Foreign elections: UK, India, France, Italy, Israel


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Foreign elections in the past week all suggest that Trump’s victory in the U.S. is no accident, and that our so-called betters in the elitist class in DC had better recognize this or they will find themselves out of work.

In Europe supporters of the European Union generally got crushed:

Turn-out was up across the board, which with these victories for the populist parties also indicates the public favors them, and wanted to give them victories. As one would expect, the press has routinely labeled the winners here as “far-right,” a slander aimed at discrediting them.

The European Union was without doubt a good idea. Sadly, its implementation by the elitists in Europe was terrible, as bad if not worse then the terrible job the U.S. establishment has done for the past three decades, failing to do anything right while simultaneously drowning the country in debt and stifling regulation.

Meanwhile in India, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi came away with a landslide victory. In many ways Modi’s win mirrors the European elections. Overall, Modi has worked to shift India away from the centralized socialist/communist policies that dominated its government in the last half of the 20th century, policies that are very similar to the policies followed by the ruling EU parties. In India those centralized policies worked as badly as they have in Europe and the U.S., which is why they experienced a political collapse.

Modi’s shift to private enterprise has resulted in a booming economy and great prosperity, so much so that it has allowed India to expand its space program significantly.

Finally, in Israel, the victory several weeks ago of Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition has not yet resulted in a new government. It appears Netanyahu is having trouble forming a government.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that he would meet with the leaders of the prospective coalition parties in the coming hours in a final effort to save the new government and avert new elections. “I am now making my last-ditch effort to form a right-wing government and to prevent unnecessary elections. I gave the partners a proposal for a solution. It is based on the principles that the army has established and on the data that the army has established – there is no reason to reject it, “Netanyahu said.

It appears that the conservative haredi religious parties that normally ally themselves with Netanyahu’s Likud party have been playing hard ball, preventing an agreement. In other words, the demand is that the government shift even more righward, a pattern comparable to Europe.

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  • wayne

    Just for fun–

    Nigel Farage: ‘Belgium is not a nation’
    May 2018
    https://youtu.be/JPxrGDIbrUU
    1:21

  • wayne

    a repeat from me:

    Farage tells MEPs:
    ‘You are not laughing at me now’
    RT June, 2016
    https://youtu.be/SJzRa7HWVqs
    6:51

  • Phill O

    Remember Canada! While the federal election is due by October 2019, provincial elections in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta have pushed the left out. People are demanding more fiscal responsibility and security from the flood of immigrants which have a high degree of lawlessness. Trudeau is on shaky grounds for the federal election. Our economy sucks due to his left-wing policies.

    Also remember Australia which went right in the recent election. Australia is so far left that it is a criminal offense to have a pocket knife in your pocket! It may be worn on a belt where it is visible. Talk about no concealed carry!

  • Phill O: You are right, I should have mentioned both Australia and Canada, both of which strengthen my thesis. Thank you!

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