The Rise of the Right Wing
These days, a new phenomena had emerged in almost every single developed economy in the world. It almost looks like a political revolts against the elites (those in power and or who had stayed long enough up there to become regime-like) by the wider general masses.
The latest ‘casualty’ was the Hong Kong government, backed by Beijing. [pms-restrict subscription_plans=”9,10″] Its people are revolting against what they saw as direct meddling on HK’s internal issues and governance by Beijing. Truth is, the people are unhappy, and they were expressing their unhappiness throughout those few months of street demonstration, opposing the police, vandalising the public facilities and crippling the economy. Although there are several theories as to why the HK people took down to the street, one could not neglect the facts of the high living cost and its effects on ordinary citizens.
This is unprecedented and almost unspeakable off at first to say that Hong Kong people are capable of doing all these. Yet it happened and people are struggling to grasp what made the Hong Kong people so mad that they resorted to vandalising and had been raging on for several months now, ignoring the obvious consequences of their actions down the road.
Earlier on and elsewhere, it was the Arab spring, rising from Tunisia to Egypt, threatening decades old political dynasties from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, and ended up toppling the powerful regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. These were more of a direct revolt against the oppressive authoritarian government, seen as neglecting the welfare and development of the masses and more on securing the interest of the elites.
Apart from economic malaise triggering all those revolts, key obvious factor would have to be immigration. Social tensions arising from immigration due to cultural diversity and race differences also stoked deep unhappiness in each developed country. From Germany to Singapore, the cultural and race differences often led to social skirmishes and when incidents related to these were uploaded to social media, they created huge uproar among the majority, and in the end, it’s always the ruling government who would have to take the blame for creating all these social issues at the first place.
All these would give enough ‘ammunition’ to a different political view that could appeal to these masses, which explain the rise of populist movements or extreme right winger everywhere from Germany to the US. In the end, if these are not carefully managed, it would lead us to a more polarized and divided societies and in the end, the recede of globalization and international trade (due to rising protectionism or mercantilism) and yet at worst, they could lead to more border skirmishes between countries and ultimately wars between neighboring countries. [/pms-restrict]https://straitsjournal.com/the-rise-of-the-right-wing/GlobalLatest ThinkingPoliticshong kong,politics,protest,right-wing,social,Trade,warThese days, a new phenomena had emerged in almost every single developed economy in the world. It almost looks like a political revolts against the elites (those in power and or who had stayed long enough up there to become regime-like) by the wider general masses. The latest 'casualty' was...escveritas [email protected]AdministratorThe Straits Journal