pat buchanan speaks herein about the direction of much of the world's populations in their thinking about government as practiced in recent years;
Hillary Clinton called them “the deplorables.” Barack Obama called them losers who “cling” to their Bibles, bigotries and guns.
To President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, they are
“these populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists… in love with their
Well, “stupid” they may be, and, yes, they do love their countries,
but last week they gave Juncker a thrashing, as they shook up the West
and the world.
Elections in the world’s largest electoral blocs — the 28-nation EU,
and an India of 1.3 billion people — showed that the tide of nationalism
continues to rise and spread across Europe and Asia.In India, the Hindu Nationalist BJP party of Prime Minister Narendra
Modi won a smashing victory. So strong was Modi’s showing that he rushed
to reassure non-Hindus, especially India’s 200 million Muslims, that
they remain equal citizens. But in India the Hindu hour is at hand.
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, formed just months ago, ran first in
Britain with 31%. No other party came close. Labor won 14% and Prime
Minister Theresa May’s Tories ran 5th with 9%, a historic humiliation.
In the French elections, Emmanuel Macron’s party lost to the National
Rally of Marine Le Pen, whom he had defeated 2-1 in the last
Matteo Salvini’s populist-nationalist League, with 34%, ran first in
Italy in a showing that could lead to national elections that could make
him prime minister.
The nationalist Law and Justice Party in Poland and the populist Fidesz Party of Viktor Orban in Hungary were easily victorious.
In Germany, however, the conservative-socialist coalition of Angela
Merkel bled support. Both the CDU and SPD lost strength in defeats that
could shake the Berlin government.
What do these elections tell us?..........https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/patrick-j-buchanan/is-the-liberal-hour-ending-in-the-west/
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