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Monday, October 16, 2017

The media is glossing over the serious xenophobia of Austria’s next chancellor – ThinkProgress

Kurz’s victory strengthens the stance of governments such as Hungary’s, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban — one of Kurz’s most vocal supporters — has built razor wire-enforced fences to keep migrants and refugees out, and, in fact, is asking the EU to pay for it.

Kurz in September also offered to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump to Austria to discuss “the most important challenges to international politics,” without elaborating. While Trump has yet to comment on Kurz’s victory, what’s clear is that his base — certainly anti-immigrant with elements of white nationalism — have much in common with the white supremacists in the United States who support Trump. As Kurz seeks to enforce stricter immigration policies, so too does Trump, whose administration is set to roll out yet another version of its Muslim ban on Wednesday.


Those darn xenos.

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I welcome the Hungarian and Austrian governments being on good terms. They could save the cost of two presidencies if they could find a pleasant Hapsburg to agree to be a constitutional Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. K und K again, eh?

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 17, 2017 8:26:13 AM