Tag: Far Right

Why did Trump pick Portland? He’s following the lead of far-right groups, and the city’s history | Salon.com

Why did Trump pick Portland? He's following the lead of far-right groups, and the city's history

The fact that Trump is taking his cues from the far-right fringes is, sadly, no surprise. After all, he has recently promoted a conspiracy theory about the coronavirus apparently concocted by a far-right nut who believes reproductive health problems are caused by women having sex with demons. The far right is where Trump’s heart is, which is why his impulse after the 2017 riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, was to describe the white supremacists who rampaged there as “very fine people.”

via Why did Trump pick Portland? He’s following the lead of far-right groups, and the city’s history | Salon.com

The Rats of Oran: The Far Right’s War on Culture

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Sure, Trump is being impeached, Brexit is a mess, and the far right in Austria and Italy have suffered recent setbacks. Still, looking at the bigger picture, it’s hard not to conclude that such extremists have acquired the sort of mainstream legitimacy across the planet that they haven’t enjoyed in nearly a century.

via The Rats of Oran: The Far Right’s War on Culture

‘Quite frightening’: the far-right fringe of the election campaign is mobilising | Australia news | The Guardian

True Blue Crew at a protest in Melbourne

Extremist groups are presenting themselves as legitimate entities in a way that threatens to reshape Australian politics

via ‘Quite frightening’: the far-right fringe of the election campaign is mobilising | Australia news | The Guardian

The Coalition is normalising the far right with its pursuit of One Nation and Palmer | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

The problem with the Liberals and Nationals lining up with ‘crackpots and cranks’ is it’s not a cost-free exercise

Scott Morrison

via The Coalition is normalising the far right with its pursuit of One Nation and Palmer | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

Why Douglas Murray’s “Strange Death of Europe” Is a Far-Right Hit — And Wrong

A woman with a headscarf walks past an election campaign poster of the anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland AfD, in Marxloh, a suburb of Duisburg which local media said is populated mostly with people of Turkish migrant background, Germany September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay - RC1E121F7220

 

It’s not even clear that there are so many migrants. According to United Nations data, between January 2014 and March 2018, roughly 1.8 million people crossed the Mediterranean Sea to try and enter the EU. This number — which has driven Murray to such angst that he has pronounced the “death of Europe” — amounts to less than one-third of 1 percent of the EU’s population. In the meantime, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Pakistan continue to quietly host millions of refugees, many of whom were driven from their homes as a result of wars of aggression supported by Murray, whose past books include forthright tomes like “Neoconservatism: Why We Need It.”

via Why Douglas Murray’s “Strange Death of Europe” Is a Far-Right Hit — And Wrong

The powerful leaders of the eugenics movement once controlled the city. Have they gone or hidden with the born to rule??

Berry’s legacy

In Britain Richard Berry continued to preach his uncompromising theory of “rotten heredity”. In 1934 he would argue that to eliminate mental deficiency would require the sterilisation of twenty-five per cent of the population. At the same time he also advocated the “kindly euthanasia” of the unfit.

But his legacy in Australia continued, with the Eugenics Society of Victoria operating until 1961.

Although Melbourne may wish to forget its dark past,