This Sunday Austria is set to hold a potentially historic election. It is faced with the same clear choice that Americans, Britons and Hungarians faced earlier this year: Nationalism or Globalism. This election could drastically impact and change Europe’s political landscape, as the media has described Norbert Höfer as Western Europe’s “first far-right leader since the second World war.”
Höfer, the candidate for Austria’s Freedom Party, for the second time this year faces off against the Austrian Greens candidate, Alexander Van der Bellen. This election was originally held on May 22nd, with Van der Bellen declared the victor by the narrowest of margins. However, irregularities during the election yielded a court-declared invalidation of the results, and a re-election was scheduled for this coming weekend.
Whereas Austrian presidential elections since the Second World War have virtually always been contested by either centre-right or centre-left candidates, this time Höfer, the truly right-wing candidate, is facing a radical leftist. Van der Bellen, a former professor at the University of Vienna, is of Russian ancestry and refers to himself as a “child of refugees.” He is a supporter of the traitor to the German nation, Angela Merkel, a proponent of complete open borders in a European multicultural superstate, and a strong supporter of sodomite “marriage.” As a Greens candidate, he also supports those internationalist treaties based on false scientific claims aimed at infringing on Austria’s national sovereignty.
By contrast, Höfer leans towards establishing stronger alliances with conservative governments such as Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Russia. Among the positions he holds, he supports the right to bear arms, opposes Islamization and mass third-world immigration, and suggests that if Turkey joins the EU, Austria would leave. He supports the idea of a Europe of “fatherlands”, suggesting a lean towards ethnonationalism and he has also been a member of a nationalist Germanic student fraternity (“Bursenschaft”), Marko-Germania. Höfer has furthermore expressed his opposition to legalizing sodomite “marriage” in Austria.
Vitally, Höfer, a Christian who was born a Roman Catholic but has converted to Protestantism, also openly proclaims his dependence upon God. He has, however, been condemned by Austria’s cucked Protestant churches for using as campaign slogan the famous phrase of Martin Luther: “So help me God.” While Höfer has said that the slogan refers to his strong anchorage in Christian and Western values, Protestant leaders have condemned it because “God is not Western” and “He is the defender of refugees.” Ironically, their statement of condemnation also reads, “We reject the use of God for political campaigning,” which, of course, condemns their very own declaration.
I appeal to all Christian ethnonationalists of the world, regardless of your background, to earnestly pray for a Höfer victory. It would do much for our cause and also nicely round off a very successful 2016 for right-wing elections. We can certainly be hopeful that the momentum and courage gained from the Brexit and Trump victories will help secure a Höfer-victory come Sunday.