Diana West weighs in on the campaign to wrongfully destroy the reputation of Vlaams Belang:
VLAAMS BELANG: FREEDOM FIGHTERS Diana West
One of the epic successes of the Communist and fellow-travelling Left in this country was its suppression of the Cold War in the popular culture. I refer to to near-total blackout on movies and TV that chronicle the primary struggle of the last century between Freedom and totalitarian Communism.
In its stead, the Left engraved onto our collective consciousness its demonology of American capitalism, the CIA and suburbia. When that wasn't enough, there was always the Sieg-heiling, boot-clicking Nazi. And not just in World War II dramas, where he belongs. Whenever a hero in a plot needs a villain, there always seems to be a Nazi lurking. Where German Nazis don't work, there are South American Nazis. Where South American Nazis won't do, there are South African Nazis. Where South African Nazis stretch our credulity there are Religious Right Nazis. From Tom Clancy to Indiana Jones, Nazis are forever.
And now, even as our liberties are no longer threatened by Communism and we face a new threat from Islam, we still seem to have Nazis on the brain. Our liberties are contracting every day in the face of expansionist Islam, but it is still the specter of Nazism that distracts us--some of us, anyway.
I refer to the very upsetting and undeserved Internet attacks--mainly being lent credence by the blog Little Green Footballs--on Vlaams Belang, the Flemish secessionist party in Belgium. The attacks allege that Vlaams Belang has ties and allegiance to Nazi-type ideologies and organizations. I find these attacks both sloppy and unconvincing. Vlaams Belang is not only the most stalwart, resolutely anti-jihad party in Europe that I know of, but also--and, not at all incidentally--the most pro-Israel party in Europe that I know of. In other words, it is ridiculous to suggest that they are Nazis--neo-, South American, Religious Right, or Other.
Indeed, it is crucial to understand that Vlaams Belang's political opponents in Europe are the Islamo-Socialist Left, which is where vicious anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism now finds its ideological home. Vlaams Belang is fighting, virtually alone, the Islamization of Europe. For that they deserve both our gratitude and our support.
You can catch up with the story here and here.
There are more thin attacks today. Today's stale offering, the Celtic cross on a shelf ( video date unknown.)
It is regrettable that the White power movement adopted the ancient symbol of the Celtic Cross as their symbol, but that does not mean that every occurrence of the Celtic Cross means that someone is involved with the White power movement?
Or this dangerous group (Note - the building is white - doesn't that tell
you something....) at the Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church in Michigan
Geez. they're everywhere - it's a Vlaams Belang/Presbyterian global conspiracy!! Look here...Hawai!! - and now it's the Anglicans too.....
Check out this website. The Nazi threat is not just at our door, but in our beds....
The Celtic Cross Quilt Square - the horror, the horror...
I hear Dewinter has a menorah on his shelves. And he has the Israeli flag in his office. BTW, Vlaams Belang is pro Israel. That's a mighty big deal.
As for 20 year old videos? That's pretty weak, wouldn't you say? It’s almost like faulting Mitterand for what he said when he got his Vichy award in 1942 or 43. Belang has long since.
Most Nazis are frank with their message. Positively vocal. Neo's and oldos. Hitler's Mein Kampf and Osama's fatwa on America are pretty clear documents. No need to search for itty bitty clues. Hitler would be turning over in his grave if Andrew Bostom was invited to speak out about Islamic Jew hatred under the flag of the Third Reich. I mean really.