Some say that President Trump has fired up an anti-establishment movement in Europe but I think he is simply part of a Western swing back to democratic and patriotic values. Democracy is about the will of the people, not the elites and the people in America and Europe have had enough of multi-culturalism, political correctness and mass migration.The popularity of so-called anti-establishment political leaders like Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Pauline Hanson and Geert Wilders is proof of that.
“There is a genuine feeling that Trump taking over the White House is part of a bigger, global movement. Our critics, looking at Trump’s candidacy and his speech yesterday, would call it the rise of populism. I would say it’s simply a return to nation state democracy and proper values…. This is a genuine political revolution.”
-Nigel Farage, former head of Britain’s UKIP party, who led the effort for the United Kingdom to leave the EU.
“This disruption is fruitful. The taboos of the last few years are now fully on the agenda: illegal immigration, Islam, the nonsense of open borders, the dysfunctional EU, the free movement of people, jobs, law and order. Trump’s predecessors did not want to talk about it, but the majority of voters did. This is democracy.”
-Roger Köppel, editor-in-chief of Die Weltwoche, Switzerland.