Originally posted November 10, 2015.
Pat Buchanan alerts readers to the warning of Hungarian President Victor Orban: “A modern day mass migration is taking place … that could change the face of Europe’s civilization. … If that happens that is …irreversible. … There is no way back from a multicultural Europe. … If we make a mistake now, it will be forever.”
Orban has acted on his beliefs. As Pat notes:
He [Orban] erected a 110-mile fence on the Serb border, redirecting hundreds of thousands of migrants away from Hungary to Croatia, thence to Austria and Germany.
Sunday, after a third of a million had passed through, Croatia replaced a center-left with a rightist party. A fortnight ago, the right-wing eurosceptic Law and Justice Party won a landslide victory in Poland.
Support for Angela Merkel, who has opened Germany to a million migrants, is plummeting. Bavaria’s CSU, sister party of Merkel’s CDU, is in rebellion. Bavaria has been the main port of entry for the hundreds of thousands of arriving migrants.
As long as Europe’s borders remain open, they will come. And the people who wish to come number not just in the millions but the tens and scores of millions. And they know how to get there.
I have been writing for many years about the emerging power of Marine Le Pen and Front National in France. It’s a take-no-prisoners crowd, as Debbie and I have witnessed first hand in Paris with the group’s disturbing, music-energized marches. FN means business and is stridently against both the EU and immigration, especially immigration from radical Muslim North Africa. Le Pen is well connected with the Russians and has spoken often in favor of Iran and against the big brother approach of the U.S. France has its next presidential election in 2017. Just a few years ago, it would have seemed folly to suggest that such a radical, far right and divisive figure as Marine Le Pen could actually make a presidential run, never mind emerge victorious. We were in France in the fall and saw the powerful sentiment for change and resistance to immigration. Nationalism was in the air. The same swing to nationalism is happening all over Europe, especially in Russia, where nationalistic firebrands like Alexander Dugin are making steady inroads (Read more about Dugin here, here, here, and here).
So far Americans are slow to catch on, but will. And it appears right now that the 2016 presidential candidate most likely to spread the word, and with force, will be Donald Trump.