Europe is changing...perhaps it is 'fear mode', perhaps it's isolation, I don't know...but one thing is for sure ....Europe is becoming blatantly discriminatory. Today riots broke out in Switzerland between 'leftists protesters ' and the police. The 'leftists' were protesting against an election rally by the incumbent right wing Swiss People's Party (SVP). They blocked the square in which the rally was to be held and the police came in and forcibly removed them from the area.
Police fired tear gas as demonstrators hurled rocks and bottles in front of parliament to interrupt a march and rally by about 5,000 SVP supporters.The SVP are basically the GOP of Switzerland...'Status quo fear mongers' who have a hard line approach towards foreigners. Nationalists..to keep it simple. The right wing SVP has launched some of the most anti immigrant, draconian, and racist legislation throughout Europe and if passed could have worldwide repercussions,
It will be the first such law in Europe since the Nazi practice of Sippenhaft – kin liability – whereby relatives of criminals were held responsible for their crimes and punished equally.
The proposal will be a test case not just for Switzerland but for the whole of Europe, where a division between liberal multiculturalism and a conservative isolationism is opening up in political discourse in many countries, the UK included.
far more dramatically, it has announced its intention to lay before parliament a law allowing the entire family of a criminal under the age of 18 to be deported as soon as sentence is passed.dailymail
Adding the the stir the SVP have created a Public Relations push to sell their xenophobia policies.
A poster campaign depicting three white sheep standing on the Swiss flag, with one craftily kicking away a black sheep, has been launched – and plastered on to billboards, into newspapers and posted to every home in a direct mailshot.
The poster is, according to the United Nations, the sinister symbol of the rise of a new racism and xenophobia in a country where one in four, like the black sheep in the poster, are now foreign immigrants to this peaceful, prosperous and stable economy with low unemployment and a per capita GDP larger than that of other Western economies. dailymail
Folks, Welcome to the GOP of Switzerland...the right wing Swiss People's Party (SVP). Another election subversion in process. I wonder if they use Diebold voting systems, too.
Same Players. Different Scandal.