Young lions of Europe's patriotic right
Zealots of the far Left like to gloat that the countries of Europe are already lost to Europeans, that resistance to their globalist project is finally dying out.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
For a new generation of European patriots is arising, even more fiercely dedicated to defending their priceless inheritance: the distinctive identities, cultures and freedoms of Europe's sovereign nations.
Here are just four of those young lions.
Organisation: Stram Kurs ('Hard Line')
Lawyer and anti-Islamisation activist Rasmus Paludan founded Denmark's Hard Line party in 2017 and intends to stand for election to the Danish parliament in June.
Paludan calls Islam 'a culture of losers', wants it banned from Denmark, and advocates mass deportations to protect his country's 'ethnic, cultural, religious, linguistic and normative homogeneity'.
This self-described 'soldier of freedom, protector of the weak, guardian of society, light of the Danes' last year organised more than 50 demonstrations, many in heavily Islamised neighbourhoods including Nørrebro in Copenhagen.
Paludan's videos of 'Koran stunts', in which he throws a Koran around, garnishes it with bacon or sets light to it, have earned him a huge following among young Danes.
Predictably, these (entirely legal) protests are often followed by violent offence-taking, death threats and burning rampages:
Paludan is undeterred:
There are two things in Denmark that are completely legal, but which no one dares to do: To defile the Koran by burning it, throwing it or putting bacon in it, and to draw the prophet Muhammad. The reason is that the risk of being attacked or killed is very high. We do not believe that assailants and murderers should decide where the limits of free speech should be, and therefore we think it is important to do just that.
According to a recent poll, Hard Line has more than the 2% support needed to win seats under Denmark's proportional representation voting system.
Which makes Rasmus Paludan a serious contender.
Organisation: La Ligne Claire ('Clear Line')
A side-effect of heavy-handed police responses to 'Yellow Vest' (Gilets Jaunes) protests in Paris and other cities has been to push many peaceful protesters towards more radical politics.
One such is Fiorina Lignier, a pretty philosophy student from Amiéns who was blinded in one eye after being hit by shrapnel from a police tear gas grenade in Paris last December:
Fiorina is one of more than a thousand people injured so far in Yellow Vest protests across France.
This year, she made the courageous decision to stand as a European election candidate for La Ligne Claire, the anti-Islamisation party founded by Renaud Camus, theorist of 'The Great Replacement'.
His party wants to introduce 'remigration', encouraging non-European immigrants and their descendants to return to their countries of origin; also a ban on 'ritual slaughter, halal and kosher, which violates basic sanitary rules and causes unnecessary suffering to animals'.
Fiorina Lignier with fellow Ligne Claire candidates Renaud Camus and Karim Oukchich.
The boldly-outspoken Camus is currently facing 'hate crime' charges for tweeting:
A box of condoms offered in Africa, that's three fewer people drowned in the Mediterranean, a hundred thousand euros in savings for the French benefits system, two prison cells freed up and three centimetres of ice shelf preserved.
Organisation: National Rally
Marine Le Pen, charismatic leader of France's revamped National Rally (Rassemblement National, formerly National Front) has done much to develop young talent within the party.
Her niece, Marion Maréchal, was elected to the National Assembly at only 22, and now 23-year-old Jordan Bardella - dubbed 'boy wonder of the far-right' - leads the party's European election campaign and is almost certain to get elected himself.
Bardella was raised by a single mother in the tough Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis, which he says was 'submerged by mass migration... by Islamist fundamentalism', and 'decisive in my decision to get involved politically'.
If elected, he'll join Matteo Salvini's new populist coalition in the European Parliament.
Organisation: Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE)
In 2015, Jaak Madison became, at 24, the youngest person ever elected to Riigikogu, the parliament of Estonia (population 1.3 million). Just two years later he was elected EKRE's deputy chairman.
In March this year, the party won 19 seats in the 101-seat parliament, enabling it to form a coalition government with two other parties.
EKRE's politics are shaped by bitter memory of the Russian occupation of the Baltic states in the latter part of the twentieth century. EKRE is committed to protecting Estonia's indigenous population, and opposes EU domination, immigration, feminism and same-sex 'marriage'.
Unsurprisingly Madison, like many of his countrymen, is no fan of Russian culture:
I was watching a basketball game and during the last pause, cheerleaders danced to a Russian song. I stopped watching and left #absurd
Equally unsurprisingly, leftists accuse him of 'hatefulness' towards the country's Russian-speaking minority, and have tried to get him banned from politics entirely.
Luckily, they haven't succeeded.
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