Shockwaves in Europe

May 28, 2019 |

I imagine most Americans have no more interest in the European Union Parliamentary elections than they do the latest cricket scores.  But this weekend’s results are sending shockwaves that could realign the entire continent, and it appears to be part of a worldwide movement, at least partly fired and inspired by Donald Trump’s 2016 victory.

Across Europe, in Italy, France, Greece, Poland and other nations, conservative populist and nationalist parties made big gains while leftwing/socialist parties fell like dominoes.  This will give you an idea of how widespread the leftist carnage was.

In the UK, the big winner in the EU Parliamentary elections was the Brexit Party, formed just seven weeks ago, which ran on a platform of getting out of the EU. Leader Nigel Farange said, “We'll take our seats, I hope we're not there for too long.”

You know liberalism is taking an undeniable beating worldwide when even the New York Times has to grudgingly admit it.

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It wasn’t all good news (the radical left Green Party also made gains.)  But the overall message was that the people are fed up with being told by entrenched pompous elitists that they must sit down, shut up and take it as their traditions and national identities are obliterated, their free speech is crushed, their jobs and lifestyles are sacrificed on the altar of “climate change” as their leaders continue riding in jets and limos to their mansions and eco-conferences, and their countries are overrun with migrants who refuse to assimilate. 

This follows a stunning week of worldwide popular rejections of smug leftist central planners, from Australia to India to Europe.  Just as here in America, the left was certain that, having taken over the media, entertainment and academia, they had brainwashed and browbeaten people into falling in line and that their eternal reign was an inevitability, with everyone too afraid to stand up to them for fear of being branded a racist/Nazi/white supremacist.  Sadly for them, their nations still have free elections, and now a lot of leftist politicians will soon be looking for real jobs.  With their resumes, good luck with that.   

The unrepentant champion of open borders, Angela Merkel, remains in power in Germany, but her governing coalition has been significantly weakened, and she’s halfway through her final term.  She’s warning about “dark forces” in the rise of nationalist candidates and saying that German children need to be taught about their history to avoid a repeat.  I couldn’t agree more, but let’s teach them what Nazism was really all about, and that “Nazi” isn’t just a name you call a political opponent who wants secure borders.  She warns in this article…

…about the rising tide of anti-Semitism and how synagogues in Germany must be guarded by police, yet she seems to see no connection between that and her decision to allow in a million migrants, mostly Middle Eastern Muslims who refuse to assimilate to German culture.

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This blind spot is widespread among European leaders, but it’s glaringly obvious to their citizens who don’t live behind walls and armed guards, hence this weekend’s smackdown at the polls. 

As blogger Niall Kilmartin points out, the German government deals with Islamophobia by censoring any criticism of Muslims by force of law.  It deals with anti-Semitism by warning Jews to avoid appearing too Jewish in public and bringing attacks on themselves.  And then, it accuses anyone who objects to such policies of being the second coming of the Nazis.

At this point, the best that can be said of Angela Merkel’s long tenure is that nobody will ever say she was the worst leader Germany ever had. 



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  • sandra adie

    05/30/2019 10:07 PM

    Muslims fought alongside the German Nazis in WW2 and Merkel is repeating that tragedy now. Muslims are good people who want them out of their country for reasons like they kill people rape any woman the feel like raping oppress their women but if a citizens says the truth they get jailed. So it stands to reason if you look at the Nat Socialist party of Hitler that Merkel is walking in his shoes

  • Dale Seaton

    05/30/2019 08:38 AM

    Mike, thanks for summarizing the world news for us. I don't have time for all that's going on. Also, I trust your motives more than career politicians. Keep on keeping on! May God continue to bless you and yours.

  • Martrecia Louviere

    05/29/2019 10:40 PM

    I’ve been watching the news of Brexit and the European elections. I also believe the success of Donald Trump has made them aware change is possible. Thank you for you honest and informative emails. I make it a point to read your emails every day. I appreciate the topics,
    newsworthiness and links you provide. Also I think your daughter is beautiful and awesome!!

  • Susan Knick

    05/29/2019 06:21 PM

    Thank you for your insight and clarity of issues. When the news of the day is conflicting, I look to your newsletter to get the truth. God Bless

  • Jerry Korba

    05/29/2019 05:29 PM

    Do the people who said Mueller was a honest guy both sides of the isle could respect! That alone should tell everyone that our Congress are nothing more than a pack of Hyena, a homely scavenger. Mueller is a miserable stuffed suit who can only be friends with people like Comey, Avenatti, you may know the type and they can not trust each other they know they are rotten thru. This is the character of our policy makers its no wonder they can not get anything done the one thing the Congress knows is what ever they legislate will be rotten
    and corrupt, and if they can't get a piece of the bill privately it will not come to the table for a vote. Look for nothing to get done till the next election and we better get a better class of people; what we got now is pitiful, or we will become a crap country, Trump only has 6 years left to stop this decay. Trump is doing a fantastic job with China North Korea the Media the Left Iran Russia immigration and every country looking for a handout, and the many more, pointing guns at him and he still has the United States on top and getting better so Congress continue to sit on your hands and run your mouth, nobody is listening. Donald open another box of executive pens and keep signing more orders!!!!!!!

