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Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby Peter1469 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:32 am

Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

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The western world is caught up in this debate over nationalism versus the slow march towards globalism and open borders.

"As Europeans assess the fallout from the U.K.’s Brexit referendum, they face a series of elections that could equally shake the political establishment. In the coming 12 months, four of Europe’s five largest economies have votes that will almost certainly mean serious gains for right-wing populists and nationalists. Once seen as fringe groups, France’s National Front, Italy’s Five Star Movement, and the Freedom Party in the Netherlands have attracted legions of followers by tapping discontent over immigration, terrorism, and feeble economic performance. “The Netherlands should again become a country of and for the Dutch people,” says Evert Davelaar, a Freedom Party backer who says immigrants don’t share “Western and Christian values.”

Even Europe’s most powerful politician, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is under assault. The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has drained support from Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats in recent state and local elections, capitalizing on discontent over Germany’s refugee crisis. In Austria the far-right Freedom Party has a shot at winning the presidency in balloting set for Dec. 4, after an election in May that the Freedom Party narrowly lost was annulled because of irregularities in vote counting. The populists are deeply skeptical of European integration, and those in France and the Netherlands want to follow Britain’s lead and quit the European Union. “Political risk in Europe is now far more significant than in the United States,” says Ajay Rajadhyaksha, head of macro research at Barclays."

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby Peter1469 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:33 am

That is also in play with the US elections. Trump and the third party candidates are nationalists. Hillary the champion of globalism.

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby MisterD » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:01 am

America's problem is that we have lost all sense of self. I have an idea of what an American "nationalist" might be but I'm not sure many would agree. What nation? The propositional nation of neocons and liberals?

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby Archer » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:50 am

Peter1469 wrote:Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

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The western world is caught up in this debate over nationalism versus the slow march towards globalism and open borders.

"As Europeans assess the fallout from the U.K.’s Brexit referendum, they face a series of elections that could equally shake the political establishment. In the coming 12 months, four of Europe’s five largest economies have votes that will almost certainly mean serious gains for right-wing populists and nationalists. Once seen as fringe groups, France’s National Front, Italy’s Five Star Movement, and the Freedom Party in the Netherlands have attracted legions of followers by tapping discontent over immigration, terrorism, and feeble economic performance. “The Netherlands should again become a country of and for the Dutch people,” says Evert Davelaar, a Freedom Party backer who says immigrants don’t share “Western and Christian values.”

Even Europe’s most powerful politician, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is under assault. The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has drained support from Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats in recent state and local elections, capitalizing on discontent over Germany’s refugee crisis. In Austria the far-right Freedom Party has a shot at winning the presidency in balloting set for Dec. 4, after an election in May that the Freedom Party narrowly lost was annulled because of irregularities in vote counting. The populists are deeply skeptical of European integration, and those in France and the Netherlands want to follow Britain’s lead and quit the European Union. “Political risk in Europe is now far more significant than in the United States,” says Ajay Rajadhyaksha, head of macro research at Barclays."

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We are seeing buyers remorse! Remember it is generally only a slight majority that ruins a country. Well that majority will morph to a minority and the winds of change start to blow.

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby Peter1469 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:26 am

Globalism is promising. But as it happens now- only the elite profit. The middle class is hit hard as cultures equalize via the market.

And other nations cheat- as we see with China.

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby MisterD » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Peter1469 wrote:Globalism is promising. But as it happens now- only the elite profit. The middle class is hit hard as cultures equalize via the market.

And other nations cheat- as we see with China.


Markets aren't all they're cracked up to be.

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby Ethereal » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:38 pm

I detest most brands of so-called "nationalism", but compared to globalism, they're a significant movement in the right direction, which is to say closer to the people and therefore more democratic.

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby Archer » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:55 pm

Globalism led by progressivism will create such conflict that there will be only ONE left! One Faith or race!

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby Peter1469 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:23 pm

Ethereal wrote:I detest most brands of so-called "nationalism", but compared to globalism, they're a significant movement in the right direction, which is to say closer to the people and therefore more democratic.


I am a staunch nationalist. I think most people are, even if they do not realize it.

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Re: Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

Postby Ethereal » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:24 pm

Peter1469 wrote:
Ethereal wrote:I detest most brands of so-called "nationalism", but compared to globalism, they're a significant movement in the right direction, which is to say closer to the people and therefore more democratic.


I am a staunch nationalist. I think most people are, even if they do not realize it.


I am definitely not a nationalist, but I much prefer it to globalism.


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