Recently released PEW opinion poll: A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue
What strikes me is how close the correlation is. Above a “safe point” of 70% pro-refugee sentiment, everyone is a globalist. Below a “critical point” of 60% pro-refugee sentiment, everyone is some sort of nationalist-populist.
* In Europe, all the usual suspects – Sweden Yes and his pals – are highly pro-refugee. In the safely globalist group, only the UK marginally surprised anyone with a “populist” result in the form of Brexit.
Greece’s relatively high pro-refugee sentiment is rather surprising to me, since I have heard that refugees have made a real mess of Athens. But I suppose it explains why there’s no strong far right movement in Greece. (Golden Dawn are electorally unfeasible Neo-Nazis; if they haven’t managed to make hay out of a decade’s worth of recession, they’re not going to achieve anything).
Visegrad is stronk, though Hungary is a lot more based than Poland (we know that). Italy under Caesar Salvini has just joined this august group. I wonder what the figures for Austria would be.
* USA is in the intermediate zone, which – apart from the incompetence of its promulgators – explains why Trumpism has had an extremely hard time getting anything done after its narrow electoral victory in 2016.
And it also explains why Trumpism seems so extremely fragile. I am now rather pessimistic about its prospects after 2020, if not after a couple of months.
* Everyone less pro-refugee than the US is run by some kind of national-populist. This of course includes NAC-ruled South Africa, which pursue nationalist (or rather racialist) goals under the cover of SJW rhetoric beloved of by Western IYIs.
Israel is now what we might call a “national state.”
Russia isn’t quite as based as Hungary, but is more based than Poland. Consequently, it is firmly in the Visegrad grouping so far as domestic sentiment goes. This is confirmed by many other polls:
- Russians Don’t Want Incompatible Immigrants (less xenophobic than only Hungary and Czechia)
- Gallup Poll on Immigration Acceptance (again fully Visegrad)
- Russian Opinion on Labor Immigrants (~70% want more immigration restrictions)
I hate to keep piling on him, but Polish Perspective really was wrong when he claimed that Russians were much more cucked on immigration than Poland. It’s sooner the opposite. Though Poland is nonetheless very based by Western standards, if not Visegrad ones.
This also provides further support for my theory that post-Putinism will not see single digit approval liberals or ageing sovoks coming to power, but populist nationalists of the kind who already rule the roost in Hungary, Poland, and Israel.
In other words, Russia will likely be getting more of the “national” Putin (standing up for Russian national interests) and less of the “sovok” Putin (Article 282, huge labor flows from Central Asia).