Donald Trump is ahead of the ratings, Twitter is in a massive decline, right wing governments are being voted in and we are even seeing the rise of Pauline Hansen in Australia.
I am known to be a ‘right wing’ character and when I talk politics, many people rightly ask me what it means in trying to figure out where they are in the spectrum.
To help answer this one, I visited Google and founds lots of definitions. The one which gave a great answer was from www.idontgetpolitics.co.uk with:
Right wing beliefs value tradition, they are about equity, survival of the fittest, and they believe in economic freedom. They typically believe that business shouldn’t be regulated, and that we should all look after ourselves. Right wing people tend believe they shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s education or health service. They believe in freedom to succeed over equality.
This made perfect sense to me and with the wave of immigration, the decline of the European Union, world security not being exactly ‘water tight’ right now, people’s thinking & voting have shifted.
From over 10 years ago, it was all about rights, refugees and the like. These days it’s about tight borders, security and protecting ourselves. Everything has changed and people like Andrew Bolt, Pauline Hansen, Paul Murray and the like have gone from ‘fringe players’ to those in the spot light being highly listened too.
I watched a clip of Andrew Bolt talking to Milo Yiannopoulos about him getting banned on Twitter (courtesy of Sky News) If you don’t know Milo, I encourage you to Google him and learn more about this awesome fellow.
He is a Gay Conservative who is extremely ‘right wing’, funny to watch and interestingly he got banned on Twitter recently for nothing many consider quite serious. In being a fan and studying him; it really comes to the surface that he got banned on Twitter not for being cheeky or trash talking, but having a solid, respectable and influential right wing view.
Milo is becoming massive now, getting known in the Australian market and Twitter is becoming public enemy of many. Twitter is known to be quite left wing and is decline.
My take on all this? As the world comes more dangerous, people are flocking to common sense, rationality and security over idealism. The right of politics is all about this and it’s on the rise.
From the face of Trump to Pauline Hanson, there is far more to come! Being right wing is becoming a sensible choice of many and the left is struggling more and more.
Stay tuned friends, won’t be long till Trump is President…
Love your work, thanks for the read and great times ahead!