political comment by globinfo freexchange
The sequence of events concerning the broad right-Wing spectrum politicians of the West lately, shows their anxiety to maintain the current neoliberal agenda by all means. Of course, the new wave of terrorist attacks in Western soil and the huge refugee problem played crucial role.
After the attack on Charlie Hebdo, David Cameron acted fast and rushed to "shift" his rhetoric further to the Right in order to attract voters and crush Farage and the UKIP nationalists. He made it. He won the elections, although it is highly doubtful that he will keep his promises for Britain's "independence" from the EU. On the other hand, from the first moment, his government rushed to continue the neoliberal agenda to crush what remained from the social state and social benefits in the UK.
Donald Trump realized the success of the far-Right rhetoric and decided to take the lead in the GOP through the attack on Mexican immigrants. Indeed, his popularity started to gain a new dynamic.
Then, we had the November 2015 Paris attacks which was the main event that boosted Marine Le Pen's percentage on the French regional elections, and the San Bernardino shooting in California.
Right after the Bernardino incident, Le Pen's National Front marked an unprecedented victory in the first round of the French regional elections. Sarkozy wasn't so effective as it was Cameron in the UK to attract voters with his rhetoric.
Seeing Le Pen's huge success in France, and on the occasion of Bernardino incident, Trump expanded his far-Right rhetoric against Muslims. Especially inside GOPs, Trump leads the race of the increasing Right-wing conservatism in the US.
A huge race has started between all the politicians across the Right-wing spectrum in the West. In their effort to gain votes, everyone adopts the extreme far-Right rhetoric, slipping dangerously towards racism and fascism. But make no mistake, none of them will abandon the big-capital neoliberal agenda, even if they have to retreat from their "patriotic" stance after their possible election.