“Far”-Right Austrian Leader Joerg Haider Dies In Auto Wreck

Details here.

Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider, a charismatic populist who helped thrust anti-immigrant politics into the European mainstream, was killed in a car accident on Saturday.

Haider, 58, who led the right into a coalition government from 2000 to 2006, polarized Austria and drew international condemnation with his anti-foreigner outbursts and for appearing to endorse some Nazi policies.

Last month, after years of retreat into provincial politics, he helped engineer a surge of Austria’s far right to about 30 percent of the vote in a parliamentary election, mining discontent over feuding mainstream governing parties, inflation and immigration.

Let the conspiracy theories begin.

delicious | digg | reddit | facebook | technorati | stumbleupon | chatintamil
This entry was posted in Immigration on by .

About Filmer

Filmer is the Conservative Times username for a paleoconservative political activist. For those of you who are unfamiliar with him, Sir. Robert Filmer (1588 - 1653) is a largely forgotten English political theorist who deserves more attention from conservative scholars. He was a (the?) main contemporary opponent to Locke and his social contract theory. Possibly as an artifact of Kirk, modern conservatives have largely stopped tracing conservative thought at Burke. This is unfortunate. A potential outcome of this is that you are just as likely to hear "conservatives" spouting Lockean silliness as you are liberals. Hopefully a revival of conservative interest in Filmer will be awakened by the increased interest in paleoconservatism.

3 thoughts on ““Far”-Right Austrian Leader Joerg Haider Dies In Auto Wreck

  1. Weaver

    Austria is even letting 16 year olds vote, presumably to bring in more left wing voters.

    Hopefully Haider wasn’t as so many great men have been: irreplaceable.

    His family ties to the wrong side in WWII will prompt some American readers to grumble, but Germans and Austrians are still human… It’s wonderful they’re resisting absorption into the EU and ultimately a global state.

  2. roho

    How sad!………….I would have liked the man……And his positions on immigration is cetaily in conflict with the “Global Theories Of Universalism”……….He was one of the good guys that had cast off the “Bondage” of Political Correctness and awakened a people to reality and truth……(But, he will be replaced as truth can not be contained.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>