Tomorrow Belongs To… Who?
"The far-right victories in Germany was powered by the votes of discontented youths, who abandoned the center-left as well as center right in droves."
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"This should make all of Europe sit up and take notice: Europe has a lot of unemployed young people (France and Italy: 25% and 40% youth unemployment respectively). If they turn to the far-right to deal with their problems, the discontented youth population would provide a massive reservoir of energy for extremist parties.
We’re not there yet, or anything like it, but it’s worth remembering what lies down the end of this road: the (literal) foot soldiers of the fascist movements of the 20s and 30s were discontented youths convinced that a new, post-democratic politics, with a heavy emphasis on solidarity, was the wave of the future."
The other side of this equation is not stolid, staid, middle class Europe, it is the equally unemployed, and disaffected muslim youth living in hell hole Parisian Banlieue's, or something similar in other European countries.
"The AfD aren’t the Nazis, and they aren’t overrunning Germany—yet. But if the crumbling liberal center of European politics wants to stave off an increasingly menacing series of right-wing threats, it will need to do the hard work to find answers for Europe’s struggling youth, and convince them of what was until recently blithely assumed: that the future still belongs to liberalism."
This analysis is too simplistic. It leaves out the muslim youth completely, and it is they who will be driving this problem especially now that Europe had been inundated with a massive new, and more radicalized population of muslims. The clock ticks, Europe dithers, and the youth of Europe, both muslim, and non-muslim fester.
Singing the sweet song of liberalism to the youth of Europe will do nothing. The non-Muslim youth don't believe this song anymore, and the Muslim youth don't accept or understand it.
Europe must act, and quickly to save its soul. The clouds of the next great European war are forming, and if nothing is done to dissipate them, war will come.
"Fascism, like communism, is an opportunistic infection of the body politic, one that occurs when the institutions — and officeholders — of liberal democracy are too corrupt, or too weak, or both, to sustain business as usual. If you don’t like this outcome, don’t be weak and corrupt."
WHAT HATH MERKEL WROUGHT?