“Future of Europe” is the title of a powerful new video (above) created by the German branch of the Identitarian, anti-mass migration youth movement. “You do politics that sacrifices our values and traditions for a multicultural utopia,” the video begins and leads into a series of short soundbytes by young men and women.
The youth in the video don’t have the typical “right wing” look often seen in the media. The young men and women look like average 20 somethings, no bald heads or combat boots, but plenty of hipster beards and fashionable haircuts.
The video is addressed to not only leading politicians like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but to the entire generation known in Europe as the ’68ers, or as we know them “baby-boomers,” whose name is derived from the May 1968 protests in France.
The video talks about the migrant crisis as a colossal cultural and political event. Speaking directly to European leaders they say, “you impose tolerance and diversity but you mean self-hatred, self-denial, and self-abolishment. You love and support the foreign and hate and fight what is our own. You want to talk us into believing that we have no identity, that we are too homogeneous. We shall be repressed and replaced. You preach of the diversity of cultures yet you destroy them.”
The demands for the Identitarians are in their words, “an end to the politics that take away our rights to our identity and our self-determination,” and, “the end of the societal mainstream in which common sense yields to political correctness.”
A place at the table is not what the Identitarians want. They aren’t interested in being part of the conversation. They aren’t looking to get involved with the traditional system of political parties either. “We do not want to join the conversation, we want a new language,” they say.
The Identitarian movement began in France and has it’s roots in the French Nouvelle Droit or “New Right” and the ideas of political theorists like Alain de Benoist and Guillaume Faye who remain controversial political figures in France today.
Since the beginning of the migrant crisis, the Identitarians in France, Austria and Germany have staged elaborate, yet always controversial, protests to attract attention to their message. Breitbart London reported on the Austrian Identitarians’ protest that made headlines in Austria when they staged a mock beheading of people holding “Refugees Welcome” signs while dressed up as jihadists.
Other protests that have caught attention of national media have been their various “grenze” or border protests where they have attempted to physically block migrants crossing borders in Austria and Germany. They even had a campaign where they built their own border fence to protest the European Union’s migrant policies.
In France the Identitarians have staged marches in the streets in the wake of the Paris attacks last year calling for the deportation and expulsion of Islamists. Since Christmas the group has started a new campaign called “Generation Solidaire” or Generation Solidarity in which they have been giving presents to poor French families for Christmas and helping to feed and clothe the homeless they feel the French government and the EU have abandoned in light of the migrant crisis.
It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the group though as Breitbart London has reported that the Austrian group had their bank account shut down in what they alleged as a political attack. They have since moved their account to another bank according to their spokesman.
After the sex attacks in Cologne the group has been handing out pepper spray to women in Germany and Austria and told Breitbart London they intend a demonstration in Cologne soon.