‘We won’t back down’: Young right-wing activists agitate across Europe for an idealized past – Canada – CBC News
2016/12/07 Leave a comment
Interesting profile of the white supremacist movement and key players in France, similar to the likes of Robert Spencer and the like in USA:
They are traditionalists with a YouTube channel, nostalgic nationalists who text and tweet.
Young, white and European, they call themselves Identitarians, right-wing activists agitating across the continent against immigration and Islam and for a future rooted deep in an idealized past.
“I’m a product of my time,” says Pierre Larti, a spokesman for Génération identitaire (GI), the French branch of the movement. “But I know the difference between what is good in this era and what isn’t.”
Larti is buff, squeaky clean and, at 27, already part of the old guard of the movement.
After a long day and a meeting that ran late — Larti works in HR at a yogurt factory — he travelled more than 50 kilometres to lead a low-tech, late-night postering and stickering campaign in Issy-les-Moulineaux, a suburb just outside Paris.
“I’ve lived in this multiethnic society and seen its ravages, the dangers it poses for us, for the French. We’ve become passive, too accepting,” Larti says.
“We accept the veil in the public square. We accept burkas. Little by little, we accept everything. We accept that France now has more than 2,500 mosques.
“We accept one or two attacks a year,” he pauses and then asserts: “I cannot accept that.”