Items tagged with: Xenophobia
Is EKRE going to become a threat for Estonia's progressivism and pro-European stance?
EKRE’s popularity gained a significant boost from the formal recognition of same-sex unions in 2014 (which made Estonia the first central or eastern European country to adopt such legislation) and the outbreak of the migration crisis in Europe in 2015. “If you’re black, go back” and “I want Estonia to be a white country” were just some of the comments Martin Helme made in 2013.The paroles couldn't be stupider, this is blatantly racist as f*ck... How would something like this ever enter a modern European parliament? This is comparably disappointing for the European hopeful in Eastern Europe, besieged by the threat from the East.
Today there are just 206 registered refugees of which only 107 are still in Estonia. All others left.This is scaremongering at its finest. Even regarding the small population in this very small country, 206 immigrants are a decreasing amount you are not likely to ever recognise as such. Damn, I guess that even at my university, many more students are from outlandish regions in this world.
Now, it seems that Ratas has taken a Machiavellian option, a coalition with the radical right in order to keep power. The third partner in the coalition is the centre-right party Isamaa, which has of late become a kind of EKRE-light.This is the best use of describing a politician as Machiavellian - take the bitter pill in order to enjoy your power in office. Egoistic in a slight sense, but mostly described to sticking to power at all costs.
She, an EKRE-target herself, said: “We do not have a crisis of democracy. (…) Nevertheless, we have a crisis of values.” There are doubts that the prime minister´s Centre Party, which is close to ethnic Russian voters can cooperate with EKRE, which stands for “defending ethnic Estonians.”That's where we have to ask ourselves how they could stand their decision to coalesce with this party instead of choosing a couple of smaller parties closer to them. Didn't they think they could therefore risk their country's democracy? You cannot say that you are going to coalesce with any other party just in order to avoid a longer session of no government because you cannot find a common ground.
The main organiser, the 25-old Ruuben Kaalep, head of the party’s youth organisation and now an MP, can be regarded as a neo-Nazi. He is part of a network of identitarians and white supremacists, attending conferences from the US to Ukraine. In February 2019, Mr Kaalep organised a presentation involving the work of another US white supremacist, Greg Johnson, whom he has both interviewed and been interviewed by, entitled ”Jewish settlement and humane cleansing”.Great choice by the centre-right party. they certainly care for their country's democracy. We're going to experience some tough times after the EU election.
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On the Christchurch shooting and Donald Trump
"I spoke with Prime Minister Ardern of New Zealand to express the sorrow of our entire nation following the monstrous terror attacks at two mosques," Drumpf said in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon after first condemning the attack as "a horrible massacre in the Mosques" on Twitter.
Too late, and still not enough, dude.
But asked whether he saw a worrying rise in white supremacy movements around the world, Drumpf said he did not, blaming a small group of people "with very, very serious problems." He also told reporters that he had not seen the manifesto linked to by a social media account that's believed to belong to one of the attackers, which mentioned Drumpf by name and saw him as a symbol of renewed white identity.
Drumpf has many times been accused of using rhetoric that emboldens extremists and dehumanizes his targets. He has used vulgar language to criticize NFL stars who took a knee during the National Anthem. In announcing his campaign, he said Mexico was sending "rapists" across the border into the US. On Friday, at the same event in which he bemoaned the attack in New Zealand, he warned of "invasions" of undocumented migrants coming across the southern border.
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Hungarian PM Orbán half-heartedly apologises for hate-fueled electoral campaign
According to a copy of one letter reviewed by Reuters on Thursday, Orban asked the leader of the Flemish Christian Democrats, Wouter Beke, to reconsider his proposal to eject Fidesz.
"It is no secret that there are serious disagreements... on the issue of migration, the protection of Christian culture and the future of Europe," Orban wrote. "It is also no secret that we do not wish to change our position on these issues."
The European Union has long criticised Orban and Fidesz over policies that Brussels says threaten the rule of law in Hungary by imposing ruling party control over the judiciary, media and other institutions. Fidesz rejects this criticism.
#Hungary #EPP #EVP #News #Politics #europe #Europa #Soros #GeorgeSoros #Orbán #ViktorOrbán #Juncker #JeanClaudeJuncker #EU #EuropeanUnion #Xenophobia #RefugeesWelcome #ClosedBorders #OpenBorders
"Anyone supposing Huawei products are #spying on them or that they are a #securityrisk hasn't given any thought to the #technology already around them.
#Apple and #Samsung #smartphones, voice assistants like #Siri and #Alexa, #Facebook and #Google, among so many others, collect and store and even #share #endless amounts of data about us whenever we activate them.
Those big tech companies often also work with #governments and #militaries and it's anyone's guess what gets passed on, as #whistleblower #EdwardSnowden so helpfully revealed in his leak of #UnitedStates #spyagency #documents. To trust one and not the other, simply because one is #Western and the other #Chinese, is nothing but #xenophobia and, dare I say, #racist. "