President Donald Trump was just the beginning, apparently. Over the last few in elections all across the civilized world (and even Europe) the new, more populist right-wing is winning. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Obama was supposed to ring in a new left-wing era!
The new left got its latest drubbing last week in Australia.
According to Bloomberg:
Start with Australia, where Prime Minister Scott Morrison won a surprising victory last week. Before the election, polls had almost uniformly indicated that his Liberal-National Coalition would have to step down, but voters were of another mind. With their support of Morrison, an evangelical Christian who has expressed support for President Donald Trump, Australians also showed a relative lack of interest in doing more about climate change. And this result is no fluke of low turnout: Due to compulsory voting, most Australians do turn out for elections.
Bloomberg also predicts that the Brexit Party — Britain’s populist right-leaning party that is working to get the U.K. to leave the European Union — is on the verge of greater success in England.
The Brexiteers are in the lead in the polls at 34 percent while the current party in power, the Tories (who are a more liberal version of America’s Republican Party but not as liberal as the Democrats), have fallen to a dismal 12 percent. It looks like the British voters are moving right of center.
Even the European Parliament is losing its hard-left edge:
As for the European Parliament as a whole, by some estimates after this week’s election 35% of the chamber will be filled by anti-establishment parties, albeit of a diverse nature. You have to wonder at what margins the EU will become unworkable or lose legitimacy altogether.
Bloomberg also makes an interesting point about the stat of the 2020 elections in the U.S.
Biden is leading in the polls right now even though is is assumed (wrongly, of course) that he is the more conservative, traditional-leaning Democrat candidate of the two dozen nutcases running.
This is a lie, really. Biden is just as much of a whacked out leftist as the rest of the anti-American nuts running on the Democrat side. However, he is touted by the media as the “conservative” candidate and thus far Democrat voters favor him by a long shot over the rest of the crazies in the race.
So, despite that Obama was a hardcore leftist and despite that every Democrat currently in the race can’t run to the left fast or far enough, the voters are leaning to the center, not the far left.
Even in India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling coalition — a traditional center right party — looks to be maintaining its hold on power in the country’s elections.
Despite the media’s attempts to quash the right all across the world, the new right is rising up against the inhuman left.
Today Reuters reported: “Narendra Modi’s re-election as India’s prime minister reinforces a global trend of right-wing populists sweeping to victory.” So, the new right continues its rise.
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