Not being a good year for the EU Globalist Internationalists.
As of Sunday (today) Slovenia joins Italy and Hungary in the “not wanting more immigrants” side and being of the opinion their country ought to first be taking care of the citizens of that country.
Somehow this is seen as “Right Wing”. Never mind that “Right Wing” is a horridly distorted term. Originally meaning Kings and The Church, now stretched to include business operators (who were ‘left wing’ in the original French usage) and even applied to Fascists (who were and are “3rd Way” Socialists, or National Socialists). But such is the corruption of the language by “The Left”.
At any rate, during The French Revolution, the “Left” included both the Bourgeoisie (merchants) and the Proletariat (peasants) while the “Right” had the Kings, Queens, Princes and Bishops.
And, just as another caution on the use of words, remember that “Left Wing” and “Right Wing” are functionally useless terms in any kind of historical perspective. They have mutated massively over time.
So that “non-meaning” term of “Right Wing” is being applied to what is more accurately described as a “Populist” or “Nationalist” movement. People who mostly don’t care about the fine points of “3rd Way Market Socialism” vs “Kings & Bishops”. They just want their country to work for the citizens of the country (and not for some rich globalists off in some far away dictatorship) and they are tired of being overrun by foreigners. But there it is.
So I’m not going to call these governments “Right Wing”. After all, in Italy it’s a consortium of hard left with nationalist (called hard right). I’m sure the hard left part would not like to be called “right wing”.
So the latest is Slovenia:
I heard this on Al Jazeera, but I’m citing a text source.
Exit Poll: Anti-Immigration Party Wins Slovenia Parliamentary Election
A right-wing, anti-immigration opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia’s parliamentary election Sunday, but not enough to form a government on its own, according to preliminary results.
The State Election Commission said after counting some 90 percent of the ballots that Janez Jansa’s Slovenian Democratic Party received around 25 percent of the vote. The anti-establishment List of Marjan Sarec trailed in second place with over 12 percent.
The Social Democrats, the Modern Center Party of the outgoing prime minister, Miro Cerar, and the left all received around 9 percent.
The preliminary tally means no party secured a majority in Slovenia’s 90-member parliament, and the likely next step is negotiations to form a coalition government.
So, like Italy, not a clear majority, but going to be a coalition.
Italy Forms Western Europe’s First Populist Government
Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League succeeded Thursday in forming western Europe’s first populist government, which will be headed by a political novice whose first try was rejected four days earlier as too risky for the Italian economy.
What changed was the willingness of 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio and League leader Matteo Salvini to shuffle the proposed roster of government ministers amid a financial market scare. They moved an 81-year-old euroskeptic economist vetoed by Italy’s president from overseeing the economy ministry to a European affairs Cabinet post.
After the fits, starts and financial turbulence of recent days, the realization of a 5-Star-League coalition government put its populist posture on full display in Salvini’s first public remarks. He returned from Rome to address a crowd of supporters in his northern home region of Lombardy.
Emerging from a similar meeting with a different ending Thursday night, Conte read off his Cabinet list and pledged that “we will work with determination to improve the quality of life of all Italians.”
The Cabinet includes Di Maio— architect of the government’s proposed basic income for struggling Italians — as welfare minister and Salvini — who has pledged to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants — as interior minister.
The new economics minister, Giovanni Tria, is a mainstream economist at Rome University, while the foreign ministry goes to Enzo Moavero Milanesi, a former European Union official in Brussels who was European affairs minister in former Premier Mario Monti’s two-year technical government.
In his remarks to supporters, Salvini pledged to make sending migrants back to their home countries a priority.
“My commitment will regard the security of 60 million Italians,” Salvini said.
There was a brief attempt to force a new election by some EU Apparatchiks, until it became clear to them that the Italians were so pissed off in general, and increasingly at the EU telling them their election didn’t matter, that they were headed at an even stronger rejection of the EU preferred result…
Hungary leader Viktor Orban sweeps to re-election win with super majority
BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his “decisive” re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday were “an opportunity to defend Hungary.”
