On this first anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the increasingly angry people of European nations have had enough of their mostly-unelected, globalist, fascist overlords. And contrary to what we mostly hear in the American press, the election of Donald Trump has greatly encouraged them to continue in the nationalist Brexit vein.
How do we know this? Because they say so. A good friend of mine from Paris, who blogs occasionally in English under the name FrenchReader, has pointed out that the French badly needed and wanted Hillary Clinton to be defeated. Many waged shadow campaigns from afar specifically for Donald Trump, as you can see if you go to this Twitter account.
Several French patriotic and nationalistic groups are very happy that he succeed in this election. They’re not the only ones. From the excellent 49thParallel Blog we learn that der Spiegel proclaims establishment politicians in Germany and throughout Europe in a panic, and predicts that “Trump means the end of normality in German politics.” Also:
After all, populists are gaining ground in Europe at the moment as well. In many EU countries, they are already well on their way to becoming the strongest political force. Two EU countries already have populist prime ministers and a series of elections and referenda in the coming months could further strengthen them. Little wonder, then, that Hungary’s national-conservative prime minister, Viktor Orbán, celebrated the outcome of the US election as “good news” and that Frauke Petry, head of Germany’s right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party, is crowing about a “political turning point.”
Huh. Pretty good for a guy who put off his day job and took up politics as a hobby last year.
Oh, and let’s not forget how the Russians have openly stated that Trump’s election – and Hillary’s defeat – literally averted World War 3. They already have portraits of Trump and Putin in their bars. It’s only a matter of time before the two of them are out riding bears together. Shouldn’t we be seeing a Nobel Peace Prize by now? Just saying.
UPDATE from 49th Parallel Post: European Politicians Ride the Trumpian Wave.