Hope regarding the Presidential Election in Austria was replaced with horror for identitarians across the occident Tuesday, as radical left-wing activist Alexander Van der Bellen was declared winner over Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer. Hofer had looked poised for victory after the first round of vote-counting, but last minute tallying of postal ballots put Bellen up by .6 points, and he has officially won the election with 50.3% of the vote versus Hofer’s 49.7%.
Many people are discussing the question of vote-counting irregularities, and positing that the traitorous Austrian government illegally “nudged” Van der Bellen across the finish line. Hofer himself has played down such accusations however.
Our corner of the Preservationist movement obviously believes that the state of affairs in Europe is far “past the voting stage” as Nick Griffin recently declared, and with that being the case this result is not necessarily as horrific. If violence, unrest, and revolution must come before Austria’s future can be ensured, then Van der Bellen’s victory is somewhere in the territory of either irrelevant, neutral, or even a net positive. Yet it is still instructive to consider what lessons can be taken from the result. The following, therefore, are our conclusions.
The election was just about the most representative choice any European electorate has had between the two futures in store for the continent.
With the two main parties that had ruled Austria since 1945 both losing before the runoff election, the choices Austrian voters were faced with represented the radical (or honest) Left on one side, and the “Far-Right” (or rational) Right on the other. Hofer, on the right, was anti-immigration, rural, traditional, pro-gun, anti-EU, and dedicated to the survival of Austria both as a nation-state and a culture. Van der Bellen, on the other, is a chain-smoking environmentalist and activist, who has called Austria “Sh*t”, and who believes in a “United States of Europe”-type EU, in which individual countries have little or no power. He was a huge supporter of mass-immigration throughout the campaign, and seems fully in support of the complete demographic replacement of native Austrians by Muslim immigrants.
The two choices Austrian voters had were therefore almost perfect representations of the two potential futures Austria must choose from. With that being the case it is instructive to look at the reasons why various voters cast the ballots they did.
The Religion of Negationism/Cultural-Marxism won the day.
The Guardian did a story in which they asked various Austrian voters to explain their rationale for choosing the candidate they did. I believe 8 out of 10 of those profiled in the article voted for Van der Bellen. They did so for the following reasons:
Because of… “….Hofer’s extreme views on immigration.”
Because… “The Freedom party operate with hate.”
Because…. “Victory for Norbert Hofer might have meant disruption and instability as well as irritation abroad.”
Because they want…. “…[greater] responsibility towards refugees and other marginalised people, more social justice and more income equality.”
And to give…. “signals to the less privileged that their worries are taken seriously.”
Their thoughts on the outcome included the following tidbits:
“Almost 50% of the electorate voted for the far-right candidate, something that is very worrying.”
“I’m absolutely happy with the result. Unifying, humanistic values have trumped fearmongering and divisive commentary.”
Freedom Party optimism is misplaced.
The same Guardian article from which the quotes above were taken also included the thoughts of two Hofer voters, each of whom expressed marked optimism in regard to the Federal Elections two years from now, in which the more important post of Chancellor will be elected. This mirrored the hopeful tone that many in the party- such as Heinz Christian-Strache and Norbert Hofer himself- took in their post-election loss speeches. As noted by the BBC:
Freedom Party campaign manager, Herbert Kickl, hailed Mr Hofer’s performance, saying: “There are many Norbert Hofers in the Freedom Party and we are very, very well placed for parliamentary elections.”
Nor was this confined to Preservationists in Austria:
France’s far-right National Front said: “This historic performance is certainly the precursor of future success for all patriotic movements, both in Austria and around the world.”
The unfortunate truth though is that these hopes are highly naïve. They are understandable, yes, given the historic showing the FPO earned. And yes, they did truly earn it, through extremely hard work, and having the correct positions on the issues that Austria is confronted with. The sad truth however is that the left-wing Suicidalist parties are working faster though immigration than the right-wing Preservationists could ever hope to work through electoral politics.
The New Observer lays this out in their article located here. As they explain, White voters in Austria- real, actual “Austrians”- DID vote in Hofer to the position of President. Or at least, they would have. The problem was that all of the “immigrants” and “refugees” voted against him in huge numbers. By the time the election in 2018 rolls around, there will be even more of these non-White, non-Austrian “Austrians”. Indeed the pace looks to only quicken, judging by what is going on in other Western European countries. In Germany, for example, as outlined here, the government has just begun the process of giving out permanent status to “refugees” after 3 years, meaning that the German electorate will continue getting less and less German, and more and more Muslim, at a dizzying pace.
With all this being the case, it leaves the goal for “awakened” Austrians the same: the overthrow of the corrupt traitorous government, and the expulsion of all Muslims from the country. If such a goal is to be achieved through destabilizing the corrupt left-wing governments and engaging in 4GW tactics which force such governments to act in increasingly poisonous, “anti-native” ways (thus highlighting their traitorous beliefs and removing their legitimacy), then a left-wing Bellen presidency seems to bring Austria closer to the place it needs to be for such tactics to be successful.