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Right-wing extremism

It is now mainstream in europe

Posted by Jeena

It has been a good weekend for racists, populists and rightwing radicals across Sweden. After the Netherlands (Partij Voor de Vrijheid), France (Front National), Belgium (Vlaams Belang), Austria (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs), Hungary (Magyar Gárda) and Denmark (Dansk Folkeparti) Sweden too got a right-wing-extremists-party in their Riksdag (parliament), they call themselves "The Sweden Democrats" (Sverigedemokraterna).

Jimmie Åkesson
Jimmie Åkesson

Val resultat 2010
SD are the Sweden Democrats

You may say: What's the problem, they all were elected in a democratic process. and so was the NSDAP:

year percent
1925 3.7%
1928 5.6%
1930 19%
1932 30%
1933 no democracy

The Nazis learned from the failed Hitlerputsch of 9 November 1923 and developed a "Legalitätsstrategie" (legality strategy) for their "National Revolution" to formally observe the law. Wikipedia

It reminds me a little bit of a song by the Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey - History Repeating

I know democracy is not perfect, but it's the best we could come up with yet. I keep thinking, shouldn't the democracy start to fight for her survival?

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