Democracy will be the death of us

Europeans can vote for whatever right-wing parties and in whatever number they like, because in Western Europe at least, the demographic horse has already bolted, writes Christopher Goff.

The British people had their chance in the 1970s. The chance that is to support and vote for a nationally organized right-wing party that was saying it would halt and then prevent the further movement to this county of large numbers of non-European migrants. But the British people never took their chance.

In fairness, the voting system in the UK is one which is so heavily stacked in favour of the established parties that had people have voted for the National Front in their hundreds of thousands in the 1979 general election those votes will probably not have been converted into that many National Front MPs, if any at all. I think perhaps more so than any other group of people, nationalists know that the lack of a fair system of voting in this country is something that makes a mockery of the idea of 'democracy', just as it also makes the people who hold democracy up as some kind of shining beacon look like the fools they are.

The National Front not only had to contend with a rigged electoral system, but in the 1979 general election Margaret Thatcher and her Conservatives did a consummate job of stealing the NF's clothes and with it their votes. The 1979 general election actually saw the National Front mount what was the biggest challenge of any insurgent political party since the Labour Party in 1918, but at a time when many were heralding an important breakthrough for the far-right the NF flopped dismally, securing only 1.3% of the total vote and finishing some way down on the promising 3.1% the party had returned in the October 1974 general election. (For the record, the British National Party, being led at the time by Nick Griffin, won 1.9% of the total vote in the 2010 general election, this marking the electoral 'high' point of that party).

The lack of electoral success for far-right parties in the UK has invariably led to many a party member or activist becoming disillusioned with the business of electioneering, or something that John Tyndall was said to have once referred to as the "naïve chasing of moonbeams". To many on the far-right, Colin Jordan's oft-repeated mantra of 'Democracy is death' hits the nail on the head. Jordan not only despised those weasely people found in significant number in the mainstream political parties, but he also hated a system that paradoxically succeeds so well at disenfranchising so many ordinary people. Indeed, the situation can now be found in lots of Western democracies where elected politicians spend most of their time not working for the interests of the people whom they claim to represent, but in opposition to those interests. And one can find no greater evidence of this statement than in the support that mainstream politicians unfailingly give to multiculturalism.

In contrast to the disappointing electoral results of far-right parties in the UK, the far-right has at least seen some measure of success in a number of other European countries and where there exist more credible systems of voting based around proportional representation. Elections earlier this year [2018] in Italy saw Italians fed up at the huge influx of Africans into their country vote in their droves for Matteo Salvini's Lega party. Salvini, who now serves as both Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and its Minister of the Interior, is considered by some political commentators to be what they have strangely taken to calling a 'neo-nationalist', but quite why these people insist on using the prefix 'neo' when describing far-right parties, like in 'neo-nationalist', 'neo-fascist' or 'neo-Nazi', I am really not sure. However one guesses, and just as with the term 'populist', that it is nothing more than a puerile attempt by the mainstream media to try and undermine the credibility of right-wing movements by suggesting that they are nothing more than a transient phenomenon or passing fad.

The latest European country to go to the polls has been Sweden. The far-right Swedish Democrats (SD) first crossed the 4% threshold needed to secure parliamentary representation in 2010 and when the party won 5.7% of the vote, gaining it 20 seats in the Riksdag. In 2014, the party polled 12.9%, gaining it 49 seats. And in Sweden's general election held on 9 September 2018, Jimmie Åkesson's Swedish Democrats saw further gains, winning 17.6% of the vote and gaining 63 seats, a result which now makes it the third largest party in Sweden. Described by some though as the 'wet lettuce' of Sweden's far-right – neither the fledgling Alternative for Sweden nor the hardline Nordic Resistance Movement won any seats – some commentators have actually put the SD's success, at least in part, down to its increasing appeal to minority ethnic voters. Figures suggest that the SD is the third most popular party not only amongst second and third generation minority ethnics born in Sweden, but also amongst non-Europeans who in their lifetimes have settled in the country.

