Monday, October 13, 2008

Austrian extreme right politician dead

In my last post I wrote about aggressive behaviour in children.
Perhaps it's fitting I should now write about Austrian extreme right-wing and openly racist politician Jörg Haider, who died in a fatal car accident two days ago.
He will not be missed.
Haider was a clever populist politician frequently advocating the mindset of the 'Third Reich'. The speeches he gave were peppered with the NS-belief system that regularly had people all over the world up in arms. Haider knew how to manipulate fears in people (let's face it, we all have fears)! When he spoke he appealed to people's inferiorities, which in turn fueled more fear, rage, conflicting feeling etc. Indeed, his party gained 11% in parlamenary results.
Europe needs visionaries, not people who hark back to fascist regimes.
Europe needs to wake up.

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