the Dutch election and the Trump Factor

An interesting sidelight on the Dutch election is the Trump Factor. I’ve seen reports that support for Wilders’ PVV party started to plummet after he came out as a Trump supporter.
European intellectuals have for decades had an absolutely visceral hatred for Americans, and particularly for Americans like Trump who glory in their Americanness. That hatred has now permeated most of European society. Europeans like to imagine they are morally and intellectually superior to Americans. Which is pretty amusing when you consider the catastrophic course of European history in the past century.
It’s partly a matter of style. Trump’s style plays very well in the US. It antagonises European.
It’s also a matter of class. Trump obviously likes ordinary people, including working-class people. European intellectuals loathe and despise the working class, and intellectuals have real influence in Europe. 
The style and the class elements combined have caused a complete psychological meltdown among European intellectuals and the European media. The anti-Trump hysteria in the European media even surpasses that in the US media. The end result of this may be that moderates have been frightened off. Even people who agree with Wilders on immigration are afraid of being associated with someone who admires Trump. 
Europeans don’t seem to like outspoken charismatic leaders. They like bland managerial types, the more boring the better. They seem to think that strong charismatic leaders are automatically fascists. As a result they have had seventy years of weak treacherous leadership.
Never underestimate the European terror of being labeled fascist. Americans can pass such things off as jokes but Europeans (at least western Europeans) can’t. Western Europeans would rather die than be thought of as racists or fascists. The way things are going that’s probably the fate in store for them.
It might be advisable for Marine le Pen to do everything possible to distance herself from Trump.
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6 comments on “the Dutch election and the Trump Factor

  1. James Higham says:

    Think it was very much that, plus the thumping of the 'it's not your land'. By contrast, which did do UKIP good at one time, Farage pushed the 'regulated' thing.

  2. Mr. Doom

    All politics is local so all political groups need to remember that. Having said that Mr. Wilders party went from 15 seats to 20, when the largest party is only 31 seats. Thats an excellent result!

    Also I think people are far too defeatist when it comes to Europe, Whites are still the majority and even if nothing changes in the next 50 years they will still be around 50%. A lot can happen in 50 years and a lot of us are working towards that change. Sure we would all like everything to happen faster, myself included. But attitudes are hardening and I don't see them getting softer.

    Mark Moncrieff
    Upon Hope Blog – A Traditional Conservative Future

  3. dfordoom says:

    Whites are still the majority and even if nothing changes in the next 50 years they will still be around 50%. A lot can happen in 50 years and a lot of us are working towards that change.

    I agree. I think there will be momentous changes. I also think that the results are entirely unpredictable. Europe could end up just slowly sinking into a kind of low-level chaos and Third World misery, it could end up as an old school totalitarian state, it could go fascist (I mean actual fascism as in the political philosophy of Mussolini), it could end up with Muslims and non-Muslims forming separate states-within-a-state (a bit like the Ottoman Empire), it could end up in all-out religious war or civil war.

    The future for white Europeans could be extremely bright or it could be extremely grim.

  4. dfordoom says:

    Politics is the art of advancing your agenda without scaring off the moderates. Globalists/liberals have shown extraordinary skill over the past seventy years in pushing incredibly radical and extreme agendas without frightening those moderates. The nationalist parties in Europe have not yet mastered that art.

  5. Mr. Doom

    The problem is that Liberals lie, they say things like, “refugees need our protection” when what they really mean is “refugees will be living here for the rest of forever”. Hardly anyone would agree to the second one, so they lie.

    The broad Right is bad at lying because we think it is bad. They on the other hand do not.

    Mark Moncrieff

  6. dfordoom says:

    The broad Right is bad at lying because we think it is bad. They on the other hand do not.

    Yes, I agree completely. They have a sense of moral self-righteousness which produces a perverted ethical framework – they really think that any methods at all are acceptable as long as they advance the cause.

    I think it's a problem with any political ideology based on atheism.

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