British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs - Boris Johnson
Netherlands Prime Minister Challenger, leader of Party for Freedom - Geert Wilders
French Presidential Candidate, leader of the French National Front - Marine Le Pen
The ultra right is on the rise all across Europe and the US.
Except - what's happening in Italy? The economy has been going south rapidly. Perhaps because they haven't experienced terrorist attacks?
According to one November 2015 report, Italy already takes an extreme approach to counter-terrorism.
The author of this report, which is sparse on details, has been a consultant to the US Secretary of Defense, National Security Council, State Department and US military. What I'm wondering is, if this is actually true, why is there not a showing of right-wing party strength in Italy?
Perhaps hyper vigilance toward immigrants is not restricted to the right wing.
And Spain. What about Spain? They've been attacked enough. And there are plenty of blonds in Spain.
I don't know what to make of all this.
And probably, I shouldn't have even started a post about blond Aryans. I'll be on the "fake news" list.
It just struck me as an interesting theme. Like the theme of right-wing pasty white (or pink), chubby, soft-looking WASP men during the Bush years. Think about it: Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Roger Ailes.
...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.