How do you like those strong borders now snowflake?
Courtesy of Think Progress:
Richard Spencer, like the rest of his white supremacist cohort, has long advocated the expulsion of unwanted migrants.
He now knows precisely what that feels like.
This week, in a development first flagged by HOPE not hate, a British anti-racism organization, Spencer learned that he would be unable to travel to Sweden to take part in a conference for young white supremacists. As Spencer’s pal Christoffer Dulny, another white supremacist member of the so-called “alt-right” movement, wrote on Twitter, Spencer was slated to be a “secret guest” at the conference, but will be a no-show instead, having been turned away at a “European airport and denied further travel.”
“The global anarcho-tyranny lives and thrives,” Dulny added.
Per Swedish media, Spencer was prevented from traveling during a layover in Poland. Polish authorities told Spencer that he was barred from traveling in the country, and that “he has to return to the United States,” according to Sweden’s Fria Tider outlet.
It’s unclear if Spencer has been barred from all European countries or just Poland. However, a November report noted that Spencer had been barred from traveling to or through the 26 European countries that comprise the Schengen Area, an organization of nations that have effectively provided for the free movement of tourists and citizens. Both Poland and Sweden are members of the Schengen Area.
So to be clear, it is perfectly reasonable for America to detain and deport innocent people coming to this country for asylum, but a case of “global anarcho-tyranny” when a US-based racist hatemonger known for spreading dissension and encouraging violence is rejected by another country?
Oh, I see.
Well, I say good for Poland for having the foresight to block racists from entering their country and inspiring hatred.
I just wish the American voters had been at least half as vigilant.