The election of Donald Trump as the President of United States Of America came as a shock to many people around the world. Especially for the liberals and democrats who vehemently supported and expected Hillary Clinton to win the election and were confident of her win.To a large extent, not just the democrat supporters, but the entire main stream media, political analysts, poll predictors and economic pundits got it wrong. Contrary to the media speculation of Trump losing the election , Trump emerged with a huge majority. Against all odds of media propaganda to project Trump as a demon with little respect for women, to publicizing him to be a narcissist, male chauvinist, misogynist in the leagues of Hitler,people of America preferred to elect Trump, ignoring the media propaganda.
With Trump’s election, a new shift in the world politics has emerged. Often looked at as a virulent individual opposing immigrants and having hostility towards Muslims as a religious group, a loose cannon who verbally attacked his opponents, Trump represented the voice of the silent majority who preferred remaining anonymous until the election day to support him.It was an example of growing consensus in people who believe their country, culture, values and lives are being affected by the over liberal policies and a blind eye of the liberal politicians towards the growing menace of terrorism coming from the Islamic faith. Unfortunately, most of the acts in recent times in America and other western countries was attributed to people belonging to the religion of Islam.
The explosive situation in Syria has brought hoards of Muslim refugees to the door steps of many western nations, including USA. A growing concern among the native people of these countries is about the refugees feeding on their tax benefits and at the same time the fear of infiltration of these countries with ISlamic militants like a trojan horse, with a political agenda to dominate these countries with huge influx of Muslim people, ultimately to dominate them. To add twist to the context, many of these countries have witnessed sharp increase in rapes, terrorist activities, suicide bombing and other crimes which the natives blame is the result of these mindless migration. This sense of fear among the natives is making way to the renewed ideology of nationalism, especially among the youth. The mushrooming ghettos across many countries with people following private laws only applicable for themselves is further alienating them from the mainstream.A sense of insecurity, threat and loosing one’s national identity, cultural value is forcing the youth of these nations to align themselves to the right wing ideology which is based on the ideals of upholding Nationalism, one’s own culture and values and resisting culture and values imposed from others.
From east to west, this phenomenon seems to be gaining firm ground. In the east, India witnessed its highly polarized elections in 2014 resulting in emergence of the right wing nationalist party coming to power with a huge majority. In Austria, the popular right wing party narrowly missed the presidential elections but promises to be in power in the next election. Right wing ideology is on the rise in Netherlands, with Girt Wilder’s party gaining substantial support among people. One thing that seems common among all these, emergence of right wing ideology is in direct response to the threat of foreign faith and ideology impacting the people of the country. In the present context, it is the faith of Islam and its people. The turmoil in the middle east has pushed millions and millions of Muslim immigrants in most of the western countries. Along with the people, comes their faith, culture and laws. The problem emerges when the immigrants migrate to new lands, but do not give up their rigid beliefs, which makes it difficult for them to assimilate in the native culture resulting in friction with the native people.Adding fuel to the fire is the beliefs that since they believe in certain faith they are above the law of the land and that the laws relevant to them are those derived from their faith.
The dynamics of world politics is surely in for a big twist. With many countries leaning towards the Right Wing politics, it will be interesting to see how this all will shape the turn of the events in coming future. Not to forget, it was this fervent Nationalism that created Nazism in Germany and the world is witness to the horrific end results of it. Whenever something is stretched to the point of posing a threat to the existence of someone, it creates a terrible response.A common pattern seems to be happening in many country’s liberal politics. The liberal politics , in the name of secularism and inclusiveness , has long been ignoring the benefits of their own people. In the name of appeasement, the leftist politics has been letting some ideologies to override the beliefs of others. In the name of assimilation, they have turned a blind eye on the dilution of the culture and values of majority leading to more and more people joining the right wing ideology. The repercussions of these can be devastating. Only time will tell whether this is right or going in a wrong direction.