In our previous 2016 Year in Review article we stated that 2016 was the year everything changed, it marked a turning point where ordinary people had finally fought back against the march of the progressive left and their destructive ideas. Although 2016 had some important key victories, 2017 must be the year of delivery. There is still a lot of work to be done to fully retake our nations and one thing is for sure its enemies will not give up without a fight.
You only had to look at the progressive left’s reaction to the events of 2016 to show that they will at every opportunity, try to thwart the will of the people. When the British people voted for Brexit there were demands for a second vote as it was claimed people didn’t know what they were voting for. There was a high court challenge which resulted in a ruling that Brexit had to be passed in Parliament before Article 50, which would begin the process could be triggered.
When Donald Trump won the United States Presidential Election the left spent nights out in protest, causing property damage and reporting fake hate crimes creating the hashtag #notmypresident, unwilling to accept the result of the election. This was followed by the recount ordered by Green candidate Jill Stein in swing states only Trump won in the hope this would somehow reverse the result. Then there was the attempt by left wing activists and celebrities to persuade members of the Electoral College who pledged to Trump to abstain in order to prevent Trump from formally being elected.
Given these events it is clear this is no time to let our guard down, we must build on the success of 2016 with decisive action. Trump will officially become President on January 20th and it is important to communicate that we expect him to deliver on his promises. This will be difficult even though he has a Republican majority in both houses of congress as many establishment members of his party still hold great animosity towards him.
He must build the border wall on the southern border and he must halt immigration from countries with a history of supporting Islamic extremism. He must repeal and replace Obamacare, he must tear up the Paris climate agreement and the trans-pacific partnership and also make peace with Russia. Anything below fulfilling these expectations will be viewed as a massive betrayal by the American people.
Europe is still in a dire state thanks to the ongoing migrant crisis which when combined with decades of poor leadership allowing unchecked migration from the Muslims third world, contributing to a rampant increase in crime and terrorism. Then add to this the globalist agenda of the European Union superstate which has gradually reduced national sovereignty, therefore taking decision making from ordinary people.
Although 2016 saw some pushback against these assaults on European nations with the triumph of the Brexit referendum and the defeat of the Italian constitutional referendum the current destructive policies remain largely unchanged.
This is where 2017 will be important with key elections taking place throughout Europe. There is the Presidential Election in France where National Front leader Marine Le Pen is considered a strong chance to win. Her modernisation of the party and the fact that migrant crime and terrorism is at its worst in France has seen the National Front challenge the current two party system.
In the Netherlands where their next parliamentary election is due early in 2017, the nationalist Party for Freedom led by Geert Wilders is consistently polling first in their mult-party system which will likely result in him being elected Prime Minister. Wilders has been warning about the dangers of Islamic immigration since the beginning of the century and has been vindicated by what has unfolded in the years since. It is due to his words of warning that he needs 24/7 security wherever he goes as other Dutchmen have been assassinated for speaking out against Islam.
In Germany where alleged conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the borders to anyone, resulting in over 1 million mostly Muslim migrants flooding in, also has elections next year. Merkel’s decision has also caused a knock on effect with other small European nations being swamped by migrants headed for Germany. She is being challenged on the right by the Alternative for Germany party led by Frauke Petry. The party was originally started as a soft Eurosceptic party but since Merkel made her fateful decision, the party has been reborn as an anti-immigrant and “Germany first” party which has made significant gains at state elections in 2016.
Victories in these key European nations could begin the process of stemming the flow of migrants, restoring western values that were the cornerstone of European nations and also deal a death blow to the European Union.
Back here in Australia the political establishment and the elites still rule with an iron fist. The Human Rights Commission still holds the freedoms of Australians with distain. Government programs preach left wing cultural Marxist ideas to us and our children. Anyone who dares speak up is labelled racist and bigoted. The nanny state still views Australians as uneducated and irresponsible and dictates to us that we need big government to tell us what is good for us.
The federal election resulted in a nearly dead heat with left wing Liberal Party Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull retaining power. The growing disillusionment with the mainstream politician parties was reflected in the soaring vote for minor parties, seeing the popular return of Pauline Hanson and One Nation, which should have put our leaders on notice.
In 2017 ordinary Australians need to make their voices heard and conservative leaders and politicians need to continue to keep up the pressure on our governments to reject the destructive leftist policies and start listening to people. There are rumours that Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi will break away and form a new Conservative Party using his new lobby group Australian Conservatives as a launching pad. Regardless of whether this new party eventuates the right in Australia still needs to do more to break the left’s stranglehold.
The way we as ordinary citizens can build on the successes of the past year is to continue to take on those institutions which has got us into this perilous situation. The first is continuing to encourage people to abandon the mainstream corporate media and various state media organisations.
Trump succeeded largely in part to the new media or internet media who were able to expose the truth about what was happening in the world and connect concerned citizens to each other, giving voice to and uniting the Silent Majority or as Hillary Clinton referred “The Basket of Deplorables”.
The left have been trying to discredit the new media calling it fake news, we need to respond by showing that the mainstream media is the real fake news. All the various new media bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers and meme creators need to keep getting the truth out there.
Another area where we need to fight back is to put pressure on major corporations to stop being so reactionary to the hysteria of the left. Major corporations are the worst perpetrators of private censorship, whether it is firing an employee because they might not hold a politically correct opinion, succumbing to boycott threats, refusing to deal with people because they are from the right, supporting left wing social justice causes or caving into diversity demands.
Of course laws should not be passed to prevent corporations doing these things but we as consumers should expect our corporations to just stick to selling goods and services and serving customers of all political persuasions. We can affect the bottom line of corporations too and our numbers should trump any boycott efforts or harassment attempts from the left.
Our education institutions are also a key battleground in the retaking of our civilisation. The elites currently have power to influence the next generation of citizens and they have no shame in using that power. Whether it is through diversity programs, teaching revisionist history painting the west in a negative light or new age scientific religions such as climate change and overpopulation.
Attempting to retake these institutions, given how entrenched the left’s control is, will be difficult. It could take generations to achieve and we don’t have that amount of time. An easier solution is to provide alternatives to traditional education, these include sending our children to private schools or even better home-school them where you can control the curriculum. Don’t encourage young people to go to university if they don’t need to, they would be better either getting on the job training or using the various online training facilities such as Praxis.
If we make inroads on these three discussed battlefronts it will make winning future elections where we can implement lasting changes and reverse decades of leftist attacks on our nations much easier. Politics is usually the last part of a society to change, which is why the real gains will be in the culture wars and in wider society.
While we have made much progress in fighting the progressive left in 2016, now is not the time to rest on our laurels for one second as it could still all fall apart at any moment, which would be devastating for western civilisation. But we have the momentum on our side and also the majority of people in the west on our side who are now waking up. Let 2017 be the year when we begin to implement our fightback agenda and achieve concrete results and change.