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80 years after 1939, Europe's far right scents power again

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By Peter Apps

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Putin has been working very diligently to destabilize everything he can, but especially the U.S. and Europe. Without his meddling, the Brexit vote would have failed, and Trump would be nothing more than a bad joke.

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Europeans having been ruled by centre or left wing governments for decades, voters are now waking up to the facts - high taxes, rising unemployment especially youth unemployment, the welfare state causing rising deficits, open border policies and the attached crime wave that has followed.

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Europeans having been ruled by centre or left wing governments for decades....

Now there's a phony generalization

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Noting the original author is "a member of the UK Labour Party and is an active fundraiser for the party", such parties appear to have adopted a cynical strategy of bundling in, appealing to, and prioritizing of all sorts of minorities as the only manner - albeit generally unreliable and inefficient - by which they might be elected to power.

Meaning that it is all really just about them being elected, and yet it still does not reliably work.

One thing I disagree about with them is the labeling of any dissent as being "far right" and playing the Reductio ad Hitlerum form of association fallacy.

And that's a critique from a position further left than them.

The truth is, their positions are more correctly set as Center Right, the bizarre fact being that even avowedly nationalistic parties, like the British National Party, have positions that place them further to the left of Labour.

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This is a propaganda piece. To the these globalists propaganda peddlers, anyone who is against the globalist agenda is "far right". I am so tired of this.

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This is a propaganda piece. To the these globalists propaganda peddlers, anyone who is against the globalist agenda is "far right". I am so tired of this.

I'm not clear on who 'these globalists' are, or what the 'globalist agenda' is. Unfortunately I don't read the same, um, media, as you. Can you please enlighten us? Who are the globalists, and what is their agenda?

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I always thought the most obvious "globalist" were the Right Wing free market capitalists ... but in other circles it's taken on a meaning akin to the old "reds under the beds", for whom "socialism" is the new "satanism" and who believe the Nazi were Left Wingers.

Yup, it's confusing.

I'll be interested to read any response you get.

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I always thought the most obvious "globalist" were the Right Wing free market capitalists

The "right" and "left" wing labels do not make sense in a world, where neocon and neolib interests have converged on a globalist agenda that benefits large corporations and bankers and destroys the nation states of the world. Those who are still stuck in that paradigm are sad victims of media propaganda.

Anybody who wants to read up on the ideological underpinnings of modern corrupt globalism might start by reading Thomas Barnetts "The Pentagons New Map", which pretty much lays it out. I don´t think the average consumer of CNN or NYT has even heard of the name though. Alas.

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Can you not just lay it out for us that don’t have the time to read the book? Who are the globalists? What is their agenda? If they truly are evil, we should be spreading the word and exposing them right? So why the secrecy about who they are and what their objectives are. Let’s expose them.

Whomever they are.

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So no one will explain who the globalists are, or what their agenda is?

People go on and on about globalists on this board - and others seem to react strongly to this. I realized the other day that I don't know who these globalists are, or what they are trying to do. When I was younger, I was avidly anti-establishment, and the globalists sound like they might be the drivers of the establishment, based on how some talk about them, so I'd really like to know more.

Can someone tell me who the globalists are, and what their agenda is?

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@WilliB

   Anybody who wants to read up on the ideological underpinnings of modern corrupt globalism might start by reading Thomas Barnetts "The Pentagons New Map",

Had a quick scan of the author's site. It's obviously a lot more real that the usual "Jews/Rothschild/Soros" conspiracy theories I guess others were expecting. It's more about the practicalities of the "New American Century" and US world domination.

I found the analysis of the Leviathan versus the SysAdmin strategy interesting and, of course, it matters to Japan as its included.

Seems like the military overview from a credible insider.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a1546/thomas-barnett-iraq-war-primer/

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