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The left is in denial and so in order to try to explain away the movements in Europe they use the tired arguments of “far right” and racism rather than examining their own failures.

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I became a subscriber right after Bari founded and started publishing The Free Press. To this day it’s one of my favorite subs.

That said I wrote her early on and recommended she find some good writers that come from rural southeast (Carolina's, GA, Bama, Miss, Louisiana) as well as Appalachia, rural central, mid and south west (fly over states). People who come from blue collar or first generation white collar families, who hunt, fish, grow a real garden every year, and are capable changing the oil in their own cars. There's a perspective & representation that TFP is missing with a huge swath of the US populace by not having the voice from these areas IMHO.

So far it seems she's only brought in Walter Kirn, who's a national treasure for sure, but there needs to be many more Kirns and way fewer Wisemans who can't seem to quite figure out why more and more people are turning away from progressivism and running towards populism.

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Racism and cultural criticism are usually equated by the chattering class when it comes to opinion makers. It is NOT so much the so-called "refugees" that is the problem, it is their steadfast refusal to integrate into an existing culture that is the problem. You can't shit in another person's living room and then complain when the host complains. It is WAY past time to call a halt to that type of thinking!

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And yet serious, good-faith examinations of why outsider parties are faring so well are hard to come by. Instead, we must wade through unhelpful, knee-jerk descriptions of everyone

In a post on the recent string of victories for radical right-wingers,

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Radical right wingers. Hmmm sounds like the free press is complicit In the slurs. Shameful

And why is it never radical left wing or hard left wing or even left wing?

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I would’ve liked to see commentary about the recent agriculture revolts in Holland. According to one source: “When the Dutch government announced plans to buy out farms close to nature reserves and cut the country’s livestock herd by as much as one-third, farmers revolted, staging massive demonstrations and destabilizing politics in the Netherlands.” I think this played a role in the election as well

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Name me one positive of open immigration and the free and open borders on any country in the world? Does anyone think people with college degrees are doing the immigration, or is people looking for free and the truth is, an I mean lots of criminals escaping from what is sure to be hell prisons or death in their country. Rapists, gang members helping spread their gangs, people looking to change where they are immigrating to. Unwilling to simulate into society but demand you change to the crap policies and beliefs they left behind. Peoples countries literally being changed forever and not for the better. The sick ass liberals wonder why people get tired of this stupid, insane process?

People want their countries back and some semblance of normal. Normal is not drugs, homelessness, immigrants in police stations, airports, schools, and bankrupting their cities and states. The left fails to realize their ignorant and self serving policies make even gentle people demand more drastic and immediate changes. The old woke liberal policies have been shown to be failures over and over again. These idiots are destroying everything and preventing normal intelligent discussions on how to solve societal issues by being in your face and declaring you to be a racist and fascist. The hall mark claims of failed policies, beliefs, and yes; no ability to logically discuss and compromise.

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“… the national Christmas tree toppled over in high winds in Washington on Tuesday evening, two days before Joe Biden was set to turn the lights on. The most powerful nation in human history. But one that can’t keep the Christmas tree on the lawn of the White House standing during a few November gusts. “

If memory serves, it was Biden’s former boss who famously said that you should “never underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up,” or at least words very close to those. He could find a way to mismanage a two-car funeral.

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Oliver, next piece please define these terms: populist, far right, right wing. You throw them around quite often. Would be good to know what they mean and since they are intended to be derogatory who they exactly apply to. While at it how about defining left wing populist and if that term applies to a politician who orally or through actions or inaction ( failure to enforce laws) is an open border advocate.

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“Trump-like.” The comparison usually prefaces a shallow, parochial analysis.

Leave it up to the MSM to try to pigeon-hole the public's outrage over progressive policies! "WE are the world" sentiments can only go so far, then the reality sets in and the elites go running to time tested tropes of "racism" to explain away public outrage. It's about time! The EU MAY not be lost after all.

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As a Dutch national, I’ve never felt antipathy against Wilders. In my early twenties, the brutal murders of Fortuyn and Van Gogh shaped my political en social worldviews against the backdrop of 9/11, so I’ve always understood where he came from, and why. I never voted for his party, though, because he always pushed the envelope just that bit too far in his rhetoric, with the “less Moroccans” incident and various other outbursts that kept me from voting for him or his Party for Freedom. He was a welcome presence in dusty ol’ politics, but never a serious option for (a belief in) actual change.

However, in the last few years he has been slowly dialing down his rhetoric. In part because far more outrageous parties rose up and staked even louder claims (mainly Thierry Baudet’s Forum for Democracy, which started out as a fresh, classical liberal movement that very rapidly went down the slide and into the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories), but also because - I think - the reality of migration and Islamization caught up with his warnings: we had seen Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan, and various other vicious Islamist attacks in Europe. We’ve witnessed the rise and - thankfully - demise of ISIS and their sadistic brutalities. And just a few weeks before last week’s elections, we not only saw how Hamas ISIS’ed its way through Israel, but many people witnessed the shocking and reprehensible response of both Muslims taking to the streets to celebrate, and many mainstream media outlets criticizing *Israel* for its response. A lot of masks dropped at the same moment many eyes opened.

This, combined with a whole heap of social and political crises from inflation and a housing shortage to a rise in energy prices and the cultural self-flagellation you see all around the West, created momentum for Wilders to seize the electoral moment. And I found myself voting for his party, too, together with many others who saw their objections against the PVV fall away against the failures of the ruling classes that are not only abandoning their electorate, but risking both culture and democracy by failing to step over their own shadow of a projected “decency” that prohibits them from taking action *for* the people and *against* undermining threats to the social fabric.

Islam(ization) has become not a side dish in Wilders’ political menu, but the buffet of topics has grown bigger - big enough to invite more people to come and have a taste. Because the offerings of the competition have gone stale, and the appetite for new flavors has grown - together with a desire to spice things up. And we know that if Geert Wilders can deliver one thing, is a bit of hot pepper in politics.

Let’s see if he can serve up what he proclaims.

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So not shocked that the CIA has been infiltrated by those who hate the US - so has the Pentagon and especially Foggy Bottom (re- Georgetown School of Foreign Service has been a hotbed of Saudi /Qatari funded antisemitism for decades). They have been educated at the US hating elite universities, so why would any of this come as a surprise?

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Double progressive tears..Geert is pro Israel too

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How is the Left's offering of literal cash payments to prospective voters not also populism?

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MEDIA: "A 'far-right' politician with 'far-right' ideas is poised to win another election in Europe and potentially push that country further to the 'far-right' as centrists and the media worry that the 'far-right' is gaining ground in countries where most sensible citizens view the 'far-right' as dangerous.

Hmmm... it seems our totally non-partisan, centrist, 'mainstream' media elites are trying to make a point. But for the life of me, I can't spot it.

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The Free press needs to do a profile on the biggest political prisoner from our most important ally the UK, Tommy Robinson. A centrist in almost everything but cast as "far right" because he simply doesn't want his country taken over by Islamists in a generation.

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Nov 29, 2023·edited Nov 29, 2023

Christophe Guilluy: "Yet in the economic, social, and cultural chaos that is France (Western Civilization)

today, there is one hope left. It is not a hope placed in politicians, or in intellectuals and certainly not in ideologues; rather, it is one founded on the majority’s instinct for survival—the majority being the working and middle classes."

The most profound words in regard to the struggle ahead. The last, best hope for mankind.

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