And I do not need to tell anyone reading this that far-right parties have also been gaining in popularity in a number of other European countries besides just Sweden. The percentage total vote won by nationalist parties at the most recent national elections can be given as follows for a number of European countries: Danish People's Party 21% (Denmark), Freedom Party 13% (Netherlands), Front National 13% (France), Swiss People's Party 29% (Switzerland), The League 17.4% (Italy), Golden Dawn 7% (Greece), The Finns 18% (Finland), Alternative for Germany 12.6% (Germany), Freedom and Direct Democracy 11% (Czech Republic), Freedom Party 26% (Austria), Our Slovakia 8% (Slovakia), United Patriots 9% (Bulgaria), Jobbik 19% (Hungary), and the National Popular Front 3.7% (Cyprus). Of these results one thing is clear – given the existence of a system of proportional representation the popularity of the nationalist message will be converted into parliamentary representation.

But what point nationalist parties winning votes? Just how effective, for instance, might Jimmie Åkesson and his political colleagues be at reducing the number of migrants entering Sweden when the country is both a member of the EU and a signatory to the Schengen Agreement? And also, what about the huge numbers of non-Europeans that have already settled in Sweden, along with all their descendants, and whose combined number is now thought to exceed some 3 million people? This in a country the total population of which is only about 10 million people. Even I can do the maths – astonishingly, a little over 30% of the inhabitants of Sweden are of a foreign background. Let me add here that the population statistics for Sweden are a little vague, and this because the liberal-Mafia that has been running the country for so long has never much liked the idea of trusting ordinary Swedes with facts, so much so that the Swedish government doesn't even bother collecting any statistics which might appear damaging to its multicultural project, like for example the ones that give an insight into who is committing most of the crime in the country.

That phrase which makes mention of the closing of a stable door and a horse bolting at this point springs to mind. With the number of people of a foreign background in Sweden now put at over 30%, ethnic Swedes will in no time at all become a minority in their own country. In fact, one assumes this might happen in just a couple of generations given the high birthrates of Muslim immigrants from countries like Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Iran and Turkey. Note that your average Muslim woman living in Europe gives birth to 2.2 children, whereas the figure for non-Muslim European women is 1.5 children. And if a birthrate of at least 2.1 children is needed in order for a population to replace itself, well then ethnic Europeans aren't even managing to do that.

While Sweden provides what is probably the most vivid example of a takeover of a European country by non-Europeans, a number of other European countries are also undergoing a not dissimilar demographic conquest. While 10.2% of Sweden's population was born in a non-EU state, in Austria the figure is 9.1%, in Spain it is 8.9%, in the Netherlands 8.5%, in Greece 8.3%, in the United Kingdom 8.1%, in Germany 7.8%, in France 7.8%, in Belgium 7.3%, and in Italy 6.5%. Not to mention all the descendants of non-Europeans already living in these countries!

Europeans are being replaced by non-Europeans in their homelands at an alarming rate. At such a rate in fact that some have even taken to using the term 'white genocide' to best describe the phenomenon. But here's the thing – just how many ordinary European citizens have ever been consulted on the matter of thousands of immigrants pouring across their country's borders and into their homelands? Or put another way, is the demographic takeover of Europe by non-Europeans something that ordinary people have wanted to happen? I think you know the answer to both these questions, and in fact I would venture the suggestion that not a single ordinary European has ever been asked their opinion on the matter of thousands of non-Europeans settling in their midst. That's democracy for you.

We cannot risk leaving the business of our survival to a process that John Tyndall once described as the "naïve chasing of moonbeams". The overthrow of democracy is imperative for the survival of Europeans, and I predict that if we never manage to achieve this aim then democracy will be the death of us.

Copyright © Christopher Goff
Tag: Sweden
Uploaded: 14 September, 2018.