AUSTRALIAN PM SCOTT MORRISON CONDEMNS FAR RIGHT EXTREMISM
SELECTIVE OUTRAGE & MORAL POSING
-comment by Sasha Uzunov
From St Kilda Beach (Melbourne, Australia) to Skopje (Macedonia) !
As we begin 2019, and like every new year we see a kind of selective moral posturing from politicians, leaders, nation-states and supra-national organisations such as the EU and UN. You would think that all Neo-Nazis are bad but who, for instance, decides which Neo-Nazis are bad and which Neo-Nazis are “good?”
This isn’t anything new – hypocrisy is older than the Bible itself – pardon the religious overtone – and Machiavellian statecraft existed before Machiavelli put his name to such international diplomatic behaviour.
This is the perfect segue to bring in Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, an evangelical Christian.
The Australian Morrison government condemns Australian Neo-Nazis for the weekend Melbourne Beach protest yet his government refused to condemn Albanian Neo-Nazi Bujar Osmani, Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia when the then Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited Macedonia in 2017.
Dr Osmani belongs to an Albanian nationalist party called DUI, which evolved out of the Albanian terror franchise, the KLA, from the 2001 war in Macedonia. DUI regards World War II Albanian Nazi collaborators such as Xhem Hasa Gostivari as “heroes.”
Why the inconsistency? The answer to this goes back to the introduction of this story – that is someone or something decides which Neo-Nazis and bad and which Neo-Nazis are “good.”
Neo-Nazis are “good” when they serve a political or strategic interest for a superpower – whether it be the West or the East. But in Macedonia’s case, Albanian politicians who hold Neo-Nazi views are regarded as “democracy activists” because they are loyal US political clients.
In order to ram home name change of Macedonia to satisfy another US political client, Greece, the US has had to call in these loyal Albanian offsiders in Macedonia to finish the job on January 9.