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Europe warmly welcomes Obama

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OK, not exactly everyone. Klaus Emmerich, former chief editor of Austria’s publicly-owned ORF Radio and TV station and former correspondent in the US dislikes the election result. “I don’t want to be led by a Black in the Western world. If you say that this is a racist remark, that’s correct, no question.

And in an interview with Austria’s national daily Der Standard he saw some need to elaborate: he saw a very disturbing development behind Obama’s victory, because the Blacks, “in their political-civilisational development” hadn’t got that far yet. (Der Spiegel)

Fortunately, our neighbours still further South have a prime minister who is much more considerate of minorities. Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was full of praise for America’s president-elect:

He’s young, handsome and tanned.

Silvio, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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Written by taide

November 6, 2008 at 9:46 pm

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  1. I don’t think Berlusconi is racist, I think he’s ignorant and dumb. Klaus Emmerich is racist. And Austria has some serious issues with racism and nazi-mindset. They should stop pointing the finger at Germany whenever there’s some neonazi doing something bad. At least Germans stand up to these people, raise their voice, protest. What about Austrians? Quietly ignoring facts and refusing to comment.

    Nino

    May 10, 2009 at 10:55 pm

  2. I probably agree about Berlusconi. He’s too much in love with himself to bother about hating others. Unless they threaten his business…

    taide

    May 11, 2009 at 6:34 am


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