The normality of the attendees can perhaps be described by the self-defined “common sense” approach of the party, coupled with broad policies rather than a one-trick-pony approach often associated with marginal parties.
All sport originates in acts of violence. This, which might seem to condemn it from the start, is actually its redeeming characteristic: sport was, and remains, the best means for ordering that particular human impulse.
The dawn of Western civilisation carried a strong focus on martial arts. In a world where war often lurked around the corner, it was paramount that one should be able to defend oneself. In our times, war again haunts our continent. It may be time to rediscover our martial roots.
In our own time, we have seen the rise of calls for Burkean ideals on the Left. Think only of the Social Democrats in the UK, a party that had some influence in the 1980s but are almost entirely unknown today, who are against the wokeism dominating the current political debate, and who seek to preserve local customs, and use the very conservative sounding slogan “family, community, nation” as their header on their website.