The current world economic crisis that envelops the world mirrors to some degree what was happening in 1930’s. While the depression of that era created a lot of suffering throughout the globe it also created an excuse to hate. With
In 1932, Adolf Hitler came to prominence with his 30.1% showing in the presidential election. Even though the National Socialists never gained a majority of seats in the Reichstag, President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler chancellor of
After the FPO’s election victory, Nick Griffin, leader of the British Nationalist Party (BNP), sent a personal message to the FPO’s leader that said, “We in
One of the co-founders of the FPO is a former Waffen SS officer and unrepentant Nazi Herbert Schweiger. Mr. Schweiger has stated, “The Jew on Wall Street is responsible for the world’s current economic crisis. It is the same now as in 1929 when 90 per cent of money was in the hands of the Jew. Hitler had the right solutions then.” They blamed the Jews then and they blame the Jews now. Schweiger is a rock star to the anti-semantic groups and he curries much influence with Austrian politicians.
What is the EU doing to curb the rise of neo-Nazi influence in Europe? Not much it appears. The problem is the FPO is doing what the National Socialist Party did in the 1930's and it is all legal. The populace needs a scapegoat and the Jews have always been a favorite target and the extremists are winning at the ballot box. Is history repeating itself within a generation? The world seems to be tone deaf to the phrase "Never Again."