Monday, December 19, 2016

Seismic Political Shifts in the West

By Georgiana Constantin

Nigel Farage, the former UKIP leader and the man credited with the success of Brexit stated recently about Merkel and Obama, the symbols of the current EU and U.S. ruling establishments, that they “simply can’t face up to the fact that their world view has taken an absolute beating in the year of 2016” and that this all “began with Brexit, the first brick out of the wall,” followed by the Trump presidency and many more similar political transformations long in the making, which have yet to take place. Farage states that the “news for Obama and Angela is that there is more of this to come.” .........No matter on which side of the political spectrum one situates themselves, it would be unwise for them to ignore these seismic shifts in mentality and perspective. Whether they are to continue or simply fade away, these transformations speak of peoples’ troubles, fears, and struggles. They speak of societies which have found that the current views of the world and of politics are failing them and thus forcing them to look in another direction for guidance – to nationalism rather than globalism, a direction which was, perhaps, more familiar to older generations than it is to younger ones........To Read More......

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