A string of populist electoral wins in Australia, India and the U.K. are beginning to transform the global political landscape as nations revolt against mass migration, climate change legislation and traditional party establishments.
Australia’s left-wing Labor Party decided to make tackling climate change the centerpiece of its electoral strategy. It lost in a major election upset Saturday.
“What we try to tell others, having lived under a socialist regime, is that they sell it as a gamble; it’s a gimmick,” Pita said. “They will tell you this nebulous word of socialism, they promise you the moon, and then it never comes around.”
The U.K. is in the grip of a climate change panic. Weeks of incessant protests and alarming rhetoric culminated in U.K. lawmakers declaring a “climate emergency.”
French President Emmanuel Macron is planning a sweeping energy and climate legislative package months after “yellow vest” protests ignited across the country over a proposed gas tax hike.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has embraced a plan to phase out all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years as part of the country’s plan to shift to green power in the name of global warming.
The Wunderlich family wanted to do what thousands of families in America do with no questions asked: educate their children at home. But homeschooling is not allowed in Germany, and the state has relentlessly pursued the Wunderlichs and even seized their children.
Rubbing his thumb in Trump’s eye, Macron went on to campaign on the pledge of “Make Our Planet Great Again.” It didn’t work out well for Macron or his country.
The “climate” agenda, peddled as a means to save the planet and reduce inequality, is being exposed in France as an agenda inherently at odds with the interests of middle- and working-class people.
The French government was forced to scrap plans to increase taxes on carbon dioxide emissions Tuesday after weeks of protests, but the planned carbon taxes were not nearly as high as what the United Nations recommends.
Life in Venezuela, where the people starve and predatory leaders — who can’t or won’t control themselves — stuff their faces, is what it’s like under “real” socialism. Perhaps we should finally heed this warning and banish forever the whimsical notions of socialism’s potential.