The EuroRealist Victory In Austria Will Strengthen The Three Seas Initiative

Sebastian Kurz

Conservative millennial and current Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz became his country’s next chancellor following the latest elections in the Central European country.

The young man’s Austrian People’s Party clinched over 31% of the vote and is expected to enter into a governing coalition with the Freedom Party of Austria, which came in third place with 26% of the vote and only narrowly stopped short of second place by a fraction of a percentage. Some observers are shocked because they mistakenly thought that conservative forces were down and out after Marine Le Pen’s disastrous electoral loss in France earlier this year, but such individuals had erroneously underestimated the appeal of what they smear as “Euroskepticism”, but which should rightly be called EuroRealism.

The Migrant Crisis and the EU’s facilitative response to it are more responsible than anything else for the rise of this sentiment, but unlike the stereotypically simplistic way that it’s usually misportrayed in the Mainstream Media as being nothing more than xenophobia and racism, EuroRealism is actually a continental-wide political reform movement that seeks to diminish Brussels’ dictatorship and return sovereignty to the bloc’s members. Poland is presently leading this cause because its comparatively larger demographic and economic size means that it can make more of an impact than Hungary, for example, which is why Warsaw has tried to position itself as the center of gravity for the so-called “Three Seas Initiative” than it envisions as forming the geographic basis of this endeavor.

Right now, this 12-member arrangement is functionally limited to what could be described as the Visegrad+, or the original Visegrad Four countries of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia plus newcomer Austria after Kurz’s election, which collectively constitute an emerging bloc in Central Europe and a powerful force for institutional reform if they remain strategically united in advancing their common cause. It’s for this reason, more so than anything else, that the EU elite are so worried about Kurz’s victory. However, there’s another reason why they’re uncomfortable, and it’s because this youthful leader – who will be the world’s youngest head of state – debunks the Mainstream Media-driven falsehood that conservatism is only the domain of senior citizens, and consequently, a dying generation.

Kurz is only 31 years old, yet his Austrian People’s Party convincingly won first place in the latest elections while running on a very conservative platform, showing that not only can EuroRealism attract the youth vote, but its nationwide campaigns can also be successfully led by young politicians too. The symbolism that this represents is striking because it naturally means that conservatism isn’t fading out like the “liberal-progressive” Mainstream Media wants its audience to think, but is undergoing a rebirth as a new generation of voters comes of age and rebels against the so-called “Cultural Marxist” ideas that the state had tried to indoctrinate them with since birth.

This rising political counterculture is being suppressed by the EU elites but reported on by the Alternative-Media Community, which is why establishment figures were so surprised by this weekend’s election but grassroots individuals had known it was inevitable for some time now.  The cumulative effect of Kurz’s victory is that the “Three Seas Initiative” will be strengthened and other conservative movements elsewhere in the continent might fare pretty well the next time that their candidates are up for election.

The post presented is the partial transcript of the CONTEXT COUNTDOWN radio program on Sputnik News, aired on Friday Oct 20, 2017:


DISCLAIMER: The author writes for this publication in a private capacity which is unrepresentative of anyone or any organization except for his own personal views. Nothing written by the author should ever be conflated with the editorial views or official positions of any other media outlet or institution. 

Reposts are welcomed with the reference to ORIENTAL REVIEW.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email