  • Betty McCauley

    05/29/2019 03:30 PM

    This is very good news. Glad to see people making moves to save the World from Socialism/Communism.
    God has answered our prayers to save us from evil. SOROS being at the top of my list.

  • rodney burke

    05/29/2019 02:14 PM

    the people are reacting to liberal failure...for DECADES. they want their country back. and this is the way the GET it back. leftist government don't "LISTEN" to the will of the people, therefore the people are saying GET OUT!! Austria is saying to Muslims, "Get out! you do NOT belong in our country." No money, no freedom. No more. The EU like the UN and the League of Nations before it are a documented dismal failure. Winston Churchill said "Socialism is the doctrine of failure." and he is right. Yes, it's Trump's fault, people want their sovereignty back. Good for them!

  • Karen a Armstrong

    05/29/2019 01:19 PM

    I have been following France, where Macron has had 'One World Order' Police brought over to shoot his own citizens (as his own Police have joined the marches) with those new weapons- 'flash ball guns'. I watch the videos the 'Yellow Vest' peaceful protesters post on YouTube, as well as those a friend send me, thousands upon thousands marching in Paris as Macrons thugs fire randomly into the crowds, shooting all, elderly and young alike. Those guns shoots a fire ball that has put out eyes, pulled the scalps off people, as well as laid jaws wide open, scarring them for life. They pull citizens around by the hair on their head, dragging them as others kick and beat them. Macron is so very evil. If you have not watched those videos please do so today, you will understand why they now chant they want Trump. Very different from a year ago when they were against his visit. It didn't take long for them to realize Barak Obama had them elect the wrong PM. Glad he is on the way out, he and Merkle are thick as thieves. So happy for them. As Christians we both know its coming, but we also know the power of prayer and the soft spot HE has for his children. I think the circumstances of the past few years have one bright spot alone, and that is its brought his children to their knees all over the world. As you already know I'm sure, June 2nd we will all be lifting our voices to heaven for our President and our government. For protection, for healing, for resolution, for this Congress. No one is interested in President Trumps finances, that's his money. We are interested in Congress's finances and what they are doing with our money. So June 2nd will be a humble, empowering day for us, a coming together like we have not seen in decades. Music to Gods ears I'm praying Regards, Karen

  • Kathleen S Wood

    05/29/2019 11:04 AM

    Surprise! Surprise! Another forced utopia fallen by the wayside. Doesn't anybody study history now days?

  • Tim Irwin

    05/29/2019 09:18 AM

    I thinks she comes in a close second.

  • Carol Waltman

    05/29/2019 09:12 AM

    Mirabile dictu!

  • Tavane Gerber

    05/29/2019 09:06 AM

    If the Democrats gain power they will destroy America. J shudder when I see any of them (Harris, Booker, Warren, Swalwell, etc.) scream. From. Their pulpits that Donald Trump is ruining America when it is the Democrat party and their socialist demands that we embrace their agenda. Not going to happen. What happens to America if Democrats effectively do away with the electoral college and take every presidency from here forward by sheer numbers of state populations?
    We are very worried in Kansas.

  • Christy Morton

    05/29/2019 08:55 AM

    This is soooo over due! People are fighting back against the left open border and socialist nuts! I am happy to hear this good news as we have been in constant prayer for our nation as well as the world! God is on the thrown and hearing his people plee for his divine intervention! THANK YOU

  • Rhonda L Jervis

    05/29/2019 08:39 AM

    Thank you Mr. Huckabee for sending me the truth daily! It is a blessing to get an email from you. If I can help my Republican party in any way, contact me. Keep up the great work!!!

  • Lynn Hoyt

    05/29/2019 01:03 AM

    Some of us are watching and are interested. I am seriously hoping the Brits leaving the EU will help us get out of the UN.

  • LillieBetty Osborne

    05/28/2019 06:39 PM

    Thank you Mike Huckabee! I can see the hand of God in ALL that's going on. People are finally standing up for their rights & against the crimes that gave been swept under tge rug! Prayers are being answered! Thank God for our President Donald Trump!

  • LillueBetty Osborne

    05/28/2019 06:36 PM

    Thank you Mike Huckabee! I can see the hand of God in ALL that's going on. People are finally standing up for their rights & against the crimes that gave been swept under tge rug! Prayers are being answered! Thank God for our President Donald Trump!