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2016: What was expected, what not?

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    Posted: 22 Dec 2016 at 13:16
The headline says it, I believe, but add what of any significance or interest of more than strictly private or local caracter. And not to forget what was expected, but never came (at least untill now). Surprises, or  not so much. Special interest: inside technology, science, culture, beliefs and "mores".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote franciscosan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Dec 2016 at 03:08
I think that it is hard to estimate at this point, the significance of Donald J. Trump's election.  There is no doubt that it is highly significant, question is what is that significance?  Either it will be an expansion of the democratic process, or an undermining of it.  There has long been an element in America that believed a businessman could do a better job, now for better or worse we will have that test.  But things won't really start until inauguration.

Brexit represents a huge transformation, the significance of which is also beyond us.  Change is smoothest when it is incremental, neither the election or Brexit has the remotest resemblance to piecemeal, incremental change.  The problem is when you change everything, you have no perspective of what is new and what is old, no way to understand undoing things if the go bad.  First Obama heavy handedly changed all of healthcare, and now Trump promises to change it again.

Ilegal immigration is part of the background for Brexit and Trump.  I wonder if before 9-11, it was easy for foreign workers to get in and out of Europe, whereas now they are more coming to stay.  I don't know that but that is my impression.
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In 2014 and 2015 I became seriously highly suspicious of much of what I heard in the media. This is after many previous years of possessing a brooding disdain for the establishment media. 2016 is the year I truly fully understood how corrupt the establishment media is, and where else I could look to for reliable information about what is going on in the world.

As a result, I gained a level of foresight I did not previously have. Very little of what has occurred this year surprised me. I correctly predicted the revival of One Nation, Brexit, and the Trump election. When I made these predictions on facebook, people responded with condescending laughter at best or haughty derision otherwise. It felt good making the normies eat humble pie.

For me the most significant developments in 2016 are as follows:
* The return of nationalist and populist political power based on an exclusive identity. This will go from strength to strength in coming years.
* The high watermark of the mentally ill regressive left has come and gone. From now on they can only lose power and grow ever more freakish as they do so.
* The establishment media's monopoly on our society's narrative has been broken, and they will not regain it.
* The hysterical accusation of "Racist!" has largely lost its devastating mystical power.
* This year marks the beginning of the end for the religious primacy of the economic theory of free trade.
* Society has become polarised. Referring to R/K Selection Theory, the irresponsible and sheep like people in our society are on one side - consisting of proto-Marxists, Lenin's so called 'useful idiots', and the ideologically compliant faux conservatives who go along with everything the regressive left does but want to delay their initiatives by 5 years and have taxes 3% lower. On the other side are the K selected individuals - consisting of the productive members of society who work, are culturally and biologically invested in their society, and correctly perceive the approaching threats of demographic displacement and economic disenfranchisement.
* The EU has been dealt a blow which will likely prove fatal.
* The influx of hostile and barbaric illegal aliens into Europe has continued, and coincided with a gruesome increase in terrorism. I predict that in the coming few years, indigenous European men will carry out pogroms of these hostile populations.
* Governments have reacted to their diminishing ability to propagandise their own populations by introducing ever more intense surveillance over them, and imposing ever more draconian censorship laws. This will continue to scary levels in the future.
* Ordinary people are becoming less distracted by indulgent forms of entertainment. Television viewership is falling, patronage of sports like American football is falling. For people who remain unable to unplug themselves from the Matrix, their level of distraction intensifies will new forms of escapism like virtual reality gaming headsets.
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I see both Trump and Brexit not so much as a revolution but putting the breaks on before we head over a cliff into the unknown world of what an authoritarian left would look like in the west.  Hopefully they are just first steps in a return to traditional liberal values of individual freedom and the rejection of group identity politics and collective rights.  This may also be our last chance to reexamine the alignment of international business with left wing ideology and to renounce the resurgence of authoritarian religious ideology that seems susceptible to aligning with Marxist objectives.
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Both events are in some way still not of the present. More separate, not so close, countries of what has been a "western" (US lead) group and alliance is possible.
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