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That is probably a difference with us.

The anti-immigrant narrative is mostly absent. Mainly for 4 reasons:

  1. African immigrants are a thing of the past. They are here for many decades.
  2. East Europeans are normally highly praised (e.g. learning Portuguese in months)
  3. Brazilians. Brazil is seen as the proud part of the Portuguese speaking work. In fact now and then people start talking about our "tropical vocation" (as opposed to "European vocation")
  4. Retired Northern Europeans. Treated as superior race.

On the other hand, some nostalgia of the old times (no debt, no austerity, everybody knew its place, ...) can play well into the hands of the hard-right.

Around here the fascists pool around 0.1% . But if there were, in a couple of years, a military coup - it might easily be received with apathy.

by cagatacos on Thu May 19th, 2011 at 02:11:56 PM EST
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No other traditionally weak group to pour hatred and blame at - ethnic, religious or sexual minorities?

A vote for PES is a vote for EPP! A vote for EPP is a vote for PES! Support the coalition, vote EPP-PES in 2009!
by A swedish kind of death on Thu May 19th, 2011 at 05:00:22 PM EST
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Nope.

There is blame, alright.

Politicians, unemployed drawing on benefits, civil servants...

by cagatacos on Thu May 19th, 2011 at 06:32:06 PM EST
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