I just watched a documentary on Europe’s Identitarian movement made by Australia’s SBS Dateline, which was very interesting. The Identitarians are a nationalist movement against mass immigration. The left tars them as neo-nazis, but they claim that they are not.
The coverage in the documentary fairly balanced. A telling moment is when an antifacist who is being interviewed is asked if there should be any controls on immigration, and answers with an outright no. Meanwhile, the so called Nazi, when asked the same question, says that there should be controlled immigration, and that Syrian refugees should be taken care of in Turkey, Jordan, and in safe areas of Syria itself.
What I find interesting is that, by shouting racist at such people, the left seems to be pushing more and more people away from the center to join those on the right. Here are a sample of the comments on the video. I’ve chosen the more rational ones. There are others which are much more extreme; if you want to read them, go to the video: