Italians are resisting the huge influx of immigrants arriving on their shores, with some politicians calling on supporters to say "no, with every means, to every new arrival"
There was also a frosty reception from the wealthy northern region of Lombardy.
“Here, as in Veneto (a neighbouring region that includes Venice) there is zero space,” said Roberto Maroni, the governor of Lombardy and a member of the staunchly anti-immigration Northern League. "We cannot be subjected to this invasion.”
“We are totally opposed to taking any more migrants,” said Luca Zaia, the governor of Veneto and also a member of the Northern League.
Conservative politicians say the policy of rescuing migrants at sea only encourages people trafficking by Libyan gangs.
Georgia Meloni of the Forza Italia party says migrants should be stopped before they set sail for Italy (MARKA/Alamy)
Giorgia Meloni, the head of Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-Right Forza Italia party, said boats departing from Libya "should be stopped as they leave," while boats with smugglers on board "should be sunk".
Nearly 70,000 migrants and asylum seekers are currently being cared for by the Italian authorities and there have been warnings that as many as 500,000 refugees could try to cross to Italy this year.
While there is sympathy for the plight of people fleeing war, persecution and poverty, Italians say they cannot be expected to shoulder the burden without help from Europe.
“The system is close to collapse,” said Claudio Palomba, the prefect of Rimini, on the Adriatic coast, and the president of the national union of prefects. “We’re only in April and I don’t know if the system will be able to cope if the number of arrivals keeps up at this pace.”
Matteo Salvini, the head of the Northern League and a rising star of the Italian Right, has called on his supporters to block moves to accommodate any more migrants.
"I ask the League's governors, mayors, assessors and councillors to say no, with every means, to every new arrival. The League is ready to occupy every hotel, hostel, school or barracks intended for the alleged refugees," he wrote on his Facebook account this week.
As boatloads of refugees continue to make the dangerous crossing from Libya, merchant vessels in the Mediterranean complained that they were being called to help with rescues.
Italy terminated its search and rescue operation, Mare Nostrum, in October and it has been replaced by a much smaller operation run by Frontex, the EU’s border control agency, which has to rely on the assistance of merchant ships.
Last year, merchant ships rescued 44,000 migrants, out of total of 170,000 who reached Italy from North Africa.
One Italian tug boat, the Asso 21, which normally supplies oil rigs in the Mediterranean, claims to have assisted in 60 rescues last year and 22 so far this year.
“The situation is becoming unsustainable,” Mario Mattioli, the owner of the tug boat, told La Repubblica on Thursday. “Taking part in rescues is no longer unusual – it has become routine.
“Like other merchant ships we are being called on to help out on a daily basis, but our crews are not trained to deal with these operations. We can’t provide medical care or thermal blankets or emergency food.”
There are also security issues for the crews of merchant ships – this week traffickers fired shots into the air from Kalashnikovs in order to force an Italian vessel and an Icelandic coast guard ship to relinquish a wooden boat which had been used to transport migrants from the Libyan coast.
Recently I got an e-mail from a Non-Aryan Sympathizer who had some intelligent comments about uniting against the common foe and creating a better image for the NS movement. As anyone paying attention knows, the American Nazi Party is pragmatic in regards to our struggle and we look at every angle from a revolutionary perspective. Here is the e-mail followed by my reply:
As a person who strongly believe in the ideals of national socialism, I feel is my duty to call to the attention of the American Nazi Party, that racial segregation in the meetings and demonstrations is doing a lot of harm to the reputation and projection of the movement in the eyes of the common people. The strong enemies of this movement – we all know who they are – control the media, and are always demonizing the movement, portraying it as an enemy of all other races. People are scared of this movement because of it. So, I think you do a lot of good to our enemy in segregating people of other races from meetings and congregation. This way you help fuel the media projection of the movement of being a racist and intolerant movement….I myself being a Nazi and a non-white feel very bad about it.
I believe in the right of the Aryans to preserve their race and defend it, as I believe is the duty of other races to love themselves and respect and love the others, but we have to come together in public to take the message of liberation for all races.
With love and dignity,
Alex Dxxxx Lxxxxxx
Thank you for your email and your comments. You bring up a good point, and I’m sure you’re aware of the alliances Germany had with non-Whites in the war. People often forget that Germany’s strongest ally in the war was Japan.
If/when the ANP decides to march publicly in a protest display, I believe we would welcome all to show solidarity against the money-powers on behalf of all humanity and towards mutually beneficial segregation. As Louis Beam said, “If you don’t yet realize that the greatest threat to the survival of the White Race on the face of this earth is Washington D.C. … you’re not even in the struggle.”
However, our privately held meetings that shape our future policies will remain only OS and full Members. Non-Aryan sympathizers are certainly encouraged to organize on their own, and I would love to see a Sympathizer blog pop up. Small local cells of non-Aryan sympathizers distributing literature and speaking out against this oppressive regime would throw the enemy for a loop and draw attention to the fact that there IS a better way than judeo-capitalism! It would also be a huge step forward to have a Sympathizer blog pop up showing support for the American Nazi Party and explaining the truth about what National-Socialism really stands for.
True National-Socialists are not “mindless haters;” we are revolutionaries working towards the survival and prosperity of our people. We are adamantly against the capitalist imperialism of the current U.S. system, and have no desire to interfere with or control the cultures and destinies of other peoples. See http://whitehonor.com/white-power/leadership-by-example/ for an example of sincere, respectful, and compassionate National-Socialist behavior.
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Is this not a sight for sore eyes? The blimp known as Daryle Lamont “Dirty Daryle” Jenkins of The One People’s Project and The Droogettes together. I don’t know what’s more sad – the monkey face at the left, fat ass Daryle or the cross-eyed bull dyke at the right… what do you think?
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