Critics said they feared Orban will use his third consecutive term and the Fidesz party’s two-thirds control of Hungary’s national legislature to intensify his attacks on migration and to strengthen his command of the country’s centralized power structure.
Hungary’s remaining independent media, the courts that have made numerous rulings the government did not like and a university founded by Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros, also are among Orban’s likely targets.
“We created the opportunity for ourselves to defend Hungary,” Orban told a rapturous crowd after his landslide win became undisputable. “A great battle is behind us. We have achieved a decisive victory.”
With 98.5 percent of the votes counted, Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrat party, together had secured 133 of the 199 seats in parliament, the minimum needed for a two-thirds majority.
It looks to me like the tide has turned on the One World Globalists and their plan to destroy the nation state and demographically flood Europe with non-Europeans. Only time will tell how the story ends, but what is clear is that Merkel had a “Jump The Shark” moment on immigration and now Europe is waking up to what is being do to them by others.
In Other News
We’ve also had rising resentment in France and even some stirrings from Germany. The UK is headed out the door, despite massive foot-dragging by the Remoaners.
In South America, we’ve all kept up on Venezuela and their slide into chaos as a Socialist Workers Paradise reaches the end stages. Strong Man refusing leave, arresting opposition and making their elections a farce of rigging. But what about Nicaragua? Yet Another Socialist Workers Paradise…
More than 40 people were killed in unrest in Nicaragua, rights groups say
By Nicole Chavez, Samantha Lugo and Elizabeth Plaza, CNN
Updated 3:42 PM ET, Sun April 29, 2018
Protests erupted in Nicaragua last week, with violent consequences.
(CNN)Dozens of people died last week in Nicaragua as a result of anti-government protests, human rights groups there told CNN Friday — in contrast to the government’s official death toll, which stands at 10.
The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, based in the capital city of Managua, reported 42 deaths on Sunday. On Saturday, the group had reported 43 people died but revised the death toll, saying they’d mistakenly included a person who was in critical condition.
The Permanent Commission on Human Rights said 58 people died. The government reported its latest death toll April 20.
The deaths came amid the largest street protests the country has seen since the civil war ended in 1990. Protesters clashed with security forces, and different groups among the demonstrators also clashed with each other.
Demonstrators in Managua threw rocks and set fires as police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. Several television stations were taken off the air as the government tried to stem the unrest.
Nicaraguan Attorney General Inés Miranda on Thursday announced an investigation into the deaths.
“A responsible and formal investigation was started regarding the following acts: the loss of life of students, police and civilians; the injuries sustained by students, police and civilians; looting and property damage, both public and private,” Miranda told reporters.
A journalist who was covering the protest was among those killed, state media outlet El 19 Digital reported.
The unrest, mostly led by students, started when President Daniel Ortega tried to change the country’s social security system. He implemented a controversial pension reform resolution intended to halt the growing deficit. The changes increased contributions by workers and employers and reduced retired workers’ pensions.
Ortega revoked the resolution Sunday, putting an end to violent clashes. Peaceful protests continue in Nicaragua, with demonstrators now calling for Ortega’s resignation.
Even a Good Socialist like Ortega eventually must admit when they’ve spent all of the Other People’s Money and there just isn’t enough left to pay all the promises.
The US State Department issued a statement Monday ordering the departure of US government employees and their families. The department also urged travelers to reconsider travel plans to Nicaragua.
11 years in power
Ortega came to power as part of the Sandinista rebels who overthrew the Somoza dynasty in 1979. He fought against the US-backed contras during the 1980s and has remained a key ally to Venezuela.
In the last presidential election, Ortega was elected in a landslide victory, with his wife as vice president. Critics have accused the couple of skirting laws while building a political dynasty.
Nicaragua’s constitution bars presidents from being re-elected and also bars candidates who are relatives of the sitting president from running.
In 2014, Ortega used his power to pressure lawmakers to do away with term limits.
Gee, that sure sounds familiar…
I’m just amazed at how many times we must watch this same movie before folks catch a bit of clue.