Are these European right-wing groups racist?
Charles at LGF has deep misgivings about these parties. Pamela at Atlas Shrugs believes that they’re fighting the scrouge of the Islamization of Europe.
My take: Racism is defined as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race”
Political supremacists, whether we call them White supremacists, fascists, Muslim supremacists, Nazis or whatever – all share one feature; They believe that the people they consider to be “inferior” (dhimmis, subhumans, mud people, etc.) should be punished, exiled or even killed for what they are, not what they do.
Muslim supremacists believe that non-Muslims, or Muslims who follow the rules of a government that’s “insufficiently Islamic” should be punished for what they are, not what they do. White supremacists believe that people who have non-European heritage should be punished for the qualities they were born with – not for any crimes they may have committed, or for any criminal or enemy organizations they may have joined.
Therefore, if group A promotes the idea that people should be exiled or thrown in jail for their heritage or for the religion, race or tribe they were born into, then group A is racist, supremacist and (at the very least) leaning towards fascism. Groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Stormfront belong in that category.
If group B promotes the idea that people should be exiled or thrown in jail for criminal acts that they have committed, for criminal organization they have voluntarily joined, or for politically-oriented enemy organizations they have joined in a time of war, then group B is not racist, supremacist, or leaning towards fascism. Groups like the US army, most Western governments and most democratic institutions fall in that category.
People from group B usually oppose people from group A on the principle that punishing or exiling people based on what they are, not on what they have done, is anti-democracy and anti-equality. That’s why we oppose violent and ‘non violent’ supremacist groups.
If people want to decide whether these European groups fall into category A or B, they should probably look at the evidence on both sides.