American conservative commentator, author and syndicated columnist Patrick J. Buchanan points out that the world is steadily leaning to the right in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks.
“In Sunday's first-round of regional elections in France, the clear and stunning winner was the National Front of Marine Le Pen. Her party rolled up 30 percent of the vote, and came in first in 6 of 13 regions. Marine herself won 40 percent of her northeast district,” Buchanan notes in his article for the American Conservative.
According to the political commentator, France's rightward shift is now "being replicated" across Europe: the EU members are tightening borders in the face of "the tsunami" of asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East.
“Angela Merkel and open borders are yesterday in Europe; Marine Le Pen is tomorrow,” Buchanan states.
The United States is no exception to the trend.
Much in the same manner Americans are moving to the right on such issues as immigration, terrorism, borders, crime, and security.
Donald Trump is vowing to send illegal immigrants back; Sen. Ted Cruz is pledging to "carpet bomb" Daesh (IS/ISIL) into oblivion, Chris Christie is promising to keep refugee wives as well as 3-year-old orphans out of New Jersey.
As for the Clintons, they have also begun leaning to the right.
“The Clintons have long been reliable weather vanes of national politics. And Hillary Clinton, too, has begun moving to the right. Sunday, she said she was ready to take 'military action' if Iran fails to comply with the slightest provision of President Obama's nuclear agreement,” Buchanan remarks.
At the same time Bernie Sanders, once a "socialist sensation" is risking losing his political points after he failed to address the Islamist terrorist atrocity.
“Even the president is signaling a shift to the right,” the conservative commentator notes.
President Obama said that Washington will bolster the US military activity in Iraq and Syria. The US President lambasted "an extremist ideology" which has spread among some Muslim communities and said he wants "tougher screening" of those entering the United States.
“Tougher on crime, tougher on terrorists, tougher on securing the border — that is the demand of the moment, and probably of 2016,” the US author points out.
At the same time, it seems that Daesh will continue to terrorize the West, especially after the resonance the Paris massacre and the San Bernardino attack have had.
“New horrors are likely ahead — that will continue America's turn to the right,” Buchanan predicts.