As Europe’s rulers, France’s embattled president Hollande in the lead, watch themselves destroy the European Dream of a united, socially responsible example to the rest of the world, swaying like snakes to the tune of the US charmer, ordinary citizens, some trained soldiers, others channeling their grandfathers who fought in Spain against Hitler’s ally Franco, are joining the pro-Russian minority in Eastern Ukraine, determined, like them, that Nazis ‘no pasaran’.[tag]

Ignoring this replay of history, the media features other young people who, reacting to rejection by a culture of ‘anything goes’ that contradicts their traditional mores, join intolerant versions of Islam that some equate with Nazism, but which is closer to born again Christianity and other orthodoxies claiming to speak in the name of a superior power. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog