On the centennial of the Great War, here is a reminder that we may be coming full circle:
Here is what I wrote four years ago:
Rampant immigration and the refusal of these immigrants to assimilate have struck many of these people to the core of their identity. Their loyalty to their nation is strong, and the paths and village squares are packed with reminders of their heritage. Now all of that is threatened.
The past matters a lot in Europe – much more than religion. I suspect that most Europeans are indifferent to what religion the foreigners among them practice, but they are now coming to fear that the great monuments of the past – treasures of art – may be destroyed. Their very future as a people is threatened.
If you look at that video, you can see it has stirred enormous feelings - the dislikes are almost tied with the likes. This is because the Establishment (and their lackeys) have tried to destroy nationalism in favor of a pan-European transnational utopia.
Their plan is clearly failing, as the youth of Spain, Italy and Greece can now attest. Now these unemployed children are looking at defiant, rioting foreigners with no respect for their culture getting public benefits.
The Euro Establishment has tried to banish nationalist parties from "respectable" company, and yet here they are, outpolling the mainstream.
This will not end peacefully.