European neo-Nazis are truly a fringe group. They are repugnant and/or a joke to the average European. They exist, but they are marginal, and will remain marginal. They are not going to take power in any European country, not even Austria.
But if one believes the hysteria surrounding the recent Austrian elections and the Pro-Köln movement, Hitler’s legions are about to rise from the grave. They’re on the verge of assuming power in Austria and Germany, propelled into office by a resurgent Nazi-sympathetic nationalism. This leaves decent progressive public officials no choice but to call out the Antifa
goon squads demonstrators and suppress the “fascists” by main force.
This “narrative” fits in perfectly with the goals of the neo-Marxist architects of Eurabia. In order for a supra-national totalitarian state to function, all national identities and aspirations must be demonized and eradicated. Whenever a surge of national feeling appears, it must be beaten down with shouts of “Racist! Xenophobe! Fascist! NEO-NAZI!!”
This is not to say that various people with previous neo-Nazi associations or inclinations aren’t involved in some European right-wing movements. They are, but they can only be electorally successful if they jettison their erstwhile allies and ideologies and embrace positions that resonate with a larger percentage of the population.
A Nazi revival is a fantasy. Those who believe in it are chasing a phantom.
It’s a Leftist fairy tale spun out of pure gossamer to frighten people away from conservative parties that support the right to a national identity. Those who echo the “Nazi!” alarm are — wittingly or otherwise — aiding the cause of the Eurabian Marxists.
Real Nazis almost invariably end up aligning with radical Islam. Their initial “whites only” stance eventually gives way in the face of their Jew-hatred, the all-consuming preoccupation of both the neo-Nazis and the Muslims. In Muslims they find their natural allies.
Take, for example, the Jew-hating British Nazi formerly known as David Myatt. The Times Online reports on his conversion to Islam (in prison, naturally):
David Myatt, a founder of the hardline British National Socialist Movement (NSM) who has been jailed for racist attacks, has changed his name to Abdul Aziz ibn Myatt. David Copeland, who is serving six life sentences after three people died in his Soho bomb attacks, was a member of the NSM.
Myatt is reportedly the author of a fascist terrorist handbook and a former leader of the violent far-right group Combat 18. But now — in his mid-50s and sporting a red, bushy beard — he subscribes to radical Islamist views.
In an internet essay entitled From Neo-Nazi to Muslim, Myatt asks: “How was it that I, a Westerner with a history of over 25 years of political involvement in extreme right-wing organisations, a former leader of the political wing of the neo-Nazi group Combat 18, came to be standing outside a mosque with a sincere desire to go inside and convert to Islam? “These were the people who I had been fighting on the streets, I had swore (sic) at and had used violence against — indeed, one of my terms of imprisonment was a result of me leading a gang of skinheads in a fight against ‘Pakis’.”
Mr. Myatt spent some time with Muslims in prison and came to realize that Islam must be the only true religion, since it raises violent Jew-hatred to the level of a scripturally-required divine mandate. He discovered that not only was he not obligated to repent his murderous fanaticism, his new god actually approved of it.
German Neo-Nazis View Islamists as Allies
When protesters in Cologne last month managed, with the blessing of the city government, to prevent the holding of an “Anti-Islamification Congress,” the cancellation of the event was widely hailed in the German and international media as a victory against “right-wing extremists” or, more simply put, “Nazis.” (See here, for instance, from the English-language site of the German weekly Der Spiegel.)
A new report from the domestic intelligence service of the German city-state of Hamburg shows, however, that actual neo-Nazi groups in Germany — i.e., groups that themselves embrace this description — in fact likewise opposed the “Anti-Islamification Congress” and are notably hostile to its sponsor, the “citizens’ movement” Pro-Cologne [Pro-Köln].
While the neo-Nazis agitate against what they describe as Germany’s “flooding by foreigners” — or “Überfremdung“ — they take precautions against criticizing Islamic influences or Islam as such, since the latter is rather “to be seen as an ally.”
The report of the Hamburg intelligence service — known as the Office for the Protection of the Constitution [Verfassungsschutz] — points in particular to the hostility of the neo-Nazi North German Action Office to Pro-Cologne’s “Anti-Islamification” campaign.
As the report notes, for the North German Action Office [Aktionsbüro Norddeutschland], Islam, “globally considered,” is to be regarded as “an ally against the mammonistic dominance of the American east coast.” Allusions to the American “east coast” are commonplace in Nazi discourse, with the expression meant to connote “Jewish” domination of America and, by extension, the world.
Now that we know that the real Nazis loathe Pro-Köln and Vlaams Belang, will the Western press — including writers holding both liberal and conservative viewpoints — change its mind about the Austrian elections and what happened in Cologne?
Don’t count on it.
The obsession with the imminent resurrection of the Nazis meets a deep emotional need. It is an irrational phobia, the expression of which keeps its proponents ideologically pure and vaccinates them against any accusations of racism and intolerance. Holding up the “Nazis raus!” talisman keeps the demons from entering one’s soul and corrupting it.
The PC spell holds its victims in thrall. It’s doubtful that such superstitions will be abandoned even when the mujahideen break down the gates and hold a knife to the throats of the true believers.
The liberal Jews who join the “anti-fascist” chorus are the most puzzling. Will piles of bodies have to be bulldozed into mass graves yet again before they change their minds?
Hat tips: For the PJM article, Andrew Bostom; for the Times Online article, LN.