It is now reported in various European media sites that former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz, the far-right leader and anti-migration politician is swapping Vienna for San Francisco, United States. As he will be hired for a position with Thiel Capital and Palantir Technologies.
This means the 35 year old right-wing politician will become an employee under the former President Trump backer. That is very clear that political connections work across borders. Just like Stephen Bannon was trying to muster right-wing allies in Europe as well at some point. Alas, this is a continuation of that.
It is really striking that someone who blocked and worked tirelessly for years to stop people from migrating. A person who worked for unique settlement camps in other countries on the borders of the European continent. A politician who took away rights and made it harder to seek asylum. Now he will have to get a working visa and be allowed to the United States of America.
Kurz knows all of this, but his part of the elite and has been a head of state. Therefore, his uniqueness and specimen is always above all ethical or justified acts of others. That’s why he hasn’t paid a price for his corruption or the cases against him yet. Except for stepping down and getting hired by an ally of the right-wing.
Kurz isn’t the friendly or “good-guy” even if he has been named the “silent-Chancellor” at some point, as he has praised Victor Orban. He is the sort of leader who has silently let his party fellows speak and act racist without any sort of reaction.
The former Chancellor did tirelessly scapegoat immigrants and refugees. Therefore, it is ironic that he becomes a migrant himself. That he is moving from Austria to the USA. Yes, he would make it harder and give less to non-Austrian residing in Austria. What if Americans did the same to immigrants like himself? What if they took away opportunities and blocked social safety nets, which he has done in Austria… Heck, what if he had to be stationed in a camp in Mexico or elsewhere before entering into the U.S.? Because that is what he wanted to issue to the ones entering his nation as a head of state.
That’s why Kurz is a guy who shouldn’t be praised, as he has painted vicious pictures of people migrating to Europe and Austria. Kurz has tried to make it impossible or block people from getting asylum or becoming refugees. As he wanted to keep Austria more Austrian and give less reasons for non-Austrians to migrate there. That’s what he has worked for years… and now he will migrate himself.
Kurz isn’t a hero and he should be called out for it. Since he has given so much pain to people and thrived on it. Now, he is moving and that should cause a stir and rightfully so. Peace.