Daily Beast: Inside Bannons Plan to Hijack Europe for the Far-Right
Ex-Presldent und wandelnde Kettenraucherwerbung Bannon zieht nach Brüssel um eine rechte Supergroup aufzuziehen. Das einzig gute daran: Er verleiht der EU damit Relevanz, traurig aber wahr. Link: https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-bannons-plan-to-hijack-europe-for-the-far-right
Trump’s former White House chief advisor told The Daily Beast that he is setting up a foundation in Europe called The Movement which he hopes will lead a right-wing populist revolt across the continent starting with the European Parliament elections next spring.
The non-profit will be a central source of polling, advice on messaging, data targeting, and think-tank research for a ragtag band of right-wingers who are surging all over Europe, in many cases without professional political structures or significant budgets.
Bannon’s ambition is for his organization ultimately to rival the impact of Soros’s Open Society, which has given away $32 billion to largely liberal causes since it was established in 1984.
Over the past year, Bannon has held talks with right-wing groups across the continent from Nigel Farage and members of Marine Le Pen’s Front National (recently renamed Rassemblement National) in the West, to Hungary’s Viktor Orban and the Polish populists in the East.
He envisions a right-wing “supergroup” within the European Parliament that could attract as many as a third of the lawmakers after next May’s Europe-wide elections. A united populist bloc of that size would have the ability to seriously disrupt parliamentary proceedings, potentially granting Bannon huge power within the populist movement.
[update] spOnline: Steve Bannon plant offenbar rechtspopulistische Revolte in Europa.
Hier nochmal das 2016er Transkript einer Rede von Bannon im Vatikan, in der er seine Sicht auf die Welt darlegt.
Wie Historiker auf Reddit mit Holocaust-Leugnung umgehen: „We ban it immediately“.
/r/AskHistorians sperrt Holocaust-Leugner und zwar sofort. Good. --> Slate: How One of the Internet’s Biggest History Forums Deals With Holocaust Deniers. (via MeFi)
There can be no debate with Holocaust deniers. That is a core principle of moderating the AskHistorians subreddit, one of the largest history forums on the internet—and a crucial lesson Mark Zuckerberg seemingly does not understand. Zuckerberg got into hot water on Wednesday when he stated that Facebook wouldn’t necessarily remove Holocaust deniers from its platform because people “get things wrong” and because it’s not always possible to understand the deniers’ intent.
This position fundamentally fails to grasp how Holocaust deniers spread anti-Semitic propaganda, underscoring a flaw in how the purportedly neutral platform thinks it ought to handle particularly odious ideas. Conversation is impossible if one side refuses to acknowledge the basic premise that facts are facts. This is why engaging deniers in such an effort means having already lost. And it is why AskHistorians, where I am one of the volunteer moderators, takes a strict stance on Holocaust denial: We ban it immediately. Deniers need a public forum to spread their lies and to sow doubt among readers not well-informed about history. By convincing people that they might have a point or two, they open the door for further radicalization in pursuit of their ultimate goal: to rehabilitate Nazism as an ideology in public discourse by distancing it from the key elements that make it so rightfully reviled—the genocide against Jews, Roma, Sinti, and others.