But his “presence around the world should scare you,” Bee warned. “Not just because Steve Bannon looks shockingly close to Jeff Goldblum as he transforms into The Fly, but also because he is really good at transforming countries to conform to his far-right, hyper-nationalist vision. Remember, we thought he was a joke here, too, until he wasn’t. … [Read more...] about Samantha Bee Issues Chilling Warning About Steve Bannon’s Racist Tour Of Europe
Sporting his trademark look — unshaven, with roughly combed-back gray hair, and wearing a sports coat over multiple shirts — Bannon seemed to relish the idea that the November midterm elections will be a referendum on whether Trump should be impeached. … [Read more...] about Steve Bannon makes a comeback in Europe — and promises ‘a brave new world’ as populists prepare to govern
The same thing happened in the last generational Crisis era, in the 1930s. In July 1938, 32 nations met for a conference to address the problem of hundreds of thousands of German and Austrian Jews who were fleeing Naziism, or whom Hitler was expelling. Hitler actually mocked the conference participants in a speech when he said, “I can only hope and expect that the other world which has felt such deep sympathy for these criminals will be generous enough to transform this pity into practical aid. As far as I am concerned we are ready to place our luxury ships at the disposal of these countries for the transportation of these criminals.” In the end, Europe, North America, and Australia refused to take on refugees, saying that their population “density” had reached a point of “saturation.” … [Read more...] about World View: Europe and North America Overwhelmed by Growing Migration Crisis
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Europe should be based on strong nation states, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, said on Friday, adding that his country’s joint path with Hungary would lead their nations to freedom. … [Read more...] about Europe should be based on strong nation states
It could, of course, be that the United States introduces extensive privacy legislation along European lines, creating a foundation for a U.S.-E.U. deal in which both countries would accept privacy protections for each other’s citizens, building on the Judicial Redress Act. Certainly, some U.S. legislators appear to be curious about the possible benefits of a European-style approach to privacy, rather than regarding it, as they have in the past, as a fundamental competitive threat. However, that would require a major sea change in U.S. politics, which is unlikely to happen quickly. … [Read more...] about Forget Congress. Facebook’s real problem is in Europe.