attacks on women, honor killings, random assaults, and rising sexual crimes have left the once-peaceful nation shell shocked. The deteriorating security situation even led Germany’s top-selling newspaper, Bild, to label Sweden the “most dangerous country in Europe.”
Out of the turmoil of the last years, the Sweden Democrats have emerged as the second-largest party in Sweden with over 20 percent of the vote. As a result, much of the domestic and international media are openly acknowledging the much maligned party is the biggest winner of the entire election.
However, there are a number of challenges ahead, and the conservative party will have to walk a tightrope to succeed during a troubling time for Europe. For one, despite the party’s enormous victory, a version of the cordon sanitaire remains in effect. Historically, all parties refused to work with the Sweden Democrats, and in truth, all the parties in the new government will do their best to maintain that policy. That means that despite the Sweden Democrats being the biggest party in the new four-party right-wing government, the SD’s leader, Jimmie Åkesson, will have no opportunity to become prime minister. Instead, that right will go to Ulf Kristersson, who leads the Moderates party, which saw only 19.1 percent of the vote, an embarrassingly low result for what was once the “mainstream” conservative party in the country.
Even more importantly, the new government plans to lock the Sweden Democrats out of any ministerial positions [despite being the largest party in the coalition]. That represents a major check on the party’s power and ability to influence policy. If the Sweden Democrats are not careful, they risk having little power in the new government while still being shouldered with the blame if crime levels continue to rise, immigration continues unabated, and inflation and a recession wrack the Swedish economy over the coming year.
Still, things are moving in the right direction, if only slowly. As an incurable optimist, I still think there are good things on the horizon.