Europe’s self-made crisis continues to roll on. Refuges keep coming, and elites continue wheeling and dealing (although they are growing desperate). Europe is nearing its refugee limit, and dissenters are still decrying the transformation of their historic nations into Islamic fiefdoms.
In the last fifteen years, book upon book and article upon article have been published, each outlining the many ways that Europe is killing itself through immigration.
The fight against Islam in Europe has suffered setbacks. Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen, sources of hope for many who desire to see Europe survive, were defeated in the polls this year. Angela Merkel won re-election, despite her attempt to destroy her own nation through mass migration. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to delay Brexit. This has led many to fear that the United Kingdom may never truly take control of its own destiny again.
It is with some relief that I can say that Austria has chosen a new political leader, a man of the right: Sebastian Kurz.
Kurz, of the Austrian People’s Party, has won enough votes to become the nation’s Chancellor at the age of 31. Kurz will be the youngest head of state in Europe, after becoming its youngest top diplomat at 27. Already, European nationalists like Le Pen and Wilders are congratulating him.
For Kurz to form a coalition government, he will need to ally with the controversial Freedom Party. The Freedom Party is Austria’s political right-wing party. Under the leadership of Heinz-Christian Strache, this party calls for limiting migration and restricting access to welfare for Austria’s new 90,000 refugees, among other conservative policies.
News sites are calling this a win for the “far-right,” a term which never ceases to puzzle me. Is far-right someone who believes in national identity, an advocate of ethno-nationalism, or just someone to the right of George Soros? Evidently, anyone to the right of Soros must be a Nazi. Austria must be in grave danger.
Hope For Austria
Far from being in danger, Austria should do well with its new leader, with two parties to back him, both of whom are skeptical of mass migration. Austria’s national identity goes back centuries, as Vienna was the home of countless creators. Famously, the great libertarian von Mises held his seminars in Vienna coffee houses. They were attended by leaders like Friedrich Hayek and Eric Voegelin.
It would be a sad thing to see Vienna and Austria transformed into Kabul or Riyadh.
European Union President Donald Tusk, who is still trying to shame EU member nations into accepting more people, recently complained:
Only global efforts supporting refugees and their host communities will be able to bear fruit. That is why we want to encourage our partners to increase humanitarian and development aid, as well as refugee resettlement. We need to address the root causes that force millions of people to leave their homes and seek shelter elsewhere.
Perhaps Austria’s newly elected leader will deal appropriately with the crisis. Let’s hope he finds ways to ensure that his nation isn’t torn to pieces by Islamically-driven strife.