World view – Tuesday

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      • Corky

         /  October 30, 2018

        It’s a warning to all Liberal Left governments. Get your act together otherwise people like this will assume control across the globe..people who are prepared to do something.

        We can thank president Trumpy for helping bring about a permanent change in global the JLR affair shows.

        Fools think I’m a sycophantic supporter of Trumpy..that’s because they can only see what’s in front of their noses. I support Trumpy because he is bringing about the destruction of world politics by example.

        You need a catharsis before healing can proceed. Trumpy is the medicine I have craved for a long time. But it’s not a medicine the Left want.

  1. The Consultant

     /  October 30, 2018

    I enjoyed RNZ’s noon commentary on this yesterday, in which they echoed all the other MSM in announcing the election of the “extremist Far Right” in Brazil.

    It would have been helpful if RNZ had given even a brief, concise run-down of the policies that make him Extremist Far Right. It’s what we should expect from a MSM source that is supposedly “in-depth”, “sober”, “thoughtful”, and even somewhat “intellectual”.

    At this stage it really is just unthinking, reflex jerk commentary that is a mere doppelganger for talk radio. I don’t follow Brazilian politics closely but I do know that, as with Trump, this guy could not have been elected without getting the votes of lots of people who previously voted for the left-wing President (whoa – I meant the Extremist Far Left[TM] President), only to find their country being further corrupted and burdened with debt.

    And there’s also this comment:

    “Events like this pose a real intellectual challenge for the Third Way crowd. It can’t just be Trump that’s causing this, can it? There must be some unacknowledged problem with the old global world that is driving this. Whether you are for or against the obvious revolt, perhaps more urgently if you are against it, there is the necessity to understand the causes of the crisis beyond the explanations offered by late night comedians.”

    RNZ does seem little different from Stephen Colbert, in that I don’t see much effort to understand. The magic words “racist!” “fascist!” will return the status quo. Except the magic doesn’t seem to be working as it once did in an increasing number of countries. And while I see a dim sense that Trump is a symptom, not a cause, I don’t see much acknowledgement from the Left – even as they reject Bill Clinton and Tony Blair – that Trump, Bolsonaro anfd others like them, are a symptom of the Left’s own failures.

    • The Consultant

       /  October 30, 2018

      Good heavens. Here’s something else about him that I did not hear on RNZ or other NZ MSM:

      Last month, a socialist opponent of his policies stabbed Bolsonaro at a campaign event, nearly costing him his life and taking him off of the campaign trail for nearing a month.

      Fighting Far Right Extremism – one stab at a time.

  2. The Consultant

     /  October 30, 2018

    And in further such news….

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday that she would not seek re-election when her term expires in 2021. Merkel, who has been Chancellor since 2005, made the announcement during a news conference today in Berlin. “It is time today for me to start a new chapter,” Merkel told reporters in Berlin.

    “This fourth term is my last term as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the next Bundestag election in 2021, I will not run again as Chancellor. I will not run for the German Bundestag any more, and I do not want any other political office.”

    Yeah, yeah. She’ll be gone long before 2021. Her powerbase has been destroyed inside her party after yet another disasterous showing in local elections as the gap widens between her like and the bien-pensants.

    And that’s especially the case when it comes to immigration. For all the blather about “humanitarianism” when she decided to admit around a million Muslim “refugees” in 2015, the sad truth is that it was done to combat Germany’s hopelessly low birthrate. All that was needed was to import the next generation of “Germans” and hope against all evidence that they’d assimilate into Teutonic society and be building BMW’s and working on the floor of Siemens factories in no time at all.

    That’s the direct, inciting incident in her fall, but as is often the case with politicians and their big, bold, visionary decisions, the effects will linger long after she’s gone.

  3. High Flying Duck

     /  October 30, 2018

    Here’s some grist for Parti, Blazer, Robert, Zedd, Lurch and the gang:

  4. The Consultant

     /  October 30, 2018

    If a candidate gets 56% of the popular vote in the world’s 5th most populous nation then I’d say their views no longer count as “extreme”.

    Just a thought.

    • Given the contempt shown for the ordinary people by the arrogant, self-anointed ruling Lefties in recent years, you would need the foresight of an elephant’s arse not to predict the rise of populist leaders.

      Populism: “A political philosophy supporting the rights and power of the people in their struggle against the privileged elite”. — How wicked! We must lock up these rising populist leaders. Ban their political parties. Ban the rapidly dwindling freedom of people to speak or think about it.

      Europe is in the vanguard here: read, mark and inwardly digest what is happening there. If you force chickens to accept foxes in their coop you mustn’t be surprised if they get pissed off after a while and call in a hunter.

  5. duperez

     /  October 30, 2018

    3,500 people weeks away from reaching the United States in their caravan.

    Send 5,200 Troops to the border in an election-season response to deal with them. Three soldiers to deal with every two migrants?

    “This is using the troops as props,” said Jason Dempsey, who served as an Army infantry officer in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. “We’re using a bunch of people to waste their time while they backstop the Border Patrol.”