When the votes were counted, the centre-right, (somewhat) anti-immigrant Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) came first, and my choice, the nationalist, (decidedly) anti-immigrant Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) came a respectable third. How (I hear some of you ask) can you say you were right? Well, here's what I wrote in the aforementioned post:
[Sebastian] Kurz [the leader of the ÖVP] seems likely to become the next chancellor (= prime minister) of a coalition government in which his party will be joined by... wait for it... the FPÖ! The Social Democrats, who were the junior partners with the ÖVP in the last government, will challenge the FPÖ for second place, but even if they finish second, the ÖVP will have little choice (because of the immigration issue) but to work with the FPÖ, leaving the liberals in opposition.
And so it came to pass that, on the 16th of this month, the new coalition government was announced. Herr Kurz is the Chancellor. The FPÖ, led by Heinz-Christian Strache (pictured) holds the key ministries of defence, foreign affairs and the interior. (For North Americans, the ministry of the interior, in most European governments, is responsible for such things as immigration, internal security and the police.)
The new government plans to act quickly and firmly to deal with the influx of Muslim "refugees" and asylum-seekers and the threatened Islamization of the land of the edelweiss. Here's how.
- Welfare payments to accepted refugees will be cut in half.
- Newcomers will have to hand over any cash and valuables they bring with them. (The Danes already thought of this.)
- Newcomers will also have to waive medical confidentiality, so they can be properly screened for social and other diseases.
- Islamic schools will be monitored more closely, and closed if they break rules or accept foreign funding.
- Sentences for drug and sex crimes will be made stiffer.
- Over 2000 more police will patrol the streets to keep Austrians safe.
And that's only part of the larger picture. Under the new coalition government, Austria is moving steadily to the right, and to closer co-operation with central European governments like those of Hungary and Poland who are pledged to halt or even reverse the Merkelization (read: Islamization or mongrelization) of Europe. Will the AABC countries draw any lessons Austria's vote to remain white and Christian? Let us hope so. Let us pray so!