The former chief strategist and campaign manager for Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, likes to use the term “globalist” in his zeal to create a worldwide, read that as “global,” movement of fascist, neo-Nazi, and racialist political parties. Bannon, the anti-globalist far-right obese version of Adolf Hitler, initially, had few takers for his plan for a Nazi Internationale. Unfortunately, for the entire planet, that has changed.
Bannon found a Belgian sponsor for his “anti-globalist” movement in Belgium. He is Mischaël Modrikamen, the leader of the right-wing People’s Party. Ironically, Modrikamen is the son of a Jewish immigrant to Belgium, who fled his native Poland and, eventually, joined the Belgian Resistance against the Nazi occupation. Modrikamen’s father was arrested by the Gestapo. Today, his son is making common cause with neo-Nazis across Europe and around the world. Modrikamen is really no different than Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has warmly welcomed to Israel the leaders of European far-right parties with neo-Nazi pasts.
Modrikamen has abandoned any interest he may have once had in anti-Nazism and has formed alliances with leading European far-right parties, including some with neo-Nazi membership and leadership. He began this effort in 2015 with the Alliance For Direct Democracy in Europe (ADDE), which joined his People’s Party with the far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP), VoorNederland (VNL), Debout la République of France, and the Sweden Democrats. The platforms of these parties share a disdain for Muslim immigrants and the European Union, as well as their total support for Israel and its annexation of the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The financing for Modrikamen’s party appears to have the same sources as that for Trump’s Republican Party: Israeli-Eurasian oligarchs.
On March 11, 2016, Modrikamen endorsed Donald Trump for president and, thus, attracted the attention of Bannon. In January 2017, Modrikamen registered in Brussels his de facto “Nazi Internationale.” This was around the same time that Trump was being inaugurated president.
Called “The Movement,” the organization has established a secretariat in Brussels, seen Bannon travel through Europe drumming up supporters, and has received the backing of leading far-right figures in Europe and from around the world.
Not only has Trump echoed the far-right “nationalist” propaganda of The Movement, but Brazil’s newly-elected neo-Nazi president, Jair Bolsonaro, has made common cause with Bannon through the auspices of his son, Brazilian Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, who met the “Fat Führer” in New York in August of this year. Bolsonaro tweeted:
“It was a pleasure to meet STEVE BANNON, strategist in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. We had a great conversation and we share the same worldview. He said be [sic] an enthusiast of Bolsonaro’s campaign and we are certainly in touch to join forces, especially against cultural marxism [sic].”
The term “cultural Marxism” is a favorite term among the alt-right and is said to be a code phrase for Jews and Judaism. In Nazi Germany, the phrase “cultural Bolshevism” (Kulturbolschewismus) was used by Nazi propagandists in reference to Jews in politics, the arts, education, entertainment, science, and journalism.
The Movement’s election experts—their goal the creation of a virtual “Fourth Reich” of white European nations—are using “psychometrics” to exploit “big data” to engineer the outcome of elections. The use of social media for brainwashing large groups of voters was developed by the companies that propelled Trump into the White House and “Brexited” the United Kingdom from the EU: Cambridge Analytica, PSY-Group, WhiteKnight, and Wikistrat. In Brazil, these same tactics were used by the Brazilian data firm CA Ponte to engineer Bolsonaro’s recent victory. Rather than arming themselves with bats and truncheons, today’s Nazis come armed with computer programs, data sets, and social media accounts. The effects are the same: the crushing of democratic norms under Nazi jackboots.
The Movement currently has the support of Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary; Željka Cvijanović, the Prime Minister of the Republika Srpska of Bosnia-Herzegovina; Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini; Brexit leader Nigel Farage; Italian Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Movement; Dutch Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders; Italian Deputy and leader of the Brothers of Italy party, Giorgia Meloni; French National Rally leader Marine Le Pen; and Thierry Baudet, leader of the Dutch Forum for Democracy party. Other far-right politicians in Germany, Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, England, Norway, Spain, Israel, Australia, Poland, Latvia, Greece, Czechia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Slovakia support The Movement.
Through the auspices of Bolsonaro’s new regime in Brazil, The Movement plans to expand into right-wing controlled Colombia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, and Guatemala, where racists dominate the governments. The far-right is also supporting white European political factions—many based in south Florida and have the backing of Senator Marco Rubio—who want to oust the mestizo (non-white) presidents of Bolivia, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. The Movement’s plans for a series of white-led revolutions in Latin America is backed by Pat Robertson’s American Center for Law and Justice, which provided support to Bolsonaro’s election campaign, and the National Rifle Association. Bolsonaro said that one of his first acts as president will be to gut Brazil’s gun control laws.
Bannon is planning a mid-January 2019 inaugural summit of the far-right, to be held under the auspices of The Movement, in Belgium. Bannon has invited Jair and Eduardo Bolsonaro. Feelers have also been extended to Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Sebastián Piñera of Chile, and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay. Abdo Benítez’s father, Mario Abdo, was the private secretary of Paraguay’s pro-Nazi dictator, General Alfredo Stroessner. Playing host to a number of Nazi war criminals following World War II—including “Angel of Death” Josef Mengele and, very likely, Martin Bormann—Stroessner’s government became known as the “poor man’s Nazi dictatorship.”
As many as 25 or 30 far-right leaders are expected at the “Nazi Internationale” summit in Brussels. Bannon and his colleagues hope to attract senior members of the Trump administration, as well as the far-right “Freedom Caucus” in the U.S. House of Representatives, Tea Party senators like Rand Paul and Ron Johnson, and the far-right media to the summit.
Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
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Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist. He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report (subscription required).