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Why I'm Now a Euro-Optimist

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Dec 9, 2016 at 16:26

On the principle that everyone likes a winner and wants to be one, the rise of the populist parties in Europe cannot be lost on the mainstream politicians who finally seem to be getting the message about open borders and cultural preservation. This is good news because it means that a saner crowd can take up the banner and maybe keep Europe from going over a cliff. Among other virtues, at least the mainstream is not in love with Vladimir Putin, thereby demonstrating a healthy capacity to recognize authoritarianism.

One does not have to be a fascist to understand the importance of protecting the West, nor does one have to compromise Western values to do so. At least, that's the best case scenario.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1For Europe: Christian Russia vs. Muslim Turkey: Seeing the Forest for the Trees [848 words]RobertDec 13, 2016 11:52234680
1Multicultarism and Political Correctness in the Netherlands [615 words]RobertDec 11, 2016 13:55234646
The death of Islamosocialism! Eurabia on its deathbed! [46 words]stevenlDec 10, 2016 19:35234617
Why I'm Now a Euro-Optimist [123 words]DaveDec 9, 2016 16:26234602
1It is not only in Europe [162 words]Vadim AnshelevichDec 8, 2016 23:48234590
1"Do we want more Moroccans or less? I'll take care of that." [255 words]RobertDec 8, 2016 13:56234579
1The Brits and Europeans are like a dead tree [414 words]Michael SDec 7, 2016 14:19234554

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