Neo-Nationalist "Join Forces" in Europe
The Brussels Journal reports: Far Right Parties in Europe Join Forces.
Nationalist parties from seven European countries convened in Vienna last weekend to join forces. The “patriotic and nationalist parties and movements” signed a so-called “Vienna Declaration” calling for a stop to immigration in the entire European Union and the defence of Europe against “terrorism, aggressive islamism, superpower imperialism and economic aggression by low-wage countries.” The parties also reject the European Constitution and demand that “geographically, culturally, religiously and ethnically non-European territories in Asia and Africa” will be excluded from joining the European Union.
Of course, international nationalism is, let's just say, odd. Nevertheless, we will see an increase in neo-nationalist organizing in response to Islamism in Europe.
Update: Commenter Cosmophant brings up "civilizational nationalism". Perhaps we could call it "civilizationalism." Quite a mouth full. There is no doubt that the various neo-nationalists across Europe do share many of the same high-level goals. But what really unites them and what will increasingly bind them together is their shared enemies, Islamism being chief among them. Western nations have a history of being divided, of bickering among themselves only to unite in the face a a common external enemy. In 1814 who would have thought that Britain and France would be allies against a united Germany in 100 years? In 1939 who would have imagined that the US, Italy and Germany would be allies against the Soviets in only 10 years?
In times of conflict, history takes some strange turns. Hang on.