After nearly three-fourths of a century’s worth of America leading the psychological castration of Europe, it seems as if the continent’s collective testis have finally dropped.
Case in point: The last three generations of Germans and Austrians have had it figuratively crammed-down their throats a sense of national guilt and shame because of what the Nazis did decades and decades ago.
Obviously, the same Germans and Austrians present-day had no control over what their grandfathers and great-grandfathers did, but they’re still expected to carry every bit of the sins committed by their elders.
Suffice it to say that Europe’s youth have had enough of their Faith, cultures, and respective nations dragged through the mud and disrespected by their own establishment (usually liberal) political parties.
But as reported by the reliably left-leaning Associated Press;
They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional.
Several of this year’s far-right candidates in Europe are well under the age of 30 — just like some of their most ardent supporters. In Belgium, the telegenic Dries Van Langenhove, who is among the top picks on the list for the far-right party Vlaams Belang, is 26. In France, the head of the far-right National Rally slate for the upcoming European Parliament elections is 23 and has been a card-carrying party member since the age of 16. In Denmark, the lead candidate from the Danish People’s Party is a 29-year-old who is already a veteran campaigner. And in Spain, the chief spokesman for the Vox party is 27 and was elected to parliament last month.
These candidates are part of a growing attempt by Europe’s far-right parties to gear their anti-migration, euroskeptic message to the young, with everything from beer nights for adults and bouncy castles for kids to an outsized presence on social media, the Associated Press has found. Young European voters are responding with a rightward shift sometimes faster and farther than their elders — as illustrated by voting results or party rolls from Italy, France, Spain and Austria.
Shocking as it seems, even the Associated Press is playing the Nazi guilt card;
Opponents say today’s far-right candidates have given new window-dressing to old racist beliefs and an implicit call for violence, pushing a pro-Christian, anti-Islam ideology that Belgium’s security services describe as “extreme right in a white collar.” Only now they’re appealing to a demographic with no memories of where extremist beliefs once led the continent: to a world war that left almost all of Europe in rubble.