Part One mentioned that a sign of the Seventh Bowl poured out was a repudiation of globalism, begun with Brexit in June 2016. Part Two added Donald Trump’s victorious election in November 2016 as a further repudiation of globalism.
These victories have helped fuel the popularity of nationalist (anti-globalist, anti-EU) candidates in Europe. On Dec 5, Italy and Austria both held elections.
(By the way, I just have to mention that the American establishment media has come out of the woodwork recently with claims that alternative media sources – i.e., anyone that is NOT THEM – is suddenly white nationalist, which apparently is code for white supremacist or racist. Racist, sexist, and literally nazis! Another common term I am seeing is “far right.” When in actuality the policies and people being talked about are the same as has been right of center for decades, now since the globalists are starting to lose big, that normal right of center position is suddenly “far right.” The point being that in some of the news articles quoted below, “nationalist,” “far-right,” and other similar terms (merely anti-leftist and anti-EU on policies, and also anti-globalist cabal shadow government) is made to sound as if it is the second reincarnation of naziism. It is utter foolishness! *Shaking my head.*)
Italy is set to deal a hammer blow to its government as the latest polls revealed voters will punish Matteo Renzi’s administration in the upcoming referendum. The prime minister’s failure to reach out to working class suggest large regions will snub Mr Renzi’s plan for constitutional reform [implementing more pro-EU policies). A Demos poll has revealed Mr Renzi’s reforms will be rejected by an 11 percentage point margin in the south of the country – where most of the poorest regions are located – compared with a seven-point margin across the country.
As the nation prepares for a momentous referendum, which could spark an exit from the European Union, Mr Renzi said that he would have no interest in running the country if voters reject the proposed constitutional reform.
The vote in Italy where the Nationalists won by a comfortable margin and Renzi resigned as a result!
Sunday’s referendum vote in Italy reinforced a widening split between the economics needed to sustain Europe’s common currency and the continent’s rising tide of populism. Italians resoundingly rejected constitutional changes aimed at streamlining lawmaking and boosting competitiveness, marking a sobering start to what could be a defining year ahead for the European Union.
National elections are set for 2017 in three of the bloc’s founding members. Sunday’s vote makes it more likely that Italy, too, will have parliamentary polls next year. In all of these countries, mainstream parties have been losing ground to populist movements, many of them on the far right.
The biggest winner from Sunday’s ballot in Italy was Beppe Grillo, a comedian-turned-politician, and his populist 5 Star Movement, which wants a nonbinding referendum on Italy’s membership in the euro, an end to EU-mandated government-spending limits and income guarantees for all citizens.
Before the vote on Sunday:
The far right is ahead in Austria’s presidential race, according to opinion polls which predict a win for the anti-immigration candidate that would be a watershed for populists across Europe who have capitalized on the migration crisis.
Ahead of the Oct. 2 election, the Freedom Party’s (FPO) Norbert Hofer is just ahead of his independent rival, Alexander Van der Bellen, who narrowly beat Hofer in a previous run-off vote in May that was annulled.
Concerns about security and national identity as well as dissatisfaction with traditional, more centrist parties, have fueled support for the FPO as well as the Front National in France and the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).
And then right before the election in Austria, it became known that a march targeting places known to support Hofer was planned. This is so eerily similar to actual anti-Jewish marches that happened during the Third Reich that I had chills up my spine.
The march, dubbed, “F*ck Hofer” is set for Saturday, the day before the Austrian presidential election that sees FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer square off against ex-Green party leader Alexander Van der Bellen. The Antifa group say that they will march from the Mariahilfestrasse shopping district to the headquarters of the FPÖ hitting several “targets” along the way, reports Kronen Zeitung.
The election was held on Sunday, and Hofer did not win.
While Freedom Party candidate Mr. Hofer has conceded defeat, he has vowed to run again. Telling Austrian television this result was a “small low”, he said he didn’t anticipate the Austrian government surviving long and would stand for president again. While the failure to gain the largely ceremonial presidency is a setback for the Freedom party, things are looking good for the coming general election in 2018.